Nexsan Sets New Value Standard with iSCSI SAN Offering

  • Nexsan iSeries delivers advanced storage functionality with twice the scalability and greater connectivity, making it ideal for standalone or virtualised IT environments

Derby, United Kingdom – 23 February 2009 – Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term disk storage, today continued to deliver enterprise functionality at value prices with the introduction of the Nexsan iSeries™, the company's first iSCSI SAN, which provides customers with more flexibility, scalability and value than any other product in its class. 

Designed and priced specifically to give small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a new value-alternative in implementing an iSCSI SAN, the Nexsan iSeries is a complete, easy-to-implement, enterprise-class SAN that is ideal for use in standalone or fully virtualised IT environments.

The Nexsan iSeries delivers advanced storage functionality and independent scaling of performance and capacity. It offers iSCSI, Fibre Channel and NAS configurations from the same system and provides twice the capacity of similar solutions, up to 1PB of storage, at a fraction of the cost of competitive products. It also includes a complete suite of easy-to-use enterprise storage services, including virtualisation, for a single up-front price to affordably accommodate a company's increasing storage needs. This holistic approach simplifies pricing, removes hidden costs and licensing fees associated with competitive products and smoothly accommodates an organisation's IT requirements as they change. 

The Nexsan iSeries offers customers:

  • Virtualised storage for flexibility and intelligent automation of routine tasks
  • High performance for running multiple demanding applications from a single high-density system
  • Simultaneous use of SAS and/or SATA disk drives in the same storage chassis for application flexibility and low-cost scalability

With the iSeries, Nexsan is again delivering Tier 1 enterprise-class features and performance at Tier 2 prices with storage solutions ideal for SMBs and SMEs. The Nexsan iSeries is available in two configurations which include additional storage expansion to meet the needs of customers whose data storage requirements are steadily growing.

Additional Key Benefits

  • VMware-certified, ensuring high performance in both physical and virtual environments
  • Easy to deploy and manage with wizard-based setup, administration and central management of volumes, snapshots, HA/data replication, mirroring and data migration
  • High-performance with up to four RAID engines per storage system
  • Nexsan's AutoMAID™ energy-saving technology reduces energy costs by up to 60% without compromising application performance
  • Key application support: storage pooling, virtual servers, archiving
  • High-speed, highly responsive – hyper transport bus, real-time OS, enterprise-class network chip set 
  • Fully redundant and designed for 99.999% availability
  • Available immediately through Nexsan’s global network of authorized value-added resellers. 

"With the iSeries, we're continuing to expand the breadth of our product family by offering an iSCSI SAN solution that gives customers what they want most today: tremendous flexibility and value," said Bob Woolery, senior vice president of marketing, Nexsan. "We've designed the iSeries to give customers a solution with all the storage services, data protection and scalability they need at a price they can afford.  And, we're giving our channel partners a new value alternative in this growing market segment. We've truly changed the game with value."

The Spokane Public School District recently purchased the Nexsan iSeries through Nexsan partner RADirect for a campus security application. "In a typical two-week period, we capture more than 24TB of video from our district's video surveillance systems," said Kevin Mount, lead network administrator, Spokane Public Schools. "We chose the iSeries to store and manage that data because it offers the right mix of performance, flexibility and value for our needs. Because we already use the Nexsan SATABoy solution to store student data, we are very comfortable and confident going with a Nexsan iSCSI solution for this critical application."

"Nexsan understands that the rules in the storage industry have changed tremendously over the past year," said David Holloway, Executive Vice President of Pacdata, a Nexsan reseller. "This product gives resellers a more capable and competitive iSCSI solution that meets customers' needs in a channel-friendly offering."

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 about Nexsan’s products, please see the company's website at

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