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Seagate unveils new NAS portfolio for small businesses

Nurdianah Md Nur | Dec. 18, 2014
Small businesses will be able to easily manage and have constant secure access to the information they need for their business with the new solutions.

Small businessesin Asia  can now leverage Seagate Technology's new portfolio of Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions for their storage needs of up to 30 TB.

The new solutions, Seagate NAS and NAS Pro lines, will run on Seagate's new operating system, NAS OS 4. Designed to help small firms focus on their core business, NAS OS 4 can be easily deployed without dedicated IT support. It also comes with an App Manager and Seagate S drive for remote access, as well as a device manager. The device manager enables users to manage preferences and configure settings from a single location - be it desktop, laptop or a smartphone.

Commenting on the solutions, Rex Dong, Seagate's managing director of Asia sales and marketing, said that they will enable small businesses to "easily manage and have 24/7 secure access to the information that drives their business."

Designed to meet the storage needs of small and home officers with up to 25 employees, Seagate NAS comes with Marvel ARM 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. It is now available for a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of S$429 (US$343) for the two-bay 2TB and S$1,099 (US$879) for the two-bay 10TB version. The four bay configuration ranges from an MSRP of S$759 (US$607) for 4TB and S$1,899 (S$1,519) for 20TB.

Meanwhile, Seagate NAS Pro comes with Intel's dual-core 1.7GHz C2000 Series processor, which is designed to perform well in multi-user and multi-dimensional environments. Fitted with 2GB of RAM, the solution caters to the needs of a firm with up to 50 employees. The Seagate NAS Pro range includes two-, four- and six-bay models from 2TB for an MSRP of S$699 (US$559) to 30TB capacities for S$3,699 (US$2,958).

Both Seagate NAS and NAS Pro are also equipped with the following five apps:

  • Seagate Antivirus, which will scan the files stored on the NAS to help safeguard against viruses and malware;
  • Seagate Surveillance Manager, which offers event and schedule-based recording and mobile apps for remote viewing;
  • WordPress, to allow one to easily create a blog;
  • Own Cloud, an app that provides universal access to one's files via the web, a computer or from mobile devices from locations outside of the network; and
  • BitTorrent Sync, a tool to enable synching and sharing of unlimited files and folders across all trusted devices in a secure manner.

 

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