Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0 Sets New Performance and Energy Savings Standards for High Availability Backup and Recovery

Power-Managed Deduplication Solution Increases Data Ingestion Speeds by 100 Percent

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.- Nexsan, a leading storage system provider, today announced that it has released the DeDupe SG® ("Speed with Green") 2.0 solution.

Nexsan's next generation of energy-efficient file storage systems are designed for data protection and disaster recovery applications that require high-performance deduplication. Integrating the latest version of the FalconStor File-Interface Deduplication System (FDS), the Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0 is the first LAN-based deduplication system to offer high availability. As part of the most recent enhancements, Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0 features support for Symantec's OpenStorage (OST) protocol, which accelerates data ingestion speeds for the increased performance and efficiency that today's mid-sized enterprises need.

The Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0 offers redundant appliances to provide continuous data access and automatic backup application failover, raising the bar for data deduplication solutions. To dramatically increase backup speeds and reduce the complexity of recovery during a disaster, the redundant appliances offer backup server connections of up to 5.4 terabytes per hour and support for Symantec OST.

"Data deduplication technology addresses the issue of burgeoning data growth, which is a key challenge for storage administrators," said Lauren Whitehouse, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Adoption rates for data deduplication technology are growing because it delivers greater storage efficiency and improves the economics of disk-based backup. This technology should be at the heart of any data management strategy."

The Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0 improves operational efficiency by leveraging the green capabilities inherent in Nexsan's industry-leading AutoMAID® technology. This energy-saving technology transparently places disk drives into their most energy-efficient state without affecting backup performance, making DeDupe SG 2.0 systems extremely power efficient.

"Nexsan has a unique capability and one that we believe is a first in the industry: power-managed deduplication," said George Crump, senior analyst at Storage Switzerland. "In the past, because of the deployment strategies of other solutions, all the drives needed to remain active for the deduplication process to work effectively. The Nexsan solution is designed so that the backup can be completed, deduplication cleanup processes performed, and the system be ready to be spun down soon after the backup completes."

New features of the Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0 include:
• Redundant appliances for high availability
• Automatic backup application failover
• Symantec OST support for additional efficiency and performance
• Support for industry-leading backup software solutions, including NetBackup
• Replication support for up to 150 remote sites
• Further automation of storage management processes
• Optional 10-Gigabit Ethernet connections

"The market demands a high-availability dedupe solution for NAS-based disk-to-disk backup environments, and now with Nexsan, we are the first to deliver it," said Fadi Albatal, vice president of product marketing for FalconStor. "With the Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0, FalconStor and Nexsan bring power-managed deduplication with enterprise-class reliability, scalability, and performance to meet the data protection needs of the most data intensive applications."

"Today's organizations require cost-effective solutions for high availability and continuous data access," said Bob Woolery, senior vice president of marketing for Nexsan. "The Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0 meets these requirements while providing the optimized performance and efficiency enterprises of all sizes demand. This release underscores our commitment to power-efficient deduplication solutions and further establishes Nexsan as a storage leader focused on aggressive product innovation and delivery."

The Nexsan DeDupe SG 2.0 will be available at the end of February 2010 through the company's worldwide channel network.

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About Nexsan
Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security, and rich media. Nexsan's solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major governmental agencies around the world that are seeking cost-correct, high-density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand Oaks, California, Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs and system integrators. For more information, please see the company's website at


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