Quantum Launches Enterprise NAS Product

Quantum has launched its new Guardian family of enterprise-class Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. The first product in the Guardian family is the Guardian 14000 NAS server. Quantum is well known for its family of low-cost workgroup-class Snap Servers.

A Linux-based OS powers the Guardian 14000, which provides multiplatform support for Microsoft, UNIX, and Macintosh environments. The NAS system also supports Microsoft Active Directory Service (ADS) and UNIX Network Information Service (NIS).

Available this summer, the Guardian 14000 supports RAID 5, RAID 1, RAID 0, hot-swappable and redundant disk drives, power supplies and cooling fans, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with load-balancing and failover capabilities. The system offers a raw capacity of 1.4TB in a 3U (5.25") configuration. Other enterprise features include Kerberos 5.0 authentication, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0, SNMP support, and embedded backup clients for major third-party backup software. The Guardian 14000 will cost $24,900.


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