July 17th, 2012 by Josh Linden
Highly Reliable Systems BNAS 401 Series Released
Highly Reliable Systems has announced they are shipping BNAS 401 Network Attached Storage (NAS) powered by Windows Storage Server. The new NAS systems are designed to allow customers to create customized Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solutions by utilizing mirroring backup and their choice of backup and virtualization software.
The Highly Reliable Systems BNAS 401 series offers mirroring functionality to streamline drive swaps when, without mirroring, backup software can be unaware that a secondary drive has been replaced. Mirroring allows one drive to be kept online and continuously updated with incremental backups while the copy is transported off-site or used to seed a remote location.
Each removable drive bay houses a single 3.5” drive, with up to 4TB per bay for 8TB total storage capacity. The drives offer connectivity via iSCSI or network shares. A third bay is provided to restore archived drives that have been stored off-site.
The BNAS 401 series is offered with i3 or Xeon CPUs, Windows Storage Server Workgroup or Standard, and varying amounts of RAM. BNAS 401 starts at $1889 MSRP and is now shipping.
Removable drives in transportable aluminum trays are used to populate each bay and start at $180 each. Linux versions of the products with similar features are also sold under the NetSwap name.