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Press Release

Nexsan Expands Highly Efficient Storage with 84TB SATABeast

Storage system doubles capacity in 4U of Rack Space for greater power, space and cost efficiency

Virtualization Magazine

Nexsan announced at the company's NexStep EMEA VAR conference that it has doubled the capacity of the award-winning SATABeast storage system from 42TB to 84TB in only four units (4U) of rack space. Built to provide the best power efficiency and space efficiency in the industry along with meaningful cost efficiency, the SATABeast enables midsized organizations to achieve both exceptional capital and operational cost savings. The highly efficient SATABeast is the ultimate solution for data intensive storage applications that require 24x7 online data access.

The Nexsan SATABeast is an enterprise-class RAID system designed to deliver exceptional performance, reliability and simplified operation in a very dense storage footprint. With a customer reported system reliability rating of more than 99.9%, the high density SATABeast is the premier option for both primary and secondary storage applications, including content archiving, disaster recovery and disk-based backup.

The system's chassis design reduces hard drive stress with unique anti-accumulative rotational vibration and horizontal midplane cooling technology supporting one of the lowest storage system maintenance rates in the industry. As with all of the company's storage systems, the Nexsan SATABeast features AutoMAID (Automatic Massive Array of Idle Disks) technology for policy-based power management that cuts energy demands up to 70% without impacting storage performance.

"Midsize organizations are challenged with continued data growth and seek solutions that not only reduce upfront costs but also lower day-to-day operating expenses. They want to use systems that provide greater power, space and cost efficiencies to drive down their total costs of ownership," said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Nexsan's latest generation of products, including the enhanced SATABeast, reflects the company's steadfast commitment to deliver such improvements; with capabilities that will help their customers to save money - and their partners to compete - in today's challenging economy and beyond."

Key features of the enhanced SATABeast include:

  • Up to 84TB of native capacity in only 4U
  • Power efficient AutoMAID technology for greatly reduced power consumption
  • Dual-function Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity with wire-speed performance
  • Flexible, scalable and completely OS independent storage system for supporting a broad range of storage infrastructures
  • Support for RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 4, 5 and 6
  • WorldviewTM single GUI interface for simplified management

"Customers are seeking solutions that achieve capital and operational savings and the enhanced SATABeast is specifically designed to deliver these benefits with power efficient, space efficient and cost efficient technologies," said Bob Woolery, Senior Vice President, Marketing for Nexsan. "We invite customers to unleash the capacity and power of the SATABeast for their data intensive applications and benefit from technology that is proven in thousands of deployments worldwide."

Pricing and Availability
The Nexsan SATABeast is available immediately through the company's worldwide channel network. Pricing for a fully populated SATABeast with 2TB drives starts at $38,000 and scales based on configuration options.

Storage industry VARs, resellers and service providers interested in learning more about partnering with Nexsan should visit http://www.nexsan.com/reseller_signup.php


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Joe Austin is Vice President, Client Relations, at Ventana Public Relations. He joined Ventana PR in 2006 with more than 14 years experience in high-tech strategic communications. His media relations experience spans both broadcast and print, and he maintains longstanding relationships with editors and reporters at business, IT, channel, and vertical publications. Austin's relationship with the media includes marquee outlets including CNN, BusinessWeek, USA Today, Bloomberg, and the Associated Press for clients ranging from startups to billion-dollar enterprises. Experience includes working with Maxell, McDATA (Acquired by Brocade), Center for Internet Security, Securent (Acquired by Cisco), Intrepidus Group/PhishMe, FireEye, Mimosa Systems, Xiotech, MOLI.com, EMC/Rainfinity, Spinnaker Networks (Acquired by NetApp), ONStor, Nexsan, Asigra, Avamar (Acquired by EMC), BakBone Software, Dot Hill, SANRAD, Open-E and others. With more than a decade of strategic planning, media tours, press conferences, and media/analyst relations for companies in the data storage, security, server virtualization, IT outsourcing and networking arenas, Austin's domain expertise assists in positioning clients for leadership. Austin was recently recognized as a “Top Tech Communicator” for the second year in a row by PRSourceCode. The editorial community – represented by more than 300 participating IT journalists – rated each winner based on best overall performance and recognized those who added the most value to their editorial processes in terms of responsiveness, reliability, and overall understanding of editorial needs.