SOURCE: Nexsan Corporation

Nexsan Corporation

May 17, 2012 10:53 ET

Nexsan CEO Philip Black to Present at Red Herring Americas 2012

Nexsan Hybrid Storage Systems Take Center Stage During Event Focused on Cutting Edge Companies and Technologies

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - Nexsan®, a leading independent provider of data storage systems, today announced that company CEO, Philip Black, will be presenting at the Red Herring Americas 2012 event on May 23rd in Santa Monica, Calif. Nexsan is among the 2012 Red Herring 100 Americas Award finalists, and is featured for its radical price/performance innovations in Hybrid Storage.

The Red Herring Americas event features the top private companies in North America that are positioned to grow at an explosive rate. The event provides a rare opportunity to meet the founders, investors, and CEOs of these disruptive companies all under one roof. The forum will explore the market's appreciation of innovation as a fast-track to success, and how firms from the Americas are leading the charge in many tech sectors. It will discuss the drivers for successful entrepreneurship, and will demonstrate how innovation is creating business opportunities for challengers and incumbents alike.

"This year was very rewarding," said Alex Vieux, publisher and Chairman of Red Herring. "There are so many great companies producing truly innovative and amazing products and technologies. We had a very difficult time narrowing the field and selecting the Finalists from such a group of future stars. Nexsan shows great promise and deserves to be on the short list. Now we are faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners."

Nexsan's presentation will focus on the Company's pioneering of Hybrid Storage, intelligently leveraging the performance of solid state memory with the economics of spinning disks. With the deployment of SSD-SATA and SSD-SAS Hybrid Storage systems, customers benefit from radical performance enhancements across key application areas that include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), database, Web, virtual server and cloud computing. Additionally, Hybrid Storage systems are ideal for Network Attached Storage (NAS) environments where user demands for both performance and capacity require solutions that meet more aggressive selection criteria.

"There is a significant and growing market opportunity for Hybrid Storage solutions as IT professionals confront dynamic computing environments that demand high levels of I/O performance. The intelligent mix of solid state-based performance and high-capacity spinning disk storage systems make Hybrid Storage overwhelmingly attractive to a growing number of organizations," said Black. "To this end, I will highlight the innovations Nexsan is bringing to market and detail the opportunities for category leaders."

Nexsan is a pioneer in the Hybrid Storage market with its recently introduced NST5000 line of Hybrid Storage systems, featuring FASTier™ software. FASTier accelerates the performance of spinning disks by intelligently utilizing both DRAM and flash-based solid state memory to multiply real-world random I/O performance. The NST5000 line is a fully featured enterprise-class Unified Storage System supporting both NAS and iSCSI connections. The result is accelerated application performance without the significant costs or storage limitations of pure solid state disk (SSD) systems.

NST5000 Hybrid Storage System performance and scalability are optimized with up to 24 Xeon CPU cores, 192GB of DRAM, 12 dedicated RAID engines, and up to1PB of spinning disk capacity. FASTier acceleration software scales from 100GB to 2.8TB of solid state memory and amplifies performance with high IOPS and reduced latency. The performance optimizing technology supports more productive IT environments without complication or the need to utilize a separate management paradigm.

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About Nexsan
Nexsan® is a leading provider of innovative data storage systems with over 10,000 customers worldwide. Nexsan's pioneering Hybrid Storage systems combine solid-state technologies, disk storage and advanced software to deliver radically new levels of performance and capacity at lower cost. The company's advanced technologies enable organizations to optimize traditional, virtual and cloud computing environments for increased productivity and business agility. With more than 28,000 systems deployed since 1999, the company delivers its data storage systems through a worldwide network of solution providers, VARs and system integrators. Nexsan is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. For more information, visit

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