New future-orientated NAS product family from Netgear

Three new series in Netgear’s ReadyNAS network attached storage (NAS) product family have been released by local distributor, Duxbury Networking. The ReadyNAS RN420, RN520 and RN620 storage platforms, based on Intel processors, feature multiple levels of data protection and are designed to offer users a range of future-orientated storage options.
Faster than their predecessors in terms of data transfer, Netgear’s new NAS solutions offer five levels of data protection, a 10 Gigabit copper Ethernet (10GbE) network interface (on selected models) and expandable, scalable storage capacity.
“The new ReadyNAS storage platforms leverage the latest technology to assist users to access, share and protect their data in the most convenient way,” says Tobie van Schalkwyk, Netgear Business Development manager at Duxbury Networking.
“The family offers users the highest levels of performance while providing multiple power, capacity and price points to meet future-orientated needs for the reliable, cost-effective protection of company files, databases and virtual machines,” he says.
Key features of the new Netgear ReadyNAS line-up include a backup-and restore facility via the Netgear Ready DR app which enables businesses to recover and restore data from the latest backup.
“There is also an intuitive and unified management app – Netgear Insight – which assists users to setup, monitor and manage ReadyNAS units from a cell phone or tablet. It facilitates seamless file sharing among Windows, Mac and Linux-based computers as well as remote and cloud locations,” says Van Schalkwyk.
He adds that users may also access data from any location and select folders and files to share with partners, clients or internal teams using Netgear’s ReadyCLOUD app.
From a technical perspective, the ReadyNAS 620 series offers dual 10GbE connectivity for 4K video multi-streaming and real-time transcoding. The unit is available in 6- and 8-bay configurations for a total storage capacity of 80TB or up to130TB with an expansion chassis. It supports up to 120 users for optimised usage in high-demanding environments such as creative studios, company headquarters, or large branch offices.
The ReadyNAS 520 series offers high-performance storage capabilities for up to 80 users, featuring 10GbE connectivity and streaming capabilities for multiple 1K or single 4K streams. It is available in 4-, 6- and 8-bay configurations.
Finally, the ReadyNAS 420 series facilitates high-performance, all-in-one file server and automatic backup. It will be available in the second quarter of 2017 in 2- and 4-bay configurations, enabling enterprise-grade file sharing and data backup for offices supporting up to 40 employees.

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