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nStor Technologies, Inc. today announced the University of Southern California (USC) has selected it to implement a centralized storage solution at its Information Sciences Institute (ISI).
According to nStor, the NexStor 3150 Fibre Channel RAID system will provide the information storage infrastructure for the ISI's broad spectrum of activities, including research and development of advanced computing and communication technologies. The ISI currently has approximately one dozen Sun, NT and SGI servers, each with its own direct-attached storage. The platform-independent NexStor 3150 allows ISI to consolidate its storage into a centralized pool, providing easy storage allocation among servers and simplified tape backup procedures.
"As part of a major university, we are truly in the business of information; gathering it, creating it and sharing it with a global community," said Jim Koda, Manager of Systems and Software Services, at USC's ISI. "To ensure that this information is highly available, reliable storage has to be a very strategic decision for us. NexStor offers simple, centralized storage management that helps to control our costs. The solution is also easily scalable in terms of storage capacity, number of servers and operating platforms, so we can continue building on our NexStor infrastructure as our needs grow. In addition, the nStor support team has gone the extra mile to meet our specific needs."