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Nimbus Launches E-Class flash memory system for mission-critical enterprise and cloud infrastructure

Nimbus Data Systems has unveiled its new E-Class Flash Memory System, claimed to be the industry’s first fully-redundant multiprotocol solid state storage system. With record-setting capacity and unprecedented power, cooling and rackspace efficiency, the E-Class outperforms and costs less to operate than conventional disk arrays while providing the high-availability, scalability and cost reduction that enterprises and cloud providers demand.

Highlights of the new E-Class include:

  • First multiprotocol solid state system with no single point of failure and enterprise-grade flash;
  • Most scalable solid state storage system ever engineered, supporting 500 TB as one logical pool;
  • Highest density primary storage system ever, eclipsing 15K RPM disk arrays by over 3x;
  • Lowest energy consumption of any primary storage system, consuming as little as 5 watts per TB;
  • Comprehensive data management software and ‘unified’ storage without any licensing fees.

No single point of failure
Complementing Nimbus’ existing S-Class flash systems, the E-Class elevates Nimbus’ multiprotocol solid state storage platform to meet the needs of the most rigorous IT environments. With no-single-point-of-failure, the Nimbus E-Class is ideal for applications such as enterprise-wide server virtualization, Web infrastructure, database clusters, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and high-performance computing. The E-Class platform consists of a pair of redundant controllers and up to 24 solid state storage enclosures. Each E-Class controller supports up to four active-active IO modules including 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and Infiniband. Nimbus software automatically detects controller and path failures, providing non-disruptive failover. The E-Class also supports online software updates and online capacity expansion. With RAID protection and hot-swappable flash, power, and cooling modules, components can be easily replaced without downtime.

Availability and Pricing
The Nimbus E-Class is available immediately, with a 10 TB dual-controller configuration starting at $149,995. The full HALO storage operating system is included in the system price.

www.nimbusdata.com

•Date: 3rd February 2012 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

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