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Infortrend appoints CSSi as African distributor

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Infortrend has announced the official appointment of CSSi (Computer Storage Services) as the distributor for its award-winning range of storage devices.
During 2015, Infortrend was ranked first In terms of IOPS and speed performance records, as assessed by the Storage Performance Council.  The company won several other awards, including a 5-star review from ITPro UK for the SMB product range and high-speed array devices in its DS family range.
CSSi has been a leading data storage and solutions provider on the African continent for the past 16 years.  With branches in the Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, backed by a 24-hour support and call-out team, the company is able to provide Infortrend’s South African clients with product, performance and service.
To celebrate the partnership announcement, Infortrend/CSSi are providing best per Terabyte SAN pricing guarantees till March 2016, and 20% discounts on SSD bundled DS/all-flash storage or hybrid SAN devices to new customers and resellers in Africa.
Infortrend’s is able to interchange host ports on its DS family storage range.  So if a connectivity or platform change is required, the devices can be modified to fibre channel or SAS, and even to 10Gbe by just changing a host card. The Infortrend product portfolio caters for the NAS, DAS and SAN market from a couple of Terabytes to high end Petabyte requirements.
Because the host interface modules are independent of the storage controllers, the DR range can be configured or at any time upgraded between fibre channel, iSCSI or SAS, alongside with its default iSCSI ports without having to replace disk, the array or any lengthy downtime.  Such technological features enhance the offering, add exponential savings for business, or for data centres that have requirements for high speed, cross platform with high availability needs
Another feature is the redundant high performance turbo controller, which has a sustained IOPS performance of 550 000 IOPS, and can read data at 5,5Gbps and write performance at over 2Gbps.
Each Infortrend product has built in IDR (intelligent drive recovery) technology, allowing rapid drive rebuilding and media monitoring technology – proving more security and peace of mind to every bit of data stored.
The DS range has been qualified and certified with Citrix, VMware, Microsoft (server 2012), 80 Plus, and wide range of data services and latest technologies