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NEC Partners With RAID

Rain and NEC partner to meet growing demand for critical storage functionality in HPC, government markets

METHUEN, Mass. and Santa Clara, Calif. -- RAID Inc., a customized storage solution and services provider specializing in leading edge technologies, today announced it has entered into an OEM agreement with NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and identity management solutions. RAID Inc. will license NEC's D-Series Enterprise Modular Storage products and sell them under the RAID Inc. brand. The new product line will be incorporated into RAID Inc.'s suite of storage solutions for the high performance computing (HPC), government, research and corporate markets.

HPC and government organizations are increasingly demanding the data integrity and performance previously found only in the most expensive storage solutions. Specific requirements from RAID Inc. customers include:

  • the highest levels of data integrity, including read validation on SATA drives
  • scalable capacity and performance across multiple servers
  • high performance, particularly for sequential throughput
  • high availability and self-healing capabilities
  • dynamic provisioning with fine granularity and immediate useability and
  • lower overall power consumption

"NEC's D-Series storage products meet all of these customer demands," said Greg Morris, CEO of RAID Inc. "As more of our clients-particularly those requiring support for scalable SATA drive solutions-ask for these features, NEC D-Series fills a gap in our product line. Also with D-Series, we can start customers at the specific capacity level required for their immediate needs and expand one hard disk drive at a time to over 1.5 petabytes - seamlessly and non-disruptively. We believe that for our customers, NEC D-Series provides the best data integrity with the best performance at the best price."

Raid Inc.

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