The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2007-12-04T19:00:00Z EqualLogic Expands PS Series Line of High-Performance iSCSI Storage Arrays 2007-12-04T19:00:00Z equallogic-expands-ps-series-line-of-high-performance-iscsi-storage-arrays EqualLogic®, the leading provider of iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions that simplify storage for IT, today announced the highest density product in its high-performance line of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) storage arrays. The EqualLogic PS3700X provides an option for IT organisations to balance capacity and performance requirements for priority workloads such as Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, Oracle databases and server virtualisation projects. With 6.4 terabytes of raw storage, the PS3700X provides 33 percent more capacity than its predecessor, the PS3600X. The new offering brings the cost per gigabyte below $12 while delivering performance based on EqualLogic’s virtualised and load-balanced architecture and Seagate’s new 10,000 rpm 400 gigabyte Cheetah NS disk drives. “We looked at EqualLogic after running an iSCSI SAN from a larger vendor who was unable to resolve a critical hardware issue in a timely manner,” said Paul Inboriboon, director of tech. infrastructure at the Alzheimer’s Association. “We tested the new EqualLogic SAS array and kicked the tyres for performance and management. Our interaction with their support was great. EqualLogic’s SAN is so much easier to use than our previous storage, which still shows the inherent complexities of its core Fibre Channel design. The PS3700X provides a solid platform for our nearly 1 TB file server cluster, and we plan to move our roughly 2,500 Microsoft Exchange mailboxes over to it in the next month or two.” The PS3700X seamlessly and automatically integrates with all other EqualLogic PS Series storage arrays, so an EqualLogic SAN can be scaled for performance and capacity through a single, simplified point of management. EqualLogic’s unique storage virtualisation and load balancing automatically optimise performance and capacity across multiple storage arrays. Similar to all of EqualLogic’s SAS-based products, the PS3700X has a 16-drive chassis with fully redundant, hot-swappable enterprise hardware modules and embedded software functionality such as automatic load balancing, thin provisioning, application-aware snapshots, replication for disaster recovery, self-managing multi-path I/O software and consistency sets. The ease of deployment, self-management, automation and embedded enterprise features of the PS Series reduce the time and money businesses spend managing storage. A single EqualLogic SAN can be segmented by performance level into multiple tiers, so an individual storage pool can be dedicated to serving the most demanding applications. Additionally, EqualLogic’s peer storage architecture with online data movement and thin provisioning lets managers adjust their storage implementation without disruption whenever needs dictate. “EqualLogic remains committed to delivering the latest and most cost-effective drive technologies to our customers in highly reliable storage systems that include a comprehensive management software package at no extra cost,” said Kevin Wittmer, director of product marketing at EqualLogic. “Addressing the market trend towards ‘greener’ data centres, the PS3700X improves the terabyte-per-kilowatt ratio for a more economical power profile, while delivering self-optimised performance.” Pricing and Availability The PS3700X is currently shipping and available for purchase through EqualLogic resellers. Australian list price is $84,100 including GST. About EqualLogic EqualLogic® makes data storage systems that simplify the way enterprises of all sizes store and protect information. EqualLogic’s award-winning PS Series storage area network (SAN) solutions provide sophisticated management capabilities that reduce the time and money IT staff spend on data storage. Since shipping its first product in June 2003, EqualLogic has added more than 3,200 customers in 30 countries. Based in Nashua, N.H., EqualLogic has sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit www.equallogic.com. # # # EqualLogic is a registered trademark of EqualLogic, Inc. Other marks belong to their respective owners. Media Contacts: Rob Stirling Markom Pty Ltd +61 2 9977 8922 rob_stirling@markom.com.au Christopher Casey EqualLogic, Inc. +61 2 9231 8621 chris.casey@equallogic.com EqualLogic Supports Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 2007-11-13T19:00:00Z equallogic-supports-microsoft-system-center-data-protection-manager-2007 EqualLogic®, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions, today announced support for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007. EqualLogic’s PS Series SANs and DPM 2007 combine to offer comprehensive yet simple data protection, backup and rapid recovery for Microsoft applications, such as Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Portal Server, Virtual Server and Windows file services. EqualLogic iSCSI SANs and DPM 2007 complement each other. The joint solution addresses the need for short-term data retention and rapid recovery with EqualLogic’s SAN-based protection features, and DPM 2007 provides continuous data protection and long-term backup options such as disk-to-disk-to- tape. EqualLogic SANs provide high-performance storage for business-critical Microsoft applications with seamless scalability, easy set-up and rapid recovery for DPM 2007 deployments. Both products can be effectively used in branch office deployments. Intelligent SANs provide unique benefits for DPM 2007 deployments, because of the product’s new capabilities. For instance, DPM 2007 servers benefit from the PS Series SAN-based snapshots to quickly backup and recover lost application data without impacting production network services. Marc Kamstrup-Braad, partner program manager at Microsoft Corp., said, “Implementing comprehensive data protection across an entire business can be a challenge, and frequently such deployments are limited to large enterprises. EqualLogic and Microsoft are simplifying this process by delivering compatible data protection