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Thomas, Judy & Tucker Public Accountants Deploy StorTrends Storage Area Network to Ensure Application Performance and Protection of Financial and Legal Data

1/26/2015

  • North Carolina CPA Firm Leverages StorTrends iDATA to Analyze Physical and Virtualized VMware IT Environment and Support Smart IT Investment

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced that Thomas, Judy & Tucker (TJ&T), a leading CPA firm in Raleigh, N.C., has deployed a StorTrends high performance storage area network (SAN) to ensure application performance and the protection of its financial and legal data, while adhering to its strict budgetary requirements. Not wanting to sacrifice speed for cost, the new StorTrends SAN provides TJ&T with the performance of solid-state disk (SSD) caching and SSD tiering, at the cost of spinning disk.

The Certified Public Accounting firm of Thomas, Judy & Tucker was founded by Cliff Thomas, Chris Judy and David Tucker. As a large local CPA firm, TJ&T has the capacity and the capability to offer a myriad of services to its clients. Since 1990, TJ&T has been creating and sustaining partnerships that deliver professional, reliable results. As a full-service accounting firm offering attestation, taxation, outsource accounting and business valuation/litigation support, TJ&T is equipped to offer timely business, financial and tax services to a variety of clients.

As part of their business operations, TJ&T creates a large volume of data. From PDF documents of invoices and checks and volumes of financial documents to tax returns, time and billing data, to the Microsoft® Exchange™ Server for 130 mailboxes, TJ&T found that its storage requirements continued to grow. Even while its existing direct-attached storage (DAS) primary storage system had enough capacity, its operation was becoming increasingly slow, impacting production performance and office productivity. TJ&T needed to find a storage solution that would deliver the high capacity they needed at speeds that would support the demands of their business.

Not wanting to compromise on speed and capacity, TJ&T ruled out many of the solutions it evaluated. Then they discovered StorTrends. StorTrends was able to offer the performance of SSD caching and SSD tiering with the dense capacity of spinning disk drives, all for an extremely reasonable price.

The results have even out-performed expectations. “I’ve looked at various metrics on our VMware® systems as well as on the StorTrends unit itself, and it’s performing better than I thought would be technically possible,” said Drew Green, Director of Information Technology for TJ&T. “I thought it would perform to our needs, but the numbers I’ve seen are better than anticipated.”

“For organizations like TJ&T, StorTrends high-performance storage solutions can deliver the impressive performance and functionality that truly makes them more productive, with the high capacity that will meet their business needs well into the future,” said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. “The StorTrends iDATA™ performance analysis tool was also of high value to TJ&T because it precisely analyzed their environment to assure that the StorTrends solution they implemented exactly matched their needs.”

It was the sum of the StorTrends solution and experience with the StorTrends sales and support staff that further underscored the value TJ&T sees in StorTrends. “The couple of instances that I’ve spoken with support have been phenomenal,” added Green. “This has been the best support experience I have ever had. Everything has exceeded expectations.”

To read more about TJ&T, and other StorTrends customers, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/resources/customer-stories/.

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. torTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

StorTrends Closes 2014 with Strong Momentum as Demand for Hybrid and All Flash Storage Solutions Fuels Record Growth of 500%

1/6/2015

  • Customers across Education, Energy, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Retail Speak out on the Benefits and Value of StorTrends Flash Storage Arrays

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced the close of a record breaking year as sales for its storage appliances grew by 500% with the introduction of the StorTrends Hybrid (HFA) and All Flash Arrays (AFA).

The StorTrends 3500i flash storage system delivers the first and only storage area network (SAN) to combine solid-state drive (SSD) caching and SSD tiering into a single storage appliance. Optimized to support VMware™, Microsoft® Hyper-V™, Citrix™ and RHEV enterprises of all sizes, the StorTrends 3500i is available as a hybrid or full flash array, and delivers dramatic enterprise performance and reliability at an extremely affordable price point.

“The flash-based storage market, which includes both AFAs and HFAs, is on fire. In the first half of 2014, the combined markets grew at noticeably higher rates than what IDC had forecast it to grow with previous projections. Individually, each market segment also outgrew our 2013 forecast projections,” said Eric Burgener, Research Director, Storage, IDC. “End users are learning that flash storage provides improved performance, higher reliability, longer endurance and compelling TCO when deployed at scale, as well as enterprise-class data services. Clearly, if you are an end user, you should be considering flash-based arrays when the time has come to retire your existing enterprise storage platforms.”

