QNAP Systems has launched the Intel Xeon E based TS-x83XU enterprise NAS series with ECC DDR4 memory that’s designed to deliver server-class performance and dependable reliability. 

All models in the series feature two 10GbE SFP+ ports using Mellanox  ConnectX -4 Lx SmartNIC controllers and support installing a PCIe graphics card for empowering video surveillance, virtual machines and AI applications. Coupled with QNAP’s exclusive software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning and comprehensive virtualization capabilities, the TS-x83XU series provides a high-performance and dependable, yet cost efficient, NAS solution for uncompromising enterprise IT requirements, says QNAP Product Manager David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP.

The TS-x83XU series includes models with 8, 12, 16, and 24 drive-bays — and also a 9-bay hybrid storage model that supports four 3.5-inch HDDs and five 2.5-inch SSDs. It features server-grade hardware with Intel Xeon E processors, up to 64 GB dual-channel ECC DDR4 memory that assists in maintaining data integrity. The PCIe slots introduce flexible I/O expansion by installing 10GbE/ 25GbE/ 40GbE network cards for bandwidth-demanding applications, QM2 cards for adding additional M.2 SSDs, graphics cards for empowering GPGPU tasks, and SAS expansion cards for JBOD expansion.

The TS-x83XU series provides two 10GbE SFP+ ports and will support QNAP’s upcoming 25GbE NIC (QXG-25G2SF-CX4) to accelerate file sharing and intensive data transfer, realize high-speed remote backup via Hybrid Backup Sync, and support iSER (iSCSI Extension for RDMA) to improve VMware virtualization performance by using the Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx SmartNIC controllers. Users can also enable SSD caching to tackle IOPS-demanding applications and allocate SSD extra over-provisioning (from 1% to 60%) to potentially attain higher SSD endurance levels and improved random write performance.

The TS-x83XU supports VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2016. The ability to host multiple virtual machines and containers fulfills greater application potential. Block-based snapshots enable instant data backup and recovery with minimized RTO. 

The Network & Virtual Switch app features flexible manageability for reorganizing physical and virtual network connections with greater ease. QVR Pro can help create a professional-grade video surveillance system (includes 8 free IP camera channels, can be expanded to 128 channels by purchasing additional licenses).

The TS-x83XU NAS series with 8, 12, 16, and 24 drive bay models are now available. The TS-983XU and TS-983XU-RP will be available soon. For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please go to www.qnap.com.