ReadyDATA is an enterprise-class storage product that is truly affordable for the significant capacity it provides, easily scaling up to 180TB.
ReadyDATA includes the world’s first cloud-managed replication, ensuring secure, high-performance disaster recovery without extra configuration on software, server or network.
It features native de-duplication, thin provisioning and unlimited snapshots, with support for SATA, SAS and SSD disk drives.
It is both a SAN and NAS solution.
SAN (Storage Area Network) caters for high-speed network storage.
A SAN switch will connect server to storage devices directly via fibre. The communication protocol is SCSI.
SAN works like DAS (Direct Attached Storage), both operate as block level data storage. SAN can be regarded an extension of DAS for the network.
If a SAN switch and Ethernet switch are connected to form a network, then there will be a mapping layer to cater for communication using various protocol standards such as HyperSCSI, mapping of SCSI over Ethernet
NAS (Network Attached Storage) operates as file level data storage via the network.
SAN and NAS are different in terms of protocol. SAN operates faster than NAS because it operates at a lower level.
Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR ReadyDATA products are available from authorized channel partners worldwide:
- The NETGEAR ReadyDATA 5200, with up to 12 drives in a 2U enclosure and support for two expansion disk arrays. List pricing with 12 enterprise SATA drives is RM42,000.
- The NETGEAR ReadyDATA EDA4000, a 4U expansion disk array allowing up to 24 additional drives. List price is RM10,500.