I came across this glowing 5-star review of the new Infortrend EonStor DS 1024B and thought it worthy of sharing. The EonStor DS 1024B is a 2RU 24 drive disk array with a variety of connectivity options available from 1Gb/10Gb iSCSI through to 16Gb FC.

 Assessed by IT Pro (a leading enterprise technology website based in the UK), the EonStor DS 1024B system received full marks and a strong recommendation by reviewer Dave Mitchell, who said it “takes this to the next level” in terms of delivering low cost, high impact storage for budget-savvy SMBs.

Mr. Mitchell further said “Infortrend re-invents entry-level storage for SMBs with an affordable high-speed hybrid array” when reviewing the small form factor (SFF) EonStor DS 1024B, designed for 2.5” drives and ideal for all-SSD storage.

Particular praise was given to the exemplary performance the system delivers via 16Gb/s Fibre Channel and its hybrid host design, which enables FC SAN and IP SAN in one, plus diverse data services. In the latter category, storage tiering was especially noted as improving versatility and performance, with Mr. Mitchell saying that it “won’t be bettered by anyone at this price point”.

Other key advantages covered were redundancy, SANWatch/RAIDWatch UI ease of operation, and emergency backup power (super capacitors or backup batteries).

Reviews such as this 5-star appraisal by IT Pro confirm the Infortrend pledge: provide innovative, high performance, feature-loaded, and user friendly enterprise storage for SMBs at entry-level prices with an unbeatable cost-performance ratio.

You can read the full review here