SOURCE: Nexsan

June 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Nexsan Tops Green Storage Categories at 2008 Storage Industry Awards

Collects Two Top "Storries" for Its Green Storage Products for Fifth Consecutive Year

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Nexsan, a leading provider of energy efficient, long-term disk storage, collected top honors in two Green Storage categories at this year's Storage Industry Awards held at the Tower Hotel, London.

Nexsan's SATABeast disk-based fixed content storage product with AutoMAID was awarded the Green Product of the Year. AutoMAID is Nexsan's own enhancement of MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) technology that places disk drives into several levels of energy savings without compromising application performance. This powerful combination of high performance with energy saving capabilities enables users to lower the cost of owning storage.

In cooperation with channel partner NCE Computer Group, Nexsan also picked up the Green Project of the Year award as the storage backbone of an overall 100 TB plus solution provided to the Honda F1 racing team. Honda opted to consolidate its storage with virtualization software operating in tandem with the Nexsan SATABeast and AutoMAID. The energy savings made possible by Nexsan's SATABeast with AutoMAID was a perfect fit with Honda's "myearthdream" campaign aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues.

The "Storrie" Awards are based on votes from readers of Storage Magazine, the UK's number one IT storage magazine.

"With these two 'Storries', Nexsan has been recognized again as a leading innovator in green storage," said Bob Woolery, Senior Vice President, Marketing at Nexsan. "With a design focused on saving energy without compromising application performance, Nexsan products have moved beyond the 'on or off' MAID implementations of other storage solutions, which can take several to many minutes to wake up, to offer several levels of energy savings enabling the disk system to be 'on,' save energy and maintain application performance."

Nexsan's latest innovation in green storage, the SASBoy, the industry's first green SAS storage solution with MAID 2.0, was announced last week.

More on Nexsan's AutoMAID technology can be found at:

About Nexsan

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimised 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 about Nexsan's products, please see the company's website at

SATABeast is a registered trademark of Nexsan. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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