Infortrend signs up CSSI as Distributor for Africa

Infortrend appoints CSSi to distribute their Award Winning range of Enterprise and complete Data Storage Systems in Africa.

February 8, 2016
Infotrend

Infortrend, announced the official appointment of CSSi (Computer Storage Services) as their distributor for their award winning range of storage devices.

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 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 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 16 years.  With branches in the major city centres – Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, backed by a 24-hour support and call-out team allowing this partnership to provide Infortrend’s South African clients with best of product, performance and service.

To celebrate the partnership announcement and accolades received as the World’s Best Price-Performance industry storage player, 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 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 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!  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.  Such ingenuity is one of the notable reasons that Infortrend is gaining rapid market popularity across the World.

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 wide range of data services and latest technologies such as total 3.2TB SSD Cache, 2 or even 4 level Storage Tiering, Remote Replication, Self-Encrypting Drives and Local Replication.  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.  

For more information about any of the Infotrend products, the award winning DS storage range, the regional road shows or Infortrend launch event, contact CSSI.