NETGEAR announced three hybrid cloud storage services for business customers.

First, NETGEAR's rackmount ReadyNAS storage platforms now include up to 100GB of online archive capacity. Secondly, business-class ReadyNAS storage platforms now support a cloud file server option that seamlessly shares files between local and offsite users. And finally, the company is delivering portals that simplify service billing and management for channel partners.

Typical storage cloud service models force customers to choose between on-premise and outsourced locations. NETGEAR's hybrid models deliver pay-on-demand services while still preserving data onsite. This best of both worlds approach to cloud services delivers flexibility and cost savings while keeping primary data in-house and under control.

ReadyNAS Vault was the industry's first embedded online archive offering and today's announcement furthers NETGEAR's leadership position. ReadyNAS platforms now include capacity for hybrid archive and disaster recovery. Business-class systems include up to 100GB for 12 months and the ReadyNAS Ultra family includes up to 2GB for 24 months. Overage pricing currently starts at $.40/GB.

Hybrid file sharing is delivered on all business-class ReadyNAS systems through Egnyte's Office Local Cloud service. This solution combines the fast performance of local storage with the simplicity of cloud access for remote and mobile workers. The Egnyte service runs directly on the ReadyNAS and plans start under $70/month.

New web portals for both ReadyNAS Vault and the Egnyte Office Local Cloud give partners a single Web-based interface where they can maintain locations and monitor accounts. These new hybrid cloud services enable NETGEAR partners as managed service providers without private cloud investment.

For more information on ReadyNAS Vault, visit https://vault.readynas.com

For more information on NETGEAR's hybrid file server, visit http://egnyte.com/corp/netgear/index.html