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Too much data, not enough floor space? Infortrend tackles a data center challenge

21 Jul 2017

Infrotrend is taking on a challenge faced by data center operators today: A rapid growth in data volumes yet limited data center floor space.

To address this challenge, Infrotrend has launched EonStor GS 3060.

With high density and massive capacity design, the solution features 4U 60-bay unified storage with 12Gb/s SAS host and drive side interfaces.

Accommodating 60 drives in a 4U enclosure, EonStor GS 3060 aims to help users optimize their data center footprint and raise energy efficiency.

Additional scalability of up to 900 drives, totaling around 8.8PB in capacity, is available with expansion enclosures.

Infrotrend says the EonStor GS 3060’s massive capacity supports ample storage provisioning for VM deployment in one system. With its high throughput performance, it is capable of handling demanding applications such as media & entertainment, the company claims.

To keep up with rapidly increasing data volumes, infortrend say storage performance needs to improve, and claims that EonStor GS 3060 will do that.

According to Infrotrend, EonStor GS 3060 resolves data transfer bottlenecks by supporting the third generation 12Gb/s SAS interface at both host and drive sides, along with wide-ranging host connectivity options including 8 or 16Gb/s FC, 10 or 40Gb/s iSCSI, 10Gb/s FCoE and 56Gb/s InfiniBand.

In addition, Infortrend claims EonStor GS 3060 consolidates file, block and object services with native cloud gateway features which enable users to leverage cloud for cost-effective expansion, backup, and archiving.

Enterprises can run local SAN/NAS applications while easily integrating and expanding their storage architecture with cloud services including AWS S3, Azure, Google Cloud, and Aliyun.

"EonStor GS 3060 is designed to prepare businesses for the requirements of enormous data growth, limited floor space and demanding workloads both now and in the future," says Thomas Kao, senior director of Product Planning at Infortrend.

Since its establishment in 1993, Infortrend has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions. Headquartered in Taiwan, the company operates around the world, with offices in China and Japan, as well as the United States and Europe. 

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