Netgear announced two new network storage solutions, the ReadyNAS 3100 and ReadyNAS 4200, for Small- and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs). The 3100 is a 1U 4-bay (4 SATA channels) rack-mountable storage platform that provides up to 8TB of capacity while the 4200 is a 2U 12-bay (12 SATA channels) rack-mountable storage platform with up to 24TB and two redundant drives in a single system.
These two ReadyNAS servers are VMware-ready and runs the Linux-based ReadyNAS RAIDiator operating system. They have an unified architecture with support for both NAS and iSCSI SAN applications. The ReadyNAS 4200 is powered by Intel Quad core processor and equipped with 10 Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity. =
Netgear’s ReadyNAS 3100 and 4200 start at $3800 and $10,000 respectively.