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March 3, 2015:

  • Customers and Partners Across Range of Industries Realize Rapid Benefits and Value with StorTrends

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced details on how customers and partners across virtually every industry, including education, energy, finance, state & local government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail, have benefitted from the increased application performance achieved using StorTrends hybrid and all-flash storage arrays in high-demand virtual environments. Using StorTrends storage appliances, customers can achieve unprecedented performance, reliability, scalability and cost savings - especially in Virtual Server deployments.

StorTrends is among the leading hybrid and all-flash storage array providers to capitalize on this growth opportunity. With a long standing history of delivering innovative storage solutions that break price/performance barriers, StorTrends has optimized support for a complete range of virtual environments including VMware® ESXi, Microsoft® Hyper-V™, Citrix® Xen™ and Red Hat® RHEV. The result is a suite of storage arrays that will achieve dramatic enterprise performance and reliability at an extremely affordable price point.

Among the keys to StorTrends’ success is the StorTrends iDATA Tool which automatically identifies an environment’s actual storage needs and requirements before a customer makes a purchasing decision. Running quietly in the background of an existing IT environment, after seven days the StorTrends iDATA Tool will report on key metrics including capacity utilization, IOPS usage, reads versus writes for volumes, network bandwidth performance, server statistics and application information. The result is a clear and accurate picture of the storage resources needed for optimum operation - and to ensure organizations select exactly what they need eliminating the need to over-provision costly resources.

“The number one reason most storage installations fail is due to a lack of accurate information regarding the IT environment’s performance requirements,” said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. “With StorTrends iDATA we eliminate the guesswork so that customers can build their storage infrastructure with the insight and knowledge that fuels their success. The StorTrends iDATA tool determines how much active data a customer has within his or her environment. This allows us to spec the approximate amount of SSD or flash for the infrastructure to be successful. This, along with the high value of our StorTrends Hybrid and All-Flash Storage Arrays, continues to deliver impressive performance results for our customers. Why guess at your data storage configuration when you can run the free StorTrends iDATA tool and know?”

“Our guidance to end-users is clear – we advise that they should strongly consider hybrid or all-flash arrays (HFA or AFA) when it comes time for a tech refresh to support business critical environments requiring high performance data capabilities. The HFA or AFA choice should be made after a careful review of internal business and IT requirements, as well as budget. And then, a vendor offering advanced enterprise capabilities together with competitive pricing, such as StorTrends, should be selected,” advised Deni Connor, Founding Analyst, SSG-NOW.

Customers and Partners Report Dramatic Benefits and Value Using StorTrends in Their Virtual Environments

StorTrends customers and partners across multiple industries continue to underscore the value they receive using its family of storage solutions in their virtual environments.

For Prevare Information Technology Services, an authority on outsourced IT and technical services, the value of StorTrends arrays has been proven in their customer implementations again and again. “As I researched potential SAN solutions, I kept coming back to StorTrends from AMI,” said Chris Haight, President of Prevare. “It had the ability to handle capacity needs, the required redundancy in their HA configuration, a very easy and intuitive GUI, certification with VMware and JBODs for future expansion. But what sealed the deal was the price – StorTrends was 25% less than a similar solution from another vendor.”

At McLeod Addictive Disease Center, StorTrends helped to achieve reliable and efficient storage for the abundance of health records stored in the health center’s 30TB virtual server environment. Today, McLeod uses its StorTrends array to run all of their virtual machines. “We originally chose StorTrends after an extensive review of the likely options – such as Dell, EMC and HP. We then met with the team and completed an exhaustive evaluation of the StorTrends’ array – the results blew us away,” said Paul Ogle, a member of the IT team at McLeod Addictive Disease Center. “In addition to StorTrends performing exactly as advertised, the knowledge and support we have received from the support team has far exceeded our expectations.”

Charlotte Radiology also relies on its StorTrends arrays to help the organization retain volumes of critical health data. Charlotte Radiology displaced a premier Tier One SAN vendor with StorTrends and has since seen improved performance and an enhanced feature set for a much more affordable price. “I cannot stress enough how good the customer service is,” said Tony Maynard, Manager of Information Technology, Charlotte Radiology. “The StorTrends team has done nothing but accommodate our needs and bend over backwards for us. Everything has performed as they described and I have never had the feeling of being over-promised or under delivered.”

National Fish & Seafood, a division of PACIFIC ANDES, also entrusts its StorTrends array to protect its Microsoft Hyper-V environment. “When we sat down with our IT services partner to review options, it became clear that StorTrends was the right choice for our business,” said Andrew Marenghi, IT Director, National Fish & Seafood. “The StorTrends array had the specific capabilities we were looking for, the integration with Hyper-V, and a price tag that was, well, much less than we anticipated. A true value.”

