We have talked about Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials (codename Breckenridge) previously. Today Tranquil PC have announced their Leo SS4 Server powered by Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.
As usual with Tranquil there are a number of upgrade options, and also a £75 pro-order discount offered.
Here is what Tranquil said:
Improve Small Business File and Data Management with Windows® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
Get a centralized location for file services with simplified deployment and easier management for an environment of up to 25 computers. Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is a network attached storage appliance that builds upon an optimized release of the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system. A key member of the Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 family, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is the ideal storage server solution to help home-based and small business owners keep important data automatically backed up, protected, organized, and accessible from virtually anywhere.
Better Protection for Important Business Information
Help to make sure your data stays safe and protected by scheduling convenient automatic daily backups for your server and PCs. Easy-to-use restore features make it quick and simple to retrieve and restore files in the event of a disaster or hard drive crash.
Grow Your Storage as Your Business Grows
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials lets you effortlessly grow your storage requirements by adding hard drives as you need. Drive configuration is automatic and flexible and can be changed over time to meet the organizations requirements.
Simplify Deployment and Management
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is deployed in an appliance form-factor with preconfigured hardware and software requirements, vastly simplifying the deployment and management tasks normally associated with a new file server. Plus, the Active Directory join capability enables Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials to easily integrate into existing infrastructure and networks.
New hardware – with the power to deliver
With new services available in Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and especially media file transcoding demands, this new Tranquil Leo SS4 Server is equipped with Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors (or Sandy Bridge). These new processors have huge processing capabilities, when needed, and yet consume very little power. The cooling of the CPU itself still remains fan less, optimising the long term reliability and low acoustics of the server. Your data is very important and ensuring long service life of your new Home Server is very important to us. Low noise is especially important if you plan to use the server in any populated areas, ie your home office.
The amazing power available from the Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors will ensure that your data is always processed, protected and delivered without hesitation. It also protects your investment from future exciting Add Ins that may require additional processing power.
Expansion – huge storage capacity
The new four drive servers, built around a similar chassis to the original, award winning, SQA-5H servers, come with two optional expansion ports, each supporting up to five hard disks each. This can offer almost 40TB of storage (if using 3TB HDDs).
Shipping and pre-orders
Tranquil are accepting pre-orders from 19th May 2011, and the new Leo SS4 Servers will commence shipping from June 11th. Order early to avoid disappointment.
An ‘Early Bird’ coupon code will be offered to all who pre-order, before the shipping date. To claim your Early Bird discount of £75.00, just enter the following coupon at the checkout SS4EB75
What do you get
- Leo SS4 Home Server appliance
- Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
- 2TB Low Energy Primary Hard Disk
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor (i3-2100T 2.5GHz)
- Innovative storage expansion manager (to create storage pools,
and also manage data duplication)
- Media Kit including PC Restore CD and Server Restore DVD
- 24 month RTB (return to base) warranty