StorTrends Key Milestones:

  • Premieres StorTrends 3500i™ SSD Array – StorTrends 3500i SSD Array offers an all-inclusive set of features including SSD Caching, SSD Tiering, Automatically Tiered Volumes (ATV), Automated Data Tiering, and replication with WAN optimization. These features, together with the unique combination of SSD and HDD technology in a slim 3U configuration, deliver up to 64TB of storage capacity within the 3U and expansion capacity of up to 256TB. The SAN storage solution features hot-swappable dual controllers with Active/Active or Active/Passive high availability and redundant, hot-swappable power supply units.
  • Introduces StorTrends iDATA™ IT Infrastructure Assessment Tool – This free intelligent data analysis tracking application (iDATA) provides a comprehensive and accurate assessment of IT infrastructure statistics such as performance, capacity and throughput requirements, in order to find and assess pain points, before they become disruptive, as well as to enable IT professionals to proactively and accurately plan for future IT investment/deployment.
  • Launches StorTrends PROFIT Program – This program offers one of the highest protected margins in the industry to allow channel partners to capitalize on the exploding demand for cost-effective hybrid and/or full flash storage solutions.

Industry Lab Validations Speak to Power of StorTrends 3500i Storage Array:

Taneja Group Technology Validation – “We observed in our hands-on Technology Validation of the StorTrends 3500i array that StorTrends has crafted SSD into a mature, field-proven, and well-architected storage system. With a comprehensive set of storage features and an intriguingly flexible ability to integrate SSDs with the StorTrends cache and tiering architecture, the 3500i showed us that it is ready to deliver superb performance, extreme versatility, and serious value for mid-range storage customers,” said Taneja Group founder, Arun Taneja when asked about the report. “The NetNet is there is no need to look for alternatives to make solid state more affordable and practical for the mainstream – with the AMI StorTrends 3500i, it is clearly here.”

StorTrends 3500i Validated by StorageReview Enterprise Lab – During independent testing the StorTrends 3500i storage array was deemed a “powerful and easy to deploy hybrid storage platform built for high performance and maximum capacity” – demonstrating top-of-the-class performance in benchmark conducted against well-known Tier 1 storage vendors. “The AMI StorTrends 3500i provides businesses with a powerful and easy to deploy 3U hybrid storage platform built for high performance and maximum capacity. It didn't take long for the StorTrends 3500i to demonstrate its top-class performance during our benchmarking. In the first application test, which measured performance with VMmark, the StorTrends 3500i posted excellent results. The StorTrends 3500i cluster was at or near the top of the pack, slipping ever so slightly at the 10th tile. In the 15k and 30k virtual-user SQL Server benchmark, the 3500i was easily the best of the bunch especially when measuring the average latency. The 3500i recorded only 41ms latency during 30k virtual users benchmark where the second place system posted 133ms; a significant gap in responsiveness. The StorTrends 3500i is able to achieve all of these impressive numbers for a variety of reasons, one of the biggest being how they handle flash. First off, the array offers both caching (a copy of the hot data on SSDs) and tiering (a permanent location of hot data on SSDs), which is relatively rare among the hybrid storage array vendors. Most provide one or the other, which certainly adds to top-line performance, but as we see here, there can be a benefit to using both. AMI is also using higher capacity SSDs for tiering, at 4x800GB in RAID10, 1.6TB usable in a 16-bay system is well above what many competitive systems offer. The drives are also modern, many of the large storage vendors are using SSD technology that's very stable but a few years older. The only thing really working against the 3500i is lack of awareness in a crowded market; that likely won't last long though as the 3500i really shines.”

StorTrends iDATA Named “Invaluable” Tool by SSG-NOW – StorTrends iDATA accurately assesses IT infrastructure in order to find and eliminate pain points, avoid business disruption and make informed storage investment decisions.

Customers Speak Out on Value of StorTrends Flash Storage Appliances:

“We needed something that was going to perform at the level our SQL servers needed. The specification certainly seemed to be there and pricewise StorTrends compared favorably against other devices in its same class. We found that metrics such as IOPS, throughput, capacity and replication - as well as the flexibility of being able to connect to multiple devices of StorTrends products were higher than our current solution and in the range that we wanted to be.”
RTI - Phil Blakely, Network and Systems Administrator

“I cannot stress enough how good the customer service is. The StorTrends team has done nothing but accommodate our needs and bend over backwards for us. Everything has performed as they described and I have never had the feeling of being over-promised or under-delivered.”
Charlotte Radiology – Tony Maynard, Manager of Information Technology

“The StorTrends array had the specific capabilities we were looking for, the integration with Hyper-V and a price tag that was much less than we anticipated.”
National Fish and Seafood - Andrew Marenghi, IT Director

“When I started here there were already two StorTrends appliances that had been here for about four to five years. They ran flawlessly, untouched for about two more years. I didn’t even have to reboot the boxes. I really paid very little attention to them. So, when it was time to add storage for our video project – I was already looking in StorTrends’ direction.”
University of Western Ontario - Clint Bourdeau, Network Systems Specialist

“Indeed, 2014 was a stellar year for StorTrends. Driven by our number one asset – our people - combined with the industry’s top storage solution – StorTrends - and relationships with the channel’s superstars as the icing-on-top, we grew our customer base with companies large and small, across virtually every industry vertical, around the world,” said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. “We look forward to this year, as we continue to hone our product roadmap in order to innovate and deliver the features our customers require to accelerate application performance, protect and ensure data availability, and decrease overall cost and complexity.”

