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The DATABeast Accommodates up to 4 PB in a Single Solution;
Fully Integrates & Consolidates SATA and SAS Disk Storage with Latest Management Features

Derby, UK, 21st July, 2008 – Nexsan, a leading provider of energy efficient, long-term storage, today announced the availability of the DATABeast™, a high-capacity, high-density storage solution that addresses the growth of business-critical data at a price point targeted for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The DATABeast is a large capacity, full service green storage system, storing up to 336TB in 42U and easily scaling to accommodate up to 4 PB in a single, easy to manage system.

The DATABeast features Nexsan’s AutoMAID™ (Automatic Massive Array of Idle Disks) technology, which reduces energy use without compromising application performance. It also includes the management tools necessary for thin provisioning, storage pooling, tiering and virtualization, along with mirroring, snapshots and replication.

In response to customer demands, the DATABeast fully integrates and consolidates SATA and SAS disk-based storage according to individual user preferences. The product is ideally suited for environments with large amounts of digital media, such as the healthcare, scientific and financial services.

Product Details:

· Green storage: Multiple levels of energy efficiency, user-configurable to control energy use rather than an on/off approach. No compromise on application performance;

· All components are preinstalled, preconfigured and ready to go in 42U or 25U racks for fast and simple deployment;

· Easily expandable with preconfigured expansion racks;

· Easily integrates SATA and SAS disk drives for tiered storage;

· 4 GB Fibre Channel and NAS interfaces for simultaneous block and file access;

· Centralized management and monitoring enables local and remote secure management, configuration and consolidation of the entire system;

· All-in-one pricing model including AutoMAID and management tools at a price point appropriate for the SME market;

· Available immediately through Nexsan’s global VAR channel;


“The DATABeast provides Tier 1 features and scalability at Tier 2 pricing,” said Philip Black, President and CEO, Nexsan Corporation. “It meets the needs of enterprises with data that is quickly growing from terabytes to petabytes and needs to remain online. These customers are managing more and more individual arrays and find most storage management software too expensive. We’re responding to their desires for more Nexsan green storage capacity within a simple, cost-correct context.”

"Organizations should not purchase storage systems just according to some generic market categorization, but according to their specific IT and business needs. Understanding this, Nexsan has an intriguing proposition in its new DATABeast offering,” said Mark Peters, a storage analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Although priced at a point that would traditionally earmark it for just small to mid-size enterprises, the DATABeast offers a combination of management features and scalability that extends its suitability to organizations of all sizes that are looking for a straightforward, strong price/performance storage package that also includes tiered energy-saving functionality."


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About Nexsan Corporation

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure 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 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

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Paul Shlackman
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