News | July 18, 2012

NexGen Storage Delivers Increased Performance, Capacity, And Flexibility With New n5 Series PCIe Solid-State Systems

New Configurations Offer Solid-State Performance at 5 to 10 Times Lower $/GB than All-SSD Arrays

LOUISVILLE, CO – NexGen Storage today announced the expansion of its n5 Series of storage systems with new PCIe solid-state offerings. The NexGen n5 Series offers several solid-state configurations that deliver a range of performance levels and price points, and each n5 system offers both 10GbE and 1GbE network options. With higher performance and capacity in a compact, 3U footprint, the new offerings provide: 

  • 5x to 10x lower $ per GB than all-SSD arrays with equivalent performance1; and
  • 10x more IOPS per rack unit versus disk-based storage systems2

With its expanded offering, NexGen makes enterprise-class solid-state storage capabilities available and affordable for mainstream customers to meet targeted performance requirements in mixed workload environments. 

“There is tremendous end-user value to be gained from judiciously employing solid-state storage as part of an overall storage approach. Our research indicates a clear shift toward end-users viewing solid-state technology as applicable for increasingly broad data center deployment and usage, and not just for specific applications or isolated workloads,” said Mark Peters, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “By offering high-end solid-state capabilities at affordable price points, NexGen’s n5 Series solutions are well-positioned to bring that solid-state storage value into mainstream data centers.” 

Each n5 Series storage system provides active-active high availability and delivers the full power of NexGen’s cutting-edge capabilities, including:

  • Predictable Performance with Storage QoS. Provides predictable, guaranteed application storage performance.  IT administrators can set performance levels for all applications and manage performance as easily as capacity.
     
  • Service Levels for Total Control. Automatically shifts resources from non-critical to mission-critical applications as needed to ensure performance is maintained for an organization’s more critical applications, even if the system is compromised.
     
  • The Lowest $/GB and $/IOP. Moves data real-time between high-performing solid-state and economical disk drives to offer industry-leading price/performance.

“NexGen’s innovative solid-state storage systems and Storage QoS allow us to deliver extremely efficient, high quality IT services to our organization,” said Robert Samples, senior systems engineer at Kansas City Urology Care. “NexGen’s n5 systems have a very small footprint compared with my existing storage, which chews up a ton of power, takes up roughly 15U of rack space and costs a fortune every year in maintenance and support. By comparison, the NexGen n5 takes up only 3U of rack space and utilizes about one-third of the power.” 

“Organizations can achieve higher storage efficiency along with more consistent performance levels through smart, right-sized solid-state storage deployments,” said Rick Merlo, vice president of sales, NexGen Storage. “NexGen’s n5 Series gives organizations the ability to meet varying performance, capacity and price point requirements.” Read more about this on NexGen’s blog

Pricing and availability
The NexGen n5 Series n5-100 and n5-50 systems will be available on August 20, 2012 and the n5-150 system will be available September 30, 2012 through authorized NexGen resellers. List pricing for the three new n5 Series systems will range from $55,000 to $108,000. For more information, please contact NexGen Sales at sales@nexgenstorage.com.

About NexGen Storage
NexGen Storage offers the first PCIe solid-state storage system designed from the ground up to manage performance just like capacity.  Unlike any other shared storage system, NexGen offers both Storage QoS for managing performance and Service Levels to ensure mission-critical application performance no matter what happens.  At the same time, NexGen’s PCIe solid-state architecture avoids performance bottlenecks to offer the best price/performance ratio of any midrange storage solution. Committed to channel success, NexGen provides reseller partners registered deal protection and rich margins on every opportunity. For more information, visit www.nexgenstorage.com.

1 Based published capacity and list prices from all-SSD array vendors averaged out to $34 per GB raw, vendor prices vary.
2 Assuming 1 disk drive delivers 210 random small block mixed workload IOPS performance after RAID configuration and a standard system supports up to 10 disk drives per rack U.

SOURCE: NexGen Storage

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