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. torTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

National Fish & Seafood Deploys StorTrends High Performance Storage Area Network (SAN) To Manage and Protect Sea Of Data

11/24/2014

  • Resiliency, Redundancy, Lightning-Fast Performance and an Unbeatable Price Combine with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Integration to Make StorTrends the Perfect Catch

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced that National Fish & Seafood, one of the nation’s leading suppliers of seafood to distributors, retailers and restaurants, has deployed a StorTrends high performance storage area network (SAN) to ensure the resiliency and protection of its data, and consequently, its business.

National Fish & Seafood’s value to its customers and partners is directly related to its ability to not only provide the highest quality and freshest seafood, but in its consistent delivery of the highest levels of customer service. In order to help ensure these goals, National Fish & Seafood utilizes an immense implementation of Infor Adage ERP software to support its team at its headquarters office in Gloucester, Massachusetts, manage hundreds of transactions each day, control a highly sophisticated supply chain with hundreds of touch points, product SKUs, etc., as well as to support its buyers across the globe in managing thousands of supplier and partner records. Together, these systems and activity create a veritable sea of data, which can be as slippery as a freshly caught flounder to manage.

In order to help streamline management of its front office operations, National Fish & Seafood recently updated portions of its physical server infrastructure into a virtual environment. Along with easing the management burden, additional goals identified were to increase data protection and resiliency, as well as reduce cost. National Fish & Seafood then turned its attention to finding a data storage solution that would support these goals.

Working with Prevare, a leading end-to-end IT solutions provider, National Fish & Seafood evaluated a number of potentially viable solutions. In the end, StorTrends stood out and was chosen for its superior features and functionality, as well as its price. The StorTrends storage arrays, which were deployed utilizing two single controller units in a high availability (HA) configuration (SAN), delivered the required levels of resiliency, redundancy and failover protection, as well as automatic data tiering and Zoned Bit Recording for performance, an easy to manage interface via its ManageTrends™ GUI, and certified integration with Microsoft Hyper-V.

“When we sat down with Prevare to review options, it became clear that StorTrends was the right choice for our business,” said Andrew Marenghi, IT Director at National Fish & Seafood. “The StorTrends array had the specific capabilities we were looking for, the integration with Hyper-V and a price tag that was much less than we anticipated. A true value.”

“The StorTrends HA configuration has lived up to its promise – its failover capabilities have been tested and met the challenge perfectly – allowing National Fish & Seafood to recover virtually instantly and maintain service availability,” said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. “And because I/O performance remains lightning fast and creating new volumes via ManageTrends is easier than ever, National Fish & Seafood can efficiently and cost effectively manage its high volume workload environments and consequently maintain its uncompromising levels of customer service.”

“We are very happy with our StorTrends investment,” concluded Marenghi. “I’m completely satisfied with its performance and ease of management with the software GUI, as well as the fact that it works seamlessly with Hyper-V. And now the array is truly battle-tested. Of course, we are also delighted with the cost reduction we have seen since implementing the StorTrends arrays.”

To read more about National Fish & Seafood, and other StorTrends customers, visit: http://www.stortrends.com/resources/customer-stories/

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. torTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Datacenter Professionals to Learn how All-Flash and Hybrid Flash Storage Can Accelerate Application Performance, Without Breaking the Bank

11/5/2014

  • StorTrends’ Steak & Storage Roadshow Comes to South Carolina and North Carolina

NORCROSS, GA: Responding to the continued demand for its Steak & Storage seminar series, during which datacenter professionals learn how all-flash and hybrid flash storage can enable them to accelerate application performance without breaking the bank, StorTrends® today announced the extension of these popular events to South Carolina and North Carolina. From financial institutions to healthcare organizations to universities to manufacturing plants, datacenter professionals across virtually every industry will learn the pros and cons of disk-based, hybrid and full-flash storage as well as how to meet requirements for fast, accurate and secure access while still ensuring data protection, disaster recovery (DR), and scalability.

