SOURCE: Nexsan Corporation

Nexsan Corporation

August 02, 2011 08:00 ET

Internet Video Network Leader Relies on Nexsan E60 for High Performance Primary Storage and Data Protection for Critical Video Data

With an Intuitive User Interface and Energy-Saving AutoMAID Technology, the Nexsan E60 Storage System Is the Superior Solution for Revision3's Apple Xsan Environment

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2011) - Nexsan®, a leading independent provider of disk-based storage systems, today announced that Revision3, the television network for the Internet generation, has selected Nexsan E60™ E-Series storage systems as the storage backbone for its fast-paced video production and distribution operations. Revision3 initially selected the Nexsan systems for their reliability and performance along with seamless compatibility with their Apple Xsan SAN file system, but has since been equally impressed with Nexsan's easy-to-navigate graphical user interface (GUI) and advanced energy efficient technology which reduces both power consumption and heat.

Revision3 has emerged as the leading Internet video network, and has attracted top content creators, advertisers and distribution partners. Based in San Francisco, the company creates, produces and distributes more than 25 original, episodic and community driven programs including Diggnation, Tekzilla and Epic Meal Time. More than 23 million viewers watch Revision3's existing programming each month, and the company is now ramping distribution through a network of partners spanning web, mobile and over the top platforms.

With its rapid growth and the associated storage requirements of a fast-paced video network, Revision3 was in critical need of a more efficient storage solution. The company's existing infrastructure relies on the Apple Xsan SAN file system, and Revision3 needed a solution that would fit easily into this environment without overbuilding with features they did not need. After extensive research, Revision3 discovered Nexsan and its E-Series storage systems.

"The first thing that impressed me was all the work they put into the front end GUI," said Reid Steiner, Director of IT Operations, Revision3. "It was very easy for me to traverse the front end and figure out the best way to deploy it. The Nexsan offering also slotted directly into what I needed and wasn't filled with features that I really couldn't use in my current environment. It was by far the best value of any SAN I found, especially for our Xsan environment."

Revision3 deployed two Nexsan E60 systems to support its seven full-time video editing bays. One is used for primary storage, while the other is used as a backup system. Because being a green company is important to Revision3, the company was pleased with the ability to power down the backup unit using Nexsan's energy efficient AutoMAID® technology. Using AutoMAID, Revision3 powers the E60 backup system down during non-critical hours to conserve energy and reduce heat.

The high density of the Nexsan E60 systems was also important to Revision3. The company's environment needs to conserve as much space as possible. "From all the SAN storage units that I saw, Nexsan was by far and away the best when it comes to the amount of data that could be packed into the amount of space that it offers," added Steiner. "And the performance is also impressive. I'm seeing up to 360 megabyte per second transfer rates off of the E60s to the editing bay."

Nexsan E60 storage systems are part of the Nexsan E-Series of expandable, high density and high performance storage solutions. A member of the Nexsan Flexible Storage Platform™, the E60 delivers the enterprise-class storage management features mid-market customers need today, with the scalability to extend their solution for tomorrow. All Nexsan E-Series storage systems feature robust centralized storage management software for simplified deployment, management and support and offer a complete range of enterprise-class features including high density, high reliability, low power operation and small space consumption. The Nexsan E-Series also delivers an easy and quick out of the box experience by integrating reliable Nexsan storage hardware and E-Series intelligence.

Advanced technologies for energy efficiency and high density are also included with every E-Series storage solution including:

  • Active Drawer Technology™ -- This revolutionary approach to extreme density simplifies the maintenance of a high density system by offering specially designed cables for continuous operation even when one of three self-contained drawers is momentarily opened so a single person can perform disk and fan service.
  • AutoMAID Technology -- This technology delivers "Speed with Green" for up to 85% reduction in power consumption without performance compromise for popular applications such as backup to disk and archiving. With the E-Series, AutoMAID is extended with Level 4 capabilities to enable even more power savings.

"The high capacity and performance requirements by today's fast-paced video production environments demand a storage solution that is fast, efficient and reliable," said Victoria Grey, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Nexsan. "Our E-Series storage systems are an ideal match for video applications. The reliable systems deliver high density and impressive performance so 24 x 7 video production processes can be performed without the risk of downtime."

Nexsan E-Series E60 storage systems are available now. For more information about Nexsan's products and solutions, please visit www.nexsan.com.

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 www.nexsan.com.

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