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Scalability Meets Affordability as Network Attached Storage Leader Snap Appliance Debuts the Snap Disk™10

  • 14 October, 2003 17:03

<p>World’s First Scalable NAS Solution to Break the A$10/GB Barrier</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – October 14, 2003 – Snap Appliance, the world leader in network-attached storage (NAS) solutions, breaks new ground in scalable, affordable NAS technology with the introduction of the Snap Disk 10 – a 1U, one terabyte expansion array engineered for use with the award-winning Snap Server® 4500. By providing up to 3TB of native capacity in only 3U of rack space, this unbeatable combination offers businesses an affordable way to scale storage infrastructure, without increasing management complexity.</p>
<p>The Snap Disk 10 perfectly addresses the cost, complexity and manageability challenges companies face today due to explosive storage growth. IT staff can easily justify the business case – simple, cost-effective and non-disruptive scalability as terabytes of storage capacity are added.</p>
<p>"Scalability is an important element for almost any storage solution," said Brad Nisbet, senior storage analyst, IDC. "By adding capacity with the Snap Disk 10, customers now have an option to protect the investment they’ve made in the Snap Server 4500, without increasing management complexity."</p>
<p>The Snap Disk 10 leverages the architecture of the 4500 to deliver high performance, cross-platform data storage, backup and recovery. With four hot swappable disk drives, RAID and antivirus protection, the Snap Disk 10 offers continuous availability of business-critical data, along with benefits such as Snapshot technology and data replication for reliable backup and recovery.</p>
<p>“Snap Appliance is focused on becoming the global leader of simple, scalable storage solutions from the edge to the enterprise,” says Eric Kelly, CEO of Snap Appliance. “The Snap Disk 10 clearly shows our commitment to delivering on this vision.”</p>
<p>Pricing &amp; Availability:
The Snap Disk 10 will be offered in November in a 1TB configuration for A$7499 inc GST. It is compatible with all new and existing Snap Server 4500 systems, regardless of capacity. The 1TB Snap Server 4500 is available at A$12,991 inc GST and a complete 3TB unit is available for under A$30,000 inc GST. Further information and pricing on the Snap Disk 10 is available through Snap Appliance’s official distributors: ACA Pacific (www.acapacific.com.au) Tel: +(613) 9674 8188 and Lan 1 (www.lan1.com.au) Tel: 1300 301 053. For additional information, please visit: www.snapappliance.com.</p>
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<p>About Snap Appliance, Inc.
Snap Appliance is the world leader in network-attached storage (NAS) solutions. With the industry’s largest installed customer base, Snap is the expert at providing simple, scalable storage solutions for leading enterprises and organisations across a wide range of industries. The Snap Server® product family represent true business value, providing innovative technology and rich feature sets that allow organisations to leverage their information assets. Snap’s established channel partnerships and world-class service and support team ensure a rewarding customer experience. Snap Appliance is headquartered in San Jose, California. More information is available at www.snapappliance.com.</p>
<p>Indicated capacities are raw and may not accurately reflect usable capacity after formatting.</p>
<p>Press Contacts:
Jennifer Sparks
Snap Appliance
E-mail: jsparks@snapappliance.com
Tel: +(1) 949 737 2707</p>
<p>Alex Murphy
Markom Marketing
E-mail: alexmurphy@markom.com.au
Ph: +(612) 9977 8922</p>

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