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Wasabi Systems Launches VMX iSCSI SAN Appliance Solutions
Feb 27, 2008 (08:02 AM EST)


NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Wasabi Systems today announced the availability of its new VMX iSCSI SAN appliances: complete storage solutions that offer unprecedented performance, flexibility and scalability for the price. The enterprise level storage architecture of the VMX arrays combine affordable, high-capacity SATA drive technology with multiple GbE interfaces, making highly reliable, accelerated data access a reality for virtual systems. High speed, high reliability SAS drives are also available.

Delivering scalable storage capacity and a flexible SAN infrastructure, Wasabi VMX is designed to virtualize storage from the data path without imposing any performance penalties. The VMX 2000e is an entry level system that provides up to 12 TB of raw storage capacity and up to 220 MB/sec of sustained read and write operation and the VMX 2000sx offers further scalability of up to 60TB raw capacity and over 400MB/sec I/O performance. Both models utilize a 2U / 12 drive rack mounted chassis.

"We are very excited about what our VMX series means to virtual storage,' said Frank G. Logan, Wasabi's President and CEO. "Our powerful appliances deliver best-in-class performance right out of the box, at a really remarkable price point. And it's low cost without compromise; our product line scales from 2 to 60 Terabytes of raw storage for less than $2.00 per GB average using our SATA-based systems."

Key features of the Wasabi VMX series include: -- Ease of Use: Our graphical user interface offers an easy to follow step by step means of configuring and managing each system over any web-browser. -- Data Protection: Application flexible advanced RAID and volume management. RAID levels 0,1,10,5 and 50 supported in 2000e with RAID 6, 60 and 61 added in 2000sx. -- Reliability: Both models utilize dual hot-swappable power supplies and hot swappable cooling fans internally. Additionally, each configuration uses Seagate ES SATA drives for enterprise class reliability. -- Performance: With the VMX 2000e series benchmarked at up to 220MB/Second sustained read and write performance and the dual-core VMX 2000sx series sustaining up to 400 MB/Second, even the most demanding applications are handled with ease. -- Flexibility: High performance applications are optimized using high speed 3 Gbps SAS drives or create high capacity utility storage using 1TB SATA drives. -- Visibility: Thorough measurement of temperature, fan speed, access and reporting ensure each system is safe and operating within limits. Automatic notification of system problems is provided via email or SNMP.

Pricing and Availability

The highly flexible appliance family of products starts at $5999 for 2TB system. To determine the cost of your configuration, Wasabi offers instant price quotes at www.wasabisystems.com . The Wasabi VMX solutions will be available beginning in March.

For more information, please visit PR@wasabisystems.com Press/Analyst Contact: Lori Surago 757.248.9601 ext. 3049

CONTACT: Press & Analysts, Lori Surago of Wasabi Systems, +1-757-248-9601 PR@wasabisystems.comext. 3049,

Web site: http://www.wasabisystems.com/