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Nexsan announces QLC-Powered E-Series 18F storage platform

Nexsan announces QLC-Powered E-Series 18F storage platform

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Nexsan, a global leader in unified storage solutions and part of the StorCentric family, has announced the release of its new E-Series 18F (E18F) storage platform. The E18F is designed and optimised for quad-level cell (QLC) NAND technology, allowing users to accelerate access to extremely large datasets at industry leading economics. 

The E-Flex Architecture is the next logical iteration of the high-performing E-Series architecture. The E-Flex Architecture provides customers the flexibility to start with an extremely small footprint and grow the same footprint to several petabytes of storage. This architectural extension simplifies how customers can deploy and grow their E-Series systems over time. 

“Organisations understand the need to optimise the performance of their data lake architectures in order to monetise their data,” said Mihir Shah, CEO of StorCentric, parent company of Nexsan. “The E18F delivers on these requirements with the best cost/performance ratio in the market. The E18F is one of the many new products we plan to announce in the next few months as we execute on our 2020 strategy.”

Designed for diverse, high-performance applications

The E18F has been designed for a wide variety of demanding applications, including real-time analytics and Big Data users who need a performance uplift for their Big Data, as well as business intelligence and decision support systems where users need to quickly mine massive data sets using faster, deeper queries. 

Users of performance-intensive Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications can benefit from the data analysis speed they need at a cost-effective price point. Furthermore, for content delivery, video on demand and content streaming applications, the E18F can deliver additional content or video to more users with greater consistency with support for massive parallel requests and streams.

“Nexsan has demonstrated its capabilities for creating storage platforms that can be deployed in the most demanding enterprise environments while offering unrivalled price and maximum performance,” said Surya Varanasi, CTO of StorCentric. “The E18F is ideal for customers who require capacity, performance and scalability. Our new E-Flex Architecture allows our customers to match the growth of their storage with the growth of their business.” 

E18F offers a number of enterprise features to users, including: 

● High-speed storage connectivity over Fibre Channel, iSCSI or SAS connectivity and seamless interoperability

● High availability, non-disruptive upgrades, snapshots and asynchronous replication across data centres using 10GE Ethernet

● Key third-party integrations including Veeam, Commvault, VMware, Windows and Xen

● Active Drawer Technology allows drives to remain active when the drawer is open for hot-swap drive management

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