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Earth Rangers selects Nexsan E60 storage system
[December 30, 2011]

Earth Rangers selects Nexsan E60 storage system

Dec 30, 2011 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Nexsan, a provider of disk-based storage systems, has announced that its Nexsan E60 storage system has been selected by Earth Rangers, a Canadian charitable organization.

The storage system has ben chosen for its ability to deliver high energy savings without sacrificing performance, and deployed in the organization's Centre for Sustainable Technology Media.

According to the company, Nexsan E60 storage system is an expandable, high density and high performance storage solution with the ability to scale up to 180TB in 4U of rack space. It features AutoMAID Level 4 technology which reduces energy usage up to 85%, making it energy efficient.

"When we approached Nexsan regarding the data infrastructure necessary to meet Earth Rangers' green requirements, we knew that each of the solutions we chose would need to play an important role in delivering an environmentally friendly solution," said Rob DiStefano, IT Systems Director, Earth Rangers.

"We dedicated a lot of time and resources to identifying the most power efficient solutions available. Nexsan is an example of a company that really hit it out of the park. An 80% plus savings in power consumption is a huge deal, not only for Earth Rangers, but for organizations mindful of both power consumption and IT costs." "The environmentally-friendly data center that the Nexsan E60 supports for Earth Rangers meets all of our goals for power savings, operational efficiency and sustainability," added DiStefano. "Plus, the solution delivers remarkable performance and reliability demonstrating that you don't have to give up performance to be green." Earth Rangers started out using the Nexsan E60 storage systems as a secondary storage platform for disaster recovery and archiving. Then it had a requirement to put a financial system on the E60, running within an Oracle database. The system performed well that it was then added to other applications with production data storage requirements such as Exchange and SQL databases.

"A key consideration for organizations choosing energy efficient storage systems is the trade-off between energy savings and performance. The mindset is that when you reduce power, performance will suffer," said Victoria Grey, SVP, Marketing at Nexsan. "The Nexsan E60 shatters this long held belief and for environmentally aware organizations such as Earth Rangers, this was a key factor in their purchasing decision." Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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