• QNAP Integrates Wasabi Cloud Object Storage for High Cost Efficiency and Exceptional Performance

    Posted by TechComp USA

    Taipei, Taiwan, January 7, 2020 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today announced its collaboration with Wasabi Technologies, Inc. (Wasabi), a US-based cloud object storage company, for the integration of Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage into several QNAP solutions, including HybridMount, VJBOD Cloud, and Hybrid Backup Sync 3 (HBS 3). QNAP NAS users can now enjoy a cloud object storage service that offers simple pricing, great cost efficiency and uncompromising high performance.

    "By supporting the popular Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage service, we're giving QNAP NAS users more choices to freely build a hybrid cloud solution that is fast in response, high in cost efficiency, and flexible in expansion," said Josh Chen, product manager of QNAP.

    HybridMount is QNAP's file-based cloud storage gateway solution for accelerating access to major cloud storage services, such as Wasabi. The VJBOD Cloud block-based cloud storage gateway allows QNAP NAS users to accelerate cloud object storage access with additional local data store, further enhancing availability and reliability. HBS 3 is the latest version of QNAP's data backup/restore/synchronization solution to assist users with disaster recovery plans. HBS 3 can back up and synchronize data to supported cloud storage services. For these solutions, users can now select Wasabi as their cloud storage and enjoy versatile benefits including low cost and high performance.

    Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is an enterprise class, tier-free, instantly available cloud storage solution that allows storing infinite amounts of data affordably. Wasabi provides an S3-compliant interface to use with storage applications, gateways, and other platforms. Wasabi brings all cloud storage services under one tier to reduce complexity and increase cost predictability for companies and enterprises.

    "The integration of QNAP's backup and cloud storage gateway software with Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage creates an affordable pathway for businesses to create a highly efficient hybrid cloud solution with easy and affordable pricing," said David Friend, co-founder and CEO of Wasabi.

    About Wasabi

    Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price of Amazon S3, faster than the competition with no fees for egress or API requests. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi is solely focused on providing the world's best cloud object storage service. Created by co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the cloud storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog.

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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  • 3 Things You Must Look for When Buying NAS (Network Attached Storage)

    Posted by TechComp USA

    Gone are the days when hard drives were considered to be the best storage solutions, Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have turned out to be a game-changer in this industry as they provide users with a lot more features and added functionalities as compared to their outdated counterparts. If you are also planning to make an upgrade to NAS — to get a better storage solution for your home office, a small business group, or a large company, there are a few important things that you need to consider. Though it’s hard to put every consideration because every user has a different requirement and there are NAS devices available to suit virtually every requirement, you must look for -

    TS-1673U-RP-64G 3U QNAP 16-bay NAS/iSCSI, 64GB RAM, Redundant PSU DISKLESS

    • Capacity – The capacity that is sufficient for you depends on a variety of factors, such as what kind of files you want to save, how many of those you have, and how much space they will take up. Several terabytes, such as 4-8 TB, should be good, but it depends on your needs. QNAP NAS devices and devices from other popular NAS brands, such as Thecus, Netgear, and more offer you a lot of options for storage. To calculate exactly how much capacity suits your requirement, visit this link https://www.qnap.com/i/_event/hdd_space_calculate/?lang_set=en-us.

    • Number of Users- The choice of NAS also depends on how many people are going to access the system simultaneously, because it will have a direct impact on the transfer speed and machine response time. If less than 10 people are going to use the NAS, a basic level device should do the job. For more users, get a QNAP NAS storage device with a slightly more powerful CPU to ensure fast performance even in a busy network.

    • Hardware Performance and Features- Different programs have different hardware performance and feature requirements. You need to prioritize your requirements. If the NAS will be used as a virtualization host, your CPU would require more cores to deliver a good performance. If the NAS is going to be used as a media server, you would want a system that is capable of better transcoding media files, such as QNAP NAS TS-x51, TS-x53a, TVS-x71 series.

    Techcomp USA has a wide selection of NAS devices available to choose from, from brands like QNAP, Thecus, Synology, Netgear, QSAN, and more. We offer you reliable storage solutions at the best price. Get rid of hard drives and switch to more powerful and feature-loaded NAS devices to maintain a smart and efficient central storage system.

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  • QNAP Supports Archiware P5 and Pure to Offer Feature-rich Cloud, Tape, and Free VMware VM Backup

    Posted by TechComp USA

    Taipei, Taiwan/ Munich, Germany, December 10, 2019 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. and Archiware®, an expert in data management software, have jointly announced that QNAP NAS operating system QTS 4.4.1 now supports the latest Archiware P5 and Pure software. This continuous integration will assist media and entertainment (M&E) and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to secure their digital assets and VMware® virtual machines (VMs) intelligently and easily. 

    The latest QTS 4.4.1 enhances QNAP NAS usability by incorporating highly-anticipated services, including cloud storage gateways for easy hybrid cloud storage applications, source-based deduplication for optimizing backup and recovery efficiency, a Fibre Channel SAN solution, and much more. Archiware’s P5 software suite offers platform agnostic data management for backup, archiving, and cloning. The browser-based software is now optimized to run on QTS 4.4.1, and comprises four distinctive modules for securing and restoring data: P5 Synchronize, P5 Backup, P5 Backup2Go, and P5 Archive. For long-term and offsite data protection, P5 Backup and P5 Archive also support QNAP NAS data backup to LTO tape and public cloud as storage target options. The mini-MAM features of P5 Archive make finding and re-using assets extremely easy.

