Press Release – 2006/3/29
ThinkCP™ Launches Complete SAN Starter Kit
for Small to Medium Size Business – Featuring QLogic & StorCase
Irvine, CA, March 29, 2006 – Today, ThinkCP™ Technologies announced the release of an affordable, entry-level Complete SAN Starter Kit for small to medium business. While SANs (Storage Area Networks) once ranged in price from 10’s to 100’s of thousands of dollars to implement and maintain, the ThinkCP™ SAN Starter is about $8,500, including the QLogic 2GB SAN Express Starter Kit 1000 and ThinkCP’s ViPoR SS-SANBX, featuring a custom configured StorCase Infostation (4U 2TB, Fibre to SATA II RAID storage system). ThinkCP™ Representatives provide further customization depending on each customer’s individual network applications, I.T. budgets and long-term objectives.
The central SAN system itself is designed with the understanding that small and medium sized-businesses require a flexible, scaleable platform from which they can easily migrate data or network operations during future growth phases. The customer can immediately implement the SAN solution within their existing LANs, without “retrofitting” their existing network fabric. The kit does require Microsoft® Windows® VDS (Virtual Disk Services) Drivers as part of the storage management framework (ThinkCP Representatives can assist customers with this requirement if necessary). Customers can later grow the SAN by adding additional storage devices, QLogic HBAs and QLogic switches depending on their company’s growth, expansion and “change” requirements.
Bill Hojreh, ThinkCP™ President commented, “Combined with QLogic’s Entry Level SAN Solution, the kit is proven to be effective for customers that are just adopting SANs. It provides flexibility for growth at later phases, or a good ‘stepping stone’ approach when used as a test bed during the first phases of a more complex SAN implementation.”
For detailed information on the ThinkCP™ Technologies Complete SAN Starter Kit, please visit http://www.ThinkCP.com/products/SAN_Starter_Kit.asp or contact ThinkCP™ directly.
About ThinkCP™ Technologies
Founded in 1987, ThinkCP™ is a BSI ISO 9000:2001 QMS Certified company, specializing in high performance computing, storage solutions and peripherals. The company supports the needs of corporations, contractors, government, resellers and universities throughout the world.