Buffalo Technology earlier this week announced its new Web Access feature for its LinkStation Live NAS products, including a music streaming feature.
Web Access provides secure browser-based access to any content stored on a user's LinkStation Live NAS by logging into www.buffaloNAS.com. The new feature is available for existing LinkStation Live customers via a free firmware upgrade and port forwarding is not required for UPnP-enabled routers.
NETGEAR today announced that it has agreed to purchase privately-held networked storage appliance maker Infrant Technologies.
Under the terms of the agreement, NETGEAR will pay $60 million in cash for Infrant. Infrant shareholders may receive a total additional payout of up to $20 million in cash over the three years following closure of the acquisition if specific revenue targets are reached.
The acquisition is subject to various standard closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter. Following completion of the transaction, Infrant's President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Tien will become NETGEAR's Vice President and General Manager for storage products.
Iomega today announced a new rack-mount addition to its NAS product line. The new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 450r series is based on Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 running on a Dual-Core Intel Xeon hardware platform packaged in a 1U rackmount format.
Four hot-swappable 7200-RPM SATA II drives can be configured for RAID 0, 1 or 5 and other hardware features include dual gigabit Ethernet connections, ECC memory, and an Ultra 320 SCSI (VHDC1) connection for high-speed archival backup. 250 and 500 GB drives are supported for a total of 1 or 2 GB of storage.
SMC today announced the first of its TigerStore SMB NAS Storage Servers. The SMCNAS04 is a BYOD NAS with four SATA drive slots to accommodate up to 3TB of storage. The same chassis is also available as the SMCNAS24 with four 250GB drives.
Both products support RAID 0, 1, 4, and 5, with "future options" for JBOD and BIG. Features include drive hot-swappability, integrated four port gigabit switch and three USB 2.0 ports for drive expansion, printer connection or connection to USB-enabled UPSes.
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