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Reviews: Connected Data Transporter, HP MSA 2040

As part of Storage Week 2015, the CRN Test Center shows how to turn a storage array into recurring revenue for managed service providers.

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Connected Data

Here's a solution-provider-centric solution that satisfies customer demand for cloud-based storage while offering recurring revenue opportunities that can stretch well into the future. Transporter is a fault-tolerant RAID array that automatically replicates file storage and sharing. It's about as easy to set up and use as anything we've tested before. It's made by Connected Data, a company launched in 2011 by Drobo founder Geoff Barrall with the mission to provide a simple way to share large files over the Internet. Initially offering desktop NAS devices for SMBs, the company began shipping its rack-mount units in October. Connected Data merged with Drobo in July 2013 and now operates it as a wholly owned subsidiary.

With a front-end experience similar to Dropbox, Transporter seamlessly provides a scalable back end that can deploy on-premise or in the racks of an MSP. Its entry-level Transporter Genesis 75 is built to service about 75 users with 12 TB of storage for less than $10,000. As needs grow, a second Transporter automatically replicates the first with single-instance deduplication. Once registered, solution providers get a 50 percent discount on their first Transporter. The company is working to add multitenancy.

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