STEC ZeusIOPS(R) SSDs Integrated Across Entire Line of NEC M-Series Disk Arrays
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (STEC), The SSD Company", a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced that its flagship enterprise-class ZeusIOPS® SSDs are now qualified across the complete NEC M-Series disk array platform that includes M100, M300 and M500 products. The integration of STEC's ZeusIOPS SSDs into the next-generation NEC Storage M-Series platform will supplement storage area network (SAN) applications that include enterprise virtualization, server consolidation and cloud computing while delivering the high-end storage reliability, high performance, ease-of-use and power-efficiencies required for mission-critical data center environments.
The NEC M-Series represents the second successful qualification of STEC's third-generation ZeusIOPS SSDs into NEC disk arrays, with previous qualification into D-Series products occurring last year. The integration of ZeusIOPS SSDs across the NEC Storage M-Series disk array platform will extend the choices and capabilities available to NEC SAN customers configuring their systems to their business and informational needs.
"Data is growing at an unprecedented rate, and to meet the intense requirements of today's enterprise, our storage solutions must respond quickly and flexibly to these sudden increases in data volume," said Tetsuyuki Hishikawa, Director, Engineering, NEC's Storage Products Division. "We are pleased to continue our partnership with STEC by qualifying ZeusIOPS SSDs on our M-Series and D-Series disk array platforms. Accelerated data access, high reliability and low power consumption are attributes that our customers require for their mission-critical applications in SAN environments, and STEC will continue to help us accomplish these with an efficiency that sets them apart."
"NEC is at the top of their game when it comes to developing platforms that manage large volumes of data storage for the enterprise," said STEC Vice President of Technical Marketing, Scott Stetzer. "For STEC to become part of NEC's M-Series disk array platforms with our high-performance ZeusIOPS SSDs says a lot about the strength of our partnership with NEC."
Available across NEC's M-Series disk array product line, the ZeusIOPS SSD supports a serial attached SCSI (SAS) interface in both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factors. It also offers a comprehensive array of options, including a range of capacities, and outstanding sustainable input/output operations per second (IOPS).
Fundamental to the ZeusIOPS SSD family is STEC's patented SSD controller architecture, which provides enterprise-optimized storage devices with an exceptional combination of performance, reliability, endurance and energy efficiency. STEC's proven SSD controller and associated firmware are specifically engineered for demanding environments with high workloads and continuous duty cycles where high-availability access to stored data is required. The controller includes sophisticated enabling technologies, wear leveling, over-provisioning, strong error-correcting code (ECC) algorithms and data-path protection features that combine to create a secure, enterprise-reliable SSD.
NEC's M-Series disk arrays for SAN applications provide an ideal balance of performance, affordability and functionality. Product setup is simple and can be accomplished in 15 minutes or less, and the embedded GUI interface makes storage management and data handling easy and user-friendly. The M-Series also includes advanced software that performs such tasks as thin provisioning and replication to enable ideal capacity distribution in a virtualized environment. Each M-Series disk array (M100, M300 and M500) utilizes a power-efficient processor, optimal control of the fan, massive array of idle disks (MAID) technology, and STEC SSDs to significantly reduce power consumption.
For more information regarding the ZeusIOPS SSD family of products and other STEC enterprise SSD solutions, please visit the company's Web site at www.stec-inc.com .
STEC, Inc., The SSD Company", is a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability needs of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). With headquarters in Santa Ana, California and locations worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to deliver the most comprehensive line of SSDs to the storage industry. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.stec-inc.com .
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