New ReadyNAS 2100 rack-mount system from Netgear

Netgear announced the addition of rack-mount Unified Network Storage appliances and secure remote access to its family of ReadyNAS products. The ReadyNAS 2100 is a high-quality yet affordable 1U 4-bay storage system that enables SMBs to securely share, store and protect business-critical files across a LAN or WAN, guard against disk failures, and grow capacity as needed.

The ultra-compact ReadyNAS 2100 has enterprise-grade hard drives and Error Correction Code (ECC) RAM for higher reliability, as well as Intel Architecture for two times the performance of the previous ReadyNAS 1100 product. Compared to competitive 1U products, the shallow form factor enables a 100 percent increase in rack density through back-to-back mounting in a four-post datacenter rack.

ReadyNAS 2100 offers support for file services (NAS) and application services (iSCSI) for Windows, UNIX/Linux and Mac systems. The ReadyNAS RAIDiator operating system supports the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), enabling native Mac files to be used without restrictions or limitations, as well as Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard.

ReadyNAS 2100 is one of the most versatile and effective backup to disk options on the market, providing standard Continuous Data Protection (CDP) software as well as the ReadyNAS Vault embedded cloud backup service for archive and disaster recovery. ReadyNAS Vault automatically moves multiple archive copies to an Internet datacenter, which can be recovered from any web browser in case of disaster. Mac users can leverage Time Machine to back up multiple Macs to a single location and recover from disasters without expert assistance.

The ReadyNAS 2100 – with 2TB and 4TB of storage – will be available in early June at an estimated U.S. street price starting at $1,899. A model with 8TB of storage will be available later in 2009.

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