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The Transporter Genesis Private Cloud Storage Appliance to Debut at Cloud Expo 2014

3 Nov 2014

Connected Data CEO Geoff Barrall will examine the IT challenge of balancing employee demands for public cloud storage with privacy concerns in Enterprise Cloud Adoption session 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – November 3, 2014 – Connected Data will provide the first public demonstrations of its new Transporter Genesis private cloud storage platform for business at the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley this week. Expo attendees can see the Transporter Genesis in action at booth #206.

Transporter Genesis is the first and only private cloud storage appliance to combine the modern file management features of public cloud storage services like Dropbox or Box with the visibility and control offered by a network-attached storage (NAS) system from vendors like NetApp. Transporter Genesis enables organizations to keep cloud data on-site without having to pay recurring monthly fees, manage storage capacity limits or replace legacy storage systems. Multiple Transporter appliances can work together as a unified system to locate data where required for performance, and to simplify the task of adding users and capacity.

Key features include:

  • Delivers “Anytime, anywhere” file access and sharing
  • Provides total control over location and redundancy of data
  • Eliminates privacy concerns of public cloud storage
  • Automatically syncs data between Transporter appliances
  • Integrates with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Includes versioning, auditing and read-only controls
  • Provides up to 24TB of cloud accessible storage per node
  • No monthly or per user fees

CEO Geoff Barrall Predicts the Death of NAS and File Servers

Dr. Barrall will deliver a presentation entitled “Is It Really All Going into the Cloud?” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 4:40 p.m. PT as part of the Enterprise Cloud Adoption track. The presentation will discuss privacy concerns and financial challenges of public cloud storage providers, and investigate why relying only on a NAS-based environment creates inefficiencies that hurt productivity and the bottom line.

“We are in the midst of a massive shift in how employees want to access and share corporate information,” said Dr. Barrall. “They want the same convenience that public cloud storage services like Dropbox offer for their personal files, yet IT departments only have access to legacy storage protocols on NAS systems like NFS and CIFS/SMB that simply weren’t designed for ‘anywhere, any device’ access to files. I will discuss challenges and risks of public cloud storage for businesses and explore how IT departments can deliver the cloud experience employees want on appliances that give them privacy and control.”

Transporter Genesis is scheduled for release in November 2014. For more information, visit

About Connected Data

Connected Data, the creator of Transporter, the world’s first peer to peer private storage device is focused on providing elegantly designed solutions for businesses and professionals. Transporter appliances allow customers to privately share and protect data at a fraction of the cost of fee based cloud services. The Connected Data team consists of the same professionals responsible for the popular Drobo storage array and the creation of the high performance BlueArc Silicon Server. Connected Data is privately funded and based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit

Connected Data, Transporter and Transporter Genesis are trademarks or registered trademarks of Connected Data, Inc. All other trademarks used are the property of the respective trademark owners.


Madison McClymonds

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