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NEC Launches HYDRAstor HS8

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and identity management solutions, today unveiled the second generation of the NEC HYDRAstor HS8 grid storage platform, delivering the industry’s only self-evolving storage solution. The new HYDRAstor nodes announced today—which are greener, denser, and faster—work seamlessly with both previous and future generations of HYDRAstor nodes. This heterogeneous feature of the HYDRAstor grid platform allows the storage grid to evolve with new technologies—without having to start a new grid system and without data migration, provisioning, forklift upgrades, application downtimes and data loss. HYDRAstor’s unique “community of smart nodes” enables IT to non-disruptively ride both technology and growth curves so that a single storage grid can continually evolve with greener, denser, and faster nodes.

“The elegance of NEC HYDRAstor’s architecture just came to life with this announcement. Their ability to use new technology without replacing old technology, and scale indefinitely, while maintaining a single point of management is the holy grail of storage,” said Arun Taneja, founder and consulting analyst, Taneja Group. “So is the ability of the customer to choose the level of availability they desire, without having to sacrifice huge amounts of storage. This feature is still rare in the industry. The combination of these functions has produced a strong product for the market.”

NEC Corp.