SANBlaze SB-ATCA7300 Intel based ATCA Server Blade Achieves VMware Ready Status

ATCA7300 VMware ReadyLittleton, MA, March 22, 2012 – SANBlaze Technology, Inc., a leading provider of embedded storage and computing solutions, today announced that its Intel® Architecture AdvancedTCA (ATCA) server blade SB-ATCA7300 has achieved VMware Ready™ status. The SB-ATCA7300 offers scalable, high-performance computing power for tasks that store, process and forward large amounts of data. This designation indicates that SANBlaze and the ATCA7300 has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide.

The SB-ATCA7300 features two 6-core Intel® Xeon® processors, and up to 96GB of DDR3 memory to deliver  true 64-bit SMP computing for faster application execution in VMware environments. Its PICMG® 3.1 compliance provides redundant 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10Gbps) connections that are ideal for pipelined packet processing. Multiple on board boot options are available.

Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that SB-ATCA7300 makes best use of VMware technology and is ready for deployment in customer environments.   “We are pleased that the SANBlaze ATCA7300 qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and is ready to run in production environments,” said Sheryl Sage, Director, Alliance Programs, VMware.

“With the increasing demand for Virtualization and specifically VMware in performance critical computing environments, SANBlaze continues to provide VMware tested and certified Storage and Processor Blade solutions to the AdvancedTCA market.” said Steve Looby, Director of Product Management, “The VMware Ready SB-ATCA7300 complements our broad set of storage and I/O RTMs and is an ideal pairing for the VMware Ready SB-ATCA2000 storage blade family. We continue to meet our customers’ requirements/expectations for in chassis, processor and storage solutions that are easily deployed with proven interoperability of ATCA elements.”  

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 2,000 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

The SANBlaze SB-ATCA7300 can be found within the online VMware Partner Product Catalog at http://wwwa.vmware.com/partnercatalog/catalog/.  Hardware products can also be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.

For applications where reliability and service level agreements (SLA) rule the day, this blade employs ATCA technologies such as intelligent platform management control (IPMC), redundant power supplies, and dual star fabric interconnect. With ATCA, deployed compute applications enjoy improved serviceability, power and space efficiency over typical rack mount server-based solutions.

About SANBlaze
SANBlaze Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of embedded computing and storage solutions and a pioneer in SAN Emulation technologies. SANBlaze embedded computing products include a complete ecosystem of ATCA storage and compute blades, AMC and PMC storage and networking controllers and modules and a growing line of multifunction RTMs for ATCA blades. Additionally, the company provides fully configured and integrated ATCA systems and services. These products are sold directly to customers in the Telecom, Defense and medical industries, as well as through OEMs.

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