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Nimbus Announces Comprehensive Trade-up Program for NetApp StoreVault Customers

Free Storage, Free Software, Tiered Expansion, 10 GbE Readiness, and Superior ROI

San Francisco, CA, February 11, 2009 – Nimbus Data Systems today announced the Elevate trade-up program for end-users and value-added resellers of the now end-of-life StoreVault (NetApp S family) storage systems. This trade-up program enables customers to recoup their existing investments in these products while migrating to Nimbus Unified Storage with the simplicity of all-inclusive software, tiered storage, and easy expansion at a dramatically lower total cost.

Program Highlights

  • Receive double the storage capacity for free when upgrading from StoreVault systems
  • Keep storage simple, easy-to-use, and affordable with free all-inclusive software
  • Get double the performance, storage expansion support, and 10 GbE upgradeability
  • Attain truly tiered storage with seamless SATA, SAS, and SSD drives in one enclosure
  • Get Windows Server 2008 support and VMware and Citrix XenServer NFS support built-in
  • Easily migrate data from StoreVault to Nimbus Unified Storage with included software

Keep It Simple with All-inclusive Software

All Nimbus Unified Storage systems come with comprehensive software at no additional cost, including iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, snapshots, clones, synchronous mirroring, asynchronous replication, unlimited application snapshot plug-ins, and unlimited host support. All-inclusive software with Nimbus reduces costs up to 75% by eliminating expensive and unpredictable software licensing fees.

Get Tiered Expandable Storage Affordably

Nimbus Unified Storage supports SATA, SAS, and SSD drives, even within the same enclosure, for optimal storage consolidation and virtualization. Add capacity on-demand with power-efficient expansion modules that maximize usable storage capacity at just 19 watts per managed terabyte.

Double Your Performance and Get Ready for 10 Gigabit Ethernet

The RH100, Nimbus’ unified storage system for SMB’s, features quad load-balanced Gigabit Ethernet ports and 8x more cache to deliver double the performance of StoreVault systems for VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft SQL Server, and Exchange. Best of all, the Nimbus RH100 is 10 GbE-ready, preserving IT investments for many years to come without a costly forklift upgrade later.


The Elevate trade-up program is available for a limited time only to qualified StoreVault and NetApp S family customers and VARs.

About Nimbus Data Systems

Nimbus Data Systems is a leader in IP storage solutions for today’s rapidly-growing businesses. Nimbus develops industry-leading products that simplify storage management and improve the availability and security of digital information. Nimbus solutions include high-performance and scalable IP SAN storage systems, innovative iSCSI server software, and a ground-breaking line of IP storage controllers designed for global OEMs. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Nimbus products are available through a worldwide network of authorized system integrators, distributors, and OEMs. For more information, visit