Infortrend appoints CSSI


Infortrend appoints CSSI to distribute their Award Winning range of Enterprise and full range of data storage solutions in Africa

Midrand, 9 November 2015 Infortrend, announced today the official appointment of CSSI (Computer Storage Services) as their new distributor for their 2015 award winning storage products.

During 2015, Infortrend claimed the number 1 spot for performance and price competitively in the fiercely competed storage arena.  Notably, Infortrend was ranked first in terms of IOPS and record breaking speeds from the Storage Performance Council.  The company has won several other awards, including a 5-star review from ITPro UK for their SMB product range and affordable high-speed array devices in their DS family range.

Their choice of partner – CSSI has been a leading data storage and solutions provider on the African continent for the past 15 years.  With branches in the major city centres – Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg with an unrivalled 24-hour experienced support team allowing this partnership to provide Infortrend’s South African clients with best of product, performance and service.

To celebrate the partnership and accolades as the World’s Best Price-Performance EonStor DS Storage range, Infortrend is providing several flash bundle promotions, for their All-Flash Storage and hybrid options and competitively priced options to new customers in the African region.

One unique feature to customers who need performance storage is Infortrend’s unique ability to interchange host ports on their DS family products.  The products can also migrate across topology from a NAS to a SAN without the need to replace the actual device or disk.  

More notably is that the host interface modules are independent.  This means the DS family of storage arrays can be configured, or at any time upgraded between Fibre Channel, iSCSI or SAS alongside its default iSCSI ports without having to replace disk, the array or any lengthy downtime.  These technological features enhance the offering, and provide exponential savings for business’, corporates and data centre clients that have requirements for high speed, high availability solutions.  With the ease to modify or change network infrastructure or network backbones is a massive saving and a notable reason that Infortrend is gaining rapid market popularity.

The other impressive features are the redundant high performance Turbo controllers, which have a sustained IOPS performance of 550,000 (550K) IOPS, and can read data at 5.5 Gigabytes per second (GB/s) and write performance at over 2 GB/s.

The DS range has been qualified and certified with Citrix, VMWARE, Microsoft (server 2012), 80 Plus, and are available with unique features such as SSD caching, Storage Tiering, Remote replication, Self-encrypting and Local replication technology.  Each Infortrend product has its latest build in IDR (Intelligent Drive Recovery) technology, allowing rapid drive rebuilding and media monitoring technology – providing more security and peace of mind to every bit of data stored.  

For more information about the DS storage range, road shows and company launch events, contact CSSI.