Where/When:

To review the StorTrends events calendar, including all currently scheduled Steak & Storage events, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. torTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

University of Maryland DOTS Selects StorTrends to Support its High-Demand Virtual Environment

11/3/2014

  • StorTrends High Performance Storage Serves as the Core of the University’s Transportation Services Virtualized Infrastructure

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced that the University of Maryland’s Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) has selected StorTrends high-performance storage arrays to be the core of its newly implemented virtual infrastructure. With StorTrends, the University’s DOTS organization has been able to achieve ultra-high storage performance, true storage tiering, data deduplication and archiving, with a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) at a very reasonable price.

Serving over 37,000 students and 13,000 staff, as well as hundreds of daily visitors, the University of Maryland’s DOTS in College Park, MD is responsible for the day-to-day management of every single campus parking spot and the university’s fleet of more than 60 Shuttle-UM transit service vehicles. To support these valued student services, DOTS uses a number of innovative technology solutions to help streamline key processes, such as the management of university parking permits. The University of Maryland DOTS was among the first campuses in the country to implement a virtual permit system, which uses the vehicle’s license plate as its permit. To support this process, it uses license plate recognition cameras which are mounted to enforcement trucks to scan license plates to ensure they are properly parked in the correct lots. After analyzing the data in real-time, the system can alert operators when it fails to find a license plate match so that a citation can be issued.

This elaborate parking enforcement system requires a healthy amount of storage capacity and performance to remain at optimal productivity. To support the system, the University of Maryland DOTS has recently virtualized ninety percent of its infrastructure using VMware®. Today, it is comprised of 17 VMware ESX virtual servers, two physical HP servers and several Microsoft® SQL databases to support DOTS-specific shared drives and directories, the DOTS website and a host of other applications and systems, including its parking permit operations.

Until recently, the organization used an expensive SAN solution which lacked a GUI that was easy to navigate and use. As storage capacity requirements for the DOTS system continued to grow at a rapid pace, the organization determined that a more cost-efficient storage solution was required. The new solution needed to deliver major enterprise-class features together with an easy-to-use GUI. That’s when the University of Maryland DOTS discovered StorTrends.

“StorTrends was the perfect fit for my environment,” said Tim Robinson, DOTS IT Coordinator and Systems Administrator, University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services. “They had literally every single feature I was looking for: tiered storage, data dedupe and archiving, innovative data replication and WAN optimization - everything. Then, when I got the final bid, I was literally blown away. I couldn’t believe I was getting all of this capability for the price on the SOW.”

Since implementing StorTrends, the University of Maryland DOTS has migrated its VM LUNS from their legacy storage array to the StorTrends solution. The process has been seamless, eased by the highly usable GUI and VMware Plugin. Now the department benefits from exceptional processing speeds and hasn’t even come close to touching top-end CPU/memory. Future plans for the department include purchasing additional StorTrends storage arrays to support a secondary disaster recovery site.

“StorTrends is ideally suited for organizations like the University of Maryland DOTS that have a high demand virtual infrastructure which needs reasonably-priced enterprise-class storage,” said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. “There is no reason that an organization needs to compromise on performance or functionality just to meet budget restrictions. With StorTrends we pack in all the features organizations need while keeping costs low."

To read more about the University of Maryland DOTS, and other StorTrends customers, visit: http://www.stortrends.com/resources/customer-stories/

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. torTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

StorTrends to Exceed Speed Limit During International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference – IACP 2014

10/21/2014

  • Will showcase StorTrends 3500i SSD Hybrid and Full Flash Storage Arrays
  • Attendees to witness how StorTrends iDATA Tool identifies critical IT infrastructure statistics and performance metrics, to detect and avoid potential bottlenecks, as well as enable efficient future planning

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced it will join with strategic partner Howard Technology Solutions to showcase the StorTrends 3500i SSD hybrid and full flash storage arrays and the StorTrends iDATA™ IT Infrastructure Assessment Tool, during the upcoming International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference - IACP 2014 .

When: October 25-28, 2014

Where: Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, Florida), Booth #2291

What: During the event, which draws more than 10,000 law enforcement professionals seeking new information, products and services to improve agency operations, attendees will see first hand how StorTrends’ patented blend of SSD caching, SSD tiering and automatically tuned volumes (ATV) provide the ultimate combination of extreme performance and optimal capacity to not only meet law enforcement’s data access speed and accuracy requirements, but to meet budgetary needs as well. In addition, visitors to Booth #2291 will have the opportunity to witness how the StorTrends iDATA tool identifies capacity utilization, IOPs usage, reads vs. writes, network bandwidth and other critical IT infrastructure statistics and performance metrics, in order to detect and avoid potential bottlenecks, as well as efficiently and cost effectively plan for future IT investment/deployment.

