Nexenta 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 with Nordisk Systems’ NS4000 Peta Scale Architecture™. The result is a powerful and easily scalable system that stores mission-critical information with ease.

The Nordisk Systems NorStor™ NS4000 Clustered Unified Storage Appliance features a fully redundant, fault-tolerant storage platform that delivers inline deduplication 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 one 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 SAS 2.0 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 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.”