New Version of Imation Nexsan E-Series Arrays
Imation Corp. introduced the Nexsan E-Series V storage
array product line
With performance enhancements and increased memory, these
arrays represent the latest from an E-Series product line to increase storage
efficiency, maximize uptime and boost storage ROI while delivering versatility
and ease of use.
Balancing the need for dense and reliable
storage with rising storage operation and management costs, E-Series V storage
arrays enable organizations to deploy 240TB
of capacity in 4U while consuming less than
one-third the power in one-third of the rack space of typical arrays. Users can
engage Nexsan AutoMAID disk management capabilities to reduce power consumption
by up to 87%, reducing operating expenses and extending the overall life of the
The enhanced E-Series V is designed to help mid-sized
organizations and enterprises manage increased storage demands created by
next-generation IT projects and applications. Use cases include affordable
enterprise FC and/or iSCSI SAN storage; DAS for big data bulk storage; and as a
building block for the scalable back-end storage infrastructure of Nexsan NST
unified hybrid storage and Nexsan Assureon secure archive storage solutions.
Administrators experience the E-Series V solution's
flexibility in many ways. Organizations deploying them are able to mix and match
capacity-optimized HDD, performance-optimized HDD and SSD to accommodate
applications based on performance or capacity needs. Further, all solutions are
managed through a centralized console for a 'single-pane-of-glass' view that
simplifies storage management.
Customers also benefit from a hardware platform built for
reliability, featuring an anti-vibration design to eliminate disk vibrations,
and Cool Drive Technology for better temperature control, limiting the risk of
overheating. Redundant active components and Active Drawer Technology enable
system service without downtime to boost availability of E-Series V solutions.
Reliable High-Density Storage - Turbocharged
E-Series V features an advanced controller design,
including a dedicated hardware engine, or 'turbocharger,' that accelerates RAID
parity generation and doubles the sequential write performance over the prior
generation E-Series systems. E-Series V models with the turbocharged advanced
controller will be sold as E-Series VT systems.
In October, Imation launched the Nexsan NST6530 unified hybrid
storage system, a solid-state optimized storage solution that supports NAS (NFS,
CIFS, SMB, FTP) and SAN (iSCSI, FC) workloads in a single system. It features
active/active controllers and FASTier caching technology integrated with
E-Series V storage arrays and expansions, enabling organizations to handle huge
volumes of unstructured and structured data while providing low latency access
to select data sets that need a performance boost. Together, NST6530 and
E-Series V provide the flexibility to scale-up to 5PB of capacity,
non-disruptively and with no impact to performance.
The new E-Series V storage array and NST6530 unified hybrid
storage solution were demonstrated at Supercomputing 2013.
The current Nexsan E-Series array is a battle-tested,
rock-solid storage platform used in a variety of primary and secondary storage
solutions in media and entertainment, government, healthcare, HPC, financial,
surveillance and service provider sectors, the new next-generation E-Series V
storage array delivers more performance, throughput, density, scale and value to
stay ahead of the enormous data growth, demanding workloads, and resiliency
requirements in these vertical markets. E-Series V is our best and most
versatile storage array yet.