Ci Design Starts an 8U Revolution with its New NSR 850/862

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Irvine (September 13, 2010) – Ci Design’s commitment toward innovative and progressive design is evident through its newest storage solution, the NSR 850/862. Supporting up to 62 hot-swappable hard drives, this server storage system is ready to handle the data demands of almost any SMB environment. Cost-effective without compromising performance, this unit maximizes storage efficiency to save business owners money with every terabyte. Compatible with the industry’s newest 6G technology, data and applications can be saved and transferred faster than ever. With its cost-effective performance and optimal transfer speeds, the NSR 850/862 is the perfect storage foundation for the business environment.

Leveraging the inherent benefits of its 8U form factor, the NSR 850/862 combines cost-effective storage with hassle-free maintenance. By linking up to 62 hard drives with a single chipset, this unit eliminates the need to purchase multiple 1U or 2U enclosures to fill growing storage demands. The high-capacity of this system eliminates the need for costly additional hardware, resulting in a lower cost per TB than smaller enclosures. iStoragePro’s trademark design touches also make repairing this 8U unit easy and efficient. Sliding motherboard trays and easy-to-remove, hot-swappable fans make it easy for IT professionals to access the system, eliminating the need for time-consuming disassemblies. With lengthy repairs a thing of the past, entrepreneurs can focus on expanding their companies.

With its advanced backplane interface, the NSR 850/862 has blazing fast transfer speeds. Featuring an integrated backplane design which supports both SATA 3 GBps and SATA/SAS 6 GBps technology, this unit is built for data intense environments. System administrators can choose between the cost-effectiveness of 3G and the next-generation performance of 6G. The versatility of the NSR 850/862 gives entrepreneurs the option to upgrade their storage to the fastest speeds possible. Also, with both standard and extended ATX M/B support, the possibilities for customization are limitless. The advanced engineering of this storage system allows business professionals to create the perfect solution for their needs.

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Cupid Chiu
Ci Design
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1-800-576-5487

N-TEC is now the Exclusive Distributor for Ci Design Server & Storage Products

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Munich, 01.08.2013 – With immediate effect, the Ismaning-based storage manufacturer, N-TEC GmbH, is taking over the exclusive distribution of server chassis and storage products from Ci Design for the European market. The products of the US manufacturer, Ci Design, were specially developed for the operation of high-capacity servers and storage solutions in data centres. Products with eight to 62 HDD bays are available. As different types of storage media can be mixed and matched, systems based on Ci Design products can be superbly scaled and thereby offer excellent investment protection. 2.5″ and 3.5″ HDD and SSD with an SAS or SATA interface can be used.

The storage solutions manufacturer, N-TEC, is thereby supplementing its range of products from its own production with high-quality storage and server chassis from Ci Design.

A complete family of server chassis with 8, 16, 24, 50 and 62 hard disc bays has been created in close collaboration between the two partners. Ci Design is thereby relying on the long-standing expertise that N-TEC has in the server and storage environment. N-TEC drew on its own experience from day-to day business in product development in working with Ci Design.

“When we market products that do not come from our own production facilities, they must fulfil a number of key points. Of course, the first of these is reliability. This is achieved by using high quality components such as Zippy power supplies, a well-thought out and sophisticated ventilation system for the components to be integrated, as well as protection of the hard drives against vibration.

Second, the products must be available for a long life cycle and always with the same configuration. Solutions with the same product number should not vary in features and functionality. Unfortunately, this is no longer a matter of course these days, but it is a mandatory requirement for us and our customers.

And naturally, the prices must be competitive,” says Sven Meyerhofer, Managing Director of N-TEC.

Since the requirements are different depending on the type of customer, N-TEC offers products from Ci Design that are empty, as a “ready to assemble” (storage) server chassis, as part of a barebones server or as a basis for complete, pre-configured turn-key systems.

In terms of complete systems from N-TEC, the customer can choose from a wide range of server, NAS or SAN solutions.

Since N-TEC has already been using the Ci Design chassis for many years for its own successful rapidNAS, rapidServe and rapidCore solutions, the long-term supply of replacements parts is assured, in some cases for ten years or more.

