Novell Launches NAS Software

Novell, Inc. today announced the availability of the Novell(R) NetDevice(TM) NAS, the first appliance in the Novell NetDevice family of specialized software only server appliances.

According to Novell, its NetDevice NAS is a network attached storage (NAS) appliance that delivers the entire Novell portfolio of robust file system technologies. As appliances, Novell’s NetDevice servers can be plugged into any network, regardless of platform.

Novell says its NetDevice NAS is the only NAS appliance on the market that supports not only the Novell NDS(R) eDirectory(TM) environment, but also Windows*, UNIX*, Linux* and Web-based clients. All have native access to the Novell NetDevice NAS, and all users — regardless of the client platform — can be centrally managed across Novell NetDevice NAS appliances through the power of eDirectory. The company also says that the Novell NetDevice NAS is the industry’s first soft storage appliance, the avantage of which the company claims is that it allowscustomers to deploy the appliance throughout their entire organization on the hardware of their choice.

The Novell NetDevice NAS storage appliance is set to be available the end of August through Novell authorized resellers and solution providers starting at $1,799.

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