    Virtualization is an essential component to modern IT infrastructures. Integrated with Archiware Pure 2.0, QNAP NAS can provide a perfect backup solution for ensuring VMware virtual machines are maintained and have a safe backup. Archiware Pure is free software with optional paid technical support, which can help SMB customers secure VMware environment for free and simplify backup and restore of virtual machines.

    “The data management solution that integrates Archiware P5, Archiware Pure, and QNAP extend customer’s data management capabilities while providing them secure data protection and long-term storage previously only available to enterprises,” said Josef Doods, CEO of Archiware. “Long-term preservation of media assets on LTO tape offers the most professional and durable solution at the lowest price point per terabyte (TB). Archiware and QNAP are now making this accessible for more customers to make preserving, tagging and finding assets for re-use, reference and monetization as easy as creating media.”

    “We are very excited to team up with Archiware to bring enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery capabilities to organizations of all sizes,” said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP. “As file sizes become larger and video resolution continues to improve, and companies are placing important production and operations data into VMs, our partnership with Archiware eliminates the challenges of backup and recovery of media files and VMware VMs.”

    To learn more about using Archive solutions with QNAP NAS, please visit https://www.qnap.com/go/solution/qnap-archiware/

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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  • QNAP Launches Single-port 4-Speed 5GBASE-T NIC for NAS or PC

    Posted by TechComp USA

    Taipei, Taiwan, December 12, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the new QXG-5G1T-111C single-port PCIe 5GBASE-T NIC that supports four network speeds. Users can install the card in the PCIe 2.0 x1 slot of a compatible QNAP NAS or a Windows®/Linux® PC to upgrade data transfer speed using existing CAT 5e cables, providing organizations or individuals with a flexible and economical 5GbE network connectivity solution.

    The QXG-5G1T-111C uses Marvell® AQtion AQC111C Ethernet controller that supports 5/2.5/1Gbps and 100Mbps network speeds. By installing the QXG-5G1T-111C that has a standard RJ45 connector design, users can instantly upgrade transmission speeds to 5Gbps with existing CAT 5e cables in their network environment.
    “Many businesses, home users, and gamers have higher network speed requirements, but do not necessarily require 10GbE bandwidth,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “QNAP 5GbE network expansion card supports four transfer rates and delivers five times higher speed than Gigabit transmission, allowing users to easily upgrade their PCs or NAS systems with 5Gbps capability to accommodate intensive data transfer and boost productivity.”

    Windows and Linux users need to download the QXG-5G1T-111C driver. Driver installation is not required for a QXG-5G1T-111C installed on a QNAP NAS running on QTS 4.3.6 (or later).

    QNAP will launch two more 5GbE network expansion cards soon, including QXG-5G2T-111C Dual-port PCIe Gen 3.0 x2 card and QXG-5G4T-111C Quad-port PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 card to meet diverse network upgrade requirements
     

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  • QNAP Launches Dual Port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Cards

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 17, 2019 – To meet market demands for reliable and low-latency Fibre Channel (FC) SAN, QNAP® Systems, Inc. has launched two in-house developed Fibre Channel expansion cards: the QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC. The dual-port FC cards feature high performance, reliable, secure, and energy efficient FC connectivity with QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC respectively supporting 16Gb FC and 32Gb FC connection speeds. A QNAP NAS with a QNAP FC card can be easily added to an existing FC SAN environment, providing enterprises affordable high-performing storage and backup.

    “FC SAN are generally closed network environments that often require costly devices with limited deployment flexibility to set up,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “By integrating QNAP NAS protocols with Fibre Channel, users can add QNAP NAS to their existing FC SAN environment more affordably than with SAN devices, while satisfying applications that require low latency, high reliability, and fast data transfers, such as in financial services, data centers, and film or television industries.”

    Users can install a QNAP FC expansion card into a QNAP NAS’s PCIe slot and then configure a Fibre Channel target using the QTS iSCSI & Fibre Channel app, while leveraging QTS’s rich business features, including advanced LUN snapshot protection, auto-tiering (Qtier), SSD cache acceleration, hybrid cloud backup solution (HBS), and more to make storage applications more efficient. The QNAP NAS performs as a unified storage solution that provides SAN, NAS, and cloud storage features with better cost-effectiveness and application flexibility.

    QNAP FC expansion cards support business-class QNAP NAS running on QTS 4.4.1 (or later) operating system. To learn more about QNAP Fibre Channel SAN solution and its compatibility list, visit https://www.qnap.com/go/solution/fibrechannel-san/.

    Key specifications

    Model name

    Description

    PCIe interface

    Fibre Channel transmission rates

    QXP-16G2FC

    Dual port 16Gb Enhanced Generation 5 Fibre Channel expansion card with SFP+ transceivers

    PCIe Gen3 x8

    16 Gbps, 8 Gbps, and 4 Gbps
    (Actual transmission rates up to 14.03 Gbps per port)

    QXP-32G2FC

    Dual port 32Gb Generation 6 Fibre Channel expansion card with SFP+ transceivers

    PCIe Gen3 x8

    32 Gbps, 16 Gbps, and 8 Gbps
    (Actual transmission rates up to 28.05 Gbps per port)

    The QNAP Fibre Channel expansion cards are available on QNAP Accessories Store.

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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