Nexsan SATABeast and SATABoy Storage Solutions

Nexsan Technologies has announced the availability of iSCSI versions of several members of its award-winning line of RAID storage products, including its SATABeast and SATABoy, enabling direct-disk connections over the network.

iSCSI is the method of inexpensively connecting servers directly to disk over IP networks without having to purchase Fibre Channel switches or host bus adapters. Easily integrated into existing Ethernet or Fibre Channel backup environments, Nexsan's iSCSI-enabled solutions once again combine ease of use, cost efficiency, flexibility and performance.

The iSCSI functionality is now built into the company's SATABoy and SATABeast RAID-6 SATA-based products. Nexsan's implementation of RAID-6 has been optimized for SATA disk drives, providing protection against the failure of any two drives in a RAID set. Nexsan's RAID-6 enabled SATA storage solutions service a broad range of applications, including fixed content, reference data and disk-to-disk backup and replication for business continuity and disaster recovery.

SATABeast's innovative combination of technologies delivers unsurpassed performance, reliability and cost savings for primary and near-line storage, disk-to-disk backup, secondary storage and fixed content archive applications. An extreme density design - 21 terabytes of storage capacity in just 4U of rack space - provides a compact footprint and can scale to 210 cost-correct terabytes of capacity in a single rack. The SATABeast's unique design extends individual drive life and provides significant savings year over year, while its AutoMAID (Massive Array of Idle Disks) function allows SATABeast to place its disk drives into an idle state to conserve energy, yet provide near-instantaneous access to data.

Designed to meet the challenges of the most demanding computing environments, SATABoy delivers unparalleled availability and performance in a SATA RAID device and provides high performance across all standard platforms and operating systems. Dual 2Gb Fibre Channel connectors on each controller enable easy and flexible implementation into a wide range of environments. SATABoy's unique combination of high performance and enormous capacity provides exceptional value that enhances all digital information storage applications, such as live on-line data, fixed content, tiered storage, broadcast/VOD and other business-critical applications.

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