Nexsan, the renamed Imation, has signed an OEM agreement with X-IO Technologies whereby X-IO will add Nexsan’s E60 storage array to its product portfolio as a capacity disk tier.
The E60VT is a 480TB to 1.44PB array with 60 disk drives in a 4U unit. It can combine flash and disk drives, and features power-down operation, encryption and RAID.
X-IO is undergoing restructuring and has reduced investment in its ISE and iglu storage products, which are focused on performance, rather than capacity. It says that it can now add a complementary archive storage tier to its USE/iglu product set, pleasing customers and channel partners.
There is no word on how X-IO will integrate the E60 with ISE/iglu software to provide some kind of automated tiering. The OEM deal provides a level of assurance to ISE/iglu customers and partners that the business is going to continue. It is also good news for Nexsan, which has just added Transporter file sync and share to NST file and block access product. ®