Imation (NYSE:IMN), a global data storage and information security company, is reporting strong interest in its Nexsan™ NST6000MC Metro Storage Cluster system among customers worldwide, driven by imperatives to maintain continuous availability for mission-critical applications, create agile IT infrastructures, and, at the same time, reduce overall costs. Part of Imation’s next-generation Nexsan NST6000 Unified Hybrid Storage portfolio, the NST6000MC Metro Storage Cluster is ideal for IT staff seeking to reduce system complexity, simplify management and earn greater ROI by improving mission-critical application availability while easily scaling performance and storage capacity.
“Since we launched our stretched cluster solution in August, we’ve seen increasing demand from customers who place a premium on avoiding downtime and having synchronous mirrored storage at two sites. Our customers are focused on business continuity solutions that are easy to manage, maintain, install and scale,” said Mike Stolz, vice president of marketing and technical support for Imation’s Nexsan solutions.
For example, a leading security manufacturer is deploying multiple NST6000MC Metro Storage Clusters to support security operations at several airports, an application that requires high storage scalability and 24/7 uptime. In addition, customers in industries as diverse as finance, healthcare, utilities and manufacturing are showing high interest in the NST6000MC Metro Storage Cluster to ensure uptime for databases, virtualized servers and business applications.
The NST6000MC Metro Storage Cluster is a compact, scalable, integrated solution for high availability and disaster recovery that extends data replication and failover capability from within a data center to a campus site or to a metro site located up to 10km away. As part of the NST6000 Unified Hybrid Storage platform, the NST60000MC supports both SAN and NAS protocols, while leveraging solid-state storage to accelerate read performance of the underlying spinning disk drives housed in efficient Fibre Channel-connected Nexsan E-Series™ storage arrays. The net result is a lower cost-per-I/O and lower total cost of ownership.