• QNAP Launches the TR-004U, a 4-bay 1U short-depth rackmount RAID Storage Expansion Device

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    Taipei, Taiwan, June 4, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution provider, today launched the TR-004U, a 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion device that can be attached to NAS, PC and server via USB 3.0 Type-C. The 12-inch-deep 1U short depth design of TR-004U can be used to add storage space to a QNAP NAS and can also serve as hardware-based RAID storage for PCs and NAS. The TR-004U offers convenient cross-platform file sharing and high flexibility for users, acting as a high-efficiency and intuitive storage expansion option.

    The TR-004U supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1/5/10 storage configurations. QNAP NAS users can use the TR-004U with their NAS, including setting RAID parameters and creating a storage pool by using the “Storage and Snapshots” app within QTS. Alternatively, the TR-004U can be used as an external storage device of the NAS. The TR-004U can also be used with computers to facilitate file sharing and exchange and supports the exFAT file system. Computer users with limited storage upgrade options can also use the TR-004U as an expansion unit, and a specialized QNAP External RAID Manager utility (Windows/macOS) can help them view disk health, change RAID configurations, check logs, and update the firmware of the TR-004U.

    Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, said: “The TR-004U is a new option for NAS and DAS expansion, with a single device being available in server, PC or workstation. While existing QNAP NAS users can add storage space to their NAS with the TR-004U, server, PC and workstation users can purchase the device, acquire a NAS at a later time, and keep using their TR-004U for maximum cost efficiency.”

    A DIP switch on the rear of the TR-004U can switch the disk configuration of the device. There are also status indicators, and lockable hard drive trays. When the host PC/NAS goes to sleep, shuts down, or is disconnected, the TR-004U will go into the sleep mode and save energy. For compatible QNAP NAS models and usage scenarios, please visit https://www.qnap.com/go/product/tr-004u.

     

    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 Releases New Dual-Controller ES1686dc Enterprise ZFS NAS

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    Taipei, Taiwan, June 12, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today officially launched the next-generation ES1686dc – an Enterprise ZFS NAS that features dual active controllers with Intel® Xeon® D processors for High Availability (HA). It supports SAS 12Gb/s, and each controller has four 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports, eight RDIMM slots for up to 512 GB memory, two M.2 SSD slots for configuring SSD caching, and scalable design for up to 1 PB storage capacity. The ES1686dc is powered by the latest QES 2.1.0 operating system that adopts ZFS and provides reliable data protection, recovery, and business-class features to assist businesses in accelerating mission-critical services and tackling the challenges of VDI applications.

    “The ES1686dc demonstrates excellent performance and an uninterrupted high-availability storage solution,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Whether being used as a mission-critical file server, virtualization server, VDI, medium-sized data center, video streaming, surveillance storage, and efficient file backup & recovery, the ES1686dc can achieve service-level agreements for performance and uptime.”

    Featuring a dual active-active controller architecture, the ES1686dc ensures near-zero downtime high availability. Battery-protected DRAM write to cache data protection and Flash read acceleration reduces the risk of losing write cache data, and industry-leading random access performance accelerates operations in virtual machines environments. Two PCIe slots support 10GbE/ 40GbE network cards to boost virtualization, media streaming, and other bandwidth-demanding applications. Leveraging the QDA-SA 6Gbps SAS to SATA drive adapter, the ES1686dc allows the use of a SATA 6Gb/s drive in a 3.5-inch SAS drive bay, enabling SATA SSDs to share the SAS dual-port advantages for fault-tolerant enterprise storage environment and assisting organizations to establish a high-performance yet cost-effective all-flash storage system.

    The ES1686dc Enterprise ZFS NAS features the QES 2.1.0 operating system that is optimized for all-flash storage arrays. It performs efficient data reduction with inline data deduplication and inline data compression, and comes with numerous advanced business features including self-healing for silent data corruption, near-unlimited snapshots for iSCSI LUN and shared folders, SnapSync to accelerate remote backups, and Quality of Service to ensures consistent primary storage performance.

    The ES1686dc supports VMware®, Microsoft® and Citrix® virtualization, and SnapSync supports VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to offer enterprise-class remote backup & disaster recovery solution for virtual applications. The upgraded QES 2.1.0 adds supports for iSER to optimize VMware performance, and for OpenStack® Cinder and Manila file sharing services, providing businesses with a flexible, easy-to-use, and low-cost storage solution for OpenStack environments.

    Key specification

    • ES1686dc-2145NT-128G: Intel® Xeon® D-2145NT 8-core/16-threads 1.9 GHz processor (burst up to 3.0 GHz), 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory (64 GB per controller)
    • ES1686dc-2145NT-96G: Intel® Xeon® D-2145NT 8-core/16-threads 1.9 GHz processor (burst up to 3.0 GHz), 96 GB DDR4 ECC memory (48 GB per controller)
    • ES1686dc-2123IT-64G: Intel® Xeon® D-2123IT 4-core/8-threads 2.2 GHz processor (burst up to 3.0 GHz), 64 GB DDR4 ECC memory (32 GB per controller)

    Active-Active dual-controller system, 3U rackmount NAS; 16x 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SAS 12Gbps/6Gbps hard drives or 2.5-inch SSDs; M.2 SSD dedicated to NVRAM; 2x PCIe Gen3 x8 slots; 4x 10GbE SFP+ ports; 3x Gigabit ports; 2x USB 3.0 ports; 770W redundant power supplies.

