Snap Appliances (a subsidiary of Quantum Corp.) today announced the release of Snap OS 3.0, the latest version of the operating system that powers their popular line of Snap Servers. Snap Servers are designed to be plug-and-play data storage systems for local area networks (LANs) and other corporate environments.
Snap Servers are available in capacities from 15GB to 240GB and are billed as able to be installed in five minutes or less without disruption to the network. Snap Servers provide multi-platform file sharing support for Windows, NetWare, AppleTalk and UNIX/Linux environments.
Snap OS 3.0 introduces security at both the file and directory level for users and groups, and enables admins to establish quotas for individual users. The new version of Snap OS now supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), making it possible to administer user and file access using HP Open View, CA Unicenter and other SNMP-compliant products.
Snap OS 3.0 also now provides fully functioning File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server support. Complete NFS 3.0 protocol support is also provided for improved compatibility with UNIX administration — the company explains that NFS 3.0 enhances performance on directory reads, file reads and writes, symbolic linking of files and directories, and Network Lock Manager support.
Snap OS 3.0 will be installed in new Snap Server products shortly and will also be available as a free download for existing Snap Server owners beginning in mid-February.