QNAP Systems, Inc. has launched the new REXP-1610U-RP and REXP-1210U-RP expansion enclosures that support 6Gbps SATA hard-drives and SSDs. Designed for expanding the storage space of a QNAP NAS, the new expansion enclosures provide a flexible and budget-friendly solution for organisations to tackle applications with intense data growth (such as archiving, high-resolution media storage, and video surveillance) without needing a large up-front investment. “The rampant growth of data makes a flexible storage expansion solution a priority for organisations,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding, “QNAP provides a wide range of expansion enclosures with various transmission interfaces and price points, fulfilling the need for higher capacity and lower costs to resolve the needs of data storage and backup.” Plug-and-use with seamless capacity expansion The new REXP-x10U-RP series enables plug-and-use convenience for seamless capacity expansion. With the powerful Storage & Snapshots Manager, administrators can easily configure the expansion operations and monitor the health of each expansion enclosure and the disks within them. QNAP NAS also supports missing mode protection to protect data on the expansion enclosures. The REXP-x10U-RP series performs as a secure and budget backup solution for QNAP NAS. Administrators can back up NAS data to the REXP-x10U-RP on a real time or scheduled basis using RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) or rsync, while the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming) helps migrate data stored on the REXP-x10U-RP to another NAS without needing a network connection. Key specifications REXP-1610U-RP: 16-bay, 3U rackmount model REXP-1210U-RP: 12-bay, 2U rackmount model Three SAS 6Gbps 4x wide port; hot-swappable 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps hard drives or SSDs; redundant power supply units
The 12Gb/s SAS-enabled TES-1885U and TES-3085U adopt an advanced 14nm Intel® Xeon® D 64-bit SoC processor with an integrated PCH (6-core and 8-core respectively) QNAP Systems released the powerful enterprise-class TES-x85U NAS series, including the 18-bay TES-1885U and the 30-bay TES-3085U. Both models are powered by a high-performance yet energy-saving Intel® Xeon® D processor, and provides the choice of dual OS inside a single rackmount NAS. Users can choose to install the business storage QES operating system or the app-centric QTS operating system based on their needs. The TES-x85U series with QES is the perfect backup storage for the dual-controller Enterprise ZFS NAS (ES1640dc). Advanced processor The 12Gb/s SAS-enabled TES-1885U and TES-3085U adopt an advanced 14nm Intel® Xeon® D 64-bit SoC processor with an integrated PCH (6-core and 8-core respectively). Both models have two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports to natively support 10GbE network environments, and can further boost system performance with PCIe Gen.3 expansion for additional 10GbE/40GbE adapters and PCIe NVMe SSD. The high-density TES-3085U is especially useful for providing an ultra-fast all-flash storage solution that offers up to 24 drive bays and 6 dedicated SDDs bays for caching. Application storage with greater functionality The TES-x85U provides the flexibility of two operating systems, either the FreeBSD-based QES for enterprise-level storage with maximised business continuity, or Linux-based QTS for enjoying application storage with greater functionality. "With quality hardware delivering high expandability and reliability alongside powerful software manageability, the TES-x85U is highly suited for mission-critical computing tasks and applications," said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding, "The extreme flexibility to choose from two operating systems further allows businesses to deploy ideal operating systems on multiple TES-x85U based on their needs and goals in different stages." "With quality hardware delivering high expandability and reliability alongside powerful software manageability, the TES-x85U is highly suited for mission-critical computing tasks and applications" Business data storage and protection QES features ZFS, the best file system for business data storage, and supports multiple advanced functions for high-end enterprise storage, including RAID-Z for data protection, nearly limitless snapshots, SnapSync, data deduplication and in-line compression for optimised VDI storage performance, self-healing, and more. With SnapSync, the TES-x85U can be used as an efficient backup system for QNAP Enterprise ZFS NAS to immediately recover all the backed up data locally to take over operations and services with maximised uptime. Optimised recovery solution with cloud storage backup The TES-x85U with QTS performs as an all-in-one NAS solution. QNAP's Qtier Technology empowers the TES-x85U with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimise storage efficiency across SSDs and SAS/SATA drives, providing utmost efficient storage center. A comprehensive disaster recovery solution is fulfilled by rich backup options including volume and LUN snapshots, RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup. Users can create Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™ virtual machines for extensive applications on the NAS using Virtualisation Station, or initiate LXC and Docker® containers and IoT development with Container Station. QTS provides services for diverse application servers (including a web server, VPN server, and FTP server), and the App Center includes hundreds of install-on-demand apps to expand NAS functionality (including Surveillance Station for security surveillance, Q'center for centrally managing multiple QNAP NAS, and more). Certification and compatibility The TES-x85U series is certified for VMware® vSphere™ 6.0 and supports VAAI, provides compatibility for Microsoft® Hyper-V® with the support for ODX and Windows Server® 2012, and supports Citrix® XenServer™ 6.0 to maximise flexible deployment and management in virtualisation environments. The scalable TES-x85U series can connect up to 8 QNAP expansion enclosures (REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP) to flexibly expand its raw capacity. With VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), users can also mount the unused storage capacity from other QNAP NAS units to the TES-x85U and create virtual storage pools and volumes for operating NAS services as if they were using local drives. Save
