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SMB data storage briefs: EMC upgrades to Retrospect 7.7 for Windows

This week's news in brief: EMC upgrades to Retrospect 7.7 for Windows; Gridstore launches NAS grid for SMB customers and more.

The following is a compilation of the latest small- to medium-sized business (SMB) data storage technology news.

EMC upgrades to Retrospect 7.7 for Windows

EMC Corp. upgraded to Retrospect 7.7 for data backup and recovery for small- to midsized businesses (SMBs). The new upgrade comes with several added capabilities, including integration with VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), protection for computers running Microsoft Windows 7, wake-on-LAN technology and support for 64-bit processors and operating systems. With support of the 64-bit processors, Retrospect 7.7 can use more than four gigabytes of RAM to back up datasets.

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Gridstore launches NAS grid for SMB customers

Gridstore Inc. launched a new network attached storage grid (NASg) storage platform geared towards SMBs to help eliminate the risk, cost and complexity of storage products. A few of Gridstore NASg's features include: large storage capacity, large network bandwidth and high processing capacity. Pricing for the Gridstore NASg storage platform starts at $800. Expansion nodes start at $300.


Nomadesk named Bell Certified Solution, offers service to SMBs

Nomadesk, an on-demand file sharing software product, was recently named a Bell Certified Solution. Due to this certification, Bell Canada will offer its SMB customers access to Nomadesk's cloud computing technology service. The cloud service allows users to share, synchronize, encrypt and back up important data. The cloud service also includes virtual file servers, giving users online and offline access to their data at any time.

Promise Tech. introduces SmartStor ZERO for home offices and SMBs

Promise Technology Inc., a supplier of RAID storage products, introduced the SmartStor ZERO NS2600 for digital home offices and SMBs. SmartStor ZERO is a NAS device that supports the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), which allows data, including data from mobile devices, to be uploaded to SmartStor. Pricing for SmartStor ZERO starts at $279 per unit.

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