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Nexsan to Present on the Impact of Solid State Disk (SSD) Storage on Virtual Environments at DatacenterDynamics 2012

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THOUSAND OAKS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/12 -- Nexsan®, a leading independent provider of disk-based data storage systems, today announced that CTO Gary Watson will present on "The Impact of Solid State Disks (SSDs) on Virtual Environments" at the 2012 DatacenterDynamics conference in Atlanta. Steve Bishop, CTO for VeriStor, a provider of customized, performance-enhancing virtual infrastructure and enterprise storage solutions and services, will join the presentation to provide real-world insights on the deployment of SSDs. The 40-minute Solutions Seminar will guide data center decision makers through the process of optimizing virtualized IT environments using the latest advancements in SSD technology.

As SSD technologies continue their rapid evolution, next-generation SSDs have become more reliable and durable, while providing vastly superior performance for many applications. Of considerable interest to datacenter managers, SSDs require less power and produce fewer thermal emissions to support long-term ROI. This is especially attractive for organizations seeking accelerated application performance and more operationally efficient virtual environments with lower cooling and maintenance requirements.

Watson, an innovator in disk-based data storage technologies, will be joined by VeriStor CTO Steve Bishop, a respected leader in the data storage and virtual infrastructures industry, to discuss trends in SSD-based storage systems and the impact of these technologies with respect to performance, reliability and cost.

WHO: Gary Watson, CTO, Nexsan and Steve Bishop, CTO, VeriStor


WHAT: Presentation at the 2012 DatacenterDynamics conference titled "The Impact of SSDs on Virtual Environments"

WHEN: February 23, 2012 Time: 11:25-12:10 p.m.

WHERE: Crowne Plaza Atlanta at Ravinia, Hall 1, Atlanta, Georgia.

"IT professionals today are discovering that solid state enabled storage systems may be more cost effective than traditional spinning drive technology while providing impressive improvements in performance," noted Watson. "The improvements in SSD technology coupled by drive vendor price reductions are making SSD-based storage systems both compelling and affordable for a growing number of organizations."

"While SSD technology is delivering notable benefits to customers, enterprises should consider the applications being targeted before deploying SSD-based technology," said Steve Bishop, CTO for VeriStor. "In order to maintain the reliability and performance expected from an enterprise-class system, matching the right solid state disk storage architecture to the appropriate application is critical. Equally important is the selection of vendors who develop these systems and the warranties they put in place behind them."

DatacenterDynamics is both a conference and expo that enables data center managers to discover the latest developments in datacenter design and management. Taking place at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta, the conference aims to explore emerging IT solutions, including data storage, virtualization, architecture design and the cloud. These new technologies are rapidly gaining ground as forward-thinking businesses leverage IT to improve business agility.

"This conference addresses the concerns of progressive IT professionals who understand the importance of enabling business with next-generation technology to power efficient IT infrastructure," says Watson. "To that end, we join other DatacenterDynamics presenters in highlighting technology and processes that can not only improve operations, but constrain expenditures in the process."

About Nexsan
Nexsan® is a leading independent provider of disk-based data data storage systems purpose-built and priced for the mid-market, offering industry-leading reliability, space and power efficiency. Nexsan SAN and NAS storage systems provide scalability, integrity and security for growing volumes of unstructured data and are ideal for virtual storage, disk-to-disk backup, secure online archiving, bulk and cloud storage applications. Overcoming the challenges of traditional storage, Nexsan delivers a different kind of storage experience with easy-to-use, efficient and enterprise-class solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of storage. Nexsan delivers its storage systems through a select global partner ecosystem of solution providers, OEMs and system integrators. Nexsan is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. For more information, visit the company's website at www.nexsan.com.

For more information about Nexsan's products and solutions, visit www.nexsan.com

Nexsan is a registered trademark of Nexsan Corporation. All other product or company names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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