ONStor and Nexsan Team to Deliver One-Touch NAS Solution

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ONStor, Inc., the leader in scalable NAS Gateways for multi-vendor storage, announced the release of a one-touch NAS solution that includes the companys Bobcat NAS Gateway and high-performance Nexsan SATABlade storage. The ONStor/Nexsan solution delivers an easy and quick way for companies to buy, deploy and scale NAS infrastructures that save cost by consolidating storage from multiple file servers to a single storage environment. Developed to provide companies with a complete and extremely scalable NAS solution for less than $30,000, the new starter implementation delivers flexibility and exceptional performance at a cost-effective price.

ONStor and Nexsan now offer a complete NAS storage system that delivers the performance and scalability of enterprise solutions from NetApp and EMC at a price point that matches entry solutions from Dell, said Jon Toor, vice president of marketing, ONStor. ONStor NAS Gateways are datacenter-proven at companies ranging from mid-sized enterprises, such as Methodist Hospital, to national data processing centers, such as Nielsen Media Research. The ONStor/Nexsan bundle is an easy-to-buy, easy-to-install solution that delivers enterprise-level capabilities at a very attractive price.

Ideal for Windows file server consolidation, ONStors Bobcat NAS Gateway packs performance equivalent to dozens of Windows servers into a single 1U high package. ONStors integrated processor and storage virtualization technologies allow performance and capacity to grow non-disruptively well beyond competitive solutions, enabling enterprise-wide Windows, UNIX and Linux PCs and servers to share data in a single, highly scalable environment. By allowing companies to easily consolidate and simply manage data on multi-vendor storage as if the data was on one NAS device, the Bobcat NAS Gateway saves both capital and management expense.

ONStor integrates both storage and processor virtualization technologies in a modular fashion to non-disruptively scale performance and capacity well beyond competitive solutions from Network Appliance and EMC. Seamless scalability makes the ONStor Bobcat the optimal choice for enterprise storage consolidation in Windows, Linux, and UNIX environments.

With one-touch management simplicity, the Bobcat NAS Gateway provides advanced management features that reduce costs, increase resource utilization and enhance data protection. The products virtual server feature enables load balancing and seamless performance scaling, while the automated capacity provisioning feature allows administrators to easily add capacity and increase storage utilization. The Bobcat NAS Gateway also includes DataSnap, a management tool that delivers enhanced data protection by creating point-in-time snapshot images, allowing administrators to roll back in time to restore corrupted or deleted files.

For this solution offering, ONStor has coupled the Bobcat NAS Gateway with Nexsan Technologies SATABlade, a powerful and cost-effective Serial ATA (SATA) storage system that delivers stunning performance for businesses requiring a scalable, high performance storage solution. Featuring individual drive independence within a unique 1U physical architecture that maximizes airflow and allows easy access to eight hot-swappable SATA drives, Nexsans SATABlade supports the latest 10,000 RPM SATA drives in an extreme density, low-profile form factor.

"SATABlade delivers extremely high performance and increased storage density for business at a cost-effective price, serving primary storage needs in a highly efficient and affordable manner, Diamond Lauffin, senior executive vice president, Nexsan, said. By combining SATABlade with ONStors Bobcat NAS Gateway, companies now have a way to deploy a multi-terabyte NAS solution to effectively address their storage infrastructure requirements in an intelligent and straightforward way.

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