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AMI StorTrends Optimizes WANs for Primary Data

AMI StorTrends already optimizes iSCSI primary storage for high performance over the LAN. Their iTX Data Storage Software optimizes data for fast transport over the WAN as well.

  • Premiered: 07/06/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): AMI StorTrends LAN WAN accelerator Optimization Storage Primary replication

AMI / Taneja Group Tiered Storage Joint Webinar

Taking place on July 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST/EDT.

Small and medium-sized businesses face the same data storage challenges as their enterprise cousins. Tiered storage presents an obvious solution to many of these challenges. But is true Tiered Storage really affordable for today's SMB?

It is with StorTrends - and industry analysts from the Taneja Group agree. Attendees to this live webinar will get the inside scoop from senior Taneja Group analyst Jeff Boles. During the webinar, Jeff will cover:

-The State of Tiered Storage Today
-The Importance of Tiered Storage for Today's SMBs
-Overview of StorTrends Tiered Storage-The StorTrends Difference

Taneja Group Findings from StorTrends Lab Validation
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn more about the best kept secret in tiered storage.

Register here: http://bit.ly/MgW1Yc

  • Premiered: 07/31/12 at July 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST/EDT
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): AMI - StorTrends
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Cost-Effective Disaster Recovery and StorTrends

StorTrends yields DR savings from several different features including bandwidth, commodity purchase price, and SAS/SATA combinations.

  • Premiered: 07/17/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): StorTrends AMI Data protection replication Disaster Recovery DR

Taneja Group and American Megatrends, Inc. Present Findings on Trends in Tiered Storage

NORCROSS, GEORGIA - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), developer and owner of the StorTrends line of SAN & NAS data storage solutions, is joining analysts from the Taneja Group on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 to present findings on the “state of tiered storage” in the U.S. market.

  • Premiered: 07/30/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: AMI
Topic(s): TBA tiered storage TBA Webinar TBA AMI TBA StorTrends TBA 3400i TBA Dual Controller TBA iSCSI TBA SAN

Integrated Disaster Recovery: Technologies for Comprehensive Storage Array Protection

DR has long been particularly challenging for the midmarket customer. It usually requires multiple layers and components, host-based software, replication gateways or appliances, and often array-based functionality that is licensed and managed separately. Add to this complexity the need for robust bandwidth or an expensive WAN optimization approach and it’s no surprise that DR can have a significant impact on both OPEX and CAPEX budgets.

The cost to manage all of these different elements can dwarf the cost of a primary storage system itself. The enterprise faces many of the same challenges, but they also have bigger budgets and more specialists to manage the complexity. Midmarket businesses and organizations may not have the same level of budget and specialists, but they certainly face the same challenges.

Recently, Taneja Group Labs put the StorTrends 3400i array through a Technology Validation exercise to evaluate how StorTrends measured up as a SMB/SME storage solution in terms of ease of use, performance, availability, adaptability, and innovative features. Over the course of our Technology Validation exercise, it was clear that one particular StorTrends capability rose above all others: StorTrends built-in multi-site WAN optimized data replication. Specifically, StorTrends suite of replication functionality looks poised to equip SMB and SME customers with the tools that for the first time makes robust DR really achievable. In this report, we’ll highlight what we found, and why it stood out.


Publish date: 09/06/12

Taneja Group Validates StorTrends Disaster Recovery Capabilities

NORCROSS, GEORGIA - Recent findings from storage industry analysts at the Taneja Group suggest that StorTrends from American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) offers one of the best value disaster recovery solutions for the midmarket today.

  • Premiered: 09/27/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: StorTrends
Topic(s): TBA Disaster Recovery TBA StorTrends TBA AMI

StorTrends 3400i - Reinventing the value of storage

Selecting a primary storage solution is undoubtedly one of the most critical decisions an IT department can make. As the foundational piece of the modern datacenter, it represents perhaps the single most important piece of IT infrastructure for businesses large, medium or small. Business critical applications will live and breathe on the performance of the selected storage system, and business data will be inevitably constrained by the capacity of that storage system.

In the mid-market, making a storage investment can be particularly daunting, as the stakes are higher, and the selection is harder. Compared to larger enterprises, in the mid-market, storage dollars are fewer and harder to come by. Precious and often limited IT staff time is spread across more systems and technologies, their core skills are often not rooted in storage, and technically vetting a storage system can be all but impossible. This makes storage a risky proposition for the small enterprise (SME) and SMB customer. We frequently hear tales of storage system purchases where I/O is not sufficient, features are missing (or require additional licenses and cost to acquire), or where architectural compromises create availability issues that regularly impact the entire business.

For several years, the developers of the StorTrends line of NAS/SAN solutions have been working hard to architect a storage system for the mid-market that puts an end to these risks and compromises. By harnessing the engineering expertise from their parent American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) – an innovator in storage and BIOS technologies – StorTrends has been tackling the challenge of delivering abundant performance, robust reliability, and feature rich storage with the SMB and SME customer in mind. Their claim is that the StorTrends 3400i is both one of the most cost effective choices in the market, and one of the most well rounded. 

