Netgear Launches ReadyData 516 Desktop Device
With ReadyData 516, there are no additional licensing fees or maintenance contracts required, and the appliance incorporates ReadyData Hybrid Cloud.Networking solutions specialist Netgear announced an addition to the ReadyData family—the first device in desktop form, ReadyData 516, which is aimed at small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The device provides edge-to-core data protection, which enables a business to manage storage centrally and replicate data from a remote or branch office to corporate headquarters or a central site. The desktop device offers virtualization vendor certifications from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix, and backup software compatibility with vendors such as Symantec, Acronis, CommVault, StorageCraft, Veeam and Quest. ReadyData products are available May 27 from authorized Netgear PowerShift channel partners and other reseller channels and e-commerce sites. A diskless ReadyData 516 (RDD516) has a U.S. price of $2,400, while the ReadyData 5200 (RD5200) with 12x1TB drives has a U.S. price under $10,000. The ReadyData 5200 is a 2U 12-bay network-attached storage device, and the ReadyData 516, a 6-bay desktop network-attached storage device, is designed for a business without a data center or with branch offices requiring an on-site storage solution. It is also designed to deliver to the desktop a set of features traditionally found only in the data center.
"We designed the new ReadyData 516 as data center storage in a box," Matt Pahnke, senior product marketing manager for Netgear Storage, said in a statement. "Netgear’s market-leading storage business is expanding to include solutions with enterprise-class functionality and ReadyData 516 is helping to lead the charge. No one else packs so many advanced data management features into such a small form factor, for one simple, upfront cost."