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Aberdeen Satiates Hunger:
Delivering Expandable Storage to Satisfy the SMB Market


Press Release October 15, 2008
Aberdeen Satiates Hunger
Delivering Expandable Storage to Satisfy the SMB Market

Santa Fe Springs, California - Aberdeen releases the next generation of Stirling storage server solutions with the addition of the 50TB Stirling X881. The 8U Stirling is set to have its East Coast debut at the HD World Conference & Exposition in New York on October 15th and will be unveiled to the West Coast at the HD Expo in Burbank, California on October 29th. As the ideal for media sharing storage, content backup, streaming media, near-line storage, and post-production needs, the Stirling X881 can deliver up to 64 concurrent HD video streams and store over 400 hours of 1080p 10-bit HD video. Aberdeen's bestselling scalable storage deliver the industry’s most expandable and affordable networked storage. 

Small and medium businesses (SMB), whose storage requirements often mirror those of a larger enterprise, have neither centralized storage nor big budgets to implement complex IT solutions. These companies are on the lookout for easy, expandable and cost-efficient solutions for data storage, as well as simplified storage management.

Most SMBs are starving for storage capacity large enough to meet today's needs. In such a scenario, SMBs have a need for cutting-edge storage solutions and the ability to accommodate growth without requiring a complete storage solution upgrade later on. Aberdeen now tailors the completely custom configurable Stirling expandable storage solutions to meet these requirements. This emphasis on ease of storage growth potential and simplified network integration provides the best TB/$ ration in the industry.

“The Aberdeen Stirling expandable server platform will grow as an organization’s storage needs multiply,” said Jack Tateel, Executive VP for Aberdeen. “Rather than having to obsolete an appliance every time you reach existing capacity, with the Stirling you can easily increase the storage availability up to nearly 1/2 Petabyte one step at a time. For example, an organization can purchase a 50TB NAS appliance today and expand to well over 400TB in 16TB increments as future needs dictate.”

The Stirling storage servers new expansion capability enables customers to increase the capacity of their storage environment in a simple and flexible manner. With the largest single platform now available for storing up to 50TB of network-level data, Aberdeen's Stirling servers can expand via cascading 16TB JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks) units up to 128TB. Daisy-chaining XDAS RAID enclosures delivers up to an additional 240TB.

By offering a full spectrum of scalable, maximum capacity, storage solutions, the Stirling expandable storage server line creates a robust storage environment and offers substantial growth potential for years to come. Aberdeen delivers high performance, Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® servers with enterprise-grade storage via SAS or SATA drives providing over 800MB/s internal transfer rates. The Aberdeen XDAS-JBOD enclosures provide easily expandable storage without the need to  purchase additional controllers. Additionally, the Aberdeen line of Stirling storage servers can be configured as Network Attached Storage appliances employing either Linux-based NAS or Windows-based NAS.

Availability and Support:
The 50TB Stirling X881 retails for under $22,000 and is currently shipping with worldwide availability and can be custom configured to meet even the most stringent requirements. The Stirling expandable storage server line ranges from 8TB models up to 50TB and are available via the Aberdeen Web site ( or by contacting an Aberdeen account executive at (800)552-6868. Aberdeen has a media recognized, industry leading 5-year limited warranty as well as a free 30 day trial assessment program with all of its branded servers.


Media Contacts:
Charles E. Stevens
Marketing Manager
562-903-1500 x184

Jack Tateel
Executive Vice President
562-903-1500 x157

About Aberdeen:
Aberdeen is a leading manufacturer of servers and storage. Delivering exceptional performance, unparalleled reliability and outstanding value, Aberdeen’s award winning products are deployed every day by IT departments in many of the world’s largest organizations. More information about Aberdeen is available at





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