Buffalo Offers SMBs Hardware RAID Enhanced Network Attached Storage with Windows Server OS
AUSTIN, TX – November 7, 2016 – Buffalo Americas, a leading provider of external storage, network attached storage (NAS) and networking solutions, has announced availability of the TeraStation™ 5610DN WSS. The solution adds the power of Hardware RAID to the Buffalo NAS family for the first time, giving its users unprecedented RAID performance by accelerating backups while reducing overall complexity.
The TeraStation 5610DN WSS supports Windows® Storage Server (WSS) 2012 R2 Standard Edition, which provides the inherent convenience and benefits of the Windows ecosystem such as:
- The networking and infrastructure services needed for a small business network
- File and print services
- Centralized client backup and restore
- Full server backup
- Remote access and identity management
- An intuitive management interface for easy and quick set up
“Buffalo is always looking to adopt the latest innovations in backup technology to improve our portfolio of NAS offerings, and featuring Hardware RAID capabilities in the TeraStation 5610DN WSS is the latest example of this effort,” said Bill Rhodes, Channel Sales Director, Buffalo Americas, Inc. “We recognize the immense value that the Windows Server OS continues to provide for our customers and for that reason we’re investing further in this market by adding WSS 2012 R2 in our new solution.”
As SMB networks grow larger and more complex, IT managers are challenged to provide high-speed performance while maintaining stability. The TeraStation 5610DN WSS is purpose-built with Hardware RAID for these requirements. Buffalo Americas specially designed the NAS solution to run the Windows operating system from an SSD, which improves overall RAID performance and functionality and frees up the HDD array for the sole purpose of storing and protecting important user data.
One disadvantage of the Windows Storage Server operating system is limited RAID level support: RAID 6 and RAID 10 are not supported. Implementing a hardware RAID controller solves this problem, but was previously only found in expensive Windows Server solutions. To meet customers’ demand, Buffalo has now launched an NAS solution with hardware RAID and Windows Storage Server on the market for small to medium-sized businesses: the TeraStation™ WSH5610.
The TeraStation 5610DN WSS brings the advantages and familiarity of the Windows environment with WSS 2012 R2 Standard Edition, allowing for smooth integration with existing Windows computers and servers. The TeraStation 5610DN WSS also easily deploys massive storage capacity that is up and running in an instant.
In addition to Hardware RAID, the TeraStation 5610DN WSS comes equipped with the powerful Intel® Celeron™ Quad-Core processor with 4 GB of fast DDR3 memory installed for efficiency and minimal performance deterioration. The six-drive desktop NAS model ships in 12 and 24 TB capacities and is populated with NAS hard drives optimized for always-on operation.
Additional features include:
- NovaBACKUP® software for easy backup
- USB 3.0 accessory support
- Dual gigabit Ethernet ports
- Hot-swappable SATA hard drives
- DFS replication
- iSCSI support
Pricing and Availability
The TeraStation 5610DN WSS is backed by a limited three-year warranty including toll-free 24/7 technical support.
- TeraStation 5610DN WSS desktop model (WSH5610DN) series is available now at an MSRP of:
- $3,399.99 - 12 TB (WSH5610DN12S2)
- $3,999.99 - 24 TB (WSH5610DN24S2)
About Buffalo Americas
Buffalo Americas, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage solutions for home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Americas and its products, please visit www.BuffaloAmericas.com.
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