Nexsan Tops Green Storage Categories at 2008 Storage Industry Awards
Collects two top "Storries" for its green
storage products for fifth consecutive year
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.
SATABeast disk-based fixed content storage
AutoMAID was awarded the Green Product of the
Year. AutoMAID is Nexsan's own enhancement of MAID (Massive Array of Idle Disk)
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
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,
SASBoy the industry's first green SAS storage
solution with MAID 2.0 was announced last week.