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PRESS RELEASES

May 15, 2015:

NORCROSS, GA, USA - American Megatrends, Inc., (AMI), a leader in robust and reliable IT solutions for centralized and collaborative management within enterprise infrastructures, is pleased to announce the launch of a new low-cost, ultra-small, single-chip solution for enclosure management, designed for a new generation of NVMe SSD environments.

The AMI MG9095 enables the world’s leading enterprise system builders and data center solution providers to design low-cost, yet robust backplane solutions for NVMe-based storage subsystems with up to eight (8) SSDs per backplane. Cascaded controllers can support up to 32 drives. More details and specifications on the product can be found on the AMI corporate website at www.ami.com/products/backplanes-and-enclosure-management/enclosure-management-asics/mg9095-controller.

“A true, single-chip solution, the MG9095 backplane controller ships ready to use with no custom firmware or programming required,” said Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends. “As a market leader for core server firmware and management technologies, we are eager to assist industry leaders enable data centers to meet the demands of Cloud, Internet Portal Data Centers and other High Performance Computing environments.”

“NVM Express standardizes PCI Express-based SSDs, ensuring interoperability so that the technology can be scaled across the broad ecosystem,” said Amber Huffman, President of NVM Express, Inc. “We are very pleased that American Megatrends has launched a product that will enhance manageability offerings for NVM Express solutions.”

About NVM Express:
NVM Express is the optimized, high-performance, scalable host controller interface with a streamlined register interface and command set designed for non-volatile memory based storage. NVM Express was developed as a standard to reduce latency and provide faster performance with support for security and end-to-end data protection. The first NVM Express products began shipping in 2014 and have demonstrated up to six times greater 4KB Random and Sequential Read/Write performance, and lower latency than SATA solid state drives. NVM Express specifications are owned by NVM Express, Inc.

About NVM Express, Inc.:
NVM Express, Inc. was formed to define a new storage interface protocol, NVM Express, to enable the full performance potential provided by non-volatile memory storage technology, such as PCI Express solid state drives, in a standards-based approach to enable broad ecosystem adoption. NVM Express, Inc. is a non-profit organization and includes more than 75 member companies.

April 2, 2015:

  • Attendees to Learn Best Practices for Selection and Deployment of All-Flash and Hybrid Flash Arrays, Across Physical, Virtual and Cloud Environments
  • NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends®, the leading provider of performance storage, today announced that it is rolling its ever-popular Steak and Storage lunchtime seminar series out across Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. During the live presentations, accompanied by a complementary steak luncheon, CIOs, IT Managers and Storage Administrators will learn the best practices for the selection and deployment of all-flash (AFA) and hybrid flash storage arrays across their physical, virtual and cloud environments. Specific attention will be paid not only to the various technologies that are available in the market today, but also the advantages and disadvantages of each – as illustrated by real-world customer case studies.

    The details:

    Date: April 14, 2015
    Where: Morton's Steakhouse (Cleveland, OH)
    Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-04-14/

    Date: April 15, 2015
    Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Indianapolis, IN)
    Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-04-15/

    Date: April 16, 2015
    Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Louisville, KY)
    Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-04-16/

    To review the continuously updated StorTrends’ events calendar, including all currently scheduled Steak & Storage events, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/

    About StorTrends
    StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

    StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

April 1, 2015:

NORCROSS, GA, USA - American Megatrends, Inc., (AMI), a leader in BIOS, remote management, data storage and solutions for the Android™ OS, announced that its flagship Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware was selected as the BIOS of choice to power BioDigitalPC® products from Arnouse Digital Devices Corp (ADDC), a high tech innovation company based in Lake Success, NY, specializing in small form factor, low energy, high density computing structures.

Aptio V from AMI will be employed throughout the entire BioDigitalPC® family of products from ADDC, including the BioDigitalPC®, a credit card sized, yet rugged generation of x86 computing platforms. ADDC will also incorporate Aptio V into its BioDigitalPC® Deployable Data Center (DDC), a cloud optimized mobile data center that can scale up to twenty-two (22) complete servers by simply plugging in BioDigitalPC® devices.

