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QNAP announces release of the business-class TS-x70 series Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. recently announced the release of the business-class TS-x70 series Turbo NAS. Available in 4, 6 and 8-bay tower models; the TS-x70 series with scale-up support is the perfect solution for the growing data needs of modern business environments.

Businesses are constantly seeking extra storage space to keep up with the demands of today’s IT environments. The TS-x70 series’ high-scalability design supports online capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1200U-RP / REXP-1600U-RP) to expand total storage to 100TB raw capacity. With this flexibility, businesses can expand their storage as needed and have more control over their storage deployment.

Powered by a Dual-Core Intel 2.6 GHz Processor and 2GB DDR3 RAM with the availability of four Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-x70 offers business users an ultra-high-performance NAS solution for day-to-day operations. Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP, states "QNAP’s internal testing shows that the reading speed is up to 450MB/s and writing speed up to 423MB/s in typical Windows environments in network trunking mode." In addition, the TS-x70 series supports 10GbE high-speed networking making it an ideal solution for applications such as real-time HD video editing and data centre environments.

Even with this high scalability and performance, administrating the TS-x70 series is effortless with QNAP’s QTS 4.0 operating system. With an intuitive user interface, IT administrators can easily find desired functions, monitor system information and run multiple tasks simultaneously. In addition, the QTS 4.0 offers a full range of applications for business use, including file management, sharing, backup, multimedia applications and more.

The TS-x70 series is a proven storage unit for server virtualisation via iSCSI/IP-SAN deployment, and is compatible with a range of solutions including VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012. The support of VMware VAAI, QNAP vSphere Client plug-in further enhances the efficiency of operations & management in virtualisation applications.

The TS-x70 series also provides businesses with flexible backup solutions. Windows and Mac users can use the QNAP NetBak Replicator and Apple Time Machine respectively to easily back up their data. The series also supports disaster recovery solutions including Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) for real-time or scheduled data replication backup to cloud storage including Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Symform, Dropbox, and Google Drive and third-party backup software such as Veeam Backup & Replication and Acronis True Image.

Users can also increase the functionalities of the TS-x70 series with QNAP’s built-in App Centre that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers. Including backup/sync, business tools, content management, communications, download, entertainment and more; QNAP’s development platform also allows developers to create various applications, adding even more value to the TS-x70 series and providing near-unlimited functionality for users.

Key specs of new models

  • TS-870: 8-drive tower unit, Dual-Core Intel 2.6 GHz Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready, supports SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x USB 3.0 port, HDMI port;
  • TS-670: 6-drive tower unit, Dual-Core Intel 2.6 GHz Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready, supports SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x USB 3.0 port, HDMI port;
  • TS-470: 4-drive tower unit, Dual-Core Intel 2.6 GHz Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready, supports SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x USB 3.0 port, HDMI port.

Availability

The new TS-x70 series Turbo NAS is now available.

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