The Nexsan E-Series is an advanced SAN storage system for midsized organizations needing an extremely dense and highly reliable solution. Nexsan's expertise in capacity-optimized storage has led to industry-leading efficiencies at the lowest possible cost-per-terabyte for applications like disk backup, bulk storage and more, all tailored to fit in any environment whether traditional, virtual or cloud. The E60 offers 60 drives for up to 240TB in 4U. The E48 offers 48 drives for up to 192TB in 4U, and the E18 offers 18 drives for up to 72TB in 2U. Each can be easily expanded with additional capacity by adding the corresponding expansion unit: E18X, E48X or E60X.
The E-Series delivers industry-leading density and power efficiency for the smallest storage footprint with up to 3X the capacity in the same space as a typical array while consuming up to 85% less power and cooling when idle. A fault tolerant and highly reliable architecture ensures enterprise-class data protection. Innovative ease-of-use functionality makes deploying and managing storage a simple task for the resource constrained IT administrator. It comes pre-configured so it can be up and running in 10 minutes or less with intuitive wizards no professional services required.
The E-Series is highly flexible supporting multiple drive types and protocols for administrators needing a single system to support varying workloads. SATA/SAS/SSD can be used together to support both capacity and performance driven applications. I/O ports include 8Gb FC, 1Gb or 10Gb iSCSI, or 24Gb SASX4. With dual raid engines per controller, the E-Series delivers blazing wire-speed throughput, high IOPS, and array-based snapshots and asynchronous replication. The active/active dual controller configuration provides twice the I/O ports and increases system performance.
The E-Series delivers industry-leading reliability. Hard drives are stress tested individually and again in system to eliminate the weak ones. The chassis itself has a superior mechanical design that eliminates vibrations between drives to maximize drive lifetime. Cool Drive Technology uses both push and pull fans to ensure there is always flowing over the drives, even if a fan should fail. And Nexsans Active Drawer Technology is an industry-first, making it easy for a single person to maintain the storage system. Simply pull out a drawer to service drives or fans while the system is being actively used - all with no downtime!
Key benefits of the Nexsan E-Series include -