Imation labels its new Nexsan NST4000 as an ultra-efficient hybrid storage appliance purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads. It is primarily targeted for the media and entertainment industry.
“Imation’s Nexsan NST4000 adds a significant capability for mid-market storage,” said Jim Bagley, senior analyst at SSG-Now. “Its well-developed hybrid algorithms, in-line compression and underlying object storage capabilities create an efficient storage system that can scale easily.”
The NST4000 delivers genuine, efficient hybrid storage with tremendous efficiency and processing power using the latest high-performance technologies as well as the flexibility to meet the needs of organizations that continue to rapidly add new applications to their environments. With an intelligent hybrid caching layer, the choice of Fibre Channel or iSCSI connectivity and new levels of capacity and performance, NST4000 is especially well-suited for mid-sized data centres, mixed application workloads, data protection strategies and media and entertainment industry workflows.
NST4000 supports multiple protocols including iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, FTP and now Fibre Channel. A single NST4000 array can non-disruptively scale to 2.1PB and deliver three times as many IOPs as preceding NST storage solutions by combining optimizations in NestOS 3.1 with Imation FASTier DRAM caching technology, solid-state disks (SSDs) and the latest processor technology. It also features faster and smarter inline compression, up to 50 percent faster than with preceding NST arrays.