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Nexsan Introduces First High Density, Energy Efficient Storage For Apple Xserve Market

  • 14 January, 2008 12:00

<p>SATABeast® Xi Delivers 42TB in Only 4U for Apple and Mixed OS Environments</p>
<p>Sydney, January 14, 2008 — Aust-STOR (ADS) Pty Ltd announces partner; Nexsan, a leading provider of energy efficient disk-based storage systems designed for the long-term storage of information, today announced the SATABeast(TM) Xi, the first high density, energy efficient storage solution built and optimized for the Apple Xserve and Mac Pro markets.</p>
<p>The SATABeast Xi is the highest density storage solution available today, providing up to 42TB of storage in only 4U of rack space, and the only one of its calibre in the Xserve market featuring AutoMAID™ (Massive Array of Idle Disks). AutoMAID allows SATABeast Xi to place its disk drives in an idle state to conserve energy yet provide near-instantaneous access to data.</p>
<p>Additionally, SATABeast Xi is the only storage solution delivering dual function Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity at wire-speed performance, making it flexible, scalable and completely OS independent to easily support a broad range of storage and computing infrastructures.</p>
<p>While optimized and designed specifically for the Apple Xserve and Mac Pro, complementing those environments both physically and with its easy-to-use GUI that will be familiar to Leopard OS users, the Nexsan SATABeast Xi also is an ideal storage solution for mixed environments.</p>
<p>The SATABeast Xi is designed for primary storage of large data set applications like uncompressed, real-time HDTV as well as multi-stream and analogue TV signals and high-quality video editing with no frame drops. It also is ideal for secondary storage applications and disk-to-disk backup in which online access to data delivers superior business continuity and data protection as well as instant access to large volumes of data.</p>
<p>"The SATABeast Xi is a natural evolution of our highly flexible, scalable SATABeast product,” said Bob Woolery, senior vice president of marketing, Nexsan. "Xserve directly targets one of our sweet spots in the market – data intensive multimedia applications that require the highest reliability and instantaneous access."</p>
<p>SATABeast Xi is available exclusively through Nexsan’s network of value Distributors (VAD) Aust-STOR Data Storage and provides them and select systems integrators, specifically those with a focus on multimedia and rich content, a high density, high performance storage solution that is optimized for both Xserve and multi-OS environments.</p>
<p>"Customers require high density, high performance, highly available storage systems to deal with growing volumes of rich content productions, like HD television and rendering" said Bruce Macdonald, BDM of Aust-STOR Data Storage (ADS), a leading Distributor of Value Added Storage Solutions. "Nexsan’s SATABeast Xi delivers feature rich, high density storage at the right price point for the multimedia and entertainment markets, this is going to be a good fit for the Xserve market."</p>
<p>Nexsan SATABeast Xi is available starting March 15 through Nexsan’s network of VAD’s.</p>
<p>Image Assets
Nexsan Logo: http://www.auststor.com.au/images/PR/Nexsan_Large_Logo.jpg
SATABeast Logo: http://www.auststor.com.au/images/PR/satabeast_xi_04.jpg</p>
<p>About Nexsan
Nexsan Technologies is the worldwide leader in secure and energy-efficient storage solutions. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, high capacity disk storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, compliance and litigation support, primary storage, disk-based backup, digital video security, medical imaging, email and rich media. With a complete line of storage solutions that offer exceptional price/performance, Nexsan is the choice of Fortune Global 500 companies, major governmental agencies, and leading organizations worldwide. For more information, please see the company's website at;
www.nexsan.com</p>
<p>About Aust-STOR Data Storage (ADS)
Aust-STOR Data Storage Pty Ltd Distributes a comprehensive range of Data Storage Solutions (including QStar Storage Management Software) designed to reduce storage complexity, boost productivity and be positioned for the next era of digital business growth. It is our goal to identify and source the latest advances in storage centric products and solutions that will meet all of your business objectives. For more information, please see the company's website at;
www.auststor.com.au</p>
<p>Media Release Contact
Bruce Macdonald
Aust-STOR Data Storage
brucem@auststor.com.au
Mob: +61 [0] 408 960 128</p>

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