Imation Launches New Version of Nexsan™ E-Series™ Storage Arrays with Turbocharged Performance

  Imation Launches New Version of Nexsan™ E-Series™ Storage Arrays with
  Turbocharged Performance

  Packed with performance enhancements in a high density, ultra-reliable and
versatile storage platform, Nexsan E-SeriesV delivers high throughput, scale
           and value for mid-range and extreme storage applications


Business Wire

DENVER -- November 18, 2013

Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company,
today introduced the new Nexsan™ E-Series™ V storage array product line. With
performance enhancements and increased memory, Nexsan E-Series V storage
arrays represent the very latest from an E-Series product line that is
field-proven to increase storage efficiency, maximize uptime and boost storage
ROI while delivering significant versatility and ease of use.

Balancing the need for dense and extremely reliable storage with rising data
storage operation and management costs, Nexsan E-Series V storage arrays
enable organizations to deploy 240 terabytes of capacity in 4U while consuming
less than one-third the power in one-third of the rack space of typical
arrays. Users of E-Series V systems can engage Nexsan AutoMAID™ disk
management capabilities to reduce power consumption by up to 87 percent,
reducing operating expenses and extending the overall life of the storage

The enhanced E-Series V is designed to help mid-sized organizations and
enterprises manage increased storage demands created by next-generation IT
projects and applications. Use cases include affordable enterprise-level Fibre
Channel and/or iSCSI SAN storage; direct-attached storage (DAS) for big data
bulk storage; and as a building block for the highly scalable back-end storage
infrastructure of Nexsan NST™ unified hybrid storage and Nexsan Assureon™
secure archive storage solutions.

Administrators experience the E-Series V solution’s flexibility in many ways.
Organizations deploying E-Series V systems are able to mix and match
capacity-optimized HDD, performance-optimized HDD and SSD to accommodate
applications based on performance or capacity needs. Further, all E-Series V
solutions are managed through a centralized console for a
“single-pane-of-glass” view that simplifies storage management. Customers also
benefit from a hardware platform built for reliability, featuring an
anti-vibration design to eliminate disk vibrations, and Cool Drive Technology™
for better temperature control, limiting the risk of overheating. Redundant
active components and Active Drawer Technology™ enable system service without
downtime to boost availability of E-Series V solutions.

Reliable High-Density Storage – Now Turbocharged

E-Series V features an advanced controller design, including a dedicated
hardware engine, or “turbocharger,” that accelerates RAID parity generation
and doubles the sequential write performance over the prior generation
E-Series systems. E-Series V models with the turbocharged advanced controller
will be sold as E-Series VT systems.

“With the new Nexsan E-Series storage array, Imation has married reliable,
dense SAN storage with a cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solution,” said
Eric Sheppard, research director, storage, IDC. “This combination, plus the
boost in performance, provides a very robust solution for those midrange
companies trying to balance between the must-have reliable storage they need
and the growing data storage and management costs they don’t want.”

In October, Imation launched the new Nexsan NST6530 unified hybrid storage
system, a solid-state optimized storage solution that supports NAS (NFS, CIFS,
SMB, FTP) and SAN (iSCSI, Fibre Channel) workloads in a single system. The
NST6530 features powerful active/active controllers and FASTier™ caching
technology integrated with E-Series V storage arrays and expansions, enabling
organizations to handle huge volumes of unstructured and structured data while
providing low latency access to select data sets that need a performance
boost. Together, NST6530 and E-Series V provide the flexibility to scale-up to
five petabytes of capacity, non-disruptively and with no impact to

The new Nexsan E-Series V storage array and Nexsan NST6530 unified hybrid
storage solution will be demonstrated at Supercomputing 2013 at the Imation
Booth #4515.

“The current Nexsan E-Series array is a battle-tested, rock-solid storage
platform used in a variety of primary and secondary storage solutions in media
and entertainment, government, healthcare, HPC, financial, surveillance and
service provider sectors,” said Mike Stolz, vice president of marketing and
support for Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions. “The new next-generation
E-Series V storage array delivers more performance, throughput, density, scale
and value to stay ahead of the enormous data growth, demanding workloads, and
resiliency requirements in these vertical markets. E-Series V is our best and
most versatile storage array yet.”

Chesapeake Systems is a Baltimore-based firm focused on IT solutions for
creative professionals’ demanding workflows, with clients ranging from
international broadcasters to small business owners.

“The Nexsan E-Series is an easy choice for our customers because it is
exceptionally reliable, simple to install and manage, and efficient to scale.
The added speed and performance in the E-Series V will be attractive to our
broadcast and media production customers, who will benefit from the ability to
better handle multiple video streams and shorten backup windows,” said Nick
Gold, director of business development, Chesapeake Systems.


The new E-Series V is available now in a variety of dense, robust storage

  *E-Series V model: E60VT (60 drives in 4U, up to 240 TB)
  *E-Series V model: E48VT (48 drives in 4U, up to 192 TB)
  *E-Series V model: E18VT (18 drives in 2U, up to 72 TB)

For more information on Imation’s Nexsan storage solutions,

About Imation

Imation (NYSE: IMN) is a global data storage and information security company.
Our products and solutions help organizations and individuals store, manage
and protect their digital content. Imation’s storage and security portfolio
includes Nexsan high-density, archive and solid-state optimized unified hybrid
storage solutions; IronKey mobile security solutions that address the needs of
professionals for secure data transport and mobile workspaces; and consumer
storage solutions, audio products and accessories sold under the Imation,
Memorex and TDK Life on Record brands. Imation reaches customers in more than
100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. For more

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