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Imation Delivers 1Petabyte in 12U, Adds Support for 6TB Drives

product-e-series-e48-straight-elevated-open-left-rebrand-256x168Today Imation announced it is now offering 6TB hard disk drives with its Nexsan E-Series family of data storage solutions. Through E-Series, users now can pack more than 1PB of storage capacity into 12 rack units and more than 3.5PB into a standard rack, achieving a new level of density and capacity customization in their data storage.

The ability to pack 1PB of storage into 12U unlocks tremendous new levels of storage scalability in the data center,” said Mike Stolz, vice president of marketing and technical support for Imation’s Nexsan solutions. “But it doesn’t stop there – it also means users can realize significant savings on operational expenses through less floor space, cooling, power and related items. This is just the latest example of our commitment to always give our partners an edge in the market, and deliver cutting-edge efficient storage solutions that help their customers grow their bottom lines.”

In addition to the new capacity capabilities, Imation has added more forward-thinking features and functionality to the E-Series family, including:

  • Support for 16Gb Fibre Channel to enable increased throughput performance;
  • An E32XV expansion unit to add more system performance and capacity to the Nexsan E32V storage array and deliver more value to database applications;
  • Support for Microsoft’s Offload Data Transfer (ODX) to minimize the host resources required for data transfers and eliminate the SAN as a bottleneck for files such as databases and video;
  • Snapshot cloning to enable volumes to be created and internal data migration to be done from snapshots. This makes it possible for users to move production data to test environments without disrupting their production environments.

Imation’s Nexsan E-Series is a family of high-density, high-performance and highly reliable storage solutions that can be directly attached or networked to workstations and servers. E-Series delivers the density and efficiency that mid-sized organizations need to scale their capacity while lowering their overall space requirements and operating costs. All E-Series systems take the extra step to reduce power and cooling requirements through their multi-level, power-reducing AutoMAID capabilities. They also include an easy-to-use management interface that simplifies deployment and management for the resource-constrained IT administrator.

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