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Novell NetDevice NAS to Hit the Market

By Amy Newman (Send Email)
Posted Jul 19, 2001


Novell, Inc. earlier this week made public Novell NetDevice NAS.

NetDevice NAS is designed to help end users store, find and retrieve data on demand, regardless of the platform the enterprise is running.

Novell, Inc. earlier this week made public Novell NetDevice NAS.

NetDevice NAS is the first appliance server in Novell's NetDevice family of specialized server appliances. Built on NetWare technology, NetDevice NAS is a network-attached storage (NAS) appliance that delivers the entire Novell portfolio of robust file system technologies with security, manageability, and reliability features.

Products in the NetDevice family are designed to provide customers with the power and functionality they need without requiring them to purchase features they don't. As appliances, Novell's NetDevice servers can be plugged into any network, regardless of platform, without expensive and complex system upgrades.

"The Novell NetDevice family of special-purpose server appliances will lower total cost of ownership while providing the reliable and secure networking technology Novell is known for, all while offering customers freedom to choose the hardware they want, including hardware they already have. With data growing exponentially, storage is a growing issue for companies large and small. The Novell NetDevice NAS helps solve the storage challenge without breaking the bank," said Jeff Hawkins, vice president of Novell's storage business team, in a prepared statement

NetDevice NAS is currently the only NAS appliance on the market that supports not only the Novell NDS eDirectory environment, but also Windows, Unix, Linux, and Web-based clients. All of these operating systems have native access to the NetDevice, and all users can be centrally managed across NetDevice NAS appliances through the power of eDirectory. This makes it equally easy to manage an entire fleet of NAS appliances as to manage a few, according to Novell.

By providing scalable storage to any network client, wired or wireless, and delivering centralized control of enterprise storage, NetDevice NAS also reduces storage management costs.

NetDevice NAS storage appliance will be available the end of August through authorized resellers and Novell directly. NetDevice NAS is priced starting at $1,799.



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