Qualification of STEC’s ZeusIOPS SSD within Infortrend’s ESVA F60 Storage Systems Boosts Performance for Mission Critical Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 22, 2010 – Networked storage expert Infortrend® (Public TPE: 2495) along with STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq: STEC), one of the world’s leading suppliers of solid-state drives (SSD), today announced that the companies have joined forces to advance SSD technology through Infortrend’s ESVA (Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture) F60 storage solutions. The combination of the proven enterprise features of STEC’s ZeusIOPS SSD and Infortrend’s F60 Fibre Channel (FC) to SAS storage systems enables users to achieve superior, reliable performance for their mission critical, throughput intensive applications.

The integration of the STEC Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD into Infortrend’s ESVA F60-2830 effectively broadens the ESVA offering. Users will have more choices for the ESVA F60 in drive selections that best suit their requirements and can add IP performance in a scalable manner. This successful integration paves the way for further cooperation and qualifications between STEC and Infortrend.

"STEC's SSD was selected for incorporation into our ESVA systems based on its unique performance attributes," said James Hsieh, vice president of global marketing at Infortrend.  "By collaborating with a proven industry-leader such as STEC to boost the storage system performance, Infortrend can help our customers significantly improve the way that they store and access data in their SAN networks."

"STEC SSDs are revolutionizing the way businesses access critical data by overcoming the performance bottleneck inherent in traditional rotating media HDD storage," noted Scott Stetzer, vice president of technical marketing at STEC.  "SSDs are one of the best solutions available for users requiring high-performance storage. By partnering with Infortrend, a well-known storage expert, STEC is laying the groundwork for the introduction of enterprise-class SSDs into the worldwide market. This is yet another step in achieving our goal of fostering the widespread adoption of SSDs."

The Infortrend ESVA FC Series of RAID storage systems is a midrange storage solution designed to support FC SANs.  With models supporting drives with different form factors, speeds and capacity, users can meet diverse application requirements of performance, capacity, space, and cost.  The ESVA FC SAN storage can help enterprises optimize return on investment, simplify storage infrastructure and maximize application productivity.

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About Infortrend

Infortrend, the networked storage expert, is a pioneer in cost-effective, high performance storage products. The company provides ESVA®, EonStor®, EonNAS storage solutions and SANWatch® software for virtually all storage interfaces including Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI, SCSI and SATA. For over a decade, Infortrend has provided reliable, fault-tolerant technology to prominent ODMs, distributors, and storage integrators worldwide. The company's core competency includes performance optimized RAID ASICs, feature-rich firmware, and redundant, high availability RAID subsystems and storage solutions. Founded in 1993, Infortrend is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex), ticker number 2495. For more information, please visit


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