University of Maryland’s Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) selected StorTrends as the core of its implemented virtual infrastructure, supporting 17 VMware ESX virtual servers as well as two physical servers running several Microsoft SQL databases, DOTS-specific shared drives and directories and a host of other demanding applications. “StorTrends had literally every single feature I was looking for: tiered storage, data deduplication and archiving, innovative data replication and WAN optimization – everything,” said Tim Robinson, DOTS IT Coordinator and Systems Administrator, University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services. “StorTrends was the perfect fit for my environment. StorTrends met every one of our requirements.”

To learn more about how customers are realizing new levels of performance, reliability and efficiency using StorTrends, visit: http://www.stortrends.com/resources/customer-stories.

To download the free StorTrends iDATA software tool, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/resources/stortrends-idata-tool/

To learn more about StorTrends storage products visit: http://stortrends.com/products/stortrends-overview/

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. torTrends 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 2, 2015:

BARCELONA, SPAIN - Android™ isn’t just for Android anymore. With AMIDuOS™, users can enjoy their favorite Android apps – right on their Windows® 7.x or 8.x devices. The new AMIDuOS – showcased here at Mobile World Congress – delivers a full Android experience to the Windows desktop.

AMIDuOS is available now for download from www.amiduos.com for a $10 lifetime license – with a 30–day free trial. It was created by American Megatrends, Inc., the number one BIOS vendor in the world by shipment volume.

“We believe that consumers should be able to run their Android apps on any device they wish,” explained Subramonian Shankar, AMI founder and President. “Our vision with the creation of AMIDuOS was to make it easy for anyone to get the full Android experience on their Windows desktop or laptops. That vision is now a reality and we encourage everyone to try AMIDuOS for themselves.”

Why AMIDuOS?

Many Android apps are not available on the Windows 7/8 platform – ranging from communication (WhatsApp), or education (DuoLingo) to some of the most popular games (Real Racing 3, Plants vs Zombies 2, Temple Run, Angry Birds Go!) Further, many Android Apps are more expensive on Windows – for the identical app!

Further, consumers who already paid for their app on the Android platform have been required to pay a second time to purchase the same app for Windows.

Finally, developers often update apps on Android before Windows – so the only way to get the latest and greatest features is to utilize the Android version of an app.

With AMIDuOS, compromise is a thing of the past. Consumers gain access to the full library of Android apps on their Windows device – running either full-screen or in a window, while retaining the ability to switch over to their traditional Windows apps at any time – no need to reboot. It is truly the best of both worlds.

How it Works

After installing AMIDuOS with a quick download from www.amiduos.com, users get a full Android experience on their Windows device, which can be run either full-screen or in a window. They can access and manipulate the Android desktop just as they do on their phone or tablet and download apps from Google Play or Amazon App Store.

AMI has utilized its decades of expertise in PC hardware to build hardware acceleration support into the app, and support direct hardware access whenever possible. Emulation is only used when needed – otherwise code will run natively. This, plus 3D acceleration support, means incredible performance and allows games and video-intensive apps to run smoothly and quickly.

Since AMIDuOS can access all hardware on the PC, apps can take advantage of the touchscreen, sensors, peripherals, GPS, camera, etc. AMI has tested AMIDuOS with over 4,000 apps and is continually releasing updates to improve compatibility.

AMIDuOS integrates Android tightly into the Windows experience. The clipboard is shared, so one can copy from an Android app and paste into Windows, or vice versa. In addition, AMIDuOS can be configured to share files with the Windows PC – so one can save a file in Android and then open that file directly from a Windows app.

AMIDuOS runs best on a touch-screen enabled tablet, but is compatible with a keyboard and mouse setup as well. It also supports customizable keyboard mapping so users can assign physical keys to gestures such as swipe or pinch, for unsurpassed speed in games or other apps. In addition, Bluetooth gamepads are supported, so Android games can be enjoyed on a Windows machine using gamepads designed for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and more.

AMIDuOS is a trademark of American Megatrends, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the US and abroad.

February 24, 2015:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, USA / NUREMBERG, GERMANY - American Megatrends, Inc., (AMI) a global leader in BIOS, remote management and network data storage solutions, joins Embedded World 2015 from Tuesday, February 24 to Thursday, February 26, 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany.

The Embedded World Exhibition & Conference is the world's biggest exhibition of its kind and is a key meeting place of the international embedded community, shaping the character of the embedded world by showcasing the full range of embedded technologies in hardware, software, tools and development services.

AMI will be located in Hall 2, Booth 365 of the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, where the company will display a number of exciting embedded solutions for the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. As one of the highlights of this year’s presentation, AMI will unveil its vision for intelligent management of IoT devices with demonstrations of its cloud-centric IoT gateway solution, which combines key components from widely-used, mature AMI products and leverages its deep experience in BIOS, remote management and sensor management technologies.

