Nexsan Adds SAS System

Nexsan introduces new enterprise-class, high-density SAS storage solution

January 27, 2009

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient storage, today announced SASBeast, a highly reliable enterprise-class green storage solution that is ideally suited for both transactional and high-capacity applications. SASBeast meets an increasing need in the market for a single solution that delivers both high performance and high capacity in a small footprint.

SASBeast provides customers with an extremely flexible, energy-efficient and affordable storage system. It features up to 42 disks in just 4U, with up to 18.9TB of SAS capacity. At the heart of SASBeast is the proven Nexsan architecture that is now used throughout the growing Nexsan product family and is deployed in more than 21,000 systems in over 60 countries around the world. SASBeast also accommodates both SAS and SATA disks in a single chassis and provides simultaneous Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity and operating system independence.

The new solution gives customers unprecedented energy efficiency with new optimized cooling capabilities and Nexsan’s next-generation MAID technology, AutoMAID™. AutoMAID can reduce data storage energy costs up to 60 percent without impacting application performance. With SASBeast, Nexsan is also introducing a new horizontal mid-plane design that promotes more efficient airflow, thus enabling the system to run significantly cooler and further improving energy savings and ensuring reliability.

Coming on the heels of new products like Assureon®, DATABeast® and The Edge, SASBeast is the latest example of Nexsan’s continued drive to innovate the design of highly reliable, high-performance green storage solutions. The new enterprise-class SASBeast easily meets the demands of transactional applications with high IOPS and the ability to scale to hundreds of terabytes of capacity in a single rack. This makes SASBeast ideal for applications utilizing Microsoft Exchange or SQL as well as those that involve large file servers and/or large amounts of content.

“With three product generations of field-proven storage systems now in use by governments, leading institutions and corporations of all sizes around the world, we’ve refined an advanced storage architecture that now stands as one of the most reliable in the industry,” said Gary Watson, Chief Technical Officer, Nexsan Corporation. “SASBeast extends our reputation for performance, reliability, and affordability into the heart of the market for transactional applications within small to mid-size enterprises (SME). This storage system provides an ideal combination of density, reliability, energy-efficiency and affordability in a single system. Given the current pressure within every IT department to get even more out of every CAPEX dollar, the timing for SASBeast could not be more ideal.”Nexsan Technologies Inc.

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