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NEC Pushes Scalability Limits with Launch of Next Generation HYDRAstor™ HS6 Series Grid Storage System

NEC's HYDRAstor HS6 - 5000A is designed to Provide Maximum Archival Capabilities for Data Intensive Industries Like Media and Entertainment

Irving, Texas April 14, 2016 - NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions, today announced a new HYDRAstor HS6 Series, HS6-5000A, specifically designed to scale and meet the large archival requirements of data generating industries such as Media & Entertainment.

NEC's HYDRAstor platform has a proven record of fault-tolerance and redundancy, providing multiple paths between each pair of nodes so that the storage grid can maintain optimum performance and scalability under conditions of fluctuating load. As in other HYDRAstor based solutions, when the HS6-5000A adds a storage node it can be automatically recognized by the rest of the grid, reducing the need for expensive hardware upgrades and downtime.

This adaptive grid architecture enables HYDRAstor HS6-5000A to optimize storage capacity/storage management and deliver a range of key benefits that data driven enterprises will appreciate:

  • Unrestricted Independent Seamless Scalability of both Performance and Capacity
  • Greater Data Resiliency with Advanced Erasure Coding
  • Dynamic Auto-provisioning
  • Investment Protection and in-place Hardware Refresh
  • 50 percent more capacity, 20 percent less power consumption than previous generation
  • Supports REST API, Amazon S3 & OpenStack Swift

  • "The dynamic and ever increasing demands of today's data centric industries demand an archival storage system that couples ease of use, optimal capacity, investment protection and fault-proof, reliable performance," said Hide Senta, VP of strategic business, NEC Corporation of America. "In some respects, this is a formidable wish list but HYDRAstor HS6-5000A meets this need with a grid storage design created especially for multi-media applications. It is fundamentally a simple, easy to use design with massive scalability that has been very well received by the media and entertainment industry."

    The HS6-5000A is aligned with major media storage technology partners. NEC will be exhibiting at the upcoming NAB Conference in Las Vegas, April 18-21, booth number SL15713 in South Lower Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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