features to a broader market. EqualLogic’s support of the Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 will allow joint customers to execute an end-to-end data protection and backup strategy for their Microsoft environments.” “At its very core, EqualLogic is committed to simplifying data storage and protection for Microsoft applications,” said Fadi Albatal, product marketing manager at EqualLogic. “Our native support for Windows and compatibility with Volume Shadow Copy Service and DPM 2007’s continuous data protection and recovery features allow IT managers to easily implement an application-aware data protection and backup strategy.” About EqualLogic EqualLogic® makes data storage systems that simplify the way enterprises of all sizes store and protect information. EqualLogic’s award-winning PS Series storage area network (SAN) solutions provide sophisticated management capabilities that reduce the time and money IT staff spend on data storage. Since shipping its first product in June 2003, EqualLogic has added more than 3,200 customers in 30 countries. Based in Nashua, N.H., EqualLogic has sales offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit www.equallogic.com. # # # EqualLogic is a registered trademark of EqualLogic, Inc. Other marks belong to their respective owners. Media Contacts: Rob Stirling Markom Pty Ltd +61 2 9977 8922 rob_stirling@markom.com.au Christopher Casey EqualLogic, Inc. +61 2 9231 8621 chris.casey@equallogic.com EqualLogic Establishes Australian Presence to Further Expand Asia Pacific Operations 2007-03-21T14:00:00Z equallogic-establishes-australian-presence-to-further-expand-asia-pacific-operations Sydney, – 23 March 2007-- EqualLogic, a leading provider of complete, enterprise-class iSCSI storage area network (SAN) solutions, today announced the appointment of Chris Casey as general manager for the ANZ & ASEAN regions. Chris will drive an aggressive sales program and build partnerships with resellers and distributors throughout ANZ & ASEAN in support of EqualLogic’s international growth strategy. “Casey’s appointment supports EqualLogic’s ongoing expansion in the region; it reflects the company’s significant growth worldwide. We have maintained a 40 percent sequential quarterly sales increase over the last three years and have added 365 new customers in the fourth quarter 2006 alone. EqualLogic was recently ranked as second in IDC’s global iSCSI SAN rankings by terabytes shipped1 and also ranked second by Gartner Group for global iSCSI SAN revenue2 share,” said Ray Demeo VP Asia Pacific. Casey brings significant IT experience both within the storage market and in driving business growth with over 20 years working in telecommunications and IT, with the last 13 in Asia . Prior to his role with EqualLogic, he spent several years in senior APAC positions at vendors such as Cosine Communications, Lucent and Datacraft. He also held senior technical positions at users such as Optus, Westpac and Sydney Water. A significant focus for EqualLogic’s ANZ operation is the development of its channel network, which currently includes 450 partners worldwide accounting for more than 90 percent of the company's revenue. “We are currently driving our position in the ANZ market through a two-tier distribution model with distribution partners ACA Pacific in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia and VAR partners; Sententia, Enstor and Astron in Australia,” said Casey. Announcement of their appointment will follow. As part of the investment in the region, EqualLogic has established a region-wide parts replacement infrastructure to enable channels and customers alike to be assured of timely onsite response times in the event of equipment breakages. Gerry Boucher, VP EqualLogic Support Services stated, “We understand that when it comes to storage, unlike say desktops or servers, its always mission critical to a customer, and they cannot wait days or weeks for parts to arrive from the . To that end we invested ahead of time in a support infrastructure to provide customers and channels alike with the comfort that we can deliver promptly throughout the region.” EqualLogic is also establishing one or more locations for customer demonstrations within the region. “EqualLogic has invested in equipment for potential customers to come and test-drive our iSCSI SAN technology. Customers can come and setup a SAN, test applications and environments for themselves. With an easy to use install script and wizard a client can self-install an EqualLogic SAN in under 20 minutes. It will allow EqualLogic to leverage its Corporate Global partnerships with Microsoft, VMware, Symantec/VERITAS and others,” added Casey. EqualLogic’s newly launched PS3900XV, will be the first new product launched by Casey in APAC. This is the first iSCSI storage array to employ the 300 gigabyte 15K CHEETAH enterprise SAS disks from Seagate. The PS3000 Series uses Seagate Technology’s CHEETAH high-speed SAS disk drives and LSI Logic’s SAS 1068 chipset to deliver the highest performance iSCSI storage arrays in production today. With EqualLogic’s latest firmware, Version 3.0, is gaining great traction in the channel allowing partners to offer a range of iSCSI solutions to suit each customer’s needs. Casey will take advantage of this interest to secure new relationships with specialist resellers within the ANZ & ASEAN region, leveraging their expertise in regional markets. 1IDC Worldwide Disk Storage Systems 2006-2010 Forecast and Analysis, May 2006, #201596 2Gartner Group, The Future of iSCSI SANs” by Robert Passmore. June 2006 # # # About EqualLogic EqualLogic® makes data storage systems that radically simplify the way mid-size and large businesses store and protect information. EqualLogic’s award-winning PS Series storage area network (SAN) solution provides sophisticated management capabilities that reduce the time and money IT staff spend on storage. EqualLogic serves thousands of customers in 35 countries from its headquarters in Nashua, New Hampshire, and offices throughout Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit http://www.equallogic.com. # # # EqualLogic is a registered trademark of EqualLogic, Inc. Other marks belong to their respective owners.