ioSafe today announced they would be releasing a new network attached storage solution designed as a private cloud. The enclosure is designed to be both fireproof up to 1550°F, 30 minutes per ASTM E-119. It will also be waterproof and can be fully submersed in fresh or salt water at a 10 foot depth for 72 hours. It is also designed to be theftproof, including a Kensington Security Slot, and an optional floor mount / padlock kit. The N2 will be crowdfunded on Indiegogo, and early investors get a variety of bonuses based on their contributions.
More information about the N2 can be found here.
The official press release is below:
AUBURN, Calif., September 18, 2012 — ioSafe® aims to tackle data vulnerability and security in
the private cloud market with the ioSafe N2, a disaster proof network attached storage (NAS)
appliance powered by Synology® DiskStation Manager (DSM) aimed at the SOHO, SMB and
Remote Office Branch Office (ROBO) markets.
The ioSafe N2 will provide end users with a disaster plan straight out of the box while enabling
them to maintain complete ownership of their data and total control over how it is secured,
accessed and backed up. The N2 is designed to provide all the benefits of the private cloud with
fast local transfer speeds and none of the security risks and privacy issues associated the public
The high performance 2-bay N2 will provide up to 8TB of storage capacity and be equipped
with a 2GHz Marvel CPU and 512MB memory. The N2 will use redundant hard drives as well as
ioSafe?s patented DataCast, HydroSafe and FloSafe technologies to protect data from loss in fire
up to 1550°F and submersion in fresh or salt water up to a 10 foot depth for 3 days.
"We’re excited about the partnership with ioSafe. The collaboration will set new standards
for reliability in NAS servers. Protected by ioSafe’s technology, the award-winning Synology
DiskStation Manager builds secure private clouds for users, allowing them to share and
synchronize data around the world" says Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc.
"The 2-bay personal storage NAS market has experienced significant growth from 2009 to 2011,
with shipment CAGR just over 128%, almost 8x that of the total Personal & Entry Level Storage
Market? says Liz Conner, Senior Research Analyst of IDC. ?To take advantage of the growing
NAS market, ioSafe has introduced the N2, which offers security and disaster recovery to
vulnerable private clouds without the WAN bandwidth limitations or costs associated with the
public cloud. The N2 expands ioSafe’s portfolio, giving ioSafe a solid foothold into the personal
storage NAS market."
?As a privately held small business, Indiegogo allows us to jump past typical startup funding
models and rapidly accelerate this ambitious product to market,? says Robb Moore, ioSafe
CEO. ?The N2 is a game-changer for anyone who demands absolute control, security and speed
to manage terabytes of critical business data or precious digital pictures and videos. At the end
of the day, you are the only one that truly hurts if your data is lost or compromised ? nobody
else cares as much about your data as you.?
The ioSafe N2 will begin shipping during January 2013 and will be available in capacities
up to 8TB. Introductory pricing for the ioSafe N2 diskless version will start at $599.99. Like
ioSafe?s other products, the N2 will be backed the ioSafe Data Recovery Service and No Hassle
For additional information about the N2 and ioSafe?s Indiegogo project visit: http://