“The BioDigitalPC®9/MoblyPC™9 series, has high-end computing power equivalent to, if not more than, the current desktops being used today, and yet, it is in our standard credit card sized form factor,” said Michael Arnouse, CEO and Chairman of ADDC. “Weighing less than an ounce for integration, only 2 ounces fully epoxied, and consuming between five and ten watts, the MobylPC™ represents a great alternative to the current bulky, heavy, power-hungry computers.”

“Aptio V from AMI supports all of the key features and technologies found in the BioDigitalPC® family of products from ADDC, which sets the bar even higher for performance, ruggedness, battery life, and the variety of implementations it supports,” said Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends. “This is just one more example of how AMI is incredibly responsive to the needs of its customers, working closely with them to enable the exciting, innovative features that today’s educated consumers demand.”

About ADDC:
Located in Lake Success, NY with offices in San Jose, CA and Washington, DC., Arnouse Digital Devices Corporation (ADDC) is a high tech innovation company dedicated to small form factor, low energy, high density computing structures. ADDC strives to be the undisputed global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative highly reliable rugged and secure credit card sized computers and software. ADDC provides the world's best computing solutions for traditional and harsh environments that enable people, government and businesses to excel in productivity and abilities. For product information please visit www.addc.net or www.BioDigitalPC.com.

March 20, 2015:

  • Learn First-hand from Solutions Engineers on How to Leverage SSD Storage to Maximize Critical Application Performance, from Databases to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced a series of Steak & Storage events to educate attendees on best practices for leveraging hybrid and all-flash storage arrays in their organizations. CIOs and IT administrators will hear from StorTrends solutions engineers first-hand as they discuss the advantages and potential obstacles of deploying Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays based on specific user requirements. Participants will learn how these solutions could affect critical tier one applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), join the StorTrend team to learn best practices to leverage SSD technology and ensure optimal performance in the IT environment.

    Attendees will find answers to their most pressing questions and concerns, including:

    • What you need to know about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
    • Contemplating Hybrid Storage or All-Flash SSD Storage - what you need to know
    • How to determine the hot or active data within your environment

    Learn more about these upcoming events and register here:
    Steak & Storage
    Phoenix, AZ
    March 24, 2015 at The Capital Grille
    Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-03-24/

    Steak & Storage
    Denver, CO
    March 26, 2015 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
    Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-03-26/"

    To review the continuously updated StorTrends’ events calendar, including all currently scheduled Steak & Storage events, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/

    About StorTrends
    StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

    StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

March 17, 2015:

  • StorTrends 3600i Family Addresses the Needs of the Most Performance-Intensive Applications for Virtualized Environments, VDI and Mixed Workloads at Disruptive Pricing with Models starting at 50 Cents per Gigabyte
  • Premiering StorTrends 3600i Family of AFAs at CeBIT 2015

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced details the release of the StorTrends 3600i family of all-flash SAN arrays that have been designed to meet the demanding needs of performance-intensive applications at half the price of any other all-flash storage provider.

Utilizing two different types of solid state drives – one designed for write performance and the other optimized for read performance – the StorTrends 3600i family of all-flash arrays delivers significantly higher performance and extended SSD endurance when compared to competitive flash arrays.

Unlike other flash array vendors, American Megatrends uniquely optimizes its all-flash arrays to suit the specific needs of each environment by using the StorTrends iDATA Analysis Tool, which accurately defines a user’s storage requirements. StorTrends iDATA can assess an organization’s entire IT environment to analyze capacity utilization, IOPS usage, reads vs. writes for volumes, network bandwidth, performance, server statistics and more to classify the amount of “write data” versus “read data” required in their environment. The free StorTrends iDATA tool allows enterprises to accurately plan their next storage investment and removes all the guesswork which could leave the applications under-provisioned or over-provisioned.

