Ateonix Unveils Network Attached Storage Appliance

Ateonix Networks Inc., a provider of network appliances, this week introduced its NASAS-2040(TM) network attached storage (NAS) appliance.

The company claims the product’s diskless server architecture provides high reliability and an upgradeable Flash ROM-based OS. According to Atenix, this feature also allows separate purchase of the NAS server appliance and off-the-shelf storage (disk drives) delivering compelling economics to OEMs, the channel and end users.

Features of the NASAS-2040 include: Just-in-time, field-installable and upgradeable, off-the-shelf storage;Storage capacity in each unit from 0 to 512GB (four 128GB disks); High-density storage in 1 U form factor for rack mount configurations; Less than 15 minutes installation and configuration time; Self-contained, Web-based administration, management and upgrade; Standard 10/100BaseT Ethernet port; RAID 0,1,5 support, Dynamic and Static IP support, and cross-platform file systems support.

“Right now, SMBs and workgroups are paying a premium for storage if they want to address long-range storage options, and their usage predictions are often just guesses,” said Ben Chen, CEO and president of Ateonix Networks Inc. “Our NASAS-2040 appliance allows them to add drive space when they need it, and they never have to return the appliance for upgrades. It allows them take advantage of market-driven storage costs to provide the capacity that their networks need.”

NASAS-2040 appliances are available immediately for qualified OEM and Distribution partners, with volume shipments in the second half of 2001. The NASAS-2040 appliance is priced at $1,800 and special discount schedules are available for volume buyers.

Ateonix Networks will be demonstrating the NASAS-2040 appliance at the NetWorld+Interop tradeshow in Las Vegas on May 8-10th. Ateonix is exhibiting in booth SC205.

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