NETGEAR Rolls Out Three Hybrid Cloud Firsts

NETGEAR Rolls Out Three Hybrid Cloud Firsts

SINGAPORE, October 25, 2010 —NETGEAR, Inc.(NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, today announced three unique hybrid cloud storage services for business customers. 

First, NETGEAR’s rackmount ReadyNAS storage platforms now include up to 100GB of online archive capacity. Secondly, business-class ReadyNAS storage platforms now support a cloud file server option that seamlessly shares files between local and offsite users. And finally, the company is delivering portals that simplify service billing and management for channel partners.

Typical storage cloud service models force customers to choose between on-premise and outsourced locations. NETGEAR’s hybrid models deliver pay-on-demand services while still preserving data onsite. This best of both worlds approach to cloud services delivers flexibility and cost savings while keeping primary data in-house and under control.

“NETGEAR’s hybrid cloud services get businesses of all sizes into hosted architectures,” said Mark Song, Product Line Manager for storage at NETGEAR. “The hybrid model enables IT departments to smooth budget cycles and improve service levels with minimal risk. Our channel partners can now deliver these managed services without their own investment in storage capacity or cloud infrastructure.”

“Cloud services are transforming the way smart IT departments manage their infrastructures. Many companies are interested in the cost savings associated with cloud computing but hesitate to completely commit their data to an online provider model,” Benjamin S. Woo, program vice president, worldwide storage systems research at IDC. “Hybrid cloud service models are a novel approach to mixing the trust level of local storage with the benefits of cloud services, thus helping businesses take a low-risk, simple and cost effective approach to IT.”

ReadyNAS Vault was the industry’s first embedded online archive offering and today’s announcement furthers NETGEAR’s leadership position. ReadyNAS platforms now include capacity for hybrid archive and disaster recovery. Business-class systems include up to 100GB for 12 months and the ReadyNAS Ultra family includes up to 2GB for 24 months.

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