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High-end NAS device runs Linux

Jan 30, 2010, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Enhance Technology announced an eight-disk, Linux-based network-attached storage (NAS) device, offering up to 16TB of SATA storage. The UltraShare NAS8000-P4 incorporates an Intel Xeon (Nehalem) CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, four gigabit Ethernet ports, and an optional gateway for expanding to up to 176TB. ,P>"The UltraShare NAS8000 is aimed at data-intensive applications such as file sharing, fast FTP access (for an ISP), and video archive and retrieval for IP surveillance cameras, says Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based Enhance Technology. Suitable for both SMB networks and a large corporate IT infrastructure, the device supports file sharing across Linux, Apple OS X, UNIX, and Windows clients, and allows remote access via FTP with encryption, says the company.

"The NAS device is said to offer load balancing, fault tolerance, and advanced security features. The device can also synchronize to network directory services including ADS/PDC, NIS, and LDAP, says Enhance Technology. "

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