And as always, AMI will also present the latest developments in its flagship Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware, together with BIOS development and debug tools and services, showing how both x86 and ARM-based platforms can go "beyond BIOS" using Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) technology to add value and reduce time-to-market (TTM) for embedded projects. Solutions for the Android™ OS for x86-based hardware and MegaRAC® Remote Management products will be on display as well.

American Megatrends warmly welcomes its customers, partners and media representatives to the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference and invites attendees to visit Booth 365 in Hall 2 to witness the latest in AMI innovation for the embedded market.

February 10, 2015:

  • StorTrends 3500i Hybrid Flash Array (HFA) and 3400i Dual Controller SAN to Ensure Optimal Electronic Medical Records (EMR) System Performance, High Availability (HA), Data Protection and Continued Seamless Scalability

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced that the McLeod Addictive Disease Center has added a StorTrends 3500i SSD hybrid flash array (HFA) and a StorTrends 3400i dual controller storage area network (SAN) unit to its existing StorTrends deployment, currently serving as the backbone for its Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems. The added StorTrends storage will enable McLeod to achieve seamless expansion of its EMR environment, while ensuring flash-fast performance, as well as the highest levels of data availability and protection.

StorTrends was initially deployed to reinforce McLeod’s EMR system upgrade, as the company transitioned to a virtualized infrastructure. Optimized to support all of the leading virtualization platforms, StorTrends helped McLeod to achieve the dramatic enterprise performance and reliability it required, at an extremely affordable price point. When it came time to expand the environment, for McLeod the decision was simple regarding the storage that should serve as the foundation for the effort.

“We originally chose StorTrends after an extensive review of the likely options – such as Dell, EMC and HP. We then met with the StorTrends team and completed an exhaustive evaluation of the StorTrends’ array – the results blew us away,” said Paul Ogle, a member of the IT team at McLeod Addictive Disease Center. “In addition to StorTrends performing exactly as advertised, the knowledge and support we have received from the StorTrends support team has far exceeded our expectations.”

Today, McLeod continues to use the StorTrends arrays to run all of their virtual machines (VMs). Managing a large EMR environment, let alone one that sits on a virtualized infrastructure, can be a daunting task. However, with StorTrends McLeod enjoys a single point of contact for all of the virtual hosts, simplifying overall management tasks such as automatic VM migration in the event of a virtual host loss or creating new LUNs on virtual machines. And, if a question should arise, StorTrends is available 24x7 with the answer.

“I’ve worked in IT for well over 10 years and I have seldom enjoyed the quality of support I have received from StorTrends,” added Ogle.

“McLeod has moved from a single controller 2400i SAN to the 3500i as their primary storage. With this move, McLeod has increased redundancy with dual controllers, and further enhanced their DR strategy, by backing up to the 3400i SAN. Moreover, by adding the 3500i hybrid flash storage they benefit from the ultimate combination of extreme performance and optimal capacity, at a price comparable to spinning disk – helping them to realize almost immediate and significant ROI,” said Justin Bagby, Director of StorTrends. “However for me, the real news here is that there is absolutely no better seal of approval that can be achieved, then that of a satisfied customer that returns for more.”

To learn more about the McLeod Addictive Disease Center, please visit: http://www.mcleodcenter.com/.

To read the initial StorTrends, McLeod Addictive Disease Center case study, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com/resources/customer-stories/.

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. torTrends 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.

February 4, 2015:

  • CIOs and IT Administrators to Learn Benefits and Best Practices for Deploying Hybrid SSD or Full-Flash Storage

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends® today announced it is kicking off its 2015 “Steak & Storage” tour with initial stops in Charlotte, and Raleigh, North Carolina:\; Pittsburgh, PA; Columbus and Cincinnati, OH. CIOs and IT administrators attending the events will enjoy a complimentary steak lunch while learning the benefits and best practices for deploying Hybrid SSD (solid-state disk) and/or full-flash storage.

Attendees will hear from StorTrends solutions engineers as they discuss the advantages and potential obstacles of deploying Hybrid SSD Storage Arrays and All-Flash Storage Arrays, with insight based on actual user requirements. Participants will learn how these solutions can affect critical tier one applications and performance. From high performance databases to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), learn the best practices for leveraging SSD technology while ensuring optimal performance.

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 and Register Here:

Charlotte, NC
February 10, 2015 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-02-10/

Raleigh, NC
February 11, 2015 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-02-11/

Pittsburgh, PA
February 24, 2015 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-02-24/

Columbus, OH
February 25, 2015 at Mitchell’s Steak House
Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-02-25/

Cincinnati, OH
February 26, 2015 at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Register Here: http://www.stortrends.com/company/news-events/lunch-and-learn-2015-02-26/

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. torTrends 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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