Intel's New Storage Platform Based on Next-Generation Intel Atom Processor-Based

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Intel's New Storage Platform Based on Next-Generation Intel Atom Processor-Based

Intel has announced new storage platforms for the small business users and consumers based on the low power next generation Intel Atom chipsets in order to help the users to have a greater control over data.

Intel claims that its new storage solutions using the newly unveiled Atom D2500 and Atom D2550 processors are being utilized in new products from Asustor, QNAP and Thecus.

Intel Storage Division general manager David Tuhy was quoted saying, "Intel's next-generation Atom processor provides an ideal solution for powering intelligent storage system designs that will act as a personal cloud inside the office or home, and will deliver better ways to store and access data. With a range of systems designers on board, the Intel Atom processor-based.

"QNAP's new HD Station, utilizing Intel Atom processor D2550 graphics capabilities, plays local and network media such as high-definition movies, home videos, pictures, and music -- all with the comfort of a big size screen via HDMI connection and a remote control, smartphone or any wireless USB keyboard or mouse,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP Systems Inc. “Turbo NAS showcases the potential of the graphics capability of the Intel Atom processor and how it can be applied for home entertainment.”

The new storage solution supports multiple file transfer protocols so companies can share data and content regardless of the operating system.

With this solution, businesses can provide their employees with a personal cloud storage experience so they can have fast, secure access to files from work, home or on the road from any connected device.

With security of paramount concern to businesses, this solution is supported by the McAfee AV SDK and VirusScan which will give small businesses a valuable tool for protection against data corruption and virus attacks. Centralized backup of all devices also assures businesses that their data is protected. Devices featuring this storage solution also act as centralized media platforms for storing movies, music, video, games, photos and other content.

Families and friends can also experience the peak performance and graphics capabilities of this solution when they gain access and share files using a variety of connected devices including Ultrabooks, notebooks, smartphones and tablets, creating a personal cloud.

Thecus general manager Florence Shih said that, “The Intel Atom processor D2550's value is its unique combination of performance and graphics capabilities. By pairing with local display and HDMI output, Thecus adopts this technology to empower an entertainment powerhouse for an unparalleled theater experience."

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