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Netgear expands its SMB NAS range to four Terabytes

  • 03 December, 2007 11:03

<p>From later this month Australian small and mid-sized businesses will be able to purchase up to four Terabytes of network attached storage from NETGEAR’s (NASDAQGM: NTGR) energy-efficient ReadyNAS product family. The ReadyNAS line is designed to make it as easy as possible for SMBs to schedule and monitor backups to a secure, centralised storage facility and, unlike a traditional file server system, does not require hours of configuration.</p>
<p>ReadyNAS comes in desktop and rackmount formations and businesses can choose between diskless, one, 1.5, two, three and now four Terabyte disk capacities.</p>
<p>“NETGEAR acquired Infrant Technologies in May this year and since then we have steadily expanded our share of the SMB storage market in Australia,” said Ryan Parker, NETGEAR’s Australian country manager.</p>
<p>“Our partnerships with Australia’s leading distributors mean the ReadyNAS line is accessible to all resellers. ReadyNAS products are supported by a five year warranty, but SMBs with limited in-house technical expertise can upgrade to NETGEAR’s ProSupport service, which includes unlimited phone and email-based technical support.”</p>
<p>NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS products deliver centralised, easy to manage storage that can operate in Windows, Macintosh or UNIX/Linux environments and do not require a costly investment in operating system licences or support staff.</p>
<p>“SMBs have many of the same technology needs as larger organisations, but fewer resources,” said Parker. “We are finding customers are choosing ReadyNAS solutions due to the ease of use, quick install, extensive security features and future-proof expandability of the products.”</p>
<p>The following features make ReadyNAS ideal for SMBs:
· ReadyNAS products come with a web-based interface that guides customers through setting-up shared folders and printers. RAIDar automatically discovers the device on the network to enable easy installation.
· All operating system updates are applied as a single, comprehensive firmware update.
· Can be managed from any workstation via a Java-enabled web browser.
· RAID (redundant array of independent disks) technology allows customers to increase storage as their requirements dictate.
· In-built hot-swap capabilities minimise downtime in the event of a disk failure.
· Supports super-fast rebuild of PCs and laptops from stored images.
· ReadyNAS has low power consumption and a special energy-saving mode that automates start-up and shutdown. Users can also set ReadyNAS to sleep during specific times i.e. overnight, which keeps energy bills lower and prevents unnecessary wear and tear.
· Supports scheduled local and remote backups.
· Automatic alerts tell administrator if something is wrong.</p>
<p>The four Terabyte ReadyNAS products will be available from NETGEAR’s value-added resellers by late December. Backed by 24x7 technical support, the products come with a five-year warranty. Increased technical support is also available with NETGEAR’s ProSupport warranty.</p>
<p>The recommended retail price for the RND4410 ReadyNAS NV+ Desktop 4 Terabyte with Four 1,000 GB SATA Disks is $5,199.</p>
<p>The recommended retail price for the RNR4410 ReadyNAS 1100 Rackmount 4 Terabyte with Four 1,000 Gigabit SATA Disks is $6,399.</p>
<p>The recommended retail price for the RND4210 ReadyNAS NV+ Desktop 2 Terabyte with Two 1,000 Gigabit SATA Disks is $3,199.</p>
<p>The recommended retail price for the RND4475 ReadyNAS NV+ Desktop 3 Terabyte with Four 750 Gigabit SATA Disks is $3,699.</p>
<p>A high-resolution image of the NETGEAR ReadyNAS NV+ Desktop range is available for download from: http://www.watterson.com.au/Downloads/Netgear/Products_hires/RND4xxx.jpg</p>
<p>A high-resolution image of the NETGEAR ReadyNAS 1100 Rackmount range is available for download from: http://www.watterson.com.au/Downloads/Netgear/Products_hires/RNR44xx.jpg</p>
<p>About NETGEAR</p>
<p>NETGEAR® (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The company's product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit the company's website at www.netgear.com.au or call 02 8448 2072.</p>
<p>NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.
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This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses and market position of NETGEAR, Inc. and its products and technology are forward-looking statements. Other forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “believe”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “intend”, “estimate”, “continue”, or similar expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include, without limitation, the price and performance requirements of our customers, demand for our products, potential delays in development or certification of our products and other risks detailed in our periodic reports and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. NETGEAR does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.</p>

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