NETGEAR Liberates Enterprise Technology From The Datacenter With ReadyDATA For The Desktop

NETGEAR Liberates Enterprise Technology From The Datacenter With ReadyDATA For
                                 The Desktop

World's Leading NAS Vendor introduces ReadyDATA 516; industry's most
feature-rich unified desktop storage, making block-level replication,
unlimited snapshots and de-duplication available to businesses of any size

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 7, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR)
(, a global networking company that delivers innovative
products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced a
powerful new addition to the ReadyDATA™ family. As the first ReadyDATA device
in desktop form, ReadyDATA 516 ( is packed
with enterprise-class technology and delivered with ease-of-use features that
enable small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to effectively use them.
Looking to solidify the recent designation from Gartner as the worldwide #1
NAS vendor for total unit shipments in 2012, the introduction of ReadyDATA 516
(RDD516) enables comprehensive edge-to-core data protection when used in
tandem with a ReadyDATA 5200 (2U rackmount) or additional ReadyDATA 516s.
ReadyDATA 516 is significantly less expensive and dramatically easier to use
than comparable enterprise-class offerings, and also incorporates ReadyDATA
Hybrid Cloud, a new feature providing data replication from ReadyDATA to the
public cloud.

Gartner Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory
company, published their Market Share: Network-Attached Storage/Unified
Storage Worldwide 2012 report (G00249602) on April 12, 2013. The results place
NETGEAR among the largest traditional enterprise storage vendors. Gartner
ranked NETGEAR the number one vendor for total NAS/unified storage unit
shipments in 2012.

ReadyDATA Family
With the addition of the 516 desktop model, NETGEAR now has two innovative
products in the ReadyDATA family:

  oReadyDATA 5200, a 2U 12-bay network-attached storage device that
    introduced enterprise-class functionality to the SMB with an all-inclusive
    set of features and unmatched ease-of use; and
  oReadyDATA 516, a 6-bay desktop network-attached storage device for a
    business without a data center or with branch offices requiring a powerful
    on-site storage solution. It delivers to your desktop the features
    traditionally found only in the data center, and at a price that is
    cost-effective for even the smallest sites.

NETGEAR is simplifying storage for business customers with one low,
all-inclusive and easy-to-understand price for their fully featured network
attached storage — including native de-duplication, thin provisioning,
unlimited snapshots, support for virtual networks, and NETGEAR's five-year
industry-best warranty. In addition, ReadyDATA enables users to easily mix SSD
and SATA drives within a volume to optimize overall performance. With
ReadyDATA 516, there are no additional feature licensing fees or maintenance
contracts required.

"We designed the new ReadyDATA 516 as 'data center storage in a box'," said
Matt Pahnke, senior product marketing manager for NETGEAR Storage. "NETGEAR's
market-leading storage business is expanding to include solutions with
enterprise-class functionality and ReadyDATA 516 is helping to lead the
charge. No one else packs so many advanced data management features into such
a small form factor, for one simple, upfront cost."

The ReadyDATA platform enables users to take advantage of thin provisioning in
virtual environments, replicate files and databases to offsite locations, and
recover data from unlimited point-in-time snapshots, all with just a few mouse
clicks. ReadyDATA ensures the highest levels of data integrity and features
ReadyDATA Hybrid Cloud for easy replication directly to the cloud, for
high-performance disaster recovery without extra software, servers, or network

Enterprise-class features that come standard with every ReadyDATA 516 desktop
device include:

  oThin provisioning, compression and de-duplication of block (SAN) and file
    (NAS) data
  oUnlimited snapshots of block and file data for continuous data protection
  oAbility to mix SSD and SATA drives within a volume to optimize overall
  oReplication over 128-bit SSL connections for block and file data
  oInstant capacity expansion eliminating RAID configuration time
  oVirtual network interface support for powerful network traffic management
  oBackup software compatibility with major vendors like Symantec, Acronis,
    CommVault, StorageCraft, Veeam and Quest
  oVirtualization vendor certifications from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix

Pahnke added, "We want our customers to enjoy a unified storage solution that
is cost-efficient, easy to use, and provides enterprise-class data management,
without having to pay the typical Big IT premium. ReadyDATA 516 fits this mold
and is the most capable feature-rich desktop storage on the market."

With ReadyDATA, small businesses can improve IT efficiency and reduce the risk
of data loss as result of a disaster, human error, or interruption.
Edge-to-core data protection enables a business to manage storage centrally
and replicate data from a remote or branch office to corporate headquarters or
a central site.

"ReadyDATA gives us peace of mind knowing that we can securely share, store,
and protect critical data across the network," said Michael Feldbauer,
director at Arafura Connect (, an ISP based in
Australia. "With ReadyData, we're getting an enterprise solution loaded with
thin provisioning and block-level replication at a price point that helps our
bottom line. It's easy to configure, so much so that within two hours of
installation, we were already migrating data."

Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR ReadyDATA products are available May 27th from authorized NETGEAR
PowerShift® channel partners ( and other
reseller channels and e-commerce sites. A diskless NETGEAR ReadyDATA 516
(RDD516) has a U.S. street price of $2,400. A NETGEAR ReadyDATA 5200 (RD5200)
with 12x1TB drives has a U.S. street price under $10,000.

More Information
To learn more about the NETGEAR ReadyDATA family, please visit

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers
innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For
consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use 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 top 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
approximately 35,000 retail locations around the globe, and through
approximately 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in
San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an
ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at or by
calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

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