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Nimbus Unveils 10 GbE Unified Storage System for Virtualization and Databases

Provides SAN + NAS, Impressive Scalability, and Tiered SATA, SAS, and SSD Storage

San Francisco, CA, January 22, 2009 – Nimbus Data Systems today announced the H-class DH200, a unified storage system featuring the superior scalability of 10 Gigabit Ethernet, breakthrough price/performance, license-free management software, and tiered storage technology. Engineered to exceed the rigorous needs of virtualization and database servers, the DH200 enables a more efficient and higher-performing datacenter that cuts storage costs up to 60% compared to other solutions.

Product Highlights

  • 20x greater bandwidth, 4x more cache, and up to 70% lower power than rival designs
  • Affordable expansion to 84 SATA, SAS, and SSD drives in one tiered storage system
  • Unified SAN and NAS (iSCSI, NFS, and CIFS protocols) in one system
  • Built-in snapshot, cloning, RAID, continuous replication, and storage virtualization
  • 20-minute setup and the renown ease-of-use of Nimbus’ HALO storage operating system

The New Standard in 10 GbE Storage

With server and desktop virtualization, cloud computing, and digital content management driving rapid storage growth, 10 GbE has emerged as the storage networking technology of choice for modern datacenters. The DH200 offers quad load-balanced and redundant 10 GbE network ports and dual 12 Gbps SAS storage expansion ports. This combination provides 20 times greater bandwidth than clustered iSCSI arrays that rely on Gigabit Ethernet and lack dedicated storage expansion ports. FlexScale technology enables users to mix SATA, SAS, and SSD drives within the same enclosure to create dynamic storage tiers with optimal performance, power usage, density, cost, and reliability. Expandable to 84 TB and consuming as little as 19 watts per TB, the DH200 is a wise long-term investment for organizations facing the challenges of managing more storage with fewer resources.

Engineered for the Rigors of Virtualization

Successful virtual computing with VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer, and Microsoft Hyper-V demands high-bandwidth storage with exceptional IO performance. Existing Gigabit Ethernet-based arrays are vastly oversubscribed, starving virtual machines and reducing application performance. With the combination of 10 GbE, dedicated expansion ports, 4 GB of policy-based cache, and exceptional processing power, the DH200 ensures that virtual machines run fluidly and reliably even under heavy loads. IT organizations can now run more virtual machines on even fewer servers to maximize their return on investment in virtualization solutions. With NFS thin-provisioning, users can eliminate preallocation of storage to virtual machines and significantly reduce upfront capacity requirements.

Easy-to-use Unified Storage and Data Protection Software

Powered by Nimbus’ HALO storage operating system, the DH200 offers unified iSCSI SAN and NAS features in an elegant all-in-one solution. The DH200 includes all the essential enterprise data protection features such as snapshots, clones, synchronous mirroring, and asynchronous replication at no additional cost. Up and running in just 20 minutes, the DH200 features an intuitive web-based management interface to simplify storage administration without any special training.


The H-class DH200 is available now from Nimbus’ worldwide network of integration and distribution partners. To find a Nimbus partner in your area or join a live webinar, visit

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