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Wasabi Expands VMX iSCSI SAN Line

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- VMworld -- Wasabi today announces a substantial product line expansion of its VMX iSCSI SAN appliances. The VMX 2000 series now consists of the VMX 2000e, VMX 2000mx and VMX 2000sx, covering entry-level applications up to enterprise systems. All models share the same 2U 12-drive enterprise class chassis with redundant power supplies and fans along with Seagate ES.2 enterprise class SATA or SAS drives. All are based upon Wasabi's industry leading Storage Builder Enterprise network storage OS.

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — VMworld — Wasabi today announces a substantial product line expansion of its VMX iSCSI SAN appliances. The VMX 2000 series now consists of the VMX 2000e, VMX 2000mx and VMX 2000sx, covering entry-level applications up to enterprise systems. All models share the same 2U 12-drive enterprise class chassis with redundant power supplies and fans along with Seagate ES.2 enterprise class SATA or SAS drives. All are based upon Wasabi's industry leading Storage Builder Enterprise network storage OS.

At the top of Wasabi's lineup is the 2000sx, featuring a PCI express-based backplane and an Intel quad-core XEON processor targeting high performance application environments and Virtualized Data centers. Using optional expansion chassis, this model supports up to 60TB of raw capacity with a mix of enterprise grade SAS or SATA drives. Thin provisioning allows greater flexibility for just the initially needed capacity and the ability to add physical storage as needed. The 2000sx ships with 2GbE data ports and can be expanded to support up to 10 1-GbE data ports or up to 2 – 10GbE data ports. With optional Seagate ES.2 SAS drives, the 2000sx is capable of up to 800MB/sec sustained read and write throughput supporting the most demanding requirements.

"These new models have been upgraded and cover a much broader spectrum of the market and outperform many of the market leaders at dramatically lower price points," said Frank Logan, Wasabi's President and CEO. "With the addition of 10GbE, thin provisioning, snapshot and volume shadow copy services, we cover the entire market spectrum from entry level to mid-range enterprise requirements."

Targeted applications for the VMX series include disk-backup, digital archive, web2.0 infrastructure, video surveillance, digital media infrastructure and general office systems. The series was designed to support virtual server infrastructure using VMWare, XEN or Hyper-V server virtualization technology.

VMX 2000e starts at under $6,000 for a 2TB system, targeted to first time SAN users migrating from direct attached storage. It can be expanded up to 12 TB and comes standard with 2GbE data ports. Performance is up to 220MB/sec of sustained sequential read or write throughput. RAID levels of 0,1,10 and 5 are supported for redundancy. The 2000e is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor clocked at 1.8Ghz and comes standard with 1GB of dynamic cache.

The 2000mx adds performance and power for mid-range applications. RAID 6 and 60 are added to the mix with 256MB of battery backed cache and a 1GB dynamic cache and the 2000mx can be expanded up to 48TB with optional expansion chassis. The 2000mx can also support up to 6 GbE data ports for additional flexibility and sustained sequential read or write throughput is rated at 500MB/sec with SATA drives. The 2000mx is powered by a Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz processor with up to 4GB of dynamic cache.

SAS and SATA can be mixed to support tiered storage configurations with great flexibility. Select from Seagate ES.2 7,200 RPM 1TB SAS and SATA high capacity drives and Seagate Barracuda 15k RPM 400GB SAS drives to optimize performance for the most demanding applications.

All models have 3-year warranty and 24/7 nationwide telephone and eSupport. Optional onsite next business day premium service is available for up to 5 years. Wasabi products are available exclusively through its nationwide network of VARs and Systems Integrators and are distributed exclusively through Info-X.

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