Nexsan Showcases Flexible Storage Solutions Optimized for Virtualized Enterprises at VMware Partner Exchange


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Nexsan Provides Superior Performance for Virtual Environments While Increasing Efficiency and Ease of Management

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — February 1, 2011 — Nexsan, a leading disk-based storage system provider, today announced that it will be a sponsor at the 2011 VMware Partner Exchange, to be held February 8 through 11 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Nexsan will be showcasing its suite of easy-to-manage mid-market storage solutions, built to maximize efficiencies and performance in virtual operating environments.

“Nexsan storage solutions are recognized for superior performance and IT productivity gains when used in virtualized environments,” said Victoria Grey, senior vice president of marketing, Nexsan. “According to a recent lab validation from openBench Labs, when deployed in virtual operating environments, Nexsan storage solutions deliver significant operational advantages while reducing capital expenses (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx). These advantages, paired with Nexsan’s high-value partner program support and incentives, make Nexsan solutions ideal for partners deploying VMware infrastructures for their mid-market clients.”

According to the recent openBench Labs validation test (available at openBench – Nexsan), Nexsan storage solutions offer the following benefits in virtual environments:
1. Enhanced administrator productivity. An embedded Web-based utility enables multiple storage arrays to be managed from one interface. Virtual Disk Service also provides a complete single-pane-of-glass storage management interface for comprehensive SAN configuration insight and task simplification.
2. Maximized density and reliability with hierarchical storage. The Nexsan systems support any mix of 42 SSD, SAS, and SATA drives mounted vertically — front-to-front and back-to-back — to cancel rotational vibrations, reduce head-positioning errors, optimize thermal operations, and extend drive life.
3. Maximized energy savings. Nexsan AutoMAID® technology automates the placing of drives in a hierarchy of idle states to conserve energy while maintaining near-instantaneous access to data.
4. Maximized I/O performance. In the openBench Labs tests, I/O throughput reached 1GB per second streaming 128KB reads and 128KB writes using a mix of SAS- and SATA-based RAID-5 volumes. When working with a Nexsan SASBeast®, vSphere 4.1 hypervisors transmitted I/O requests exclusively to the SASBeast FC ports on the controller servicing a target volume, which boosted I/O throughput by 20% for virtual machines.

The VMware Partner Exchange is an annual partner conference dedicated to educating and enabling partners to succeed with VMware. During the conference, Nexsan will be demonstrating its suite of mid-market storage solutions optimized for virtual enterprises in booth #123. Partners interested in scheduling an exclusive meeting should contact Julie Criscenti Heck at [email protected] or 415-845-1014.

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About Nexsan
Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of disk-based storage systems purpose-built for the mid-market. Nexsan delivers storage systems that are optimized for the efficient storage and protection of unstructured data for a broad range of applications, including digital records, email, medical images, and scientific data and video. Nexsan systems are specifically designed for the growing data storage needs of mid-sized organizations, providing a small footprint, low power use, scalability, ease of use, and cost effectiveness while delivering enterprise-class reliability, features and performance. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand Oaks, California, Nexsan sells its products exclusively though a select global network of VARs, OEMs, and system integrators. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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