Four-level storage tiering, drive wear detection, and SED support added
TAIPEI, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Infortrend® (Public TPE: 2495) today announced enhanced SSD optimization with 4-level automated storage tiering support and drive wear indication for the EonStor DS 1000/DS 3000 series. In addition to better supporting SSD, both series also bolster security thanks to the addition of support features for self-encrypting drives (SED).
As SSD remains a substantial investment, Infortrend has integrated drive wear level monitoring and indication. Users get real time details on the status of every SSD, pre-empting potential problems due to unchecked stress. This feature safeguards SSD investment and promotes long-lasting optimized performance. Support for 4-level storage tiering is also a major enhancement. Leveraging SSD, SAS, and NL-SAS disks based on data hotness, it ensures systems can make the best of speed and capacity.
One more notable added feature is support for self-encrypting drives (SED), which come with a unique hardware key. As they are virtually unbreakable, SEDs protect data against physical theft or misplacement of drives — without the key, drives become inaccessible. SED technology also expedites deletion — users simply invalidate the key, and all data is rendered irreversibly unreadable. This can help eliminate the cost of professional drive disposal services.
“EonStor DS systems deliver big on SSD optimization. Features such as 4-level storage tiering and drive wear indication help customers make the most of SSD performance and longevity. Our commitment to constant improvements in support of current and upcoming storage trends is absolute,” said Thomas Kao, Senior Director of Product planning at Infortrend.
Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation (Public TPE: 2495) is a leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions focusing on quality, reliability, choice, and value. Fueled by technological expertise, Infortrend storage has been widely deployed in various demanding applications by users across commercial and industrial markets. Core brands include the ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor, and EonNAS product families. For more information, please visit www.infortrend.com.
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