To review the continuously update StorTrends’ events calendar, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. torTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

StorTrends to Present Strategies for Leveraging Hybrid and Full-Flash Storage to Accelerate Performance, Ensure High Availability and Lower Datacenter Costs

10/15/2014

  • Seminar Attendees to Learn Best Approach for Meeting Specific IT and Business Requirements, Enjoy Complimentary Steak Lunch

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced its October line-up of the ever-popular “Steak & Storage” Seminar Series. Designed to educate datacenter professionals responsible for their organization’s application, storage and/or database environments, this month’s focus will center around ways to leverage hybrid SSD storage arrays and all-flash storage to accelerate performance and ensure the highest levels of availability (HA) and scalability – all while dramatically lowering datacenter costs. The advantages and disadvantages of both hybrid and all-flash approaches will be discussed, as well as use case scenarios presented, such as high performance database and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), enabling attendees to determine the ideal approach for their specific IT and business requirements. All on-site seminar attendees will also be treated to a complimentary steak lunch.

Where/When:

To review the StorTrends events calendar, including all currently scheduled Steak & Storage events, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. torTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

University of Western Ontario Relies on StorTrends to Support the Continuous Online Availability of Video Lectures

10/7/2014

  • Top Canadian University Benefits from Flawless Performance and Reliability with StorTrends Hybrid Storage Applianc

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced that the University of Western Ontario has furthered its investment in the selection of StorTrends high performance storage appliance to deliver continuous availability for videotaped lectures offered online to the Western student community. Using StorTrends hybrid rack-mount storage array, the Canadian university has optimized the storage, playback, sharing and replication of its growing library of video assets. /p>

The University of Western Ontario, or “Western,” delivers an academic experience second to none. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve its communities. With 82 main campus buildings and a full-time enrollment of over 22,000 students, Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community.

Recently, the university identified and responded to the desire of students and faculty to videotape lectures and make them available online to the Western community. To achieve this, it needed a new media server and a combination of increased storage capacity and performance in order to store, playback, share and replicate the video. As the University of Western Ontario’s IT team began to collect vendor quotes to meet its needs, they also wanted to consider technology that they knew would be reliable. The university had already been using two StorTrends 3200i’s in a virtual environment for nearly seven years with great success.

“When I started here there were already two StorTrends 3200i’s that had been here for about four to five years,” said Clint Bourdeau, Network Systems Specialist, University of Western Ontario. “They ran flawlessly, untouched for about two more years. I didn’t even have to reboot the boxes. I really paid very little attention to them. So, when it was time to add storage for our video project – I was already looking in StorTrends’ direction.”

After a comprehensive due diligence, Bourdeau found the StorTrends array offered superior features, functionality and expansion capabilities up to 256TB – just what was needed for the university’s video project. The new StorTrends solution was subsequently integrated into Western’s infrastructure with active/active and active/passive configuration support. It delivers extreme throughput capabilities and true enterprise-class performance along with WAN optimization, automated data tiering, and thin provisioning features. As a result, the university now has the perfect solution to meet its demands for lightning fast, highly reliable and highly functional storage for its video streaming needs. It is also expanding the StorTrends solutions utilization to include centralized file storage support for its Hyper-V environment and snapshot backup for data recovery processes.

Key StorTrends features that have benefitted the University of Western Ontario include:

  • High-value affordability
  • Extreme throughput capabilities
  • Enterprise-class performance
  • Automated data tiering
  • Proven reliability
  • Ease of management

“Reliable data availability and protection are keys to the success of every enterprise,” said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. “At StorTrends, we have worked to perfect our proven storage appliances with the security and reliability features organizations need to achieve more with their stored information, without spending more. Organizations such as the University of Western Ontario have done just that – worked to deliver innovative functionality to meet the changing demands of their business.”

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state & local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering key network storage functionality such as unified storage, simplified management, business continuity, disaster recovery, high efficiency and virtualization support. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

StorTrends to Showcase 3500i Solid State Disk (SSD) Hybrid and/or Full-Flash Storage Array and StorTrends iDATA IT Infrastructure Assessment Tool at Boston VMUG Conference

10/1/2014

  • VMware Professionals to Learn How to Leverage StorTrends 3500i to Accelerate Application Performance, Improve Manageability, Ensure High Availability (HA) and Dramatically Lower Costs

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced it will showcase its StorTrends 3500i™ solid state disk (SSD) hybrid and/or full-flash storage array and its recently announced StorTrends iDATA™ IT Infrastructure Assessment Tool during the upcoming Boston VMUG User Conference taking place on October 9 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

