by Adam Armstrong

Morro Data Releases CacheDrive R1100

Today Morro Data announced its first rackmount cache file server, CacheDrive R1100. Advancing its CloudNAS Enterprise solution, the CacheDrive R1100 is stated to allow SMBs with hundreds of users to scale cloud capacity, manage files across multiple offices, and collaborate on large file formats without disrupting workflow. Combining the two technologies will offer a 3-in-1 global file services solution for “unlimited” file storage, multiple office sync, and disaster recovery.

From a physical standpoint, the R1100 is a 1U rackmount unit with 16TB of cache drive capacity. Its small footprint allows it to easily slide in a rack to upgrade workflow. Part of upgrading the workflow comes form its Intel Xeon Quad Core processor, ECC memory, enterprise hard disk drives, and 10GbE networking. The R1100 also supports Microsoft Active Directory.

CacheDrive R1100 specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Xeon Quad Core processor
  • Memory: 16GB ECC Memory
  • Internal Storage /Cache: 16 TB (2x 8TB HDD)
  • Networking: 1 port, 10GBASE-T (10GbE) DHCP, Support of IPv4 and IPv6
  • Enclosure: Metal, 1U w/ rackmount sliding rail
  • Others: VGA, USB, optical ports only for debug mode
  • Dimensions: H 1.7 x W 17.2 x D 19.8 inches
  • Weight: 27 lbs.
  • Power: 100-240VAC, US power cord
  • Network File Protocol: CIFS/SMB
  • Management: Morro Cloud Manager, device management, user/group manager, account management, customized unique URL
  • Access and Authentication:
    • User, Group, Gateway based share mapping
    • Microsoft Active Directory support
  • Storage: Morro Cloud (Amazon S3-based cloud storage), AWS S3, Backblaze B2 Deduplication, compression, file-versioning
  • Security: AES 256-bit encryption, SSL for Web link
  • Supported Browser: Chrome v.49 or later, Firefox v.51 or later, IE 9 or later, Safari 7 or later

Several companies are transitioning to cloud or planning to do so. The ones that are hesitating worry about aspects such as the disruption of workflow. Morro Data states that its new CacheDrive R1100 combined with its CloudNAS (including support for Microsoft Active Directory) will allow companies to implement a massive cloud footprint, while delivering large files to-and-from the cloud at local network speeds.

Availability and Pricing

Morro Data CacheDrive R1100 is available now for $2999.

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