Latest Snap Server targets corporate workgroups
- By Michelle Speir
- Feb 27, 2000
Quantum Corp. last week announced the latest addition to its Network Attached
Storage (NAS) product line, the Snap Server 4000.
The new Snap Server 4000 is designed to fulfill higher-end network needs
to meet the requirements for corporate workgroups in large organizations,
Internet service providers and Application Service Providers.
According to Erich Flynn, director of worldwide marketing at Quantum, the
Snap Server 4000 offers several key features that were missing in previous
versions of Snap Servers. First, it has 120G of storage, which is three
times the capacity of the next-largest device, the Snap Server 2000. In
addition, the Snap Server 4000 features Redundant Array of Independent Disks
(RAID) level 5 capability for greater data security (the unit has 85G of
storage space when RAID 5 is enabled), and it comes in a revamped form factor
that is rack-mountable.
"This product is going to help us move into larger corporate workgroups,"
The Snap Server 4000 is compatible with every major operating system, including
Windows, Macintosh, Novell, Unix and Linux. It can be used for file serving,
remote office installations, software distribution and as a temporary scratch
space for network administrators. The product also ships standard with software
that saves a backup version of every file on a desktop PC to the Snap Server
so the unit can be used as a backup device.
Quantum's product line now includes the 10G Snap Server 1000, the Snap Server
2000 in 20G and 40G models, and the latest Snap Server 4000, with its 120G
The Snap Server 4000 has a list price of $2,999 and will be available on
the GSA schedule through GTSI and Ingram Micro Inc. (reseller prices may