Enhance Technology Announces New ULTRASTOR® ES4600 Family of Dense Storage Products

New Fourth Generation ULTRASTOR® ES4600 Solutions Enable Users to Accelerate Data Delivery, Enhance Workflow Efficiency and Scale to Petabyte Capacity.

Enhance Technology, Inc. today announced a new range of dense storage solutions that enable customers to leverage various drive technologies and deploy a broad array of configurations to address today's enterprise IT challenges. The ultra dense, 4U 60 disk, ES4600 series expands the company's successful ULTRASTOR product portfolio and features an advanced 4th generation (GEN4) ULTRASTOR platform. The ES4600 series offers powerful new software features designed to enhance workflow efficiencies in the physical and virtual data center. ULTRASTOR ES4600 host connection options include 10GbE iSCSI, 1GbE iSCSI and 8Gb/s Fibre Channel.

"Storage demands are growing at an alarming rate, largely due to the amount of data generated by databases, rich media, business applications and file shares. The ES4600 series was developed in an effort to help IT managers meet and exceed those demands" said Daniel Tai, Director of Product Development. "Enhance Technology is recognized and trusted worldwide for providing innovative solutions that help our customers apply the right storage technologies at a very competitive price-point, resulting in significant savings for their enterprise" noted Tai. "The features, density and service levels of the ULTRASTOR ES4600 align well with the changing face of IT. The drive towards hardware consolidation, virtualization and the cloud is creating a new breed of IT manager with a completely different set of expectations. Having the ability to deliver up to a petabyte of storage in just a few rack spaces places Enhance Technology in a very unique position."

New to the ES4600 series is Enhance Technology's ULTRASTOR GEN4 storage platform that significantly increases processing power by over 50% and adds full hardware iSCSI offload acceleration - resulting in greater performance when used in high I/O applications. Additionally, the ULTRASTOR GEN4 platform combines essential software updates including VAAI support for tighter VMware integration, writable Snapshots and Thin Provisioning for improved disk utilization and non-disruptive capacity expansion.

With today's announcement, Enhance Technology is delivering a full range of ultra dense storage solutions featuring WD RE, XE and Se SAS disk technologies. Collaboration with WD will enable storage administrators with the ability to deploy a more reliable and dynamic storage architecture that quickly responds to demanding enterprise environments. A capacity-optimized hardware and software design offers incremental growth, up to petabyte capacity, using cost-effective expansion shelves and supports 180 disk drives in a 12U rack space. Multi-tier ES4600 solutions include a combination of 7200RPM, 10K and 15K SAS disks for maximum versatility within a single system.

ULTRASTOR ES4600 Technology Highlights:
The ES4600 Family of ultra dense, enterprise SAN solutions offer:

• Improved VMware Integration: ULTRASTOR ES4600 features VMware VSphere 5 certification and native VAAI support providing seamless integration with VMware environments. VAAI enables hardware-based acceleration of key storage operations - reducing resource utilization for improved physical server performance.

• Leading Reliability: The ULTRASTOR ES4600 offers the highest level of reliability and scalability for mission critical, enterprise applications. Equipped with dual active-active storage controllers and redundant, load-balancing power supplies, the ES4600 is the best choice for 24/7 system availability in the data center.

• Greater Flexibility: The ES4600 leverages ULTRASTOR GEN4 technology to offer enhanced features such as Thin Provisioning, 50% more processing power and advanced volume-based, writable Snapshots providing powerful point-in-time data protection and restore capabilities - critical in maintaining fluid business continuity.

• Higher Levels of Efficiency: Available in a broad range of Near-line (2.0TB and 4.0TB) 10K (900GB) and 15K (600GB) enterprise SAS capacities, the ULTRASTOR ES4600 delivers the industry's lowest cost-per-terabyte. In addition, when deployed with ES4600JS JBOD expansion shelves, ES4600 systems can scale up to petabyte capacity - ideal for applications such as virtualization, SaaS providers, hosting and cloud computing.