HP yesterday announced a new version of its Media Vault NAS with enhancements for small business owners.
The HP StorageWorks Media Vault Pro is HP's first sub-$1000 small business StorageWorks product and has been upgraded to 1 TB of capacity. The product also comes equipped with 2GB of free offsite online storage from Spare Backup to provide an automated offsite backup service to "enterprise-class" data centers
The StorageWorks Media Vault Pro will be available May 15 at an MSRP of $799.
Hammer Storage, a division of Bell Microproducts, yesterday announced its latest networked storage product.
myshare is a two drive SATA II NAS supporting JBOD and RAID 0 and 1 modes with a total capacity of 1 TB (2 x 500 GB drives). It has a 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN port, supports SMB/CIFS and NFS network file protocols and includes FTP and print servers. The product also supports remote secure web-based access via HTTPS and a "one button" copy feature.
myshare is available now at an MSRP of $499.
Zetera today announced a new line of networked storage solutions targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs). The Zetera NBOD (networked bunch of disks) family of networked storage solutions combines the benefits of SAN with the simplicity of direct-attached storage (DAS).
The new line is based on Zetera's Z-SAN IP-based architecture that allows volumes to be shared, spanned, striped or mirrored across any NBOD disks regardless of the physical location or enclosure where the disk resides. The products require a Windows XP/Windows Server 2003/Windows 2000 application to be run on each computer to manage storage access and configuration.
Zetera NBOD storage solutions will be sold exclusively through authorized value added resellers in North America. 1U rackmount (NBOD 1100 $2,699 MSRP) and 4-bay desktop (NBOD 410 $2,199 MSRP) models are available.
Linksys today announced six new "fully managed" Layer-2 switches and its first line of RAID capable network attached storage solutions with both lines aimed at small business users.
The new switches include two stackable 24 10/100 + 4 gigabit port, two stackable 24 10/100/1000 + 4 SFP port and standalone 24 10/100 + 4 gigabit and 48 10/100 + 4 gigabit models. Four out of the six products include PoE ports and all feature a web management interface as well as SNMP, RMON and Telnet management options.
The new NASes represent the company's first foray into RAID networked storage. Both of the two models support up to four drives and feature redundant power supplies. They come either without drives or configured with 1 TB of RAID 5 storage and support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1 + Spare, RAID 5, RAID 5 + Spare, RAID 10, and JBOD configurations.
Fabrik, Inc. today announced that it has acquired the consumer product business of SimpleTech, Inc. The purchase also includes the company's flash memory cards, USB flash drives and memory upgrades.
Fabrik has acquired the consumer business unit in a cash transaction valued at approximately $43 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments, which includes the brand name "SimpleTech."
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