SOURCE: Nexsan

September 02, 2008 08:38 ET

Nexsan SATABeast High Density Storage Solution Supports VMware

Extends High Reliability and High Performance Disk Storage Benefits to VMware ESX 3.5 and ESX 3i

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2008) - Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage, today announced that its SATABeast® high density, high reliability disk storage platform now supports VMware ESX 3.5 and ESX 3i.

As a member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program, Nexsan has tested and confirmed compatibility for SATABeast's Fibre Channel SAN connectivity with the VMware products.

The SATABeast is one of highest density storage solutions available in the market today providing up to 42TB of storage in only 4U of rack space. SATABeast also has one of highest reliability rates in the industry. Customers report component AFR of less than 1%. The mix of reliability, density and performance makes the SATABeast ideal for VMware customers employing a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, disk-based backup, digital video security, compliance and litigation support, and rich media. Through the VMware Technology Alliance Partner program, Nexsan has access to tools that will allow it to develop and deliver high-value solutions to joint SATABeast and VMware customers.

"The amount of fixed content, whether important emails and legal documents or critical medical images, is exploding and companies of every size are wrestling with how to store it, manage it, and ensure it is readily accessible when it's needed most," said Bob Woolery, senior vice president of marketing for Nexsan. "Increasingly, this fixed content resides in virtualized, multi-tiered storage environments, and ensuring our customers that Nexsan is fully compatible and highly tuned to support the VMware platform is critical. Coupling support for VMware ESX 3.5 and ESX 3i with our high reliability and high density system delivers a one-two punch for data center managers, enabling them to reduce storage and server costs while delivering high-performance storage for business-critical applications."

With more than 700 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

About Nexsan Corporation

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security and rich media. Nexsan's solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major governmental agencies around the world who are seeking cost-correct, high-density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand, Oaks, Calif., Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs and system integrators. For more information, please see the company's website at www.nexsan.com.

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