Intel launches Atom processor-based storage solution for SMBs

Infotech Lead India: Intel has launched Intel Atom processor-based storage solution.

The chip major will target small businesses who are grappling with how to manage the growth of critical files, email and media.

Intel will also tap consumers who are creating and purchasing vast amounts of digital content, including music, movies, photos, e-books and videos.

This storage solution combines multimedia capabilities, energy efficiency and excellent performance to deliver the personal cloud to businesses and consumers.

“Intel’s Atom processor provides an ideal solution for powering intelligent storage system designs that will act as a personal cloud inside the office or home, and will deliver better ways to store and access data,” said David Tuhy, general manager, Intel Storage Division.

Businesses such as retailers, financial services firms, medical and legal offices require on-site solutions to store and access data locally, as well as the ability to access that data remotely.

The new solution enables businesses to provide their employees with a personal cloud storage experience so they can have fast, secure access to files from work, home or on the road from any connected device. This solution supports multiple file transfer protocols so companies can share data and content regardless of the operating system.

This solution is supported by the McAfee AV SDK and VirusScan which will give small businesses a valuable tool for protection against data corruption and virus attacks.

“QNAP’s new HD Station, utilizing Intel Atom processor D2550 graphics capabilities, plays local and network media such as high-definition movies, home videos, pictures, and music — all with the comfort of a big size screen via HDMI connection and a remote control, smartphone or any wireless USB keyboard or mouse,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP Systems.

Asustor, QNAP, and Thecus are launching storage solutions on this platform, with other companies launching in the near future. The software ecosystem gets a boost with support from companies such as Mpstor and Dane-Elec that have developed an optimized storage stack for small-business customers.

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