WD to ship Sentinel DX4000 SMB with 16TB capacity

Small business storage server takes another capacity leap

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WD to ship Sentinel DX4000 SMB with 16TB capacity The Sentinel offers SMB clients a solution for managing their growing data storage requirements, WD said.
By  Stephen McBride Published  November 26, 2012

Western Digital company WD announced yesterday it is now offering its WD Sentinel DX4000 small office storage server with a capacity of 16TB, in addition to existing shipping capacities of 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB and 12 TB.

WD Sentinel is a storage server designed specifically to meet the storage needs of small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs). The WD Sentinel 16TB unit includes four 4TB hard drives while the WD Sentinel DX4000 small office storage server acts as the "on-premise cloud storage" solution for the SMB.                             

"WD Sentinel offers SMB clients an easy-to-set-up and easy-to-administer solution for managing their growing data storage requirements," WD said. 

"It comes preconfigured from WD and can be easily setup into an existing SMB environment within 30 minutes.  The WD Sentinel includes backup and recovery licenses for up to 25 client computers and features redundant network, power and USB 3.0 connectivity, a complete DLNA media server and secure remote Web access to all authorised users."

The DX4000 servers ship with KeepVault, an optional cloud backup storage provider, which provides an integrated offsite backup solution for SMBs' business-critical data, providing "a secure offsite disaster protection plan at an SMB price point".

WD also offers WD Sentinel customers premium service offerings, WD Guardian Services, provided by WD customer support. WD Guardian services include an offering of next-day parts replacement services (Guardian Express), an annual support agreement (Guardian Pro), and an extended warranty (Guardian Extended Care) with an option of extending the standard three-year product warranty to five years.

WD Sentinel DX4000 small office storage server is now available across the Middle East. MSRP is $2,315 for the 16 TB model.

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