NEC Inks OEM Pact with nStor
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nStor officials said NEC has selected the NexStor storage systems for use with product offerings it will be announcing later this year. These NEC branded products will be based on the NexStor 1202F and 3250F, and customized to NEC specifications.
nStor said it has already delivered the NexStor 1202F, the world's first 2U, 12-drive Fibre Channel storage solution, to NEC. The system is capable of storing up to 876GB of data in only 3.5" (2U) of rack space when utilizing 73GB drives. The NexStor 3250F is an active/active RAID version of this storage system.
"This is an important new OEM customer for nStor, further demonstrating the success of our product in this market," said Jim Habuda, vice president of worldwide OEM and indirect sales for nStor Technologies, in a statement. "NEC is the dominant computer systems supplier in Japan, owning in excess of a 30% market share. When production shipments start later this year, this relationship will represent significant new revenues for nStor, and it marks the beginning of a mutually rewarding relationship with NEC. Shipment of the 1202F have already begun for integration into new NEC products that will be announced later this year."