Seagate Enables Growth of Small to Medium-Sized Businesses With New Networked Business Storage Solution

Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:01am EST

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SMBs Now Have A Private Cloud To Call Their Own To Protect, Access and Share
Critical Business Data


CUPERTINO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced Seagate Business Storage,
its newest network-attached storage (NAS) product line for small office / home
office (SOHO), remote mobile office (RMO) and small to medium-sized business
organizations (SMBs). To address the changing needs of growing businesses,
Seagate Business Storage delivers centralized backup, data protection and remote
access to critical business information in capacities ranging from 2TB up to
16TBs.

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Seagate enables growth of small to medium-sized businesses with the new
networked Business Storage Solution. (Photo: Business Wire)

For business collaboration and backup protection, the new Seagate Business
Storage provides a secure cost-effective solution that works well with existing
cloud backup and online sharing services. Business Storage`s centralized backup
capability takes the guesswork out of providing employees with backup protection
and sharing across multiple computing platforms. Designed to backup all PC and
Mac computers in an organization to a single centralized location, this new NAS
includes backup software for Windows PCs and is also compatible with Apple`s
Time MachineĀ® for backup of Mac OSX computers. 

Today`s small businesses have new challenges with even the smallest of
organizations consisting of employees working remotely. In this common scenario,
sharing of information in a secure manner becomes essential to a business`s
success. Seagate Business Storage is essentially a private cloud, which can
reside in a single office location and is capable of providing access via both
Android and iOS applications for mobile devices and a secure networked
connection from any notebook. Additionally, for those important files that need
increased protection, this new network attached storage also provides hardware
encryption for select files. 

"Business demand for additional storage will continue to grow and the public
cloud is not always the most cost effective or perceived securest option for
small businesses," said Liz Conner, senior research analyst for personal & entry
level storage at IDC. "We will continue to see local network attached storage
provide one of the best options for these growing business. Security, data
redundancy, and remote access are all features that will play vital role in the
near term as well as the foreseeable future." 

Plug-n-play removable storage (USM)

The 2 and 4 Bay versions of Seagate Business Storage deliver maximum data
protection by providing redundant backups of the information stored on the
device. Also, the addition of a Universal Storage Module (USM) slot allows for
plug-n-play removable external drives to be input and removed from the device
for improved workflow and offsite backup capability. 

"Seagate has spent a lot of time understanding small businesses and their
storage needs, which in many cases are unique to them," said Scott Horn, vice
president of Marketing for Seagate. "Seagate has designed this new networked
attached storage to address the changing needs that a growing small business
faces. We`re excited for our small business customers to get their hands on this
innovative new product. We`ve added features that will give them additional
flexibility in data access and workflow, along with the peace of mind that comes
with the Seagate brand." 

Pricing and Availability:

Seagate Business Storage comes in array of capacities to meet nearly every
business need: 

The one-drive solution ranges from 2 terabytes for an MSRP $199.99 to 4
terabytes at an MSRP of $329.00. 

The two-bay business storage solution can either be picked up as a chassis
without drives for $199.99, or with 4 terabytes for an MSRP $469.99, 6 terabytes
for an MSRP of $549.99 to $749.99 for 8 terabytes. 

The Business Storage four-bay solution will range from a no-drive chassis for
$429.99 to 16 terabytes for $1499.99. Seagate Business Storage can be found as
of this week at CDW, Amazon and Newegg. 

About Seagate

Seagate is a worldwide leader in storage solutions. Learn more at
http://www.seagate.com.

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When referring to drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand
billion bytes. Your computer`s operating system may use a different standard of
measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed
capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available
for data storage.

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nathan.papadopulos@seagate.com


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