Data security innovator ioSafe aims to tackle data vulnerability and security in the private cloud market with the ioSafe N2.
The N2 is a disaster-proof network attached storage (NAS) appliance powered by Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) aimed at the SMB market. The company calls it a “disaster plan straight out of the box.” It is designed to provide all the benefits of the private cloud with fast, local transfer speeds, without the security risks and privacy issues associated with the public cloud.
The high performance 2-bay N2 provides up to 8TB of storage capacity and can be equipped with a 2GHz Marvel CPU and 512MB memory. The N2 uses redundant hard drives as well as ioSafe’s patented DataCast, HydroSafe, and FloSafe technologies to protect data from loss in fire up to 1550∞F and submersion in fresh or salt water up to a 10 foot depth for 3 days.
“The 2-bay personal storage NAS market has experienced significant growth from 2009 to 2011, with shipment CAGR just over 128 percent, almost eight times that of the total Personal & Entry Level Storage Market” says Liz Conner, senior research analyst at IDC.
“As a privately held small business, Indiegogo enables us to jump past typical startup funding models and rapidly accelerate this ambitious product to market,” says ioSafe CEO Robb Moore. “The N2 is a game-changer for anyone who demands absolute control, security, and speed to manage terabytes of critical business data or precious digital pictures and videos.”
The ioSafe N2 will begin shipping during January 2013 and will be available in capacities up to 8TB. Introductory pricing for the ioSafe N2 diskless version will start at $599.99. The N2 will be backed the ioSafe Data Recovery Service and No Hassle Warranty.