The first NST6000 model, the NST6530, features dedicated controllers and a front-end FASTier caching engine connected to Nexsan E-Series storage, to meet the demanding random I/O performance requirements, up to five petabytes. The NST6530 system simultaneously supports large-scale I/O intensive workloads generated from multiple virtual machines.
The heart of the NST6530 system is the NestOS 3.0 storage operating system, which will be available across the Nexsan NST hybrid storage solutions.
Imation also announced the NST6000MC Metro Storage Cluster, an integrated, high availability and disaster recovery solution that extends data replication and failover capability from within a data center to a site on campus, or to sites located up to 10 km away. The Nexsan NST6000MC Metro Storage Cluster consists of two active/active controller nodes configured with Nexsan E-Series Fibre Channel storage arrays.
The Nexsan NST6000MC Metro Storage Cluster solution is available immediately through Nexsan channel partners. The NST6530 and NestOS 3.0 will be available this fall. Fibre Channel connectivity will only be available on NST6000 series systems.