CRU recently announced the release of the ioSafe 1019+ 5-Bay Network Attached Storage (NAS), its latest disaster-proof device.
The device can secure up to 140 TB of data from fire or water damages during disasters. It can also back up data file sharing and synching, as well as media management.
The ioSafe 1019+ secure digital files even at temperatures up to 1,550 degrees Fahrenheit for nearly 30 minutes. This timeline is long enough to endure most fires. Moreover, its waterproof capabilities enable it to protect data during flooding. The device can protect data even if it gets submerged in up to 10 ft. of water for three days.
Aside from the device’s disaster-proof qualities, it also offers a 256-bit AES encryption. It also comes with a solid floor or racks mount kits and a full data recovery service.
CRU is a leading provider of data security, data transport and disaster-proof data storage devices. Its acquisition of ioSafe enables it to offer new ioSafe devices with disaster-proof properties, CRU chief Randal Barber said.
As the first of its line of disaster-proof products, the 1019+ has a substantial role in disaster planning. The device aims to empower businesses and government agencies to get back up and running after a calamity quickly. It has the technology for protecting digital files from plumbing or HVAC leaks, office fires, or other major disasters.
The ioSafe 1019+ is patterned after the Synology DS1019+ NAS device. This device uses Synology’s Disk Station Manager (DSM) operating system and ioSafe’s patented DataCast™ and Hydrosafe™ technologies. When combined, these technologies enable extreme damage protection to hard drives and stored data.
Alex Wang, CEO of Synology America Corp, said the device allows customers to use Synology technology for storing data. Aside from that, the ioSafe 1019+ can also implement an effective disaster recovery strategy with efficiency.
Disaster-proof Devices Now a Necessity
Suffering data loss can be damaging for any organization, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses, a recent CRN report noted. Companies then should protect and back up their information using all means possible and make them disaster-proof.
The report said the U.S. had experienced hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and storms. These natural disasters could wreak havoc on businesses if their data does not get security from disaster-proof devices.
This type of storage devices is highly significant in rural communities prone to wildfires. Todd Stum, Director of the Office of Information Systems at the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs agreed. He said these areas need a device that withstands fire for 10 minutes – the average response time for firefighters.