WD enters the market of products for small business servers with small storage


WD with Microsoft will be releasing the solution to simplify the collective use of the data in the working groups and to ensure better protection of information in a small business

Western Digital ® (NYSE: WDC), the world’s largest reservoirs announces it will offer storage servers for small offices. Addition, the company Western Digital announced the signing of OEM-agreement on the inclusion of Windows ® Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials in their products. WD combine its leading-edge storage technology with Microsoft to create a complete storage solution suitable for small business. This will result in a product that will simplify the connection, protection and collaboration in small business, and also reduce the requirements for technical support.

Fast, reliable and secure access to data, and integrated backup and easy recovery of information are becoming important not only for large businesses and corporations, but also for small and medium-sized businesses. According to Forrester Research, sector solutions to small and medium-sized businesses will continue to outpace the growth rate projected for the IT-market, at 7.1%. If we assume the cost of infrastructure, the cost of the storage server will be the leaders among IT costs for small and medium-sized businesses. More than 50% of respondents reported that they planned in the near future to increase and expand its storage system. To meet these growing needs WD joins forces c Microsoft, to ensure that their decisions the most modern features that allow companies to easily and securely share information with clients, consultants or additional offices scattered around the world.

“Small businesses will receive excellent support from the association of equipment and WD recently released Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. I’m glad the opportunities that creates a partnership with WD, and that will allow us to create solutions that facilitate the work of small businesses – said Nick Parker, vice president of global marketing for the OEM-division in the company of Microsoft ».

“By bringing the Microsoft platform with WD drives in the area, we are creating a powerful tandem that can increase productivity and efficiency of small businesses. Thanks to this system will offer a WD, which can provide centralized storage of shared data that meet the needs of small business owners – said Thomas Galivan, vice president of corporate marketing for WD’s branded products “

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