CES 2015: ioSafe Launches 1515+ Fireproof Waterproof NAS RAID

Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 6, 2015 - 02:32 AM |
Tagged: synology, raid, NAS, iosafe, ces 2015, CES, 1515+

We've reviewed the awesome fireproof and waterproof ioSafe storage products in the past, first in combination with Synology NAS products. Then we later reviewed an ioSafe N2, which was basically a 2-bay Synology NAS *within* an ioSafe fireproof and waterproof enclosure. They didn't stop there, and have since expanded to 5-bay versions of the same. Today ioSafe launched an upgrade to one of those models - the ioSafe 1515+

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With 5 bays, the 1515+ is considerably taller than prior models.

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Here's what the inside looks like. A sealed waterproof enclosure sits behind a consumable fireproofing material, and inside that enclosure sits five 3.5" HDD's.

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The rear is fairly simple, but if you note the quad Gigabit Ethernet, you realize this is actually a NAS powerhouse. When linked to an appropriate business oriented server (Windows Server 2012, ESX Server, etc) with a quad Gigabit link, 450MB/sec can be achieved. Similar read speeds are possible even with the integrated hardware AES-256 encryption enabled, but write speeds will then be limited to just under 200 MB/sec. Additionally, multiple 1515+'s can be chained together to support up to a single 90TB array. I'll leave you with a cool photo of a NAS on fire, followed by the full press blast after the break.

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ioSafe Announces the 1515+ NAS
A high-performance ruggedized NAS optimized for on-premise data security, automatic failover and recovery.
Auburn, Calif., January 5, 2015 – ioSafe today announced the availability of the ioSafe 1515+: a fire and water-resistant 5-bay expandable NAS powered by Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager operating system.
“The new ioSafe 1515+ is simply the most capable product we’ve ever built. We continue our partnership with Synology to deliver our most technologically advanced product ever.” said Robb Moore, ioSafe CEO. “Along with our unmatched physical protection against fire and water, the latest Synology platform enables blazing hardware digital encryption at up to 448 MB/s reading and 191 MB/s writing. For even faster performance, choosing not to encrypt increases throughput to 450 MB/s reading and 396 MB/s writing.”
The 1515+ features an Intel® Atom™ processor C2000 family 2.4GHz quad-core processor which leverages Intel’s new AES-NI instruction set to provide accelerated encryption, enabling businesses to better and more comprehensively safeguard mission-critical data and to use encryption in areas where it previously was not possible.
“Primarily aimed at the Small Medium Business, the 1515+ can be used by anybody interested in
protecting vulnerable data, minimizing downtime and creating private cloud environments for sharing data that isn’t susceptible to public cloud vulnerabilities” said Mr. Moore.
The 1515+ has a RAM module expandable up to 6GB, quad LAN ports supporting automatic failover and Link Aggregation and built-in redundancy, providing resiliency for mission-critical business operations. The 1515+ is deigned to expand with the need of growing companies and can be scaled up to 90TB of raw storage using N513X expansion units. With support for VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V, the 1515+ provides a seamless storage solution for virtualized environments.
“Our ongoing partnership with ioSafe enables us to deliver a unique and award-winning storage solution. Combining Synology’s DiskStation Manager operating system with ioSafe’s fireproofing and waterproofing technology provides customers with a solution that makes it easier than ever to both protect and manage their onsite data. The 1515+ features Intel’s new quad-core processor with hardware accelerated encryption to further security for users,” said Jason Bonoan, Marketing Director of Synology America Corp.
The 1515+ replaces the 1513+, which CRN named as their Storage Product of the Year 2014.
Availability The 1515+ is available and shipping now.
About ioSafe ioSafe designs and builds award-winning fireproof and waterproof data storage solutions. Our products are used for physical protection, private/hybrid cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solutions for businesses of all sizes, creative professionals and home users. Like an aircraft black box for critical data, ioSafe improves recovery point and time objectives while reducing costs and simplifying infrastructure.
ioSafe products are designed and built in Auburn, California.
Source: ioSafe

January 6, 2015 | 08:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The article's title says waterproof, but the ad copy says water resistant

"Auburn, Calif., January 5, 2015 – ioSafe today announced the availability of the ioSafe 1515+: a fire and water-resistant 5-bay expandable NAS powered by Synology’s award-winning DiskStation Manager operating system."

This must be clarified, the ad copy/quoted ststments says waterproof, but this introduction says "water-resistant"

And really the ad copy needs to be separated form the article description, its hard tell the quoted words from the writers paraphrasing of the ad copy, this is bad and occurs often at pcper. large blocks of quoted material needs to be separated by at least one empty line between quoted words and the writers description, and the entire block of quoted words/paragraph needs to be indented if it is large block of quoted content.

Mixing ad copy, and writers text with confusing descriptions can be construed as deceptive advertising, press releases from companies, need to be marked as such at the beginning as press release, or sponsored content.

Waterproof, and Water-resistant are 2 different levels of safety against water.

January 13, 2015 | 02:00 AM - Posted by Allyn Malventano

1. Our press release is always clearly marked and appears 'after the break'.

2. This is not an ad. It is news coverage.

3. ioSafe is allowed to be conservative in their press release wording, but I am allowed to interpret that as appropriate for my own write-up. In this case, the 1515+ can withstand being completely submerged in water for several days - that's waterproof when it comes to submerged electronic devices. I am of course talking about the hard disks themselves, not the rest of the unit, which may be the reason for their choice in wording. 

4. If you want a true IPC rating, I suggest you lobby the manufacturers and not the tech journalists. 

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