WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 30, 2006— Nexsan Technologies, the leader in innovative and secure storage solutions, today announced that geospatial information provider i-cubed has selected Nexsan to provide over 300 terabytes of disk-based storage on its award-winning SATABeast enterprise-class storage arrays. i-cubed will use the SATABeasts as a critical part of their infrastructure to support the creation of next-generation image maps for their Internet Portal, commercial and Government customers.
i-cubed is a geospatial firm that offers complete business
solutions based on information and imagery derived from air photos and
satellite imagery. i-cubed's growing client base includes many of the
world's largest Internet portals, government agencies, wireless
telecommunications and vis/sim companies.
The SATABeasts have been integrated into the company's SAN to
handle the disk-intensive image processing applications. SATABeast's
extreme density design - 31.5 terabytes of storage capacity in just 4U
of rack space - provides a compact footprint and can scale to 315
cost-correct terabytes of capacity in a single rack, optimizing the
physical storage space within i-cubed's data center.
"The disk space requirements are exploding with the avalanche of
new high-resolution imagery that our customers are demanding," said
Russ Cowart, President of i-cubed. "Because of that, managing disk
space and data center costs is critical to the successful expansion of
our business. Nexsan's SATABeasts have been a tremendous addition to
our system, helping us optimize our processing workflow and
forestalling the expansion of our data center."
SATABeast's innovative combination of technologies delivers
unsurpassed performance, reliability and cost savings for primary and
near-line storage, disk-to-disk backup, secondary storage and fixed
content archive applications. The SATABeast's unique design extends
individual drive life and provides significant savings year over year,
while its AutoMAID(TM) (Massive Array of Idle Disks) function allows
SATABeast to place its disk drives into an idle state to conserve
energy, yet provide near-instantaneous access to data.
"Data-intense applications, such as the digital imagery processing
and manipulation provided by i-cubed, necessitate powerful storage
solutions that can handle the deluge of information inherent in these
kinds of enterprises," said Brendan Kinkade, Vice President of
Marketing at Nexsan. "The SATABeast offers powerful disk-based storage
volume without the need for a lot of physical floor space to house it
all. The SATABeast delivers the highest performance and cost
effectiveness in a single, scalable solution that is ideal for
data-intensive storage applications."
i-cubed: information integration & imaging LLC (www.i3.com) of
Fort Collins, Colorado is a premier provider of geospatial imagery,
management and dissemination systems.
Since its founding in 1993, i-cubed's mission has been to "Provide
you with such outstanding value, quality and service that we earn your
respect and your business."
Nexsan Technologies, headquartered in Woodland Hills, Calif., has
changed the way IT managers are storing and protecting corporate data.
From the outset, Nexsan has moved to the forefront because it
recognized the need for corporate managers to 'do more with less.'
Nexsan was the first to deliver award-winning storage solutions that
provide correct-cost pricing, without sacrificing features and
performance - attributes that make good business sense for virtually
every size company. Every Nexsan product is a total solution, with
unprecedented ease of use, features, performance and reliability, all
priced to fit the requirements of IT managers worldwide. For more
information, please see the company's website at
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