SOURCE: Nexsan Corporation

Nexsan Corporation

November 30, 2011 08:00 ET

Enterprise Strategy Group Brief Recognizes Nexsan E-5000 NAS System for Solid Foundation and Robust Feature Set

NAS System Provides Intuitive Management Interface, Solid State Drive (SSD) FASTier™ Technology, and AutoMAID Power Savings for Efficient Operation Without Performance Penalty

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - Nexsan®, a leading independent provider of disk-based storage systems, today announced a new brief by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) titled, "Nexsan's NAS Play." The ESG write-up by senior analyst, Terri McClure, details the recently introduced E-5000™ NAS system, highlighting the system's solid technology foundation, robust feature set and intuitive interface.

ESG Highlights of the E-5000 NAS System Include:

  • Multi-level SSD cache architecture to meet the random hypervisor IO often found in virtual server environments while the primary system cache handles more sequential data traffic more common to file environments.
  • Intuitive management interface that is both functional and easy to navigate.
  • AutoMAID™ technology to spin down disks until the data they contain is needed, requiring only one-fifth of the power required for competitive products of equal capacity.
  • Support for both CIFS and NFS protocols.
  • Support for both 1 GB and 10 GB connections.
  • Ability to scale to over 1 PB.

According to the brief, "The Nexsan E-5000 NAS system has all the bells and whistles one would expect from a system that has been on the market for years -- it is not your typical first generation system, supporting snap and clone as well as synchronous and asynchronous remote replication right out of the gate. That is because Nexsan has been able to leverage its years of storage technology experience and development and bring that to play in the new system."

The brief is complimentary of Nexsan's new E-Centre™ web-based management interface, a revolutionary easy-to-use GUI for sub-15 minute initial set-up time and simplified operation. With E-Centre, wizards guide the administrator through pool creation, management, snapshots, volume management, synchronous/asynchronous replication and clustering for high availability. Management is easy with a single, intuitive browser-based interface so that all local and remote E-5000 storage systems can be easily managed and monitored from a single pane-of-glass.

"As consumer-like technology makes its way into IT, generational change means users will be gravitating toward increasingly familiar types of interfaces," said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "The E-5000's intuitive management is both functional and easy to navigate and will do especially well with IT 'generalists' who don't have time to go to storage school to figure out how to add capacity, create a snapshot, or add a new host into the mix. It reflects the continued push toward the 'consumerization of IT' with an interface that is just as easy to use."

"ESG's insight mirrors the feedback we receive from customers who have deployed the E-5000 storage system," said Don Chouinard, Director, Product Marketing, Nexsan. "While delivering incredible performance, capacity and reliability suitable for the enterprise, this NAS system is built for the special challenges of the mid-market. With features that redefine simplicity and efficiency, the E-5000 allows users to focus on revenue-generating IT objectives rather than the mundane tasks of storage management."

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About Nexsan
Nexsan® is a leading independent provider of disk-based storage systems purpose-built and priced for the mid-market, offering industry-leading reliability, space and power efficiency. Nexsan storage systems provide scalability, integrity and security for growing volumes of unstructured data and are ideal for virtual storage, data protection, secure online archiving, bulk and cloud storage applications. Overcoming the challenges of traditional storage, Nexsan delivers a different kind of storage experience with easy-to-use, efficient and enterprise-class solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of storage. Nexsan delivers its storage systems through a select global partner ecosystem of solution providers, OEMs and system integrators. Nexsan is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. For more information, visit the company's website at

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