During the full-day event, attracting hundreds of VMware users from across the state, StorTrends will join with strategic partner Advanced Computer & Network Corporation (AC&NC) in Booth #45 to demonstrate how the StorTrends 3500i seamlessly integrates, enhances and improves VMware environments. Attendees will see firsthand how the StorTrends 3500i enables simple configuration and enhancement of VMware features like automatic storage/datastore expansion and highly efficient virtual machine (VM) cloning, as well as how StorTrends high-availability or dual-controller options provides StorTrends/VMware users with the ability to have servers always running when configured using VMware HA and VMware FT features. By combining StorTrends with VMware, users enjoy dramatically enhanced application performance, increased availability (HA), reduced TCO, improved and centralized manageability, optimal resource utilization, less power consumption and a reduced data center footprint for an overall “greener” datacenter.

In addition, attendees of the Boston VMUG will learn how the StorTrends iDATA tool can assess their entire IT environment, and then make predictions and recommendations that enable them to make immediate advantageous adjustments to existing infrastructure and processes, as well as proactively plan for the future.

Learn more and Register here for the Boston VMUG User Conference at: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/?events=128

To review the StorTrends events calendar, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state & local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering key network storage functionality such as unified storage, simplified management, business continuity, disaster recovery, high efficiency and virtualization support. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

StorageReview.com to Discuss StorTrends 3500i SSD Hybrid / Full Flash Storage Array Lab Review

9/17/2014

  • Tested Against Industry’s Most Well-Known Tier 1 Storage Vendors, the StorTrends 3500i Outperforms
  • Lunch is On StorTrends: Attendees to Receive Free Pizza to Enjoy During Live Webinar

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced that Brian Beeler, Founder, Publisher and Editor, StorageReview.com, will discuss the recent benchmark test the StorageReview Enterprise Lab completed on the StorTrends 3500i solid-state disk (SSD) hybrid / full flash storage array, and how it compared to many of the industry’s most well-known Tier 1 storage vendor solutions, during a live webinar taking place Wednesday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Following this presentation, StorTrends Senior SAN Engineer James Dyckowski will offer a 3500i deep dive and demonstration.

Interested in a sneak peek? Listed below are excerpts from the report, for the SQL Server Output Test with 30k Virtual Users:

As the charts reveal, under a full performance load the StorTrends 3500i outperformed the other hybrid vendors in both highest transaction per second (TPS) and lowest latency. This provides customers with the greatest TPS under strenuous load while responding to every I/O in the fastest time possible.

To read the complete StorageReview Enterprise Lab report on the StorTrends 3500i, please visit: http://www.storagereview.com/ami_stortrends_3500i_hybrid_array_review

To register for the live discussion with StorageReview.com, please visit:
https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&eventid=849727&sessionid=1&key=CAD73611E3FD19021428803F0BE89AE7&t=1&sourcepage=register

Best of all, lunch is on StorTrends! Just select your favorite pizza topping, and it will be delivered in time for the event!

About StorTrends:
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state & local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from All-Flash Storage, Hybrid Storage to Spinning Disk Solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ Customer Installations, 100+ Storage Patents and nearly 30 Years of IT Leadership from a company that millions or people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI).

Foodservice Industry Leader Selects StorTrends to Optimize Storage Operations for its High Demand Data Center Supporting Major Fast-Food Restaurants

9/9/2014

  • RTI Uses StorTrends to Protect Critical Business Assets and Provide Superior Service for Some of the Largest Fast-Food Restaurants in the World

NORCROSS, Ga. – September 9, 2014StorTrends® today announced that RTI, Inc. has deployed StorTrends high performance storage appliances to optimize storage operations for its high demand data center that support major fast-food restaurant customers across the world. Using StorTrends, RTI is able to meet its SQL performance requirements while also implementing greater security, reliability and protection of critical data assets.

Since 1985, RTI has helped some of the most well-known companies in the foodservice industry such as McDonalds, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Moe’s, Checkers and many more. The RTI restaurant back-office software, RTIconnect, meets the unique operational needs of these quick-service and fast-casual industries. RTIconnect helps its customers succeed, day in and day out, with the critical task of controlling food and labor costs.

RTI needed a highly reliable, high performance storage array to support the data center that manages its operations for these major fast-food customers. Looking to achieve high availability for its SQL servers with the flexibility to scale as customer demands increase, RTI considered many storage options. Yet, after a number of evaluations, RTI chose StorTrends.

