SAN JOSE, Calif.
May 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (
), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced a powerful new addition to the ReadyDATA™ family. As the first ReadyDATA device in desktop form, ReadyDATA 516 (
) is packed with enterprise-class technology and delivered with ease-of-use features that enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to effectively use them. Looking to solidify the recent designation from Gartner as the worldwide #1 NAS vendor for total unit shipments in 2012, the introduction of ReadyDATA 516 (RDD516) enables comprehensive edge-to-core data protection when used in tandem with a ReadyDATA 5200 (2U rackmount) or additional ReadyDATA 516s. ReadyDATA 516 is significantly less expensive and dramatically easier to use than comparable enterprise-class offerings, and also incorporates ReadyDATA Hybrid Cloud, a new feature providing data replication from ReadyDATA to the public cloud.
Gartner Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, published their Market Share: Network-Attached Storage/Unified Storage Worldwide 2012 report (G00249602) on
April 12, 2013
. The results place NETGEAR among the largest traditional enterprise storage vendors. Gartner ranked NETGEAR the number one vendor for total NAS/unified storage unit shipments in 2012.
With the addition of the 516 desktop model, NETGEAR now has two innovative products in the ReadyDATA family:
- ReadyDATA 5200, a 2U 12-bay network-attached storage device that introduced enterprise-class functionality to the SMB with an all-inclusive set of features and unmatched ease-of use; and
- ReadyDATA 516, a 6-bay desktop network-attached storage device for a business without a data center or with branch offices requiring a powerful on-site storage solution. It delivers to your desktop the features traditionally found only in the data center, and at a price that is cost-effective for even the smallest sites.
NETGEAR is simplifying storage for business customers with one low, all-inclusive and easy-to-understand price for their fully featured network attached storage — including native de-duplication, thin provisioning, unlimited snapshots, support for virtual networks, and NETGEAR's five-year industry-best warranty. In addition, ReadyDATA enables users to easily mix SSD and SATA drives within a volume to optimize overall performance. With ReadyDATA 516, there are no additional feature licensing fees or maintenance contracts required.