CRN Names NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS the 2008 Product of the Year for Storage
Honored for Putting “Significant Value into the Hands of Any Business Workgroup”
SAN JOSE, Calif.- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, has been honored by ChannelWeb’s Computer Reseller News (CRN) for the Best Storage Product of 2008. The NETGEAR ReadyNAS® Pro is one of only 15 products honored on the annual list. The award designation can be read on Page 12 at (http://www.crn.com/it-channel/212202127).
With capacity ranging up to 6TB and performance in excess of 100MBps, the ReadyNAS Pro puts “massive amounts of storage within reach of even small IT budgets” and “scales down better than others the CRN Test Center has seen.” In their summary, CRN editors concluded, “the ReadyNAS Pro puts significant value into the hands of any business workgroup.” A full review of NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS Pro can be read at: (http://www.crn.com/hardware/212201978?_DARGS=/article/rating/showPoll.jhtml).
“This is a tremendous honor for us,” said Paul Tien, NETGEAR’s vice president and general manager of networked storage. “Even the smallest businesses today have a reliance on data that makes it imperative they have an affordable storage solution that does not compromise on features, performance, and reliability. We’re extremely gratified that CRN has endorsed our efforts to meet this need.”
The CRN Test Center evaluated hundreds of products in 2008, from the palmtop to the data center and everything in between, choosing only 15 as its award winners. Test Center editors based selections on three criteria: (1) there was a critical offering to the market at large; (2) significant value to the end user; and (3) immediate impact on how the lion’s share of solution providers in the channel would think about and deliver technology.
Designed for small and medium businesses, workgroups and offices, the ReadyNAS Pro comes in a desktop form factor supporting up to 6 disk drives, and three models with capacities of 1.5TB, 3TB, and 6TB. ReadyNAS enables users to securely store, share and protect files across a LAN or WAN, guard against disk failures, and grow capacity on the fly. The ReadyNAS Pro includes business-class features like Microsoft Active Directory integration, iSCSI support, advanced Ethernet management, secure offsite replication, and unsurpassed 5-year warranty. The ReadyNAS Pro is an extremely fast and affordable platform for channel partners to solve customer challenges around file sharing and database applications, server and desktop virtualization, and even offsite disaster recovery.
For channel partners focused on high-end homes or professional media users, the ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition offers a diskless chassis without unnecessary business features. Solution providers can centralize digital media and support multiple simultaneous streams to and from various devices, simplifying home automation system management and design.
NETGEAR’s highly acclaimed and award-winning ReadyNAS products are a leading choice for channel partners serving home and small business storage needs worldwide. NETGEAR products reduce costs without sacrificing features.
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