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NETGEAR Launches New Desktop Storage Powered by Latest ReadyNAS OS

The new 6- and 8-bay ReadyNAS business-class desktop storage extend the performance and scalability of the company’s ReadyNAS 420 Series.

By ChannelPro

NETGEAR Inc., a provider of networking devices for home and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has launched ReadyNAS OS 6.7, the latest version of the ReadyNAS operating system designed to safeguard data through five levels of defense, ReadyCLOUD flexible file sharing, and ReadyDR block-level backup and disaster recovery. 

The new ReadyNAS OS 6.7 offers new enterprise-level capabilities such as automatic bi-directional synchronization between any ReadyNAS model and public cloud storage services including Amazon AWS, Amazon Cloud Drive, Dropbox, and Google Drive. The ideal hybrid cloud solution for small businesses to back up and synchronize on-site storage to the cloud storage, and vice-versa.

In addition to supporting connections to popular public cloud services, ReadyNAS offers NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD for an instant, secure VPN-based personal cloud for local and remote data access for file sharing and synchronization. ReadyNAS OS automatically installs ReadyDR (Disaster Recovery) to ensure business continuity. ReadyDR performs incremental and scheduled block-level backup and restore to a second compatible ReadyNAS, ensuring LAN replication of even the largest backup files and databases.

With the roll out of the new ReadyNAS OS, the company also announced expansion of the ReadyNAS 420 Series in its ReadyNAS Networked Attached Storage (NAS) product family. A unified storage platform for seamless file sharing, the new 6-bay ReadyNAS 426 and the new 8-bay ReadyNAS 428 extend the performance and scalability of NETGEAR’s current 2- and 4- bay configurations.

With small business needs in mind, the ReadyNAS 420 Series NAS provides high performance, all-in-one file server, and automatic backup for Windows, Mac, and Linux-based computers and remote or cloud locations. Already available in 2- and 4-bay configurations, the new 6-bay model (RN426) supports up to 60TB of storage and the new 8-bay model (RN428) up to 80TB of storage. Compared to the ReadyNAS 316, the ReadyNAS 426 and ReadyNAS 428 offer twice the data throughput, 50 percent faster data encryption, and an improved business-class industrial design.

“ReadyNAS 426 and 428 are the latest in a long line of NETGEAR storage products to uphold our mission to provide the strongest data protection in the industry,” says Richard Jonker, vice president of SMB Product Line Management for NETGEAR. “Businesses manage several pieces of valuable data that must be maintained secure, such as confidential customer information, transaction records, payroll, marketing data and product development. Protect all your data against both physical and human errors, malicious attacks, and natural disasters through our easy-to-manage desktop NAS solution with unmatched performance and warranty.”

ReadyNAS offers RAID 50 (RN426) and RAID 60 (RN428) configurations, which enhance both performance and protection against system failure. This is thanks to the new ReadyNAS OS, which enables RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, and 60 options for performance, reliability, and capacity optimization. 

These new ReadyNAS models are powered by the new Intel Atom Processor C3000 with 4GB DDR4 memory and include four Gigabit copper Ethernet (GbE) network interfaces with link aggregation for high-performance throughput and failover protection.

Both ReadyNAS 426 and 428 models, priced at $849.99 and $999.99 respectively, are now available.

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