SOURCE: Nexsan Corporation

Nexsan Corporation

August 02, 2012 08:00 ET

Nexsan Outlines Top Applications for Unified Hybrid Storage

NST5000 Delivers the Ideal Balance of Performance and Capacity for Business Critical Applications

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - Nexsan®, a leading independent provider of data storage systems, today revealed the top eight applications ideally suited for Unified Hybrid Storage solutions. While applications with heavy transactional use requirements and high demands for capacity are typically well suited, other business applications also uniquely benefit from the advantages of Nexsan's NST5000 storage solutions.

"From virtualized servers and desktops to cloud computing, email servers, video editing and streaming, today's applications require the perfect balance of performance and capacity," said George Symons, Chief Strategy Officer, Nexsan. "Nexsan's NST5000 Unified Hybrid Storage systems are ideal for these environments because they can be fine tuned for optimal performance and capacity to meet the precise needs of the business."

Every business application requires a custom mix of performance and capacity to meet its service levels to the business user. Nexsan uniquely uses multiple types of solid-state integrated with spinning disk to provide dramatically improved performance of random and sequential I/O, as well as the capacity applications need. NST5000 Unified Hybrid Storage Systems, unlike comparable solutions, are able to "dial in" performance and capacity parameters at a price that meets today's budgetary requirements. Top application areas supported by this technology include:

  • Virtualized servers and desktops
  • Cloud computing
  • Databases and other business applications
  • Email servers
  • User and group files
  • Archive storage
  • Video editing and streaming
  • Backup and recovery

Businesses today demand different service levels from these key IT environments and applications, depending on company priorities and processes. Using Nexsan Unified Hybrid Storage, businesses can achieve the following for each of their application environments:

  • High Performance - for the application that demands high performance, Nexsan NST5000 Unified Hybrid Storage offers SAS drive speed with FASTier™ acceleration technology. This delivers up to 100,000 IOPS for as low as $2.00 per IOPS.
  • High Capacity - for the application that requires ultimate storage capacity, Nexsan NST5000 Unified Hybrid Storage uses SATA drives and can scale to over 1PB in one system. This can be achieved for as low as $.65 per GB.
  • Balanced Performance and Capacity - for organizations that demand high value in terms of performance and capacity, the Nexsan NST5000 can be configured with SATA drives and FASTier acceleration technology. This delivers maximum price/performance while providing the highest density Unified Hybrid Storage solution on the market.

FASTier™ acceleration technology: DRAM + Solid State + Spinning Disk = Superior Price/Performance
Nexsan has addressed the SSD vs. spinning disk dilemma by combining the best of both for a high-performance, high capacity platform. The NST5000 is highly flexible and delivers block and file system interfaces in a variety of configurations for both its FASTier and backend capacities. The Hybrid Storage system offers up to 192GB of DRAM, which is expandable up to 2.8TB of 100GB or 200GB flash-based SLC SSDs, while boasting up to a petabyte of rotating disk storage. This unique configuration can accelerate overall performance of the storage system up to ten times compared to traditional spinning disk storage systems.

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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, spinning disk storage and advanced software to deliver radical 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 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and solution integrators. Nexsan is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. For more information, visit

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