Successful Independent Bank Selects Nexsan for Simplicity, Reliability and Value

Thousand Oaks, Calif. - Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term disk storage, today announced that Franklin Synergy Bank is ensuring simple, reliable and cost-efficient data recovery using Nexsan SATABoy storage systems as the hardware foundation for its disk-based backup and recovery environment. Using Nexsan AutoMAID-enabled SATABoy disk storage, the successful independent bank ensures fast data recovery while reducing storage system energy requirements.

Opened in November of 2007, Franklin Synergy Bank located in Franklin, TN is a unique establishment bringing a combination of traditional community banking, such as trust, competence and expediency, with innovative, technologically-advanced delivery systems. This combination creates synergy, a process in which the sum of tailored banking products, advanced technology and dedicated bankers define a superior banking experience for customers. In building a data protection environment that would dovetail with the organization’s modern banking infrastructure, Franklin Synergy Bank sought to avoid the complexities and cost of tape-based backup. The company worked with IT Select, an IT solution provider, to deploy a disk-based backup and recovery solution based on Nexsan SATABoy storage systems.

Franklin Synergy Bank has deployed a Nexsan-based backup and recovery solution to protect data across 15 servers at three locations. The backup environment consists of two 14 TB capacity RAID 5 configured Nexsan SATABoy units with a unit located at Franklin Synergy Bank’s headquarters and another unit located at a designated disaster recovery (DR) banking location. The Nexsan SATABoy units are connected using iSCSI, providing ample throughput for rapid data recovery operations.

“To build a data protection environment that satisfied our requirements we moved beyond technologies of the past and deployed a solution that would be extremely efficient in terms of manageability and reliability, in addition to accommodating budgetary requirements,” said Kevin Herrington, senior vice president and CIO of Franklin Synergy Bank. “Our selection of Nexsan was a wise choice as we have experienced stellar reliability and simplified operation. As we move forward, Nexsan will remain a respected and valuable technology partner.”

With expensive and complicated backup and recovery options filling the market, Nexsan’s storage portfolio provides affordable alternatives that deliver advantages in storage density, usability, energy efficiency and overall value. Nexsan SATABoy maintains high sustained MB/s throughput for applications that include backup and recovery and provides the flexibility of choosing Fibre Channel, SAS or iSCSI for wire-speed connectivity. The system is also equipped with the evolutionary AutoMAID (Automatic Massive Array of Independent Disks) energy saving technology for up to 60% savings in power requirements without affecting performance.

“Organizations of all sizes are under pressure to do more with less. As illustrated in this deployment, Nexsan supports its customers with storage solutions built to solve business challenges, including the elimination of management complexity and unnecessary expense,” said Bob Woolery, vice president of marketing for Nexsan. “As an added advantage, Nexsan users avoid trading performance and reliability to meet budgetary requirements – highlighting the value that Nexsan provides.”

About Nexsan Technologies

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security, and rich media. Nexsan’s solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major governmental agencies around the world who are seeking cost-correct, high density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand, Oaks, Calif., Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs and system integrators. For more information, please see the company's website at


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