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.