News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Cloud Computing
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Seagate Unveils Networked Drives for Small Businesses

Seagate Unveils Networked Drives for Small Businesses
By Barry Levine

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

The three NAS Pro models from Seagate, for environments with up to 50 users, are available in two-, four- and six-bay configurations and use the Intel dual-core 1.7 GHz C2000 Series processor and 2 GB of memory. The new NAS products from Seagate are easy to manage and provide 24/7 secure access to the data that drives small businesses.
 


Seagate is out with five new networked attached storage (NAS) products designed specifically for small businesses. The drives are intended for companies with up to 50 employees, and range in capacity from two to 20 terabytes.

The models are from the Seagate NAS and NAS Pro lines. As many small businesses do not have dedicated IT personnel, the storage units employ a new operating system, NAS OS 4, which Seagate described as "intuitive." The company said these drives represent its biggest product launch for small businesses, and that they can be readily set up by such firms.

The new OS offers a redesigned Device Manager, so that companies can manage preferences and settings from one location. Seagate said that its new drives can be managed from desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones, utilize hard disk drive units in capacities up to 5 TB, and are equipped with advanced vibration toleration and management capabilities.

'Easy to Manage'

Scott Horn, VP of global marketing, said in a statement that the new solution is "easy to manage and provides 24/7 secure access to the information that drives [small businesses]."

Shared access to files is provided through the creation of a private cloud that resides on the drive. Using its Sdrive capability, employees can save files as they would to any external drive, and free mobile apps enable access from a smartphone or tablet.

The company also points to the support of add-on apps as another key feature of NAS OS 4, with five apps being available at launch.

A Seagate antivirus scans against viruses and malware, and a Surveillance Manager -- compatible with a number of IP cameras -- can provide event and schedule-based recording, as well as mobile apps for viewing.

With a supplied copy of open-source publishing platform WordPress, businesses can create their own blogs, and an app called Own Cloud offers file access when users are outside the network. Additionally, a copy of BitTorrent Sync enables synching and sharing of unlimited files and folders.

Mobile Storage

The two NAS models, intended for offices with up to 25 workers, are available in 2- and 4-bay configurations, and each employs a Marvel Dual core 1.2 GHz processor with 512 MB of memory.

The three NAS Pro models, for environments with as many as 50 users, are available in two-, four- and six-bay configurations and use the Intel dual-core 1.7 GHz C2000 Series processor and 2 GB of memory.

The NAS models range in price from $169 to $699, and the NAS Pro, targeted at creative professionals who need lots of storage, goes from $349 to $2500. The units include a three-year warranty.

In other Seagate news, the company has announced a new option in wireless, mobile storage for on-the-go users -- a model that offers one and two terabyte capacities, as well as integration into Dropbox and Google Drive.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there's a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know by accessing the white paper, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Cloud Backup". Access the White Paper now.


 Cloud Computing
1.   VMware Buys CloudVolumes' V-Apps
2.   Concerto 2200: Dedupe, Compression
3.   Office 365 Tailored for Attorneys
4.   Apple Opens China iCloud Data Center
5.   Samsung Buys SmartThings


advertisement
Concerto 2200: Dedupe, Compression
Firms save money by saving space.
Average Rating:
Samsung Buys SmartThings
To allow people, appliances to interact.
Average Rating:
Cisco Axes 6,000 Employees
Company is facing declining profits.
Average Rating:


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Find Malicious Android Apps Can Hack Gmail
A new study shows that a weakness in the Android mobile operating system can be used to steal sensitive, personal info from unwitting users. Gmail proved to be the easiest app to attack; Amazon, the hardest.
 
UPS Stores in 24 States Hit by Data Breach
Big Brown has been breached. UPS said that about 105,000 customer transactions at 51 of its UPS Store locations in 24 states could have been compromised between January and August.
 
Cost of Target Data Breach: $148 Million Plus Loss of Trust
The now infamous Target data breach is still costing the company -- and its shareholders -- plenty. In fact, the retailing giant forecast the December 2013 incident cost shareholders $148 million.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 
Feds OK $2.3 Billion IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Deal
IBM and Lenovo are celebrating U.S. approval of their x86-based server deal, having cleared some major security hurdles. The deal makes Lenovo a major player for enterprise data centers.
 
Three New Lenovo PCs Aimed at Business Users
With businesses wanting computing solutions that do more for less money, Lenovo has unveiled three new desktop PCs that it says offer solid computing at a budget-minded price.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Screen Shortage Briefly Puts Brakes on iPhone 6
RAM? Check. Antenna switch? Check. Screen? Oops. Parts suppliers for Apple have found themselves facing a shortage of screens for the new iPhone 6 as next month's release date for the new smartphone looms.
 
Bounty Offered to Coders for Oculus Rift Bugs
Coders who find bugs in software for the Oculus Rift VR immersive headset could receive a reward of at least $500 under Facebook's White Hat bounty program. Facebook acquired Oculus in March.
 
Google Glass Adds Voice Access to Phone Contacts
The latest update to Google Glass will let users access their top 20 phone contacts with voice commands alone. A user can then choose a phone call, Google hangouts, e-mail or text messaging.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.