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Buffalo sweetens bundle for NAS buyers

Buffalo adds data protection to popular Linkstation and TeraStation product lines, provides free upgrades for devices purchased after June 21 2010.

Buffalo sweetens bundle for NAS buyers
Buffalo is offering free upgrades to NovaStor software for devices purchased after June 21, 2010.

Storage specialist Buffalo Technology has announced plans to bundle German data protection outfit NovaStor's software with its range of network attached devices, which includes the LinkStation and TeraStation product lines. The partnership commences in July, 2010.

According to Buffalo, NovaStor's NovaBACKUP will now come standard with its devices allowing for full local and online backup. While many customers choose network-attached storage devices for the convenience of their large storage capacity, the firm believes that many neglect to adequately protect the data, an aspect which the new bundle resolves.

"Data loss can be very costly," said Jasem Al Roomi, Director at Buffalo Advantec FZCO. "Its financial impact can not only affect the productivity of a company and cost of re-creating data, it may even involve legal actions which is why data protection has always been very important for us. We stand for our commitment to provide our customers with the best storage solutions, and our partnership with NovaStor helps us deliver just that."

"When home or business customers purchase a NAS solution from Buffalo and get a program like NovaBACKUP Professional or NovaBACKUP Business Essentials, they are truly getting a complete data storage and protection solution," said NovaStor managing director Mike Andrews. "It's a great strategic partnership because everyone wins."

The TeraStation range of devices is intended for enterprise-level usage and as such, will come with 10 licenses for the NovaBACKUP Business Essentials software. NovaStor claim that the software has full support for backing up Windows Server-level operating systems and Microsoft Exchange e-mail servers. It also provides basic business continuity functionality via the bundled Open File Manager Agent and Bare Metal Restore applications.

LinkStation and TeraStation products purchased after June 21 2010 are eligible for a free upgrade to the NovaBACKUP software if it was not included with the purchase. Devices bought before that date however, will only be offered a "competitive upgrade" to what Buffalo claims is a relevant NovaBACKUP product.

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