By supporting up to 64GB RAM, tasks such as virtualisation and online editing of high-resolution videos will be greatly boosted QNAP Systems announced that its high-performance business-class TVS-x82 NAS series and TVS-x82T Thunderbolt NAS series, powered by 6th Generation Intel 14nm multi-core processors, support upgrading the RAM to a maximum of 64 GB for optimal performance in memory-intensive applications such as virtualisation.Native support for Virtualisation StationFeaturing an advanced hardware design based on the concept of tiered storage, application-based partitioning, and network traffic distribution, the TVS-x82 and TVS-x82T series are designed for business and work environment that emphasizes performance and efficiency. The expandability to 64 GB RAM and native support for Virtualisation Station make both series the perfect computing and storage server options for virtualisation and business-critical tasks.Boosted online editing“The TVS-x82 and TVS-x82T series are mostly adopted by business and workgroup users who have a strong demand for applications requiring excessive memory usage and computing power,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “By supporting up to 64GB RAM, tasks such as virtualisation and online editing of high-resolution videos will be greatly boosted.”The TVS-x82 and TVS-x82T series have also been extended with new 12-bay model options that include Intel Core i7 processors and 64 GB RAM: TVS-1282T-i7-64G, TVS-1282-i7-64G and TVS-1282-i7-64G-450W. Users can enjoy greater choice in finding a NAS that meets their various needs. Save
QNAP® Systems, Inc. recently announced the release of the powerful Double Server TDS-16489U that integrates an application server and storage server into one chassis. Distinguishably powered by dual Intel® Xeon® E5 processors with up to 1TB RAM, the server-grade TDS-16489U supports Qtier™ Technology, 12Gb/s SAS and 10GbE/40GbE networks to provide unrivaled performance for Big Data computing and to assist enterprises in mission-critical tasks as a one-device solution for applications, storage and virtualisation. Big data computing made possible “The TDS-16489U resolves the difficulty of building virtualisation environment infrastructures for businesses,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP. “Its unrivaled power from its dual processors also facilitates Big Data computing to process the data deluge created by Internet of Things applications.” With its server-grade hardware design, the TDS-16489U features two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors (with 4-core, 6-core and 8-core configurations), up to 1TB DDR4 2133MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM RAM (16 DIMM) and three independent SAS 12Gb/s controllers that deliver outstanding performance for data transmission and applications. The four PCIe slots allows diversified expansion: PCIe Gen.3x16 supports AMD Radeon™ R7 and R9 Series graphics cards for GPU passthrough to virtualisation applications; and the other slots can be used for a 40GbE card, a 12Gb/s SAS HBA for connecting 12Gb/s SAS-enabled expansion enclosures (REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP) for up to 1PB total capacity, and a PCIe SSD NVMe for cache acceleration. The TDS-16489U supports IPMI, offers an extra four 2.5” disk trays at the rear to provide SSD caching, and has four built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports, all of which can further optimise system performance and increase productivity. Qtier technology for auto tiering The TDS-16489U combines outstanding virtualisation and storage technologies as an all-around Double Server. With Virtualisation Station and Container Station, computation and data from the guest OS and apps can be directly stored on the TDS-16489U through the internal 12Gb/s SAS interface, saving more money and space as a one-device solution with exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage. Coupled with Double-Take Availability to provide comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery, backup virtual machines can support failover for the primary systems on the TDS-16489U whenever needed to enable data protection and continuous services. QNAP Virtualisation Station is a virtualisation platform based on KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) infrastructure. By sharing the Linux kernel, GPU passthrough, virtual switches, VM import/export, snapshot, backup & restoration, SSD cache acceleration and tiered storage: Virtualisation Station empowers the TDS-16489U to utilise its utmost potential and to create virtualisation environments suitable for server computing. “Software frameworks for Big Data management and analysis like Apache™ Hadoop® or Apache Spark™ can be easily operated on the TDS-16489U using virtual machines or containerised apps, and with Qtier Technology for Auto Tiering the TDS-16489U empowers Big Data computing and provides efficient storage in one box to help businesses gain further insights, opportunities and values,” added Tsao. Ideal for building a secure private cloud The TDS-16489U features the latest QTS 4.2 operating system, and provides comprehensive virtualisation applications: Users can run multiple applications on Windows®/Linux®/UNIX®/Android™ based virtual machines on the NAS with the Virtualization Station; operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the NAS as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry® by using the Container Station which integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualisation technologies; and simplify storage management for VMware®, Microsoft® and Citrix® virtualisation solutions. The TDS-16489U is also compliant with DataCore™ SANsymphony™-V software-defined storage infrastructures. The TDS-16489U includes rich business applications and is ideal for enterprises and organisations to build a secure private cloud. The cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac®, and Linux/UNIX users makes the TDS-16489U an excellent centralised storage solution for organizations with a large number of users. The support for Windows AD, LDAP directory services and Windows ACL improves the efficiency of permission settings. It also acts as a domain controller for Windows, and offers flexible backup solutions for Windows and Mac and disaster recovery solutions with RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup. QNAP provides numerous apps to improve work productivity, including QPulse™ for discovering, mapping, monitoring and managing every critical computing device (servers/PCs/thin clients etc) on the network as a Centralised Remote Server Management solution; Q’center for centrally managing multiple QNAP NAS units; Qsync for improving team collaboration with cross-device file synchronisation; and Gmail Backup for archiving important business and personal emails in the NAS.
