NETGEAR ReadyNAS Replicate Simplifies Multi-Site Backup, Available Now

Nov 5, 2010
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NETGEAR took some time out of their busy Friday mid-morning, and announced quite a few things. The first of which is the brand new NETGEAR ReadyNAS Replicate application software, which is designed specifically to help those in business and enterprise situations. As more and more data is transmitted every day, NETGEAR knew that there had to be a better solution for protecting it, backing it up, and having a way to recover important information when its needed. That's where the ReadyNAS Replicate comes in.

The ReadyNAS Replicate software application is designed to simplify multi-site backup, restore and disaster recovery in businesses and enterprise branch offices. The ReadyNAS Replicate provides a single, simple interface that allows customers to enable multi-site backup jobs, which allows for the restoration of files across locations. In turn, NETGEAR believes this will slash management time, as well as improving the overall investment return.

For IT Managers, if they can find a way to simplify the managing of backup and recovery plans for the entire system, it's a dream come true. The good news is that the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Replicate is available right now. For the ReadyNAS 2-, 4- and 6-bay Pro and Ultra families, it will cost you an MSRP of $199. For current rack-mount ReadyNAS products, you'll have to shell out a high $399.

Press Release

NETGEAR Simplifies Multi-Site Data Protection for Businesses

Powerful New Application Reduces the Complexity of Traditional Multi-Site Backup Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 5, 2010 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, today announced ReadyNAS® Replicate™, a software application that simplifies multi-site backup, restore and disaster recovery in businesses and enterprise branch offices. ReadyNAS Replicate provides a single interface that enables customers to schedule multi-site backup jobs and to restore files across locations, slashing management time and improving investment return.

Smart IT departments searching for reliable data management methods among multiple sites may use ReadyNAS Replicate to reduce operational costs and standardize disaster recovery. Users can eliminate the complex scripting and hours of effort required by homemade solutions. Automatic best practices, such as integrated snapshot management and embedded VPN connections, improve reliability over typical do-it-yourself arrangements. A single management console simplifies backup and restore between company headquarters and even the smallest remote office. Resellers may use ReadyNAS Replicate to deliver managed backup and recovery services to individual end user locations.

In a Market Insight report from October 2010, Gartner analyst Jim Browning states, “One of the primary actions planned through the first half of 2011 by a number of midsize businesses is to implement new or expanded geographically dispersed backup sites for disaster recovery purposes.”

“This is just what we’ve been looking for, a way to simplify managing the backup and disaster recovery plan for our systems and sites,” says IT manager Dave Bott of the St. Catharine’s Public Library system. “Replicate gives me a single management console and saves me time configuring jobs, scripts, snapshots, firewall connections and reporting functions at each of my branch locations.”

Drew Meyer, director of storage marketing for NETGEAR, says “NETGEAR continues to address the backup needs of smart IT groups in small businesses or large firms with multiple branch offices. The combination of affordable desktop storage platforms with a reliable and simple data management application simply gives VARs and end users a smarter solution.”

Pricing and Availability
ReadyNAS Replicate is available immediately from any NETGEAR PowerShift™ Partner and requires a standalone transferable license per desktop or rack-mount system. For the desktop ReadyNAS 2-, 4- and 6-bay Pro and Ultra families, the MSRP is $199. For current rack-mount ReadyNAS products the MSRP is $399.

For more information, please visit: www.netgear.com/replicate

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies all of the top Internet service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.


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