San Diego, CALIF. — nStor Technologies, Inc. announced that Victor Data Systems, Limited (VDS), a subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) has chosen the NexStor 3150 Fibre Channel RAID system as the primary RAID offering in its custom-built SAN solutions designed for the Japanese and Asian markets. The NexStor 3150 is the world’s first Fibre Channel RAID system that has room for up to 584GB of storage and active/active RAID controllers in a 2U (3.5″) enclosure.
“nStor has been very active in pursuing both OEM and System Integrator business opportunities here and abroad,” commented Jim Habuda, vice president of nStor OEM and Indirect Sales. “Victor Data Systems is one of the first of several opportunities to come to fruition. They are a well-established Japanese company with a rich heritage and should do very well with our products in this market.”
“We are very pleased to offer the nStor storage systems as part of our solutions, especially, our SAN solutions,” said Mr. Teruo Sugiyama, CEO of VDS. “The small, very dense form factor of the NexStor 3150 and the NexStor 802F expansion unit are ideal for our market where space is at a premium. We have already made sales with this product and have found a high level of interest in its unique features.”
The storage NexStor 3150 and NexStor 802F solutions packs an unprecedented eight disk drives into less than 3 1/2 inches (2U) of data center rack space, making it the smallest enterprise-level storage system on the market. The NexStor 802F enclosure accepts 1-inch or 1.6-inch Fibre Channel disk drives in a compact 2U enclosure for standard 19-inch racks, yielding almost twice the storage capacity in the same space as competitive alternatives. The NexStor 3150 is a storage solution that integrates Fibre Channel RAID controllers within the same enclosure and utilizes additional 802F’s for scalability and creates the smallest fault-tolerant, SAN-ready enterprise storage system on the market.
The NexStor 3150/802F provides the utmost in reliability and fault-tolerance. It features nStor’s hot-swappable loop resiliency circuit (LRC) cards that handle Fibre Channel re-timing and clock recovery on both the transmit and receive signals, while serving as an active hub for cabinet daisy-chaining. This design eliminates signal degradation that can result in unreliable loop operation when an enclosure simply relies on disk drives to re-time the signal. This technology provides extremely reliable high performance over the Fibre Channel interface. Other features include dual power cords, as well as hot-swappable drives, fans and power supplies. The NexStor 3150 also features hot-swappable, active/active Fibre Channel RAID controllers.
Victor Data Systems Company, Limited (VDS) was established in 1973 from the R & D Division of Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) with the initial aim of producing magnetic tape drives and order entry systems. Since that time, VDS has blossomed into a full-fledged manufacturer of computer peripherals, developing innovative devices and systems and performing a major role in JVC’s Information Equipment Group.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, nStor Technologies is a leading provider of high performance, high availability information storage solutions for Windows NT, Unix and Linux platforms. Designed for storage-intensive environments such as the Internet or other mission-critical applications, nStor’s product range from Fibre Channel and SCSI RAID-ready solutions, to full active/active, enterprise-level RAID offerings, as well as advanced storage management software. nStor trades on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol NSO, and markets its products through a direct sales force and a global network of reseller and OEM partners. Additional information about nStor can be found by visiting our web site at http://www.nstor.com .