QNAP Systems (http://www.qnap.com), a
manufacturer of NAS servers, has announced an
update to the NAS management software that powers
its business-class Intel®-based Turbo NAS servers.

The NAS management software version 3.2, embedded
as firmware, provides an iSCSI target solution
supporting SPC-3 persistent reservation, MPIO and
MC/S allowing SMB and corporate customers the
ability to deploy the NAS as a storage server in
the virtualized and clustered infrastructure.

Additionally, the newly updated management
software also steps up its backup capabilities by
adding Apple Time Machine support and even
redundant backups to Amazon’s S3 cloud storage
platform. In addition, IT administrators can also
benefit from the DFS support (Share Folder
Aggregation), import of user-list, and
customizable Daylight Saving Time.

What’s more, the next-generation Internet
Protocol, IPv6, has also been incorporated for
future networking evolution. QNAP’s Web File
Manager 2 features a redesigned user interface
and functionality for improved file sharing and
management. WebDAV is also available for users to
collaboratively share, access, and edit files
over HTTP and HTTPs. The new firmware will also
be pre-installed in new QNAP models from December.