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Nimbus Bows Hybrid IP Systems

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nimbus Data Systems, the leading innovator in IP storage systems, today unveiled its Breeze Hybrid series of multi-protocol IP storage systems that combine next-generation 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking, an on-demand scalable architecture that unifies block and file storage, and energy-efficient storage tiers to bring dramatic savings in operational and capital costs to midsize enterprises. The Breeze Hybrid, or H-series, is an easy-to-use IP storage system with software intelligence and simple Web-based management. It features seamless iSCSI SAN and NAS capabilities, storage options ranging from fast solid state disks (SSD) to cost-effective SAS and SATA drives, and the Nimbus HALO storage operating system, which provides virtualization and advanced data protection without incremental licensing fees. The two new models include the Breeze VH630, designed for server virtualization, and the Breeze MH860, designed for large-scale rich content storage.

With the Nimbus Breeze Hybrid series, midsize enterprises can:

Reduce costs of scaling out storage by 50% as compared to clustered iSCSI arrays

Reduce storage hardware and software licensing costs by 40% as compared to iSCSI-only arrays

Increase bandwidth by over 24 times as compared to clustered iSCSI arrays


Capitalize on a 50 fold improvement in access times for I/O-intensive applications

Reduce power and cooling costs by 75% as compared to separate SAN and NAS devices

Utilize 10 Gigabit Ethernet, with 2.5 times the throughput and 75% lower cost than 4 Gigabit Fibre Channel

Meet the challenges of both rising datacenter costs and ambitious storage and server consolidation projects with a single versatile, affordable, and familiar IP-based infrastructure

At Loro Piana, our nationwide network of luxury clothing stores depends on nonstop access to critical application servers and storage. Using the Nimbus Breeze unified IP storage systems as the SAN and NAS foundation for our VMware ESX v3.5 environment, our IT operations run smoothly, efficiently, and virtually administration-free,” said Aaron Martin, IT Manager, Loro Piana. “Given the success to date utilizing the 10 Gigabit bandwidth of the system, we further plan to scale out our Nimbus to run a Virtual Desktop environment, as well.”

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