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HOSS Home Office Mini Storage Servers – Windows Home Server Comes to Italy

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A number of Windows Home Servers have been launched in Italy today under the banner of HOSS – Home Office Mini Storage Server.

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The mini server HOSS comes in three different models:

  • HOSS H4100i and H4100a: with Intel i3 or AMD Athlon X2 and up to 4 drives 3.5”.The best solution for home and office, with power for decoding, in real time, FullHD movies and streaming them through DLNA protocol.But also great to handle business services and act as hosts for virtual machines.
  • HOSS P4100: Intel Atom dual core and up to 4 drives 3.5”. The perfect solution for home or office, mainly for those who need only storage functions.
  • HOSS P6100: Intel Atom dual core and 2 drives 3.5” and 4 drivers 2.5” HotSwap. For those who need maximum security in data redundancy, thanks to removable hard disks and the ability to bring backups home”

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You can check out the HOSS website here, but it is currently only in Italian.

Here is the full press release in English (we had the Italian press release early this afternoon, but my Italian is non existent), so thank you to Gian for the translation:

21Style launches HOSS™, new Mini Servers with storage capabilities: powerful, cheap, with low consumption and based on Windows™ Home Server.

Sciolze- Italy, September 13, 2010:21Style presents its new product lineHOSS ™, Home Office Storage Server, a new generation of products dedicated to storage and specific for home, small offices and professionals. Available from October 2010, the HOSS Mini Server allow to store and share any kind of digital content (documents, photos, videos, etc.) easily and safely, at a cost among the lowest in the market. Furthermore, as a real server, HOSS can handle typical network services ( FTP server, web server, proxy, application servers, etc.) but also works a DLNA-compatible Media Server.
The HOSS Mini Server, configurable on-demand, based on the needs of each user, can be purchased at http://www.hoss.it.

Hoss is the response to a growing issue, both at home or at office: to manage safely the a lot of digital contents which are produced every day,” explains Gian Luca Farina Perseu, 21Style CEO. “HOSS Mini Server, we can store a whole collection of digital photos and videos, office documents, CAD drawings, etc., being sure that these files are always monitored and duplicated on two drives of our server. In this way our customers are not obliged to copy their precious data on pen drives, external hard drives or other media. So they can forget to do it and also they are advantaged in finding them when needed.

HOSS Mini Servers fill the space normally reserved to 3 books (19x26x24 cm), so you can locate them anywhere in your home or office. Furthermore, the compact size and modern style make them real furnishings.

HOSS product line is based on Microsoft Windows Server ™ Home. About the main features:

  • Safe Data: photos, videos, documents are always safe thanks to the automatic duplication functions (redundancy) of data on two drives without using of RAID.There are some featurs for backup the server data on external drives. HOSS is the only server on the market sold with a minimum of two drives for maximum reliability and certainty of data security.
  • Extension of flexible support capabilities: you can easily extend the disk space on an HOSS Mini Server by inserting a new hard disk in the system even of size, vendor and type different fron those already present. This capability simplifies configuration and does not generate confusion in unexperienced users.
  • File sharing: the HOSS Mini Server shared folders, act as central repository for documents, videos and photos. Every home or office PC or external users can access these folders to add, copy or modify files with the assigned privileges (reading, writing, editing, etc.).
  • Automatic backup and easy restoration of PC: you can schedule automatic backup of PCs in the home or office (up to 10) every night, with the possibility of opening and navigating through daily backup, recovering a single file, folders, or an entire PC.Then you can reinstall all files, drivers and user data, thanks to image-based backup feature.
  • Media Server: thanks to the internal streaming engine, HOSS Mini Server may stream multimedia content to DLNA compatible devices (Sony PS3, Microsoft Xbox360, TV and many other compatible media players). HOSS H4100 model can convert audio and video in real-time, for maximum compatibility with today and tomorrow media players.
  • Low power consumption: based on Intel Atom dual core or the more powerful Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon, HOSS starts from 28W consumption. With self-suspend and self-restart function, in standby mode it consumes about 2-3W.

Farina Perseu says: “HOSS rides the wave of Mini and Micro Server before any other competitor. HOSS is the result of over a year of design and prototyping, to simplify the difficulties using NAS based on proprietary OSs and complex RAID configurations. We are proud to be first and only that offer a Mini/Micro Server product line which can be completely configured and purchased online.

The mini server HOSS comes in three different models:

  • HOSS H4100i and H4100a: with Intel i3 or AMD Athlon X2 and up to 4 drives 3.5”.The best solution for home and office, with power for decoding, in real time, FullHD movies and streaming them through DLNA protocol.But also great to handle business services and act as hosts for virtual machines.
  • HOSS P4100: Intel Atom dual core and up to 4 drives 3.5”. The perfect solution for home or office, mainly for those who need only storage functions.
  • HOSS P6100: Intel Atom dual core and 2 drives 3.5” and 4 drivers 2.5” HotSwap. For those who need maximum security in data redundancy, thanks to removable hard disks and the ability to bring backups home”

It is certainly good to see more Windows Home Servers appearing on the market. More news when we get it.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtechcom.wpcomstaging.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Ok, So I will say that I like that there is a i3 model.

    Looks like the model with the 4 laptop drives will allow you to setup these drives as non pooled backup drives so you can remove them once a backup is done to a secure offsite location.

    I wonder if you can setup 2 laptop drives as Raid 0 and use them as the system drive to have a backup of the OS drive.

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