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Nexenta Powers Nordisk NS4000 HA Cluster Unified Storage Appliance

New Unified Storage Solution Can Scale Beyond a Petabyte of Storage

Santa Clara—August 28, 2012Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced its NexentaStor technology is powering Nordisk Systems’ NS4000 Clustered Unified Storage Appliance. This partnership, which began in 2009, combines Nexenta’s ZFS-based NexentaStor integrated with Nordisk Systems’ NS4000 Peta Scale Architecture™. The result is a powerful and easily-scalable system that stores mission-critical information with ease.

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The Nordisk Systems NorStor™ NS4000 Clustered Unified Storage Appliance features a fully redundant, fault-tolerant storage platform that delivers in-line de-duplication with unlimited snapshots at a fraction of the cost associated with proprietary enterprise class storage solutions. The NS4000 is the first Intel Romley based solution that is certified with the NexentaStor™ HA Cluster plug-in, thus delivering tier 1 availability.

This powerful, new solution includes:

  • The ability to scale beyond a Petabyte of storage

  • Intel’s Romley based architecture

  • Hex-core hyper-threading CPUs

  • End-to-end 6 Gb/s SAS 2.0

  • PCI-E 3.0 for maximum bandwidth

  • PCI-E 3.0 LSI SAS2.0 HBAs (LSI 9207 Series)

  • Support for 32GB LR DIMMS (768GB of RAM per node)

  • Support for 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel

  • Emulex 10GbE NICs

The NS4000 supports enterprise level performance, availability and features at a mid-tier price point that enables an impressive return on investment.  The NS4000 is built with industry standard components; customers now have the option of not being tied to a manufacture's proprietary hardware, software or support.  With the introduction of the NS4000, Nordisk Systems continues its commitment to deploying enterprise class storage that is based on industry standard hardware. 

Said Bill Roth, vice president of marketing: “Nexenta’s partnership with Nordisk Systems, Inc. demonstrates the power of OpenStorage. By providing lightning-fast software, Nexenta enables Nordisk Systems to push the boundaries of scalable and affordable storage products. We’re confident Nordisk’s NS4000 will live up to the great reputation of its product line.”

About Nordisk Systems, Inc.

Since 1983, Nordisk Systems Inc. has been a nationally recognized Solution Provider with a certified team of sales and technical professionals who have the skills, product knowledge, and commitment helping customers develop and implement the right solution to solve their business needs. 

Nordisk Systems Inc. is headquartered in the Pacific Northwest with offices throughout the United States; specializing in all IT infrastructures including Servers, Storage, Security and Application needs. Our highly certified sales and technical staff pride themselves in partnering with customers to determine the best solution to achieve customer goals. For more info, see: www.NordiskSystems.com

About Nexenta Systems

Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on any industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.

More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based NexentaStor, can be found at www.nexenta.com or call +1 (855) NEXENTA.

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Merrill Freund or Lauren Connelly
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(415) 512-0770



Nordisk Systems, Inc.
6400 SE Lake Road, Suite 450
Milwaukie, OR 97222


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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.