Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Seagate Named as CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced that the company has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its Business Storage 8-bay rackmount network attached storage solution. Seagate Business Storage delivers centralized backup, data protection and remote access to critical information for small and medium-sized business organizations (SMBs) in capacities ranging from 4 to 32 terabytes.

"Seagate is pleased to be honored by the CEA for outstanding design and innovation of the industry's first hot-swappable 8-bay rackmount server in a 1U form factor," said Scott Horn, vice president of global marketing for Seagate. "This project includes not only a groundbreaking hardware design but also a new proprietary NAS OS to simplify storage management and monitoring for our small business customers. This product is only the latest in a new portfolio that further strengths Seagate's commitment to the small business space."

The 8-bay rackmount NAS boasts enterprise-class hardware inside and out making it the ideal solution for today's businesses that demand a higher level of performance and reliability for up to 250 employees. It is the flagship product for the company's growing portfolio of Business Class storage devices. Powered by Seagate's NAS OS and featuring an Intel 2.3GHz dual core processor, this network attached storage server delivers superior file transfer performance. The innovative new design of the 8-bay rackmount features eight 3.5-inch Enterprise Capacity (formerly Constellation ES.3) drives that are hot swappable for easy storage upgrades and maintenance. The system showcases a state-of-the-art fan design for effective cooling and ease of serviceability. Additionally, the redundant, swappable power supplies and dual Gigabit Ethernet connections provide that extra level of assurance that your business will stay up and running.

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

The Seagate 8-bay 1U Rackmount NAS will be displayed in The Venetian at the 2014 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Media Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 5 in South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
  • Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  • Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
  • The product's intended use/function and user value
  • Why the product deserves the Innovations award, including specifics regarding its unique/novel features and features that consumers would find attractive
  • How the design and innovation of this product directly compare to other products in the market place
  • Products chosen as Innovations honorees reflect the innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on this page, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
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2 Comments on Seagate Named as CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree

#1
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
That rail mounted NAS is pretty sweet!
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The Von Matrices
I'd say that Hitachi/Western Digital's helium hard drive deserves the award more than this.
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