The StorTrends 3600i leverages state-of-the-art deduplication and compression, which achieves amazing capacity savings. It is delivered out-of-the-box with an all-inclusive feature set that is comprised of inline deduplication and compression, enlift caching, advanced snapshots, automated data tiering, active/active or active/passive configuration, WAN optimization for unparalleled replication speeds and SSD-based data encryption. The StorTrends 3600i series is available with Write Tier SSD capacities of 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB and 2 TB as well as Read Tier SSD capacities of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.

StorTrends customer Cross IT Services and Solutions recently deployed a StorTrends 3610i array, and is in the process of migrating the data from five spinning disk SAN/NAS units onto its new all-flash storage solution. The new StorTrends 3610i will now serve as the backbone of its cloud infrastructure, which hosts customer applications and information. “We have long been aware of the advantages of flash over spinning disk, but from a budgetary standpoint it did not previously make sense to deploy on a large scale. However, with the price of flash coming down, it made sense to explore,” said Ryan Kelly, Manager, Technical Services, Cross IT Services and Solutions. “After a careful review, we found that StorTrends offered a full-flash solution that we felt had superior features and functionality over that of other flash competitors -- at a fraction of the cost. In fact, the pricing was actually quite comparable to that of a spinning disk solution." He added, "Another significant selling point for us was that the StorTrends service organization is made up of highly experienced storage professionals, and is backed by parent company, American Megatrends - an organization that has a long lineage of quality and stability. Having that kind of company in your corner, versus many of the startup storage competitors and newcomers to the market, is huge.”

“The demands on application performance are at an all-time high,” said Arun Taneja, Founder, President and Consulting Analyst, The Taneja Group. “From high-transaction databases to virtual desktop implementations, the patience users have for traditional spinning disk speeds are wearing thin. With the high performance and enterprise-class data services offered by the StorTrends’ 3600i family of all-flash arrays, combined with their industry-low acquisition cost, IT organizations no longer need to compromise. High storage performance has never been more attainable.” Taneja concluded, “The benefits of using flash for performance improvement, especially in high-transaction databases, virtual desktop (VDI) and many other applications, are well-known by now. The only issue has been: Can I afford an all-flash configuration? With the StorTrends 3600i family the answer is: Absolutely, yes.”

“Until today, the vast majority of customers have been shy of all-flash storage primarily due to the cost. AMI has broken down this barrier by offering all-flash storage for less than $0.50 per GB. This is due to the highly efficient data deduplication, compression and enlift caching technology that is offered within the StorTrends 3600i series,” said Justin Bagby, Director of the StorTrends Division at American Megatrends. “For organizations that are considering making the move to an all-flash array, we encourage them to download the StorTrends iDATA tool and let it show you the savings and performance requirements your infrastructure needs before investing into an all-flash array. The StorTrends iDATA tool will provide you with an estimated dedupe ratio while also telling you how much active data versus cold data you have within your environment. This will allow you and your team to plan appropriately and avoid being over-or-under sold by a vendor.”

Available now, the StorTrends 3600i all-flash array has an MSRP starting at $24,999. StorTrends solutions are sold with the StorAID Support Program, which includes 24 x 7 technical phone support and next business day onsite replacement. The StorAID Plus Support program adds 4 Hour On-Site and a spare parts kit to the Standard StorAID program. For more information, please visit the StorTrends 3600i overview on the StorTrends website.

The StorTrends 3600i is being showcased this week at CeBIT 2015 in Hannover, Germany in Hall 15, Booth D66. Attendees will be able to see first-hand the new All-Flash Arrays’ unparalled speed and enterprise services. To schedule a demonstration appointment during the show, please email Winfried Prohl, Managing Director of American Megatrends International GMbH.

About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit: stortrends.com.

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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AMI Partners & Industry Associations


In line with the diversity of its technology and products, AMI is a long-standing member of key industry associations and standards groups, maintaining technology partnerships with the leading manufacturers whose products are used every day in homes, offices and institutions worldwide.

Distributed Management Task Force
Intel Corporation
Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance
NVM Express
Open Compute Project
PCI SIG
Trusted Computing Group
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
USB Implementers Forum
Advanced Micro Devices
Renesas
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