Wednesday, June 6th 2012

LaCie Launches 4big Rack Office - Essential Backup for Businesses

Building on the legacy of its most successful rack storage solution, LaCie introduces the 4big Rack Office. With full data protection, superior data sharing, and industry-trusted components, the 4big Rack Office is a solid investment for small businesses.

The 4big Rack Office is powered by Windows Home Server 2011. With a straightforward setup process and familiar Windows environment, the 4big Rack Office deploys quickly for small businesses.

The LaCie 4big Rack Office is an excellent solution to keep files and data automatically backed up, organized and accessible," said Nick Parker, VP WW OEM Marketing, Microsoft. "Combining the reliability and ease of use in the Windows platform with LaCie's engineering expertise provides a simple and secure way for small business customers to get cloud connected."

Powerful software demands high-performance hardware and resources. The 4big Rack Office features a 1.6 GHz Intel 64-bit Atom processor and 2 GB of RAM to ensure simultaneous data access and backups.

With a preconfigured RAID 5 array on four disks, and automatic backups for up to 10 PCs and three Macs, the 4big Rack Office is a secure vault for company files. It automates backups of computers, from individual files – even open ones – to the entire system. With real-time, anywhere system monitoring and status console alerts, the administrator can easily ensure that all computers are backed up regularly.

The 4big Rack Office supports secured RAID 1 and RAID 5 modes for automatic, software-level protection. If a single disk fails, simply replace it without losing a single byte of data. For an additional level of data protection, the administrator can back up data to an offsite NAS. With Wuala, LaCie's secure cloud storage service, critical files are easily backed up in the cloud.

The 4big Rack Office helps businesses collaborate easily with file sharing in the office and via the cloud. It can serve files to any operating system – PC, Mac, or Linux – on the network. Employees can even access files stored on the NAS from the road using Windows' remote access feature.

With 100 GB of Wuala Secure Cloud Storage complimentary for three months, users can share, sync, and collaborate in the cloud. Employees can securely store their files in Wuala and access them from anywhere, even from a smart phone or tablet.

The LaCie 4big Rack Office is protected by a three-year limited warranty. It includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage.

The 4big Rack Office is available in 8TB capacity through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Storage Partners starting at the suggested retail price of US $1,299.00.
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