|[November 12, 2013]
Seagate Named as CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree for 8-Bay Rackmount NAS Design
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced that the company
has been named an International CES (News - Alert) 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.
The Seagate (News - Alert) 8-bay rackmount NAS, which boasts enterprise-class hardware inside and out, has been recognized by the CEA as an Innovations Honoree. (Photo: Business Wire)
"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 (News - Alert)
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 upgrade 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 (News - Alert) (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
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 CESweb.org/Innovations,
which lists product categories, as well as each product name,
manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
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trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or its affiliates in the United
States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered
trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring
to drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion
bytes. Your computer's operating system may use a different standard of
measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed
capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be
available for data storage.
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