Nexsan Expands Highly Efficient Storage with 84TB SATABeast

Storage System Doubles Capacity in 4U of Rack Space For Greater Power, Space and Cost Efficiency

Thousand Oaks, Calif., – Nexsan, a leading storage system provider today 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 24×7 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
• Worldview 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.”


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