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Nimbus Unveils “Hybrid” IP Storage Systems Designed for Server Virtualization

With the Nimbus Breeze Hybrid series, midsize enterprises can:

* Reduce costs of scaling out storage by 50% as compared to clustered iSCSI arrays
* Reduce storage hardware and software licensing costs by 40% as compared to iSCSI-only arrays
* Increase bandwidth by over 24 times as compared to clustered iSCSI arrays
* Capitalize on a 50 fold improvement in access times for I/O-intensive applications
* Reduce power and cooling costs by 75% as compared to separate SAN and NAS devices
* Utilize 10 Gigabit Ethernet, with 2.5 times the throughput and 75% lower cost than 4 Gigabit Fibre Channel
* Meet the challenges of both rising datacenter costs and ambitious storage and server consolidation projects with a single versatile, affordable, and familiar IP-based infrastructure

“At Loro Piana, our nationwide network of luxury clothing stores depends on nonstop access to critical application servers and storage. Using the Nimbus Breeze unified IP storage systems as the SAN and NAS foundation for our VMware ESX v3.5 environment, our IT operations run smoothly, efficiently, and virtually administration-free,” said Aaron Martin, IT Manager, Loro Piana. “Given the success to date utilizing the 10 Gigabit bandwidth of the system, we further plan to scale out our Nimbus to run a Virtual Desktop environment, as well.”

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Whale Fall

Dress me up in my new threads
clasp my greasy palms
grease my hair
I'm ready for the fall

Watch at all the decadence
watching the avalanche
I'm slipping down
losing my buoyancy

What's become of us
where have we come
this far, this close
close to the doors

I hear them, sublimal chants
I'm on the run
I race through the human sea
I am the king!

I'm the slave
to my own undoings
I'm the jester in my courtyard
We jest as we run

We're strolling on that thin rope
we grope as we rope
we're true heros
we're the survivors

we're the scavengers
we're the friends
we're the lovers
we're the unbred

Soon awaiting the fall
we're lurking on us
we're osedaxing us
we're soon going to be done
we'll soon be arrested

*osedax(bone devourer, newly discovered marine genus) feeds on a fallen(sunken) whale carcass(which is also called a whale fall). Read more here