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Snap Appliance Delivers More Bang for the Buck with Higher Capacity Workgroup NAS

  • 27 October, 2003 16:35

<p>IT Buyers Achieve High ROI with Simple, Scalable Storage for only US$5/Gigabyte</p>
<p>Sydney, Australia – October 27, 2003 – Snap Appliance®, the world leader in network-attached storage (NAS) solutions, continues to deliver on its value proposition of simple, scalable storage with the introduction of higher capacity workgroup NAS systems. The Snap Server® 1100, the most widely used NAS device on the market with over 50,000 units in the field, is now available with 160 gigabytes of capacity. The Snap Server 2200, which offers additional reliability and availability features, is now offered with 320 gigabytes of capacity. Information technology buyers can now cost-effectively add storage to smaller networks for under US$5 per gigabyte. Snap Servers provide high performance and capacity for workgroup file sharing, near-line storage, disk-based backup and archival, and remote office applications.</p>
<p>“NAS is a cost-effective method for adding file-level storage for departments, workgroups and remote offices,” said Brad Nisbet, Sr. Storage Analyst with IDC. “Snap Appliance continues to enhance their NAS offerings with higher capacity and better value.”</p>
<p>These workgroup NAS systems require minimal administration or support, freeing up IT staff to work on business-critical tasks. The Snap Server 1100 and 2200 install generally in five minutes with no network downtime and automatically recognise and support all major network clients and platforms, including Linux, Windows, NetWare, Macintosh, and UNIX. Both the 1100 and 2200 include SMART disk predictive failure analysis, automatic e-mail notifications in the event of a problem and additional SNMP alerts. For remote offices, the 1100 and 2200 offer remote management and configuration via a web browser. Both systems also include an unlimited user license copy of PowerQuest® DataKeeper™ software for constant backup of Windows desktop and laptop files. These workgroup systems also support Snap Appliance’s Server-to-Server Synchronization software for automated data replication between Snap Servers.</p>
<p>The Snap Server 2200 offers multiple disk redundancy (RAID) levels, customisable for performance or data protection for customers requiring higher reliability and availability.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
The 160GB Snap Server 1100 and 320GB Snap Server 2200 will be offered immediately through Snap Appliance’s channel partners at the MSRP of US$899 and US$1599, respectively. Further information and pricing 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>
<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, and over 50% of the Fortune 500, Snap is the expert at providing 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>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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