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Nexsan Opens SMB NAS Gateway

Nexsan ramped up its green efforts today with the launch of its Edge solution, which is aimed at the SMB NAS market.

What we’re trying to do is extend enterprise products to NAS for the SMB space,” says Bob Woolery, Nexsan’s senior vice president of marketing. “SMB organizations have many of the same challenges as other organizations.”

Essentially a gateway device running Microsoft’s Windows Unified Data Storage Server (WUDSS) software, the Edge lets users connect their existing Nexsan SAS and SATA storage in the same rack.

The one-rack unit high Edge appliance attaches to either Nexsan’s SASBoy or SATABoy device, according to Woolery. “It supports iSCSI on block and CIFS and NFS on the file services [side].”

Like other Nexsan offerings, such as the recently launched DATABeast, the Edge solution also contains the vendor’s AutoMAID green storage feature.

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