QNAP also cooperated with HGST, Seagate, Toshiba and WD to showcase joint solutions of NAS with wide range of HDDs and SSDs At Computex Taipei 2015, QNAP® Systems, Inc. (at Stand J0118) demonstrated the world's first Thunderbolt™ NAS, the unique search tool "Qsirch", a hybrid approach to virtualisation with Virtualization Station and Container Station, the new QTS 4.2 operating system, multi-zone multimedia system, and various new and popular feature-rich Turbo NAS models for home and businesses. QNAP also cooperated with HGST®, Seagate®, Toshiba® and WD® at Computex 2015 to showcase joint solutions of QNAP NAS with a wide range of HDDs and SSDs. High-speed and flexible connectivity QNAP TVS-871T, the world's first DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution, features the incredible power of Thunderbolt 2 and enables simultaneous 4K video transfer and display. Featuring Thunderbolt and Ethernet dual network, the TVS-871T allows users to flexibly share files across multiple devices simultaneously. With two Thunderbolt 2 ports available on the TVS-871T, users can flexibly arrange the connection of their computer workstations with the TVS-871T and its storage expansion enclosures based on their needs and benefit from high accessibility, optimal collaboration and seamless expansion. The TVS-871T is also a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users for 4K workflow, file storage and backup. "Currently-available Thunderbolt storage solutions are direct attached storage, which lacks the flexibility for file sharing," said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt NAS also features optional 10GbE network expansion, providing multiple options for high-speed storage and file sharing across multiple devices on a single device, and is ideal for Mac users and video editing professionals." "The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt NAS also features optional 10GbE network expansion, providing multiple options for high-speed storage and file sharing across multiple devices on a single device,..." QNAP's latest Thunderbolt storage solution was demonstrated with Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD. The Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD is offering up to 6TB capacity, is designed to perform at high levels even under demanding workloads and in environments that call for global availability and 24x7 accessibility. The Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD is also supported by Seagate's own Rescue Data Recovery plans, built into optional SKUs for the extra peace of mind. "We're pleased to collaborate with QNAP to provide business users and professionals with complete, reliable and scalable NAS solutions that meet their pressing needs. The Seagate Enterprise NAS HDD is tailored for small and medium sized-businesses who seek to optimise their computing for performance and reliability using NAS systems," said Vic Huang, Country Manager of Taiwan, Seagate Technology. "With the high capacity Seagate Enterprise NAS HDDs, QNAP Thunderbolt NAS offers a high-performance, flexible and cost-effective NAS solution that is also ideal for 4K video support." Qsirch: QNAP's unique, powerful, Google Search-like search tool Qsirch performs as a powerful full-text search tool that helps users find specific files, including documents, movies, songs or photos, on the QNAP NAS easily. By using the TF-IDF algorithm, users can search while typing and identify files easily with categories, thumbnail preview and list view. Qsirch effectively increases productivity and work efficiency for file searching. TS-563 Turbo NAS features 10GbE-readiness with a competitive price The newly-announced 5-bay TS-563 is powered by an AMD 64-bit quad-core 2.0GHz SoC processor and up to 16GB RAM, featuring AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption, SSD cache acceleration, AMD-V™ technology for running Windows/Linux/Android on the NAS, optional 10GbE connectivity, and scalable storage expansion. Available at a budget price, the TS-563 allows small and medium businesses to build private clouds suitable for high-speed networks and application-intensive environments with maximised ROI. Virtualization Station and Container Station introduce a hybrid approach to virtualisation QNAP Virtualization Station enables virtualised desktop operations on the QNAP NAS for managing multiple virtual machines. The upgraded Virtualization Station 2.0 adopts the software-defined networking (SDN) concept and brings greater benefits of flexible networking, cost efficiency and unlimited potential for a wider application scenario. QNAP Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualisation methods, allowing users to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on a QNAP NAS as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. "With the high capacity Seagate Enterprise NAS HDDs, QNAP Thunderbolt NAS offers a high-performance, flexible and cost-effective NAS solution that is also ideal for 4K video support" QTS 4.2 streamlines UI design and enhances home/business features QTS 4.2 introduces a new interface design