At the opening of CeBIT 2016, QNAP Systems announced full-throttle network-attached storage products, including the new Thunderbolt 2 NAS, compact M.2 SSD NASbook, Enterprise ZFS NAS with dual active controllers, and multiple features including network-defined Virtual JBOD, QPulse unified remote server management, Linux Station, Hybrid Backup Sync, and more.
The new TVS-x82T Thunderbolt 2 NAS is powered by the latest Intel sixth generation Core processor and features an enhanced hardware design. The TVS-x82T series not only features Thunderbolt 2 technology but also has dual 10GbE ports. Additional advanced hardware includes built-in SATA M.2 SSD, dedicated 2.5-inch SSD trays, compartmentalized smart cooling, tool-less hard drive trays, three HDMI ports (including one HDMI 2.0), and more, according to David Tsao, product manager of QNAP.
Besides offering DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution, the TVS-x82T series is capable of playing 4K, 60fps videos. It’s a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing, says Tsao.
Powered by an Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core processor and up to 8GB RAM, the TBS-453A provides d NAS functions with RAID protection, but also can act as a switch and share network access with multiple clients. It supports up to four M.2 SSDs, features dual HDMI output and 4K H.264 video display and transcoding abilities, and supports HDMI-enabled desktop OS such as Ubuntu.
QNAP’s ZFS-enabled ES1640dc with its dual-controllers is targeted for mission-critical business applications that demand high reliability and high availability. With Intel Xeon E5 processors, dual active controllers, ZFS, HPE Helion compatibility and fully supporting virtualization environments, the ES1640dc delivers “real business-class” cloud computing data storage, according to Tsao. The ES1640dc features the new QES operating system that allows almost limitless snapshots, block-level data deduplication, and thin provisioning with reclaim, assisting businesses in building the aVDI platform and storage for critical data.
Virtual JBOD for maximizing sharing economy.
In addition to using physical JBOD, storage of a QNAP NAS can be expanded with multiple NAS devices by using the VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) method. VJBOD allows users to mount iSCSI LUNs from up to eight NAS units to a host NAS as virtual disks, and they can further create virtual Storage Pools and use them as local disks for shares, applications, and even creating another LUN.
QPulse is QNAP’s Centralized Remote Server Management solution designed for IT teams in any industry that relies heavily on computing devices such as servers, PCs, embedded PCs, and thin clients. It provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor and manage all of the critical computing devices on the network. Compared to QPulse, Q’center is a light-weight solution that allows home or business users to monitor and manage one or multiple QNAP NAS from a host NAS, server, or even a laptop with the Q’center app or virtual appliance.
Linux Station provides QTS users with a platform to install the Ubuntu OS and services, and turns a QNAP NAS as a gateway for IoT solutions to other smart devices. The Ubuntu desktop can be output on an HDMI display connected to the QNAP NAS, allowing users to access the popular open-source Linux platform to freely install and develop more apps. As a private cloud combining storage and IoT applications, QNAP NAS with Linux Station fosters a complete IoT [Internet of Things] experience.
To enhance the efficiency of data backup, file synchronization and disaster recovery, QNAP Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization into a single app for transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage as a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution. Users can utilize it for multi-version backup, flexible job scheduling, smart data reduction, and more.
The availability of TVS-x82T series, TBS-453A, ES1640dc, VJBOD, QPulse and Hybrid Backup Sync will be announced separately. You can learn more about QNAP NAS and features at www.qnap.com.