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Buffalo, StorageCraft Team on DR Appliance for Small Businesses

PRESS RELEASE — AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 17, 2016 – Buffalo Americas, a leading provider of external storage, network attached storage (NAS) and networking solutions, and StorageCraft® Technology Corporation, one of the most trusted names in backup and disaster recovery software solutions, today announced the availability of the TeraStation™ StorageCraft Recovery Center 25. This new NAS is a Microsoft® Windows Storage Server™-based, backup and disaster recovery appliance designed for small businesses of approximately 25 users.

For some time, IT solution providers have used Buffalo Americas and StorageCraft offerings together for their storage, backup and recovery needs. The TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 takes the collaboration to the next level by transforming a general purpose NAS into a disaster recovery appliance. The TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 comes enabled with StorageCraft recovery tools and utilities preinstalled, preconfigured and is tested and supported by both Buffalo and StorageCraft.

“In the under-served small and medium business backup and disaster recovery market this appliance provides solution providers with a professional quality solution priced effectively for their small business clients,” said Bill Rhodes, director of channel sales at Buffalo Americas. “The StorageCraft software offering enables Buffalo TeraStation resellers with an excellent opportunity to generate service revenue. Additionally, StorageCraft software resellers are able to position the software sale more effectively given the Recovery Center 25 cost compared to alternatives such as build your own device options.”{ad}

The TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 provides complete flexibility in off-site replication and recovery options – local only, site to site, site to IT solution providers’ colocation/data center, to public clouds and to StorageCraft Cloud Services for full off-site cloud recovery.

“We’ve learned there is no ‘one size fits all’ disaster recovery solution for small businesses. These businesses are all unique, and the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 gives IT solution providers an offering that easily meets the diverse needs of their small business customers – profitably,” said Scott Barnes, StorageCraft’s chief technology officer.

Featuring Windows Storage Server Standard Edition, the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 can be configured to leverage Microsoft® Hyper-V® to host virtual machines spun up directly from backups with the new StorageCraft VirtualBoot for Hyper-V feature. 

Since the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 is ready to go into service at purchase, an IT solution provider just needs to purchase the StorageCraft ShadowProtect licenses for the systems being backed up to the appliance. Once backups are placed on the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25, they are ready to be utilized for simple file and folder recovery as well as being virtualized on the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 for quick, full system recovery. Optional replication can be added to enable off-site cloud recovery to protect against site wide disasters.

“Solutions for the small businesses need to be simple for an IT solution provider to deploy and maintain as well as be flexible and powerful,” said Barnes. “That’s what we’re delivering with the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25. If a small business wants local recovery only, great. If they want to replicate between two offices, no problem. If they want full cloud-base recovery, easily done. There is no lock in with the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25.”

For IT solution providers the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 is an excellent choice of a platform to buildout their disaster recovery services for small business customers. Simple to install, easy to maintain, flexible, powerful and profitable, the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 hits the mark for IT Solution Providers.

Because of D&H Distributing’s commitment to empowering IT solution providers and consultants serving small and medium businesses, Buffalo has chosen D&H Distributing as the exclusive distributor of the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25.

“As a go-to distributor for solution providers selling into the true small business marketplace, we’re excited to introduce the TeraStation StorageCraft Recovery Center 25 platform to our reseller community,” said Jeff Davis, senior vice president of sales at D&H Distributing. “Our customers are looking for an agile, straightforward and effective back-up and recovery system that considers the unique needs of companies in this segment, and Buffalo Americas has designed a robust NAS-based device with SMB parameters in mind.”

Available from D&H Distributing at an estimated street price of $3499.99, more information can be obtained and orders placed through D&H at 1 (800) 340-1001.

About Buffalo Americas
Buffalo Americas, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Americas and its products, please visit www.buffaloamericas.com.

About StorageCraft
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.


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