today announced that it has signed a global OEM agreement with X-IO
Technologies to integrate Nexsan's E60 storage array into X-IO's
enterprise storage solution.
This strategic agreement allows X-IO
Technologies to offer customers a longer-term capacity tier in the
solution based on Nexsan's ultra-reliable, high performance E-Series
block storage system. The addition, of the E60 to its portfolio, means
X-IO can deliver an extremely cost effective solution for archiving
data. X-IO Technologies will sell the new solution through its channel
partners expanding Nexsan's customer reach.
"This strategic alliance fits our
overall strategy to OEM our technology and provide it to other solutions
providers," said Russ Johnson, CRO, Nexsan. "The partnership will bring
the ultra reliable E-Series storage option to even more customers, so
naturally we're excited to partner with X-IO."
"This arrangement with Nexsan allows
us to offer our customers the fullest possible range of choice and
pricing so that they can match their storage needs more precisely," said
Ellen Rome, vice president of marketing at X-IO Technologies. "Our
customers have been asking us for a lower cost long term storage option
in addition to our highly performant storage that will allow them to
continue to leverage our excellent support."
E-Series storage arrays and
expansion units will be deployed with high density HDDs to optimize
capacity, performance and cost. This versatile enterprise-class SAN
(Storage Area Network) solution helps handle the enormous data growth
and high resiliency requirements in media and entertainment, government,
healthcare, HPC, financial, surveillance and service provider sectors.