“We needed something that was going to perform at the level our SQL servers needed,” said Phil Blakely, Network and Systems Administrator, RTI. “The specification certainly seemed to be there and pricewise StorTrends compared favorably against other devices in its same class. We found that metrics such as IOPS, throughput, capacity and replication - as well as the flexibility of being able to connect to multiple devices of StorTrends products were higher than our current solution and in the range that we wanted to be.”

Since deploying the StorTrends storage solution, RTI has been more than pleased with its performance. It efficiently supported thin provisioning, auto tiering and advanced caching to provide the performance boost RTI was searching for.  Now the company is well positioned for future growth as it scales to support more customers.

Key StorTrends features that have benefitted RTI include:

  • Advanced data caching engine for extreme performance and acceleration of IO
  • Auto-tiering for the efficient movement of data between hot, warm and cold data tiers
  • Advanced snapshots for rapid recovery points in the event of file-based recovery or volume rollback
  • Zoned-Bit Recording (ZBR) where the hottest data resides on the fastest outer tracks of the spinning disk for improved latency
  • Data replication, deduplication, compression, encryption, WAN optimization and many more features

“For companies, like RTI, that require high performance data storage, such as All-Flash or Hybrid SANs, StorTrends offers an industry leading feature-rich solution with a budget-friendly price tag,” said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. “Data is the critical information that fuels businesses to grow and compete in the digital driven economy. They simple can’t afford any downtime or to allocate managed time for babysitting a storage array. That’s why we have built a highly reliable, robust storage solution that is easily managed while providing superior protection for customer’s critical assets along with the ability to easily add capacity on-the-fly. For customers like RTI, it’s easy to see why the StorTrends tagline is Performance Storage. Proven Value.”

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state & local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from All-Flash Storage, Hybrid Storage to Spinning Disk Solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ Customer Installations, 100+ Storage Patents and nearly 30 Years of IT Leadership from a company that millions or people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI).

StorTrends Extends Popular “Steak & Storage” Nationwide Tour

9/5/2014

Datacenter Professionals to Learn Advantages and Disadvantages of Deploying Hybrid SSD or Full-Flash Storage to Meet Goals Such as Accelerating Application Performance, Determining Hot/Active Data, Supporting Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Etc.

NORCROSS, Ga. – September 5, 2014StorTrends® today announcedit is extending its immensely popular “Steak & Storage” nationwide tour this month, with stops in Charlotte, North Carolina and Raleigh, North Carolina and Pittsburgh, PA.  Datacenter professionals attending the events will enjoy a complementary steak lunch while learning the advantages and disadvantages of deploying Hybrid SSD (solid-state disk) and/or full-flash storage for meeting such goals as accelerating application performance, determining hot/active data, and supporting virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), as well as other common objectives.  Prevailing best practices for leveraging Hybrid SSD and/or full-flash storage will also be presented.  The event will conclude with time allotted for networking with peers.

Learn More and Register Here:

Charlotte, NC
September 9, 2014, Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/?events=134

Raleigh, NC
September 10, 2014, Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/?events=135

                                                Pittsburgh, PA
September 17, 2014
Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/?events=136

 

To review the continuously updated StorTrends’ events calendar, including all currently scheduled Steak & Storage events, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends (AMI) is Performance Storage with Proven Value.  StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more.  StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions.  StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 Years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For further information, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com.

StorageReview Enterprise Lab Finds StorTrends 3500i Powerful and Easy to Deploy Hybrid Storage Platform Built for High Performance and Maximum Capacity

9/2/2014

StorTrends 3500i, Hybrid and/or All-Flash Array, Demonstrates Top-Class Performance During Benchmark Against Well-Known Tier 1 Storage Vendors

NORCROSS, Ga. – September 3, 2014StorTrends® today announced that an independent lab test and benchmark conducted by StorageReview Enterprise Lab has found its StorTrends 3500i, SSD hybrid and/or full flash storage array, a powerful and easy to deploy hybrid storage platform built for high performance and maximum capacity. During the benchmark testing, which was conducted against well-known Tier 1 storage vendors, the StorTrends 3500i demonstrated top-of-the-class performance. The charts are excerpts of the report for the SQL Server Output Test with 30k Virtual Users.

As you can see from the charts, under a full performance load the StorTrends 3500i outperformed the other hybrid vendors in both highest transaction per second (TPS) and lowest latency. This provides customers with the greatest TPS under strenuous load while responding to every IO in the fastest time possible.

"The real magic of the StorTrends 3500i comes from the control it offers to customers," said Brian Beeler, Founder, Publisher and Editor, StorageReview. "The array supports both SSD caching and tiering, which is somewhat novel in the hybrid space, and a feature called Automatically Tuned Volumes (ATV). ATV gives users a high-degree of control over what kind of performance an individual volume receives by selecting the storage it sits on, and allowing admins to prioritize (or not) the performance. StorTrends arrays also include a robust set of enterprise-ready data services and the ability to scale up with additional disk enclosures."

