Padova Technologies to Help Organizations Lower Costs & Maximize Productivity with Enterprise Storage Solutions from Infortrend

Infortrend ESVA Aims to Limit Downtime With Innovative Scale-out Architecture and Virtualization Technology

Columbia, Md. (October 8, 2009) – While the economic downturn has forced significant cuts to IT budgets, the need for data storage is still growing. That‟s why, Padova Technologies, a leading manufacturer of storage solutions, specialized servers and high performance computing systems, will begin offering organizations a new enterprise wide storage solution designed to lower operating costs and maximize productivity at a time when many organizations need it most. Manufactured by Infortrend, the Enterprise Scalable Virtualized Architecture (ESVA) series enables mid-range enterprises to achieve optimum return on investment, simplify storage infrastructure and maximize productivity to lower operating costs.

“Finding ways to cost-effectively store and protect applications and data is a critical issue for organizations, especially in this tough economy,” said Keith Fischbach, president of Padova Technologies. “Padova is committed to developing solutions for organizations that address the need for data growth while keeping costs down, limiting downtime and protecting data. We feel Infortrend ESVA offers organizations the best tier-one option for addressing those concerns in a complete system.”

Based on Fibre Channel or iSCSI SAN protocols, the ESVA allows users a tremendous amount of functionality in SAN management. The ESVA series features storage virtualization, thin provisioning, distributed load balancing, array-based snapshots and replication, energy efficiency and high availability hardware design to meet mission-critical demands for scalability, performance and availability.

How ESVA Makes a Difference

Designed to enable organizations to add more storage by scaling out, the ESVA differs from conventional scale-up mechanisms. Typical “scale-up” systems require fork-lift upgrades and downtime caused by the need to migrate data or load balance, which can lead to service disruption and additional overhead costs. Conversely, the ESVA‟s „scale-out‟ mechanism allows on-the-fly scalability, increased capacity utilization and further efficiency in data read/write load balancing. For customers with budget constraints, capacity and performance can be incrementally increased as needed.

Padova Technologies specializes in providing customized servers and storage systems, high performance computing solutions and rugged and deployable systems that meet the dynamic needs of today‟s organizations. With more than 35 years of experience, Padova has engineered solutions for some of the nation‟s most influential research institutions, military organizations, global defense and technology corporations and other government entities. For more information on Padova Technologies, its solutions or products go to www.padovatech.com.

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About Padova Technologies
Padova Technologies designs, builds, integrates and deploys customized servers and storage systems, high performance computing solutions and rugged and deployable systems that meet the dynamic needs of today’s organizations. Privately held and located in Columbia, Maryland, Padova has engineered solutions for some of the nation’s most influential research institutions, military organizations, global defense and technology corporations and other government entities. With more than 35 years in the embedded electronics and military marketplace, Padova established itself in 2000 as a woman-owned technology firm. For more information on Padova, visit www.padovatech.com.

About Infortrend
Infortrend, the networked storage expert, is a pioneer in cost-effective, high performance storage products. The company provides ESVA™, EonStor® storage solutions and SANWatch® software for virtually all storage interfaces including Fibre Channel, SAS, iSCSI, SCSI and SATA. For over a decade, Infortrend has provided reliable, fault-tolerant technology to prominent ODMs, distributors, and storage integrators worldwide. The company’s core competency includes performance optimized RAID ASICs, feature-rich firmware, and redundant, high availability RAID subsystems and storage solutions. Founded in 1993, Infortrend is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex), ticker number 2495. For more information, please visit www.infortrend.com.