Buffalo TeraStation range expanded

We’ve recently announced a series of exciting developments to our business-class storage devices, with the launch of our first Anti-Virus devices (TS5000V) and new TeraStation 7000 enterprise range.

TeraStation 5000 Anti-Virus

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Buffalo TeraStation with Trend Micro Anti-Virus software

With Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) currently overhauling the IT landscape, our new TS5000V devices enable IT managers who must abide by strict corporate security rules to implement a NAS storage system that meets their security needs. Viruses from personal and external devices are prevented and only authenticated users can access the network, protecting corporate data.

The Anti-Virus devices provide SMBs and enterprises that are planning to strengthen their current security methods with a simple and reliable security system. The anti-virus function is validated on purchase and there is no need for extra configuration after setup, giving users a hassle-free advanced level of security.

The new 4TB TeraStation 5200 Anti-Virus, 8TB 5400 Anti-Virus and 16TB 5400 Rackmount Anti-Virus devices are pre-installed with Trend Micro’s Anti-Virus software, and are the only models of their kind to support real-time scanning. This assures businesses that their data is constantly monitored and, in the case of a virus, an alarm is immediately raised and infected files are automatically removed and saved to a protected folder to prevent the virus spreading.

TeraStation 7000 range

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Buffalo’s TeraStation 7000 range

The TeraStation™ 7120r and TeraStation 7120r Enterprise devices mark our first venture into the Enterprise market. They are packed with business-class features such as Active Directory support, disk quota support, share level replication, quad gigabit Ethernet ports supporting link aggregation up to 4Gbps, hot-swap hard drives, iSCSI targeting and add-on PCI-Express card support with approved devices.

The 12-bay, 2 rack unit, mountable devices feature powerful Intel® Xeon® quad core processors, upgradeable DDR3 RAM and enterprise-class hard drive configurations. This makes them ideal for businesses that require a cost-effective, scalable RAID-based network storage solution for large networks and business critical applications.

The TeraStation 7120r Enterprise packs 24TB of high performance, scalable storage, along with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM across 12 enterprise-class hard drives. Its Intel Xeon E3-1275 quad core processor enables businesses to run many programs with minimal performance impact and maintain maximum network throughput while replication and backup jobs run in the background.

The Enterprise device’s sister product, the TeraStation 7120r, is a 12-bay device partially populated with four standard SATA hard drives. It features the Intel Xeon E3-1225 quad core processor and 4GB of upgradeable DDR3 RAM. With eight available bays for capacity expansion, TeraStation 7120r provides simple scalability for future demands.

For further information on our full business NAS range, download our whitepaper here.

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How to use business data more efficiently in five steps

All businesses want to use data more effectively, especially in this age of ‘big data.’ Here is the Buffalo Technology five step guide to enhancing your data storage needs and capabilities:

Data (image credit Mediaplex)

1. Combine NAS with iSCSI

Combining Network-Attached Storage and iSCSI-attached storage provides an advanced level of data transfer performance, securitynetwork flexibility and exceptional file transfer performance.

This enables you to choose the best combination of technologies for your business, with NAS generally recognised as a better option for file storage, and iSCSI preferential for block storage.

iSCSI can be used with VMware’s virtualization environment, broadening the options for SMBs to gain from cost-efficient storage virtualization.

2. Make use of cloud storage support

Choose a NAS device that supports Amazon S3 backup, a fee-based online storage service that broadens the options for SMBs to store and back up their data offsite.

This enables employees to work flexibly and to remotely access the files they want whenever and wherever they want them, whether they are at home, on a desktop computer in an internet cafe, or travelling with a mobile device.

The technology works with all devices that have Internet access via a web browser, and there is optional SSL support for increased security.

3. Maximise HD video, music and gaming streaming speeds

For businesses that are heavy users of multimedia files, some NAS devices are particularly well suited to streaming high-definition video and music, and also high quality gaming.

Integrated multimedia capabilities save IT administrators valuable time and resources, and offer creative professionals, home office workers and employees high levels of functionality and usability.

4. Utilise BitTorrent Downloader

Some NAS systems include technology that allows businesses to manage P2P BitTorrent file transfers directly without the use of a dedicated PC. This is especially useful for sharing large files with ease.

5. Use advanced storage management

Advanced NAS devices include features and functions created specifically to make storage management tasks straightforward for SMBs. These tools allow them to manage their data the way that best suits the needs of the company.

Some devices are capable of supporting multiple levels of RAID technology, from RAID 0 up to RAID 61, utilising multiple hard drives and delivering enterprise-class capacity and redundancy. This means businesses can customise their RAID storage in a way that suits them best.

Also, simplified user interfaces can be useful, as the technology enables data to be transferred to online backup or cloud-based storage in a straightforward and efficient way by less tech-savvy users.