Quantum has launched two products designed to offer small businesses improved storage and back-up capabilities to help manage ever-growing volumes of data.
The NDX-8 NAS offers 8TB of storage and has built-in backup software and deduplication technology to reduce storage requirements by up to 90 per cent.
The system is based on the Windows Storage Server operating system, so customers can install Windows-based applications like Microsoft Exchange directly on the product, unlike Linux-based NAS devices, the firm said.
The RDX 8000, meanwhile, is a removable disk library with 8TB of capacity in the form of eight cartridge slots of 1TB, and can be used as the basis for an offsite disaster recovery platform.
Quantum added that the 8TB capacity will be extended to 12TB in 2012 when the firm releases 1.5TB cartridges.
Rob Clark, senior vice president for disk and tape protection at Quantam, claimed that the products offer easier data management and protection.
"Customers tell us that data protection for small businesses and workgroups is overly complex," he said.
"This expansion of our portfolio enables us to offer best-in-class disk-based technology solutions that address an even broader range of customer data protection needs."
Quantum added that both products are designed to be forward compatible with any of the company's future cloud backup services.
The NDX-8 NAS costs $5,139 and $4,029 without de-duplication capabilities, while the RDX 8000 with data de-duplication is $4,999, and $3,889 without.
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