Thousand Oaks, Calif., -- Nexsan, a leading storage system Relevant Products/Services provider today announced at the company's NexStep EMEA VAR conference that it has doubled the capacity of the award-winning SATABeast storage system from 42TB to 84TB in only four units (4U) of rack space. Built to provide the best power efficiency and space efficiency in the industry along with meaningful cost efficiency, the SATABeast enables midsized organizations to achieve both exceptional capital and operational cost savings. The highly efficient SATABeast is the ultimate solution for data Relevant Products/Services intensive storage applications that require 24x7 online data access.

The Nexsan SATABeast is an enterprise Relevant Products/Services-class RAID system designed to deliver exceptional performance, reliability and simplified operation in a very dense storage footprint. With a customer Relevant Products/Services reported system reliability rating of more than 99.9%, the high density SATABeast is the premier option for both primary and secondary storage applications, including content archiving, disaster recovery and disk-based backup Relevant Products/Services.

The system's chassis design reduces hard drive stress with unique anti-accumulative rotational vibration and horizontal midplane cooling technology supporting one of the lowest storage system maintenance rates in the industry. As with all of the company's storage systems, the Nexsan SATABeast features AutoMAID (Automatic Massive Array of Idle Disks) technology for policy-based power management that cuts energy demands up to 70% without impacting storage performance.

"Midsize organizations are challenged with continued data growth and seek solutions that not only reduce upfront costs but also lower day-to-day operating expenses. They want to use systems that provide greater power, space and cost efficiencies to drive down their total costs of ownership," said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Nexsan's latest generation of products, including the enhanced SATABeast, reflects the company's steadfast commitment to deliver such improvements; with capabilities that will help their customers to save money - and their partners to compete - in today's challenging economy and beyond."

Key features of the enhanced SATABeast include:

    Up to 84TB of native capacity in only 4U

    Power efficient AutoMAID technology for greatly reduced power consumption

    Dual-function Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity with wire-speed performance

    Flexible, scalable and completely OS independent storage system for supporting a broad range of storage infrastructures

    Support for RAID 0, 1, 1+0, 4, 5 and 6

    Worldview single GUI interface for simplified management

"Customers are seeking solutions that achieve capital and operational savings and the enhanced SATABeast is specifically designed to deliver these benefits with power efficient, space efficient and cost efficient technologies," said Bob Woolery, Senior Vice President, Marketing for Nexsan. "We invite customers to unleash the capacity and power of the SATABeast for their data intensive applications and benefit from technology that is proven in thousands of deployments worldwide."

Pricing and Availability

The Nexsan SATABeast is available immediately through the company's worldwide channel network Relevant Products/Services. Pricing for a fully populated SATABeast with 2TB drives starts at $38,000 and scales based on configuration options.

Storage industry VARs, resellers and service providers interested in learning more about partnering with Nexsan should visit http://www.nexsan.com/reseller_signup.php .

About Nexsan Technologies

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure Relevant Products/Services storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security Relevant Products/Services, and rich media. Nexsan's solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major governmental agencies around the world who are seeking cost-correct, high density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand, Oaks, Calif., Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs and system integrators. For more information, please see the company's website at nexsan.com.