for its desktop, Storage Manager, and multiple other applications for an improved user experience while adding new features including volume snapshot, snapshot replication, VM backup & restore, JBOD enclosure roaming, backup versioning, encrypting shared folders, and enhanced network security. File Station adds integration with cloud services and allows users to view files with Office Online and Google Docs or to directly open them with a Google Chrome office extension; Photo Station provides an excellent browsing experience with gallery mode, moveable control menu bar, enhanced sharing mechanisms, and more. Multi-zone multimedia streaming & HD Station 3.0 QTS 4.2 further empowers the QNAP NAS to be a multi-zone multimedia system which allows users to centrally control media streaming to different corners of their home using a single device. Supported protocols/services include DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast, Bluetooth and USB devices for media streaming, and members in different zones at home can enjoy the convenience and simplicity for home entertainment and multimedia storage. HybridDesk Station 3.0 (HD Station) has been updated to 64-bit and also adds multitasking, and multilingual keyboard and input support. Several useful apps such as Skype, Libre Office, Plex Home Theater, and more have also been added to provide users an enhanced multimedia experience and increased work productivity.
QNAP® Systems, Inc. announced the release of the new 10GbE-ready TVS-x71U series Turbo vNAS, including the TVS-871U-RP and TVS-1271U-RP. Delivering high performance, scalability options and a wide array of business applications, these models easily fulfill mission-critical storage needs, with persistent throughput to balance resource-demanding applications. The TVS-x71U series supports QvPC Technology that enables users to directly access stored data, monitor live surveillance feeds, play multimedia content, and much more with an HDMI display. Available in 8 and 12-bay rackmount models, the TVS-x71U series is powered by Intel® Haswell CPU with options including Pentium®, Core™ i3, Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors for users to flexibly choose based on their demands. These processors deliver high performance with over 3,300 MB/s throughput and 162,000 IOPS for CPU-consuming tasks such as running Virtualization Station, serving large numbers of simultaneous connections, and 4K video playback and transcoding. The TVS-x71U series also supports two on-board internal cache ports for users to install mSATA flash modules to further enhance NAS performance for IOPS-demanding applications. With a scalable design, users can gradually expand their total storage up to 1PB raw capacity (depending on model) on demand by connecting multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1600U-RP and REXP-1200U-RP). With this flexibility, businesses can be confident that these models will suit their storage requirements both now and in the future. "Companies require a competitive storage solution with high-performance hardware and business-ready applications to support their daily operations as well as the scalability options to ensure their growth is not hampered by lack of data storage," said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP. "The TVS-x71U series provides the power for users to operate multiple virtual machines using QNAP Virtualization Station, edit large videos on-the-fly, and enhance their business productivity with integrated SMB features.” QNAP's exclusive QvPC Technology incorporates numerous high-end technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration and NAS connection technologies. By simply connecting a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display, the TVS-x71U series models are transformed into cost-effective PC substitutes for users to directly access stored data, run multiple applications on Windows®/Linux/UNIX/Android-based VMs, surf the web on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, enjoy 4K UHD videos with up to 7.1 audio with XBMC, monitor surveillance live feeds from IP cameras, and much more. The TVS-x71U series provides comprehensive business features to optimise efficiency and security. Besides offering NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution, the new series supports VMware®, Microsoft® and Citrix® virtualisation solutions to simplify virtual storage management. Cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac®, and Linux/UNIX platforms smooth file exchange and operational efficiency in organisations. The support for Windows AD, LDAP directory services and Windows ACL improves the efficiency of permission settings. The TVS-x71U series can also act as a domain controller for Windows, and offers flexible backup solutions for Windows and Mac users and disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup. The IT Management Station (powered by Mandriva® Pulse) allows businesses of all sizes to centrally manage multi-OS and multi-site IT assets. The Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback to help secure office environments.