"More than ever, small businesses need greater access to cost-effective, reliable and flexible storage solutions in order to meet their ever-expanding data protection requirements including backup and archive," said Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst, The StorageIO Group. "Today's announcement is a great step in providing SMBs, as well as managed service providers, with more flexibility in how and where they protect data in a timely, cost-effective manner leveraging the ultra-reliable Imation Odyssey system."
Imation's Odyssey solution includes an external docking station with a USB 2.0 interface and a hard disk cartridge, containing a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive. The docking station is compatible with all Odyssey cartridges -- including the current 40, 80, 120 and 160GB capacity cartridges and all future, higher-capacity cartridges -- providing SMB and SOHO users with cost-effective and 'infinite storage' capabilities.
"Today's small businesses are dealing with many of the same data storage threats -- including compliance and longer retention periods, decreasing backup windows and networks unable to handle increasing amounts of data -- that larger enterprises have faced for years," said Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, vice president, global commercial business, R&D and manufacturing for Imation. "By leveraging the combined strength of our e-channel partners, Imation is able to specifically meet the storage needs of SMBs and desktop users and provide greater access to the Odyssey solution."