The Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo
February 22-24, 2013
Hilton Los Angeles International Airport

Silicon Mechanics to Showcase and Demonstrate Zstax Open Storage Solution Powered by Nexentastor at Scale 11x

Release date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bothell, WA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. will be highlighting and demonstrating its zStax open architecture storage solutions based on NexentaStor at SCALE 11x, the Eleventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo, which will be held February 22-24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, at the Hilton Los Angeles International Airport, Booth #2.

Silicon Mechanics will host a real-time demonstration of the zStax unified storage appliance, powered by NexentaStor, a fully featured NAS/SAN software platform that provides enterprise storage features at mid-tier prices. Industry expert Tommy Scherer will show how the zStax Highly Available architecture seamlessly handles load failover.

The zStax software-defined storage model is deployed on enterprise-class, industry standard hardware. Silicon Mechanics relies on Seagate enterprise SAS hard drives, with speeds from 7.2K to 15K RPM, for fast and reliable storage. The zStax unified storage appliance family of products is ideal for applications ranging from archival storage to enterprise tier 1 implementations.

Silicon Mechanics can help customers save 70 to 80 percent compared to expensive, vertically integrated, proprietary storage technologies. The zStax family of storage management solutions delivers high-capacity, high-performance, reliable storage, while lowering the total cost of ownership for cloud-based storage infrastructures.

“We believe that zStax provides value by scaling more effectively than legacy storage systems. The software-defined storage model allows customers to upgrade as drive and IO technologies evolve over time, instead of locking them into proprietary hardware,” said Eva Cherry, CEO and President of Silicon Mechanics. “NexentaStor offers the storage features customers need, and the zStax product line offers the flexibility to meet almost any budget.”

About Silicon Mechanics 

Silicon Mechanics, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing clusters, with one of the industry’s most comprehensive product offerings. Working collaboratively with customers to create best-fit solutions at competitive prices, we support our products with superior warranty offerings and a team of sales and service engineers dedicated to service and solutions excellence. Based in Bothell, WA, Silicon Mechanics is an Intel® Premier Provider and a Premier member of the AMD Fusion Partner Program.

Additional information about Silicon Mechanics may be found online at, or by contacting info(at)siliconmechanics(dot)com.