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Tandberg Data introduces Viking FS-1610U NAS

Enhancements boost versatility and provide tiered storage, backup server or centralised file-sharing
  • 12 February, 2009 12:23

<p>Sydney, February 12 – Tandberg Data, a leading global supplier of backup and archiving technologies, today introduced the Tandberg Viking FS-1610U NAS, a versatile data storage, backup and recovery solution that allows file-sharing in heterogeneous environments.</p>
<p>The network-attached storage (NAS) device offers new options: support for both SATA and SAS hard disks (adding SAS), plus a number of additional RAID configurations taking the full specifications to RAID levels 0,1,3,5,6,10,30,50,60, as well as JBOD. The FS-1610U uses Serial-ATA/SAS connectivity to support up to 16 hard disk drives (HDD), or more by adding extra RAID enclosures.</p>
<p>“As rapid file restores become more critical and backup windows continue to shrink, IT departments need storage solutions that enable users to share files in heterogeneous environments,” said Mr. Raymond Kang, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for APAC, Tandberg Data. “The Tandberg Viking FS-1610U NAS addresses this requirement, while adding storage versatility to a broad spectrum of file management and data protection capabilities.”</p>
<p>The device’s enhanced system design increases data availability. The new SAS disk drives suit data-intensive applications, while the SATA drives are optimised for low-cost bulk storage. The Viking FS-1610U NAS has an optimised 3U form factor for rack environments.</p>
<p>The FS-1610U allows flexible storage expansion, speedy file access and convenient file-sharing. It provides high data availability and easy data management, supported by rapid recovery.</p>
<p>Fast installation and configuration are facilitated using Remote Desktop Management. The FS-1610U offers quick-restore functionality via DVD Recovery image and allows users to customise different RAID levels for protection of the operating system partitions. Multiple snapshots using Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service ensure point-in-time data recovery, while hot-swap SAS 3Gb/SATA II HDD and RAID hardware provide optimal storage and data availability. When the Tandberg Viking FS-1610U NAS needs to be restored, the Recovery DVD image brings it back to a factory default within minutes.</p>
<p>The device also provides an iSCSI-SAN solution (as an iSCSI target) for remote servers and clients using Microsoft® Windows® Unified Data Storage Server™ 2003. The Tandberg Viking FS-1610U NAS offers connectivity support for external tape units or tape autoloaders via its Ultra320 SCSI controller, which allows direct connection to a tape device, autoloader or library.</p>
<p>“This unique feature set makes it the perfect solution to enhance data protection and offline staging for restoration or archiving,” says Mr. Raymond Kang. “The Tandberg Viking FS-1610U NAS can be implemented as a tiered storage device, a backup server, or a centralised file-sharing device.”</p>
<p>Technical Details</p>
<p>The Tandberg Viking FS-1610U NAS is powered by Microsoft® Windows® Storage Server™ 2003 R2 or Microsoft® Windows® Unified Data Storage Server™ 2003 32-bit/64-bit. The device features a 3U Form-Factor, powered by an Intel®E5405 Quad-Core Xeon 2.00GHz, 12MB Cache (1333 MHzFSB) chip. It has 2GB of RAM, expandable to 16GB, 667/533 MHz DDR2. It can support up to 16 Hot-swappable S-ATA or SAS HDD (Max 1.0TB per HDD, or more by adding additional RAID enclosures. There are two Hot Swap PSUs.</p>
<p>* Block level access is available only through the use of Microsoft iSCSI Target software in Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003.</p>
<p>The Tandberg Viking FS-1610U NAS device is available immediately through Tandberg Data’s established channel of distribution and reseller partners.</p>
<p>About Tandberg Data</p>
<p>Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of data protection technologies. Tandberg Data offers of a complete range of tape libraries, tape autoloaders and tape drives (based on the LTO™, SLR™, and VXA® tape technology platforms), storage software, data media and disk-based storage such as the RDX® QuikStor™. These solutions are marketed exclusively through a channel of qualified resellers and distributors.</p>
<p>These solutions are underpinned by OEM agreements with major server manufacturers including IBM, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Apple, and Dell and supported by all major operating systems and storage software applications to operate in heterogeneous network environments. All solutions are designed to meet the growing storage requirements of small and medium-sized organisations with scalability, reliability, and backward compatibility features that ensure cost effective operation and long-term investment protection.</p>
<p>In addition to corporate offices in Oslo, Norway, TANDBERG DATA ASA has subsidiaries in the USA, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and Singapore, as well as branch offices in Italy, and China (PRC) and Brazil. TANDBERG DATA ASA is a publicly held company based in Oslo, Norway and is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker=TAD).</p>
<p>TD Asia is headquartered in Singapore, with centralised Sales, Marketing, Finance, Administration, Logistics, Technical and a state-of-the-art Service and Repair Centre to cater for consumer needs worldwide.</p>
<p>APAC address:
20 Bendemeer Road, #04-05 Cyberhub Singapore 339914
Tel: +65 6396 0786
Fax: +65 6396 0787</p>
<p>For further information, please visit</p>
<p>RDX QuikStor and SLR are trademarks of Tandberg Data ASA. VXA is a registered trademark of Tandberg Data ASA. RDX is a registered trademark of ProStor Systems, Inc. LTO is a trademark of HP, IBM and Quantum. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>David Frost, PR Deadlines Pty Ltd
+612-4341 5021 or 4341 5021</p>
<p>Mr Lim Cheng Chuan, Country Manager (Australia &amp; New Zealand)
Mobile: +61(0)-404 135 813
<p>Huang Yanyi, Tandberg Data (Asia) Pte Ltd
+65-6396 0786 or mobile +65-9232 9966.</p>

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