Use Cases

Accelerate and Scale While Reducing OpEx

With industry-leading capacity, density, and power efficiency, ExaDrive helps organizations eliminate server sprawl, reduce software licensing costs, improve efficiency, and reduce data center OpEx by up to 75%. Unlike NVMe SSDs, ExaDrive simplifies tiered and hybrid storage by allowing users to mix hard drives and SSDs in the same enclosure effortlessly. ExaDrive SSDs can be paired with hardware RAID controllers to increase redundancy and performance even further. With its unique advantages, ExaDrive SSDs are ideally suited to unstructured data and content workloads, where slow HDDs are no longer viable and NVMe SSDs are too costly.

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Qualified Server Vendors

Nimbus Data has qualified ExaDrive SSDs, available in both SATA and SAS versions, in servers from the following vendors. In general, ExaDrive SSDs (available in SATA and SAS versions) are compatible with modern (year 2017 or later) server and JBOD systems.

cisco dellemc hp
lenovo supermicro tyan

Edge Storage with Unmatched Portability

As more data is created at the edge, storing and transporting massive data sets is a new challenge. Hard drives are ill-suited to this task due to slow performance and vibration sensitivity, and NVMe SSDs require too much power and lack enough storage capacity. ExaDrive offers the capacity of a full data storage array in a device small enough to fit in your back pocket. ExaDrive weighs about one pound, reducing weight per terabyte by 95% compared to bulky hard drive-based systems. The small form factor and resiliency make ExaDrive well-suited to autonomous vehicles, aircraft, mobile systems, 5G infrastructure, e-discovery, and cloud data transport appliances.


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