Western Digital Delivers Network Storage Servers for SMBs
The DX4000 provides five levels of data protection and is supported by Western Digital Guardian Services.Digital storage solutions specialist Western Digital (NYSE: WDC), announced the release of the WD Sentinel DX4000, a network storage solution aimed at small and midsize businesses. The DX4000 includes the Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials operating system software and the Intel D525 Dual Core Atom CPU. The DX4000 offers centralized shared storage and automatic server-based backup and restore for up to 25 devices (PC and Mac) in the network, as well as data protection with built-in hardware and software redundancy for all of the connected devices in the network. Sentinel comes preconfigured with enterprise-class drives, RAID storage protection, built-in server based backup and recovery software, redundant networking ports and a redundant power option. In addition, WD Sentinel offers users the ability to connect to a "public cloud" storage provider. With capacities including 4TB and 8TB, the DX4000 small office storage server acts as the "on-premise cloud storage" for the SMB. The DX4000 is available at select U.S. retailers and online via the company's Website, starting at $949.99 for 4TB and $1,449.99 for the 8TB.
The DX4000 provides five levels of data protection for every device on the small office network and is supported by WD Guardian Services. Automatic backup and recovery software provides daily full system back ups for up to 25 devices on the network, and Dual Gigabit Ethernet configured in Adaptive Fault Tolerance (AFT) automatically switches to a second network port in the event of a network failure.
"The requirement for collaboration across multiple devices and locations necessitates the need for a centralized storage solution in today's SMB environment," said David Tuhy, general manager of Intel's data center and connected systems group. "Intel is working closely with the industry and companies like Western Digital to provide the technology that is at the core of these storage solutions and provide SMBs a platform to manage, organize and secure their data to ensure business continuity."