Seagate’s new Business Storage targets SMBs

Infotech Lead America: Seagate Technology has launched Seagate Business Storage, a network-attached storage (NAS) product for small office / home office (SOHO), remote mobile office (RMO) and small to medium-sized business organizations (SMBs).

The one-drive solution ranges from 2 terabytes for a price of $199.99 to 4 terabytes at $329.

The two-bay business storage solution can either be picked up as a chassis without drives for $199.99, or with 4 terabytes for a price of $469.99, 6 terabytes for $549.99 to $749.99 for 8 terabytes.

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Seagate Business Storage delivers centralized backup, data protection and remote access to critical business information in capacities ranging from 2TB up to 16TBs.

Seagate’s new Business Storage targets SMBs

The Business Storage provides a cost-effective solution that works with existing cloud backup and online sharing services.

The NAS includes backup software for Windows PCs and is also compatible with Apple’s Time Machine for backup of Mac OSX computers.

Seagate Business Storage is a private cloud, which can reside in a single office location and is capable of providing access via both Android and iOS applications for mobile devices and a secure networked connection from any notebook.

“Business demand for additional storage will continue to grow and the public cloud is not always the most cost effective or perceived securest option for small businesses,” said Liz Conner, senior research analyst for personal & entry level storage at IDC.

Scott Horn, vice president of Marketing for Seagate, says Seagate has designed this new networked attached storage to address the changing needs that a growing small business faces.

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