Buffalo Unveils Windows-Powered NAS Range

Buffalo's newest network storage solution family is optimized to deliver a robust file server experience.

Buffalo Technology, a specialist in the design, development and manufacturing of storage and wireless networking solutions, announced the launch of the TeraStation Pro Windows Storage Server. The family of RAID-enabled NAS (network attached storage) is available in two, four and six bay models, as well as the 4 bay TeraStation Pro Rackmount, and Buffalo continues to fully populate and ship preconfigured in Raid 5.

Buffalo's newest network storage solution family is optimized to deliver a robust file server experience, and in addition to offering dependable, seamless domain integration, the TeraStation Pro WSS provides advanced features such as centralized management, DFS replication and, on select models, data De-duplication (SIS) and Read-only Domain Controller (RoDC) support.

The TeraStation Pro Windows Storage Server family is designed to provide businesses with a scalable solution that is cost-effective and easy to deploy and administer into Windows workgroup or domain environments. Equipped with Intel Atom dual-core processors, Buffalo has designed and developed a product that provides enhanced performance, enabling multiple users to work concurrently with negligible impact on performance.

"Combining the Intel Atom powered TeraStation Pro platform with Windows Storage Server allows Buffalo to deliver cost-effective, reliable storage solutions to the SMB storage market," said Paul Hudson, sales director of northern Europe at Buffalo Technology. "With the power of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, the TeraStation Pro WSS product suite is truly extendable into the higher-end SMB and enterprise sector at a fraction of the cost of current solutions."

Earlier this year, the company launched a NAS-type desktop device with lots of additional storage (1TB or 2TB capacities) in a toaster-size machine called Cloudstor, and added cloud services to it. Cloudstor separates itself from other NAS devices in that users can store files from laptops, smartphones and tablet PCs from remote locations because the interconnect is all Web-based.

Buffalo, a Japanese company with U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas, partnered with cloud storage software maker Pogoplug to use that company's connector and its Website to remotely unite the Cloudstor unit with the storage on the physical unit. Users can access their storage drives through any browser. The remote access is handled with the user's email address and a password.