The devices on this page represent the best among their respective categories.
With decent throughput performance, the Uebo S400 Connected Storage NAS server might be a simple network storage solution for those who don't mind spending the time to figure it out.
The second wave of government smart-grid funding totals $620 million to install network-savvy grid equipment and to test utility-scale storage.
If you're in the market for raw speed and lots of storage space, the N4800eco will deliver, but those wanting more should keep looking.
The DiskStation DS712+ is one of the best dual-bay NAS servers on the market, for both home and office environments. It's also one of the few that offer storage scalability for those who want to start small and add more capacity later.
Seagate BlackArmor 420 is a decent NAS server. However, not having the capability to dynamically change the current RAID setup's capacity makes it much less desirable for either home or business users.
The esoteric Drobo Mini seems to strive to be unique mostly for the sake of uniqueness, and offers very little, if at all, in terms of usability considering its crazily high cost.
Utility-scale storage battery is the answer for Hawaiian solar plant's surges and dips in electricity generation.
Start-up pulls in nearly $30 million to go after the utility market with large-scale systems that make wind and solar power more reliable suppliers of electricity to the grid.
The latest smart-grid programs give alternative storage technologies--including compressed air, flow batteries, and flywheels--a shot at proving themselves at utility scale.
Will energy storage on the power grid be more a giant mainframe computer or a small PC? A U.S. utility company will try small-scale, distributed storage later this year.