     

    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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  • 4 Ways You Can Enhance the Security Of Your QNAP NAS

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    While QNAP is continuing to add extra security features in their Network Attached Storage (NAS) products to make them more secure and reliable, there are some steps that QNAP NAS storage device userscan take to enhance the security of their devices and protect them from potential hackers and malware. Not following these steps may leave you vulnerable to cyber risk. To make sure your data is safe, there are areas you need to look into: configuration, software updates, user name/password combination, and permission allocation. Here are 4 ways you can make your QNAP more secure-

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  • QNAP TS-1677X Wins Best NAS Device in the European Hardware Awards 2019

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    Taipei, Taiwan, May 31, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that the TS-1677X Enterprise NAS has outperformed many excellent storage products and won the Best NAS Device in the European Hardware Awards 2019.

    “The TS-1677X is a high-performance Ryzen™ NAS for business users to develop AI-oriented big data storage solutions. It also provides multiple smart features, including virtualization, containers, value-added applications and intelligent computing capabilities. We are honored that it has received the Best NAS Device award in the European Hardware Awards 2019,” said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP.

    The TS-1677X is powered by an AMD Ryzen™ processor with up to 8 cores/16 threads. When used with a high-end graphics card, the TS-1677X delivers incredible computing performance to empower data-intensive machine learning applications. The AMD Ryzen™ processor, with Turbo Core of up to 3.7 GHz, can greatly boost virtual machine performance.

    • Click to learn more about QNAP TS-1677X.
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    • Click to see the video of award ceremony.

     

    About the European Hardware Awards

    The European Hardware Awards is an annual selection of the best hardware products chosen by a panel of technology specialists, known as the European Hardware Association. The European Hardware Association includes 9 of the largest independent technology news and reviews sites across Europe. These websites have reached more than 22 million technology enthusiasts and have published more than 100,000 articles. More information is available at the European Hardware Association website.

     

    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 Releases QES 2.1.0 Operating System - Engineered to Optimize All-flash Performance in ZFS with Software-defined Over-provisioning Capabilities

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    Taipei, Taiwan, May 16, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the QES (QNAP Enterprise Storage) 2.1.0 operating system, which includes new features such as: QNAP’s exclusive Write Coalescing algorithm to optimize all-flash performance in ZFS, software-defined SSD optimization, inline compaction, iSER support, and other advanced technologies. Demonstrating strengths in high performance, data protection, data reduction, virtualization, and the compatibility with OpenStack® cloud environments, QES 2.1.0 delivers a cost-effective, flash-optimized storage solution for enterprise data centers and VDI environments.

    “Enterprise demand for all-flash storage remains strong due to requirements for maximized IOPS with minimal I/O latency,” said Joe Chao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “QES 2.1.0 is focused on unleashing the performance potential of all-flash storage, and helps organizations tackle performance bottlenecks of mission-critical applications such as data centers, virtualizations, and VDI.”

    QES is based on the FreeBSD kernel and uses ZFS. In QES 2.1.0 the new Write Coalescing algorithm drives a performance boost, which in QNAP testing led to a 400% random write performance boost for the all-flash TES-3085U NAS. Support for software-defined over-provisioning allows users to allocate additional over-provisioning space to SSDs and Storage Pools to prevent performance degradation caused by write amplification, while also benefiting the lifespan of SSDs.

    Besides reinforcing QES' existing inline data deduplication and inline data compression, QES 2.1.0 aggressively achieves greater space saving by supporting advanced inline data compaction techniques - which is especially useful when highly-repetitive data or massive small files (such as transaction logs of banks or e-commerce) are generated.

    QES 2.1.0 not only excels in performance but also supports numerous ZFS-based data protection and disaster recovery features, including end-to-end checksums to detect and correct silent data corruption, near-unlimited snapshots for iSCSI LUN and shared folders, and SnapSync to accelerate remote backups. QES-based QNAP NAS supports VMware®, Microsoft® and Citrix® virtualization, and the SnapSync also supports VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to offer enterprise-class remote backup & disaster recovery solution for virtual applications. The upgraded QES 2.1.0 adds supports for iSER to optimize VMware performance, and for OpenStack Cinder and Manila file sharing services, providing businesses with a flexible, easy-to-use, and low-cost storage solution for OpenStack environments.

    Availability & Compatibility

    QES 2.1.0 is available from the Download Center for the enterprise-class TES-3085U, TES-1885U and ES1640dc v2 NAS systems. For more information, please visit https://www.qnap.com/qes/2.1.0/.

     

    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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