Verari Delivers SATA Servers

Verari Systems delivers leading storage density with WD GreenPower SATA Drives

November 13, 2007

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SAN DIEGO -- Verari Systems, developer of platform-independent blade-based computing and storage solutions, today announced it will ship its recently introduced SB5255 DataServer with Western Digital’s new WD RE2-GP enterprise-class SATA disk drives in Q4, 2007. When combined with the efficiencies of the Verari Systems BladeRack® 2 architecture, the joint solution delivers dramatic power savings while maintaining solid performance with industry-leading density for a wide range of vertical markets where data and applications such as Web 2.0 need to be hosted on a single platform.

The Verari SB5255 DataServer delivers up to 50% in energy use savings, provides up to 77% better floor space utilization than traditional server and storage systems, and is the industry’s first high-density blade-based system to incorporate the innovative GreenPower drive design. The one terabyte WD RE2-GP disk drive allows the BladeRack 2 to accommodate up to twenty-two 24 terabyte SB5255 DataServers, each with two Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5300 Series processors. That equates to 176 processor cores and over a half a petabyte of energy efficient storage in just two computer room floor tiles.

“After evaluating products from other disk drive vendors, we chose WD’s one terabyte WD RE2-GP drive because it offers the best value and performance while saving an average of $10 per drive per year in energy costs,” said David Driggers, CTO and Founder of Verari Systems. “When combined with the power and cooling efficiency of the BladeRack 2, a two petabyte SB5255 configuration can save our customers up to $450,000 in energy costs in just three years. And although the cost savings are significant, green data centers don't just save energy and reduce overhead, they also contribute to healthy, eco-conscious environments.”

Verari Systems Inc.

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