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New pricing reduces costs, increasing the number of companies that can benefit from immediate deployment of iSCSI

aXstor, a UK based Storage Distributor of integrated storage solutions, announces a 12% price reduction across its entire range of 10Gb iSCSI storage appliances. The new pricing further increases the incentive for all companies – particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – to deploy iSCSI immediately.

The new pricing includes the Ai-316-1016, the fastest 10Gb iSCSI appliance currently available. This 3U system delivers over 1,160MB/s sustained data transfer rates and can achieve over 86,000 IOPS. A fully-populated Ai-316-1016 with 16 x 750GB drives (12TB) is now only £12,995. Other products in the family include 1U and 2U appliances, with 3TB and 9TB capacities respectively.

“We have seen a strong increase in the adoption of iSCSI in the SME sector,” said Alan Shepherd, Managing Director of aXstor. “The new cost structure for our 10Gb family, which approaches £1 per G Byte, will help accelerate the adoption of iSCSI in enterprises with more demanding requirements, providing outstanding performance as well as iSCSI’s compelling benefits of flexibility and ease of deployment at an affordable price.”

The aXstor Ai iSCSI Array Servers can handle both file and block-based data, providing support for demanding applications like MS Exchange and SQL servers such as Oracle and MS SQL in addition to standard file-serving functionality. The server drives can be configured to be JBOD, striped, mirrored or striped mirrors and parity, allowing the user to determine the optimum balance between capacity, performance and redundancy.

aXstor also offers a range of iSCSI appliances with 1Gb interfaces, offering an ideal solution for environments that don’t demand extreme levels of performance.

About aXstor

aXstor is a distributor and integrator of storage solutions that provides reliable, high-performance systems at a cost-effective price point. The company offers a high level of technical support to help customers take advantage of technologies including iSCSI, TCP acceleration, 10Gb Ethernet switches and HBA for SAS and SATA RAID applications. aXstor is also a Microsoft OEM Partner, offering NAS solutions based on Microsoft Windows Storage Server Software and 3ware SATA RAID Controllers. aXstor offers products designed to fit a wide range of enterprise applications, as well as solutions that meet the demands of the most challenging end-users such as financial institutions and the military.

For more information visit www.axstor.com

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For further information please contact:

Company Contact
Alan Shepherd
aXstor
Tel:+44(0)8703300770
E-mail: alans@axstor.com

Media Contact
Samantha Scott
Napier Partnership Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1243 531123
E-mail: sam@napier.co.uk
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