“If customers have special requirements, we also offer product customisation to meet customer requests. This can range from simple visual modifications (e.g. colour, logo), mechanical changes and upgrades (e.g. front covers), all the way up to complete new development. We offer a complete line of services from development, to prototyping and series production,” continues Meyerhofer

For more information regarding Ci Design products, please visit: http://www.n-tec.eu/en/produkte/cidesign-nsr-server-chassis.html

About N-TEC: N-TEC GmbH has its headquarters in Ismaning near Munich, and specialises in developing and marketing storage and server solutions. In addition to its standard products, N-TEC also offers the development and production of customised solutions. You can find more information about us on the web at http://www.n-tec.eu

 

For more information, please contact:
Sven Meyerhofer
PR & Marketing
N-TEC GmbH
Oskar-Messter-Strasse 14
85737 Ismaning
E-mail: sven.meyerhofer@n-tec.eu
Tel.: +49 – 89 -95 84 07 -21

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Sven Meyerhofer
Ci Design
sven.meyerhofer@n-tec.eu
+49 – 89 -95 84 07 -21

Industry Dark Horse iStoragePro Receives Critical Recognition for its iT8 SAS Expander

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Irvine (August 19, 2010) – iStoragePro, a fresh entry into the data storage market, has already begun to make waves among digital arts professionals with its iT8 SAS Expander. With over twenty years of OEM engineering experience condensed into a single product, the tower-style storage system has garnered positive buzz in the digital arts world for its combination of strong technical performance, quality design, and economical pricing.

The iT8 SAS Expander is designed specifically to fit into creative design and film environments. It is compatible with modern video formats such as 1080i HD, 720P and HDV, as well as industry-standard creative programs such as Adobe’s Creative Suite and Apple’s Final Cut Pro. To meet the large data storage demands of the digital arts industry, this revolutionary unit is equipped with a maximum Daisy Chain expansion capacity of up to 160TBs of storage, and a super speed MiniSAS interface to ensure that large files can be stored safely and quickly.

Aside from the unit’s strong technical performance, many reviewers also noted the subtle human touches added by the iStoragePro design team. David Hurd of P3 Update production magazine notes “the case’s low-noise drive system is something you can’t appreciate until after you’ve experienced a loud one… the two iStoragePro 8-bay towers I tested sat about four feet from my head and never got on my nerves.” This consensus extends to Ned Soltz of Digital Video Magazine, who adds “iStoragePro claims ‘studio quiet’ in their publicity and I would agree.” Both reviewers also praised the sturdy packaging and intuitive design, such as the easy-to-remove fans and lead-free manufacturing. Soltz sums up his review with a concluding “Wow, I’m impressed!”

iStoragePro carries over twenty years of engineering experience through its parent company, Ci Design, while bringing fresh ideas to the data storage industry. Each data storage unit is carefully engineered to maximize potential, with particular focus on thermal efficiency, rock solid RAID protection, sturdy chassis enclosures, and fast data transfer and streaming speed.

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Cupid Chiu
Ci Design
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1-800-576-5487

The iT4 Series Marks iStoragePro’s Strongest Entries into the Midrange Data Storage Market Yet

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Irvine (October 4, 2010) – iStoragePro solidifies its reputation for innovative design with the new iT4 Series. Each unit is built for high performance and high capacity, creating ideal storage solutions for the film and creative design industry. With speeds and storage that eclipse entry-level drives, these enclosures are the perfect upgrade for studios outgrowing single-drive systems. Available in two models, creative professionals looking for versatility and ease-of-use will feel comfortable with the iT4 UFER while more performance-centric users can appreciate the raw speed of the iT4 MiniSAS.

Through its built-in quad interface and RAID 5 protection, the iT4 UFER makes professional level storage more accessible than ever before. Compatible with standard USB 2.0, FireWire 400/800 as well as eSATA, this unit works with virtually any workstation in the digital media industry. Thus, creative professionals can get the storage they need without any costly interface changes to their existing hardware. With added built-in RAID 5 protection, the iT4 UFER also makes sure their projects have the latest data protection, no matter where it’s plugged in. An LCD user interface makes this RAID setup a quick and painless process, while providing up-to-date information on HDD status. The iT4 UFER is a seamless combination of entry-level convenience and professional-level performance.

Furthermore, iStoragePro has developed the even faster iT4 MiniSAS model for professional studios with a particular need for speed. As file sizes grow, digital content creators need a storage system with the capacity to store larger projects and the latest, fastest interfaces to manage them efficiently. Equipped with high-speed MiniSAS, and capable of transferring content at over 300 MBps, the iT4 MiniSAS meets this challenge by allowing digital professionals to optimize their workflows and spend more time in the editing studio than ever before. When coupled with a PCIe Bus connection, this unit is even fast enough for RAID 5 protection while supporting advanced video formats such as DV, HDV, DVCPRO HD, Standard ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, as well as 8-bit and 10-bit uncompressed HD. With blazing speeds and multi-format compatibility, this storage solution makes efficiency easy.

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Cupid Chiu
Ci Design
cupid@cidesign.com
1-800-576-5487