SOURCE: Raid Incorporated

October 21, 2008 10:00 ET

RAID™ Announces Qualification of Their Compact Razor Storage Solution by Mimosa Systems for Use With Their NearPoint Archiving Platform

METHUEN, MA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - RAID Inc., a customized storage solution and services provider specializing in leading edge technologies, today announced that their Razor product has been qualified for use with Mimosa Systems next-generation content archiving solutions and services. The Razor, launched earlier this year, is a compact 1U 4Gb Fibre Channel to 2.5" SAS solution, available in both single or dual controller. Expandable to 60 drives, the Razor has been officially qualified by Mimosa to extend its powerful NearPoint™ platform. Mimosa NearPoint™ is an integrated content archiving platform that can be extended with value-add options including eDiscovery, employee supervision, content monitoring alerts, Disaster Recovery, Storage Management and File system archiving. Each application is seamlessly integrated into the NearPoint platform, and maintains a "zero-agents" approach. The unified archiving solution can be deployed quickly, with minimal time or need for extra user training, to extend the functionality and value of NearPoint.

The Razor offers exceptional price, performance and reliability. By consuming 40 percent less power than comparable solutions, the Razor drives down IT costs and reduces power consumption through a cooler enclosure, which results in better reliability. Its airflow requirements minimize the chance of encountering thermal issues. The high-end 15,000 RPM 2.5-inch SAS drives feature 1.6 million hours of mean time between failures (MTBF), which is 15 percent higher than 3.5-inch disk drives. The compact Razor device is 70% smaller than comparable 3.5" drive solutions on the market today.

"Mimosa continues our history of technology excellence and commitment to expand our content archiving offering that provides value to hundreds of loyal customers and partners worldwide," said Michael Hardy, senior director, business development of Mimosa. "By opening up the NearPoint platform to partners like RAID, we expect our customers to solve their most complex archiving challenges to minimize risk and increase their bottom lines."

"We are pleased to be partnered with Mimosa and being able to offer the first qualified 2.5" SAS RAID solution to its customers. The compact density, cost and performance are all critical elements in email archiving and data centers today. We feel that the Razor offers Mimosa's customers all of these things," stated Marc DiZoglio, EVP of RAID.

About Mimosa NearPoint

Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around content archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint provides legal search workflow, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, email, instant message and file archiving, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa

Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation content archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry's most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage management, and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India. For more information, visit

About RAID Incorporated

Headquartered in Methuen, MA, RAID Incorporated is a managed storage service provider (MSSP) and designs customized storage systems and solutions. RAID Incorporated's flagship service StorageWatch® is the industry's only real-time monitoring and managed storage service which reduces customers total cost of ownership by reducing operational costs associated with maintaining and administering storage systems while increasing data availability. Since 1994, RAID has been devoted to researching and developing leading edge technologies while providing twenty-four hour support services to become one of the industry leaders. RAID specializes in solving compute, application, and disaster recovery needs with a unique platform combining hardware, software, and services.

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