In mid-2012, StorTrends caught our attention with these claims and a series of notable customer wins in a highly competitive market. To learn more, we approached StorTrends with the idea of a hands-on lab exercise, what we call a Technology Validation, to examine in more depth how StorTrends was delivering comprehensive value for customers in the mid-market space. Utilizing our proven validation methodology that included time spent at AMI headquarters in Norcross, GA, we put a set of StorTrends 3400i storage systems through the paces, with an eye toward examining several capabilities that StorTrends claims makes the 3400i one of the best value storage options in the mid-market.


Publish date: 12/10/12

iSCSI storage system innovation coming from SMB products

A lot of the innovation in iSCSI storage systems is coming from midrange iSCSI vendors. We list some key points to help you determine if iSCSI is a fit for your organization.

  • Premiered: 12/11/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA iSCSI TBA SMB TBA Storage TBA Jeff Boles TBA EqualLogic TBA LeftHand TBA AMI TBA NexGen TBA Scale TBA Scale Computing

AMI Launches StorTrends 3500i SSD Array

American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) today announced the release of its StorTrends 3500i SSD Array, the first and only storage area network (SAN) to combine solid state drive (SSD) caching and SSD tiering into a single storage appliance.

  • Premiered: 01/28/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: HPC Wire
Topic(s): TBA AMI TBA American Megatrends TBA StorTrends TBA StorTrends 3500i TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA SAN TBA WAN Optimization TBA Auto Tiering TBA Low latency

Leading Analyst Firm Recognizes the StorTrends 3500i Array as One of the Most Comprehensive...

American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) today announced that The Taneja Group has recognized the AMI StorTrends 3500i Hybrid Storage SSD Array as “one of the most comprehensive, versatile and cost effective solid state systems on the market today.” In the Taneja Group’s December 2013 Technology Validation report, ‘StorTrends 3500i Solid State Performance for Everyday Business’ - the research firm recounts results of its hands-on lab evaluation which validates the system’s high performance in real-world application environments.

  • Premiered: 01/30/14
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: PR.com
Topic(s): TBA AMI TBA American Megatrends TBA StorTrends TBA StorTrends 3500i TBA SSD TBA Storage TBA WAN Optimization TBA SAN TBA Auto Tiering TBA Low latency

AMI StorTrends 3500i: Solid State Performance for Everyday Business (TVS)

Solid state storage technology – typically storage devices based on NAND flash – have opened up new horizons for storage systems over the past couple of years.  The storage market has seemingly been flooded by new products incorporating solid-state storage somewhere within their product line while making promises of break through levels of storage performance.  Vendors have found there are some challenges when it comes to putting solid-state technology in the storage system.   Many storage products entering the market in turn have a few wrinkles beneath the surface.

Just recently, AMI has introduced yet another SAN storage appliance. The StorTrends 3500i integrates a comprehensive solid-state storage layer into the StorTrends iTX architecture.  The 3500i brings with it the ability to use Solid State Drives (SSDs) in multiple roles – as a full flash array or hybrid storage array. As a hybrid storage array, the SSDs can be utilized as cache, tier, or a combination of the two. Along with SSD caching and tiering, the StorTrends 3500i incorporates these performance features with the field proven storage architecture validated by more than 1,100 global installs. The net result is a high performance and cost effective storage array.  In fact, the 3500i array looks poised to be one of the most comprehensively equipped storage system options for the mid-range enterprise storage customer looking for solid state acceleration for their workloads.

With this most recent storage system launch, StorTrends once again caught our attention, and we approached AMI with the idea of a hands-on lab exercise that we call a Taneja Group Technology Validation.  Our goal with this testing?  To see whether StorTrends truly preserved all of their storage functionality with the integration of SSD into the 3500i storage system, and whether the 3500i was up to the task of harnessing the blazing fast storage performance of SSD.

Publish date: 11/30/13

AMI introduces StorTrends 3600i line of all-flash arrays

The StorTrends 3600i iSCSI SAN arrays feature a split architecture that writes to enterprise MLC SSDs while maintaining a read tier of consumer-grade MLC drives.

  • Premiered: 03/18/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA AMI TBA StorTrends TBA StorTrends 3600i TBA SAN TBA Big Data TBA Flash TBA MLC TBA iSCSI TBA American Megatrends TBA RAM TBA Enlift Cache TBA Data Deduplication TBA Deduplication TBA VMware virtual desktop TBA VMWare TBA DR TBA Backup TBA Disaster Recovery TBA iDATA TBA Jeff Kato

StorTrends: All-Flash Performance at $0.50 per GB

StorTrends is promising all-flash performance and enterprise-grade data services at half the price of competing storage vendors.

  • Premiered: 03/19/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Infostor
Topic(s): TBA AMI TBA StorTrends TBA StorTrends 3600i TBA data TBA Storage TBA All Flash TBA AFA TBA SSD TBA SAN TBA WAN TBA WAN Optimization TBA WANO