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Nexsan Intros Xserve Storage

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Nexsan, a leading provider of energy efficient disk-based storage systems designed for the long-term storage of information, today announced the SATABeast Xi, the first high density, energy efficient storage solution built and optimized for the Apple Xserve and Mac Pro markets.

The SATABeast Xi is the highest density storage solution available today, providing up to 42TB of storage in only 4U of rack space, and the only one of its caliber in the Xserve market featuring AutoMAID™ (Massive Array of Idle Disks). AutoMAID allows SATABeast Xi to place its disk drives in an idle state to conserve energy yet provide near-instantaneous access to data.

Additionally, SATABeast Xi is the only storage solution delivering dual function Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity at wire-speed performance, making it flexible, scalable and completely OS independent to easily support a broad range of storage and computing infrastructures.

While optimized and designed specifically for the Apple Xserve and Mac Pro, complementing those environments both physically and with its easy-to-use GUI that will be familiar to Leopard OS users, the Nexsan SATABeast Xi also is an ideal storage solution for mixed environments.
The SATABeast Xi is designed for primary storage of large data set applications like uncompressed, real-time HDTV as well as multi-stream and analog TV signals and high-quality video editing with no frame drops. It also is ideal for secondary storage applications and disk-to-disk backup in which online access to data delivers superior business continuity and data protection as well as instant access to large volumes of data.

“The SATABeast Xi is a natural evolution of our highly flexible, scalable SATABeast product,” said Bob Woolery, senior vice president of marketing, Nexsan. “Xserve directly targets one of our sweet spots in the market – data intensive multimedia applications that require the highest reliability and instantaneous access.”

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