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Relieve Your Data Protection Headaches With Tandberg’s New SMB Backup Appliance

The new Tandberg Data BizNAS SMB backup appliance line is the perfect solution for businesses looking to backup their data and protect it from disaster.

Tandberg BizNAS SMB Backup appliance

NAS drives, (Network Attached Storage), have long been an affordable means of on-site data protection for small to medium sized businesses. Often though, SMBs had to choose between drives that were overly complex or were designed with features meant to appeal to the consumer market. Our partners at Tandberg Data have changed all that, and I would like to tell you about it, because it just may be a perfect solution for SMB backup requirements.

Tandberg has introduced the BizNAS family of NAS appliances that provide SMBs up to 16TB of simple, resilient file sharing for Windows, Mac, and Linux, plus iSCSI for server virtualization. The BizNAS centralizes, monitors, and protects other network disks, Dropbox cloud storage accounts, and even manages offsite disaster recovery using optional RDX removable disk storage.

The best part of the BizNAS for busy business users is that it delivers absolute simplicity and ease-of-use without compromising performance or capability. Integrated data protection tools safeguard your data from anywhere on the network. Offline and offsite disaster protection can be seamlessly integrated using an optional RDX QuikStor — the world’s de facto standard for rugged removable disk storage (more on RDX at the bottom of this post). The BizNAS will even protect its own operating system and configuration settings for complete bare metal restore capability. Also featuring high-performance Intel dual-core architecture, the BizNAS accommodates up to four disk drives and will be available in desktop and 1U rackmount configurations.

The BizNAS also gives IT managers the power to centralize, monitor and protect multiple accounts of Dropbox, the cloud-based storage service with over 100 million users worldwide. Used as an additional Dropbox synchronization point, the BizNAS automatically copies all versions of Dropbox data to any disk accessible to the BizNAS or to removable RDX cartridges for a convenient and secure offline, archiving and disaster recovery solution. Additionally, the BizNAS keeps IT managers informed and in-control with real-time logging and alerts of Dropbox events.

Features Overview

  • Built for Professional Applications
    Industrial-grade hardware, robust software, and solid performance for maximum usability and longevity

  • Resilience
    Hot-swappable disks and multiple RAID choices for optimum capacity, fault-tolerance, performance, expandability, and migration

  • Built-In Data Protection & Disaster Recovery Tools
    Protect and recover BizNAS storage and its operating system, plus any shared data on the network using cloud, disk, another BizNAS, or RDX® removable disk technology

  • High-Performance Architecture
    An Intel Dual-Core Processor, Dual GbE LAN Interfaces, and USB 3.0 deliver solid responsiveness

  • Easy to Manage & Use via BizNAS Information Center
    Powerful-yet-simple web-based user interface provides remote control and administration without unnecessary clutter

  • Cross-Platform Compatibility
    Share data across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®, and iSCSI, as well as iOS®, Android™ and Blackberry® via Dropbox or client app

  • iSCSI Block-Level Storage
    Fast, flexible, and secure storage, ideal for virtualized servers

  • Dropbox Gateway
    Centralize, monitor, and protect Dropbox cloud storage accounts in real time

Here’s a video overview

Pricing and Availability

The BizNAS will be available in the next few weeks with suggested list prices starting at $699. The BizNAS is backed by Tandberg Data’s business-friendly two-year advanced replacement warranty. Warranty extensions and USB-attached RDX QuikStor removable disk storage systems are available separately.

Get in touch with PMI for more specific information or specs on specific models.

RDX Technology Overview

RDX removable disk technology consists of a unique dock and cartridge system that combines the reliability, portability, long archive life, and low cost of tape with the speed, random access and ease of use of disk. RDX cartridges are available in hard drive and solid-state disk capacities ranging from 64GB to 1.5TB. All RDX cartridges are removable for offsite storage, disaster recovery and archival applications, and are built to last more than 10 years with normal use.


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