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Kool Tools: QNAP Turbo vNAS series

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QNAP Systems’ (www.qnap.com) new 10GbE-ready TVS-x71U series Turbo vNAS — including the TVS-871U-RP and TVS-1271U-RP — deliver high performance, scalability options and an array of business applications for mission-critical storage needs.

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).

QNAP’s exclusive QvPC Technology incorporates numerous technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration and NAS connection technologies. By connecting a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display, the TVS-x71U series models are transformed into 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 business features. Besides offering NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution, the new series supports VMware, Microsoft and Citrix virtualization solutions to simplify virtual storage management. There’s support for cross-platform file sharing for Mac, Windows, and Linux/UNIX platforms.

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.

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