New ONStor Integrated NAS SolutionsIntegrating Nexsan' SATABoy RAID
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2008.10.02
ONStor, Inc. announced its new Pantera 3110 and Pantera 3110-HA integrated NAS solutions, which are designed to be sold exclusively by IT solution providers. The simple-to-buy, simple-to-sell, file data storage products are offered at entry level price points and deliver data center class performance in an energy efficient, small 1u form factor ideal for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as enterprise workgroup environments. The new Pantera filers integrate ONStor's unique virtual file server functionality with Nexsan's SATABoy RAID storage system. The products will enable channel partners to offer their SME customers a turnkey NAS solution with the flexibility to grow quickly and respond to storage need fluctuations without business disruption while maximizing power and cooling efficiency.
"ONStor has always been loyal to the channel both in North America and in our global sales execution," said Tom Gallivan, senior vice president, worldwide sales at ONStor. "In order to increase our channel presence and compete in the midmarket, we've chosen to create a product set that makes it easy for our channel partners to install, deploy and sell true enterprise class NAS functionality at entry level price points."
Both the Pantera 3110 and 3110-HA systems allow midmarket data center managers the ability to start with a lower capacity system and seamlessly grow continually to keep up with the unpredictable growth of unstructured data. Each product provides enterprise features such as RAID 5 and RAID 6 storage for high availability, virtual servers, snapshots, a scalable file system and clustering capabilities. This offers IT solution providers a powerful, scalable, yet cost-effective NAS solution to better serve their customers.
"Unstructured data growth is impacting the midmarket with tremendous force, as these organizations have even smaller IT budgets and less resources to house space- and power-hungry storage devices than large enterprises," said George Crump, president of industry analyst firm Storage Switzerland. "The Pantera 3110 Series of products give SMEs the best opportunity to both consolidate the footprint and management of their file serving environments while dramatically shrinking power consumption. ONStor has hit a home run by developing an advanced integrated NAS solution at a price that makes sense for the midmarket and is simple for the channel to sell."
About Nexsan SATABoy Storage System
SATABoy is a high-capacity (14TB in 3U) product that provides organizations with unparalleled storage flexibility to meet real-world business objectives. It is highly scalable and enables cost-effective storage of large amounts of information online. In addition, SATABoy's exceptional performance ensures faster response times for mission-critical applications.
Pricing and Availability
The Pantera 3110 and 3110-HA are available immediately. The Pantera 3110 has an estimated street price of $30,000 with 7TB of storage and the Pantera 3110-HA has an estimated street price of $50,000 for 10TB of storage. For more information visit www.onstor.com.
About ONStor's Partner Program
ONStor's partner program includes the Margin Advantage Program and Elite Solution Partner Program. The programs offer qualified partners the benefits including:
- Increased revenue and profit: The program provides aggressive incentives to both the channel and ONStor sales teams. Depending on the level of participation, various levels of discounts are offered on ONStor hardware and software licenses.
- Sales and marketing support: This includes sales and technical training, access to a secure ONStor partner network site, sales guides, presentations, lead generation and marketing activities, business/territory planning and educational product information.
- Education and training: ONStor provides free instructor-led training to ONStor Margin Advantage and Elite Solution Partner members.
- Technical tools and materials: This includes online training webcasts, best-practice guides, technical briefs, and white papers continually updated with the latest technical information on ONStor's products.