If you're not familiar with Seagate's all newBlackArmor NAS servers, there's another network storage option for your business that's a little more commonplace.
The new NAS server, called the ReadyNAS NVX, is designed for homes and small businesses. According to Netgear, the device offers double the performance of previous NV+ units and supports file and application services for Windows, Unix/Linux, and Mac systems, including Time Machine backup technology (available in Mac OS X 10.5).
The new ReadyNAS NVX includes four drive bays, each of which can hold a SATA hard drive of any capacity. It features iSCSI interface to offer a high throughput speed.
Like other ReadyNAS servers, the NVX has multiple layers of data protection, including drive fault tolerance (RAID), local USB backups, online backups, and secure off-site replication to other ReadyNAS systems. It also comes with the embedded ReadyNAS Vault option that lets users automatically archive data to a cloud-storage data center, from which data can be recovered via a Web browser.
The new ReadyNAS NVX is available now with 2TB of storage for an estimated street price of $1,500. The device comes with full 24/7 technical support and an generous five-year warranty.
Personally, I think this is good news, as the ReadyNAS I reviewed a while ago was one of the best on the market at that time.