For Immediate Release
Pogo Linux Announces Enterprise-Grade NAS Appliance,
Meeting Growing Storage and Management Requirements at SMB Price Point
StorageDirector 3000 Series Simplifies Networked Storage Management While Offering
Full NAS & iSCSI Functionality to Meet Increasingly Complex Customer Needs
SEATTLE — March 22, 2007 — Pogo Linux Inc., a leading systems provider of Linux-based servers, workstations and storage systems, today announced the release of their most versatile and advanced storage device to date, the StorageDirector 3000 series network attached storage (NAS) appliance.
While providing enterprise-level features at a significant price advantage, the StorageDirector 3000 line enables both IT managers and users to deploy a broad range of storage capabilities without common management hassles. As the storage needs of all businesses continue to grow exponentially, uncomplicated, scalable storage solutions are top-of-mind for any management team. Pogo Linux’ StorageDirector 3000 series offers SMBs additional storage to meet their ever-growing needs while also providing cost-sensitive enterprise customers a solution that fits their existing structure and pocketbook.
"Because the StorageDirector 3000 series takes a simple, efficient approach to storage management, it allows us to meet the growing data needs of our small and mid-sized customers at a very compelling price point,” said Erik Logan, CTO of Pogo Linux. "Our open architecture means Pogo Linux can significantly reduce costs, yet still provide a high-end feature set that answers the requests of our core customer – the SMB with enterprise aspirations.”
Value, Performance and Ease-of-use
The ease-of-management, flexibility and interoperability features of the StorageDirector 3000 series are uncommon at prices affordable to the SMB marketplace. By simplifying storage management, the StorageDirector 3000 offers real value to any sized enterprise, providing customers with a complete alternative to high-cost, managed NAS and IP SAN systems.
With the purchase of single StorageDirector 3000 device, customers of any size are able to add both file and high performance SAN storage to their network, protect themselves from data loss and simplify their storage management headaches. Providing both block and file storage simultaneously in an easily managed single device – especially with a simple interface to regular backups, disaster recovery and integrated RAID – the StorageDirector 3000 offers a solid turnkey solution for businesses needing to add to or consolidate their networked storage.
StorageDirector 3000 Features
Powered by the StorageDirector OS, the new product line is enabled by a broad range of features, including:
• Simple, secure management of storage and backup using only a web browser
• Cross-platform file sharing for Linux, Windows, Mac and Unix, as well as support for all major file sharing protocols (NFS, CIFS and AppleTalk)
• Disaster recovery and backup, including scheduled snapshots, remote mirroring and remote replication
• Multi-pathing for high performance
• Complete user management and access control
• Advanced monitoring and alerts
• Both hardware and software RAID, including RAID 6 (double-parity)
Pricing and availability
Available immediately, the StorageDirector 3000 is offered in three capacities to fit the needs of most users – the StorageDirector 3004 (4TB), StorageDirector 3008 (8TB), and StorageDirector 3012 (12TB) – starting at $8,399.00.
Customers can configure their own Pogo Linux StorageDirector 3000 here.