StorTrends® 3400i SAN Achieves VMware® ESXi™ 5.1 Certification with Support for vSphere™ Client Plugin

Sep 18, 2012, 14:30 ET from American Megatrends, Inc.

NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI), a leader in network storage and computing innovations, announces that its StorTrends® 3400i SAN Storage System has achieved VMware® ESXi™ 5.1 Certification. By completing this detailed validation process, the StorTrends 3400i is VMware certified and can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at

"StorTrends is deployed within VMware virtual environments around the world as the centralized SAN," said Mike Thyne, Director of Marketing at AMI. "By achieving this VMware ESXi 5.1 Certification, StorTrends customers can upgrade with the certainty of knowing that both VMware and StorTrends stand fully behind the virtual environment."

"We are very pleased that the StorTrends 3400i SAN has qualified for VMware ESXi 5.1 certification, as this signifies to our customers that the 3400i has met VMware's integration and interoperability standards and it works effectively within a VMware ESXi infrastructure," said Justin Bagby, Director of Channel Sales & Customer Support for AMI.

StorTrends also offers a VMware® vSphere™ Plugin that allows customers to manage the StorTrends 3400i SAN directly from within the vSphere Client. Justin Bagby added, "By offering a vSphere plugin, our customers can easily manage a StorTrends SAN from directly within the vSphere client. This not only saves times for the user, but also simplifies the management steps. Through the plugin users can manage datastores and virtual machines while also viewing the StorTrends 3400i SAN management interface for system health, storage resource management charts and capacity usage." 

Interested parties can read more about the StorTrends VMware vSphere Plugin on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at

American Megatrends is a member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program, which makes it easy for customers to identify certified products like the StorTrends 3400i SAN that work within the VMware virtual environment. In addition to its certification with VMware, the StorTrends 3400i SAN is also certified with Citrix® Xen® and Microsoft® Hyper-V®, making it a certified SAN for any virtual environment.

About StorTrends

Thousands of StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in industries such as Education, Energy, Finance, State & Local Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Marketing, Retail, Research, Technology and many more. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today's business environments by offering Unified Storage, Simplified Management, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Storage Efficiency and Virtualization. The StorTrends product line incorporates enterprise features at a cost that is much less than traditional storage vendors, making StorTrends a superb value as your next storage appliance. For more information, please visit

VMware, ESXi 5.1, vSphere are registered trademarks and trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the US and other countries. Citrix Xen is a registered trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the US and other countries. Microsoft Hyper-V is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries.

About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software, and utilities to today's high-tech manufacturers. AMI's innovative Aptio® solution for UEFI, modular AMIBIOS8, high quality StorTrends® IP Storage Area Networks (IP-SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Storage Management software solutions, along with MegaRAC® remote server management, KVM over IP, IPMI 2.0 firmware and high-density motherboards continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Atlanta, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

For more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit

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