Campbell Calif., Calif. – June 21, 2016 – Nexsan™, a global leader in unified storage solutions, today announced that Nexsan UNITY6000 Hybrid Storage has scored an “Excellent” ranking in the recent DCIG 2016-17 Unified Utility Storage Array Buyer’s Guide. Using an eight-step process to rank its tested products, the DCIG Buyer’s Guide provides an objective, third-party evaluation of unified utility storage arrays that evaluates features from an end user’s viewpoint.
“The Nexsan UNITY6000 Hybrid Storage puts unified storage controllers in front of its high-density E-Series SAN storage arrays which support up to 100TB/RU and a maximum capacity of 5PB,” said Jerome Wendt, lead analyst DCIG. “Nexsan’s UNITY family of arrays distinguish themselves from all other unified utility storage arrays with Enterprise n-Way Sync and file sync and share capabilities in an on-premises private cloud.”
According to the DCIG research, price points for unified utility storage arrays are making it more practical for organizations to keep more data for longer periods of time, even while lowering overall costs and management overhead. The report evaluated unified utility storage arrays from eight vendors that offer arrays for a dollar per gigabyte or less, scaled to at least 75TB of raw capacity and minimally support at least one block protocol (iSCSI and/or Fibre Channel) and one file protocol (CIFS/SMB and /or NFS).
Based on the DCIG product evaluation, Nexsan UNITY6000 offers a price per TB of $390, a max raw storage of 5,040TB and supports two block protocols and five NAS protocols. These specifications and more earned UNITY6000 an “Excellent” rating.
“We are honored to have UNITY recognized as an excellent unified storage solution in the latest DCIG Buyer’s Guide,” said Geraldine Osman, vice president international marketing, Nexsan. “Current unified storage solutions have to extend from existing storage, to data management, and file sync and share solutions by adding additional solutions to try and address expanding customer needs. Unfortunately, this approach brings complexity, inefficiencies, performance bottlenecks, risk and cost at every step. Only Nexsan UNITY is designed from the ground up to address both the performance and workforce requirements while allowing users to access and share files securely, across all of their devices for enhanced productivity gains that add to the bottom line.”
UNITY delivers a full enterprise-class feature set for customers. Nexsan’s FASTier™ caching accelerates performance to meet demanding I/O requirements. This unified platform supports Fibre Channel and iSCSI connectivity in addition to NAS and SAN protocols. Unified HDD and SDD support can be tailored for the best, mixed application deployment environment. For organizations facing extreme data growth or needing greater application performance, the Nexsan UNITY family scales from 13TB up to 5PB. Nexsan UNITY matches flexible, performance datacenter storage with the private cloud technology behind Nexsan’s Transporter family of private cloud file sync and share appliances.
Delivering high-performance multi-site collaboration, UNITY exclusively offers enterprise n-Way Sync. The n-Way Sync functionality makes UNITY the only enterprise filer to deliver high performance unified storage with site-to-site enterprise synchronization. Enterprise sync is supported across distributed primary storage at LAN access speeds, improving user productivity while leveraging an organization’s secure infrastructure, including Active Directory to prevent unauthorized user file access. This assures that data is in sync across multiple sites and locations while securing content with encryption at rest and in flight with self-encrypting drives and encryption keys. As a result, users have the mobile access they demand while IT can assure the security and control needed to remain compliant.
UNITY’s patented technology is designed to support all devices – from mobile devices to tablets, laptops and desktops running Android, iOS, Mac and Windows– and provides a secure connection to data stored and managed within the enterprise totally eliminating the drudgery of using unpopular and aging VPN technologies. Mobile workforces have the freedom and flexibility to access and share files securely across all of their devices – no matter where they are – for enhanced business productivity and data security.
Nexsan UNITY pricing begins at $45,000 MSRP. Mobile access features will be available in Q3 with desktop apps, sync and share available Q4, 2016. For more information, visit: http://www.nexsan.com/products/unified-storage-enterprise-sync
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Nexsan™ is leading the way in redefining unified storage. The company has been at the forefront in developing world-class storage technologies that are focused on the critical needs of our customers. Nexsan Unity™ is one of the first enterprise-class unified storage solutions to incorporate secure file sync and share in a single platform. Nexsan Assureon™ delivers secure archive storage for the most compliant of industries and our renowned E-Series is the storage backbone of many data centres around the world due to its high performance, reliable, high density storage. Nexsan is headquartered in Campbell, CA. For more information, please visit: www.nexsan.com.
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