Beeler continued, "While high-performance storage is certainly compelling, where many arrays fall down is on the data services side. StorTrends has done well to mitigate that concern with the inclusion of a host of enterprise features. These are highlighted by support for snapshots, thin provisioning, replication, WAN data services and archiving with deduplication. The system supports RAID 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 and is managed via an easy to use web-based GUI."

"The StorTrends 3500i was the top-performing array in the majority of the lab tests ran by StorageReview. This is a testament to the SSD caching, SSD tiering, Automated Tuned Volumes and other key technological features within the StorTrends 3500i. With more than 300 patents it's clear to see why StorTrends is a frontrunner in the Hybrid Array Lab Report," said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. "We are proud of the StorTrends 3500i benchmark results; and delighted that customers now have another undeniable proof point that the StorTrends 3500i's patented features provide the ultimate combination of extreme performance, optimal capacity and ease of use to meet their business application and budgetary requirements."

To read the complete StorageReview Enterprise Lab report on the StorTrends 3500i, please visit: http://www.storagereview.com/ami_stortrends_3500i_hybrid_array_review

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends (AMI) is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today's business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 Years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For further information, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com.

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Raleigh, NC

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on February 11th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Raleigh.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charlotte, NC

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on February 10th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Charlotte.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Virtual Lunch & Learn

Join us on Thursday, January 29th at 1:00pm EST (10:00am PST, 12:00pm CST) for this informative virtual lunch-and-learn event to learn about best practices for implementing Solid-State Drive (SSD) Hybrid vs. All-Flash Arrays.

And lunch is on StorTrends! Select your favorite pizza topping, and it will be delivered at the time of the event. Please note that some of your businesses operate outside of delivery zones, StorTrends does not guarantee that we will be able to deliver a pizza to these locations, but we will do everything in our power! There will be a maximum of one delivery per location with a maximum of two pizzas per delivery.


Click here to register

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Greensboro, NC

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on November 13th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Greensboro.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Greenville, SC

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on November 12th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Greenville.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Knoxville, TN

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on October 23rd for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Knoxville.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville, TN

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on October 22nd for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Nashville.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Memphis, TN

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on October 21st for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Memphis.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Boston VMUG User Conference

Join your fellow VMware users at this full-day event for in-depth technical sessions, demonstrations and exhibits. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology! VMUG is pleased to offer top notch education at our user conferences.

Time: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Click here to get directions

Atlanta VMUG User Conference

Join your fellow VMware users at this full-day event for in-depth technical sessions, demonstrations and exhibits. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology! VMUG is pleased to offer top notch education at our user conferences.

Time: 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Click here to get directions

Virtual Lunch & Learn

Listen to Brian Beeler from Storage Review discuss their analysis of the StorTrends 3500i Hybrid SAN and how it compared to other hybrid SANs in the market today. Then take an in depth dive into the 3500i with a live demo from Senior SAN Engineer James Dyckowski.

And lunch is on StorTrends! Select your favorite pizza topping, and it will be delivered at the time of the event. Please note that some of your businesses operate outside of delivery zones, StorTrends does not guarantee that we will be able to deliver a pizza to these locations, but we will do everything in our power! There will be a maximum of one delivery per location with a maximum of two pizzas per delivery.

Click here to register

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Pittsburgh, PA

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on September 17th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Pittsburgh.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Raleigh, NC

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on September 10th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Raleigh.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Charlotte, NC

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on September 9th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Charlotte.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

Steak & Storage at Ruth's Chris Steak House - Birmingham, AL

Join solutions engineers from StorTrends on August 28th for a Steak and Storage event at Ruth's Chris Steak House in Birmingham.

Enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while you listen to solutions engineers from the StorTrends team reveal the different technologies around Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both Hybrid and All-Flash and how each could affect your applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) learn the best practices for leveraging SSD performance in your environment.

You need to attend this Steak & Storage event if:

  • You have questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • You are contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage
  • You are interested in determining the hot or active data within your environment

Register now and enjoy a complimentary lunch and a chance to network with your IT peers!

StorTrends 3500i Demo

Customer Quote

The StorTrends ManageTrends GUI is absolutely the best GUI I've seen. It's ridiculously easy to use. That and StorTrends highly affordable pricing made it a compelling product for our Tier II and III needs. The StorTrends solutions at First Option have been a very good investment. The SANs do exactly as promised. For the money and ease of use, StorTrends is a real value.
Matt Berry, VP of Information Technology
First Option Mortgage