• Protect your data from ransomware with Snapshots

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    A snapshot a day keeps data loss away!

    Whether you are a home or business user, ransomware is a real and growing threat to your computers and network-based devices. A simple yet effective method of mitigating the threat of ransomware is to ensure that you always have up-to-date, remotely-stored backups. QNAP NAS is an ideal backup center that supports point-in-time snapshots to help you protect important data, restore files, and avoid downtime.

     

    Snapshots: Quickly back up and restore your system and data

    Snapshots record the metadata of files outside the file system and allow you to preserve and restore multiple versions of the same file, folder or even the entire volume. If ransomware attacks or if files/data are unexpectedly modified, you can quickly and easily revert to a previously-recorded state stored by a snapshot.

     

    1First

    Disconnect your computer from the network – removing cables where possible to prevent the ransomware from spreading to other devices.

    2Second

    When connecting to the NAS, ensure that your computer does not mount any infected shared folders until the snapshot is restored.

    3Next

    Open “Storage & Snapshots” on your NAS to view your current snapshots.

    4Last

    Select a snapshot taken before the ransomware attack, delete all files in the infected folder, then restore those files with the snapshot.

     

    All QNAP NAS support Snapshots
    Do not buy a NAS that can’t take snapshots!

    Snapshots and Backups are two essential ways of protecting important data. Make sure you buy a NAS that supports Snapshots!

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  • QNAP Announces the Official Release of Qmiix, the New Cross-Platform Automation Solution for Digital Transformation

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 24, 2020– QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today officially released its workflow automation solution, Qmiix. Workflow automation can greatly assist businesses in reducing the time, effort, and costs involved in digital workflows, and Qmiix provides a license-free integration platform as a service (iPaaS) solution that automates self-defined workflows. Qmiix users can set up interactions between multiple clouds, QNAP NAS devices and other software for flexible and immediate productivity enhancement.

    “Qmiix automates actions between QNAP NAS, cloud services, social networks and messaging apps, allowing users to simplify processes such as backup, posting, and event notifications,” said Aseem Manmualiya, QNAP Product Manager, adding, “Qmiix is also completely license free, and we want to invite all QNAP users from around the world to try it out.”

    Building on the versatile applications in the beta version, the official release of Qmiix adds multiple cloud storage apps (including Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, DigitalOcean, IBM Cloud Storage and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage) that allow users to automatically transfer files between cloud platforms; and also two QNAP NAS-related apps (NAS Login Notification and NAS Power Control) that can assist in creating simple NAS-related workflows.

    QNAP aims to continually add functionality to Qmiix, and also welcomes all potential partners to join the Qmiix partner system.

    Availability and requirements:
    Qmiix is now available on the following platforms

    1. Web browsers:
         a. Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 (or later)
         b. Google Chrome 50 (or later)
         c. Mozilla Firefox 50 (or later)
         d. Safari 6.16 (or later)
    2. Android:
         a. Android 7.01 (or later)
    3. iOS:
         a. 11.4.1 (or later)
    4. Qmiix Agent is available for download from the QTS App Center
         a. Any QNAP NAS with QTS 4.4.1 (or later).

    For more information about Qmiix please visit https://www.qmiix.com

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.
    QNAP, named from Quality Network Appliance Provider, is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions from software development, hardware design to in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, we strive to build a technology ecosystem upon subscription-based software and diversified service channels. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than a simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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  • QNAP Launches TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X ZFS NAS, With Intel Xeon W Processor, Dual-port 10GBASE-T, M.2 NVMe SSD Slots, and Upgradable to Thunderbolt 3

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 23, 2020 –
    QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X enterprise QuTS hero NAS, powered by an Intel® Xeon® W-1250 six-core 3.3 GHz processor (burst up to 4.7 GHz) and up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory. These new models allow for installing two QNAP QXP-T32P Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe expansion cards (sold separately) to attain four Thunderbolt 3 ports for high-speed media editing and collaboration. Alongside 10GBASE-T and 2.5GbE connectivity, ZFS data reduction and data integrity, the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X satisfies bandwidth-demanding storage and applications for dynamic creative workflows and enterprise operations.

    “QNAP continuously develops Thunderbolt NAS systems to keep up with evolving technologies and hardware abilities,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “the TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X NAS are QNAP’s first QuTS hero NAS that can be transformed into Thunderbolt 3 NAS by installing Thunderbolt 3 expansion cards. With astounding hardware capabilities coupled with ZFS benefits, QuTS hero Thunderbolt 3 NAS make perfect solutions for video editing and 4K workflows.”

    The TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X provides four 2.5-inch SATA SSD bays and two M.2 NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD bays, allowing for SSD caching to increase IOPS performance and reduce storage volume latency for databases and virtual machine applications. With the built-in dual-port 10GBASE-T network card (located in the PCIe Gen 3 x8 slot), four native 2.5GbE ports, and the support for Port Trunking and failover, the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X is perfectly paired with QNAP’s affordable managed/unmanaged 10GbE/2.5GbE switches to create productive, secure, and scalable business network environments.

    PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots provide the ability to upgrade the core functionality of the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X. Users can install two QXP-T32P Thunderbolt 3 expansion cards to connect up to four Thunderbolt-equipped workstations to achieve greater teamwork efficiency in 4K workflows, file storage, backup, and sharing. Alternatively, users can install 5GbE/10GbE/25GbE/40GbE network cards, 32Gbps/16Gbps Fibre Channel cards, QM2 cards to add M.2 SSDs or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) ports, QXP storage expansion cards to connect QNAP JBOD units, or graphics cards (leveraging the 550W power supply unit) to supercharge video editing/transcoding or enable GPU passthrough to virtual machines. The direct HDMI output supports up to 4K @30Hz, providing great benefits for creative users looking to demonstrate their work without requiring a separate computer.

    Powered by the ZFS-based QuTS hero, the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X supports data integrity and self-healing. Multiple RAID configurations with Triple Parity and Triple Mirror are also supported to enhance data protection. For data reduction, powerful inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction significantly reduces the overall storage footprint and improves performance. QuTS hero supports near-unlimited snapshots and versioning for enhanced data protection. The advanced block-based real-time SnapSync ensures that the primary NAS and the secondary NAS always keep the same data, providing the strongest support for nonstop business operations.

    The inclusive App Center provides multiple install-on-demand apps to further expand the application potential of the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X, such as hosting virtual machines and containers, simplifying local/remote/cloud backups, enabling Google™ Workspace and Microsoft 365® backups, centralizing VMware® and Hyper-V virtual machines backups, and setting up cloud storage gateways to deploy hybrid cloud applications.

    Key Specifications

    • TVS-h1288X-W1250-16G: 8 x 3.5-inch SATA drive bays and 4 x 2.5-inch SATA SSD bays, 16 GB DDR4 ECC memory (2 x 8 GB), 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (2 x Type-C + 3 x Type-A)
    • TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G: 12 x 3.5-inch SATA drive bays and 4 x 2.5-inch SATA SSD bays, 32 GB DDR4 ECC memory (2 x 16 GB), 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbs ports (2 x Type-C + 4 x Type-A)

    Tower NAS, Intel® Xeon® W-1250 6 cores/12 threads 3.3 GHz processor (burst up to 4.7 GHz), hot-swappable 2.5-inch/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps drive bays, 2 x M.2 22110/2280 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD ports, 2 x 10GBASE-T ports (10GbE/1GbE), 4 x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports (2.5GbE/1GbE), 3 x PCIe Gen 3 expansion slots (Slot 1 pre-installed with a dual-port 10GBASE-T NIC), 1 x HDMI 1.4b output, 1 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack, 1 x 3.5 mm line out jack, 1 x built-in speaker, 1 x 550W power supply unit

    For more information about QuTS hero and QuTS hero NAS, please visit https://www.qnap.com/quts-hero/
    To view the full QNAP product lineup, please visit www.qnap.com

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.
    QNAP, named from Quality Network Appliance Provider, is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions from software development, hardware design to in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, we strive to build a technology ecosystem upon subscription-based software and diversified service channels. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than a simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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  • QNAP Rolls Out 16/18/24-bay Rackmount QuTS hero NAS, Featuring Intel Xeon Processors, 10GbE Connectivity, and PCIe Expansion

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taipei, Taiwan, November 18, 2020 – QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched three high-capacity rackmount QuTS hero NAS: the 18-bay TS-h1886XU-RP with a quad-core Intel® Xeon® D-1622 processor, and the 16-bay TS-h1683XU-RP and 24-bay TS-h2483XU-RP with six-core Intel® Xeon® E-2236 processors. Featuring server-grade DDR4 ECC memory, multiple 10GbE ports, and abundant PCIe slots for greater I/O potential and performance, these ZFS-based NAS support inline data deduplication and compression, near-limitless snapshots, and real-time SnapSync - delivering the performance and features to excel in the Big Data era.

    QuTS hero: High-performance ZFS-based operating system with data integrity
    QuTS hero focuses on data integrity and features self-healing capabilities. It supports read/write cache technology to boost performance and provides multiple RAID configurations with RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror to enhance data protection. Individual shared folders allow for up to 1 PB capacity, enabling enterprises to tackle storage-demanding applications including Big Data analysis, edge computing, and AI.

    QuTS hero supports various methods to assist with data reduction (including inline data deduplication, inline compression, and inline compaction) for optimizing storage usage and performance. Users can create near-limitless snapshots for multi-version backups. The advanced block-based real-time SnapSync ensures that the primary NAS and the secondary NAS always keep the same data, providing minimal RPO to achieve real-time disaster recovery.

    The QuTS hero App Center also provides a wide range of install-on-demand apps to expand NAS application potential, such as hosting virtual machines and containers, simplifying local, remote, or cloud backups, performing cloud storage gateway, and more.

     

    QuTS hero NAS supports 10GbE, PCIe expandability, and Fibre Channel SAN
    The enterprise-grade TS-h1886XU-RP, TS-h1683XU-RP and TS-h2483XU-RP all feature Intel® Xeon® processors with ECC memory. A redundant power supply is also included to ensure continuous operations. Multiple 10GbE ports boost the performance of virtualization, large file sharing, and intensive data transfer, and the support for RDMA helps lower CPU usage.

    Connectivity can also be increased by installing various PCIe cards, including 10/25/40GbE network cards, QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE cards, Fibre Channel cards, and SAS 12Gb/s expansion cards for connecting storage expansion enclosures. QNAP also offers numerous managed and unmanaged 10GbE switches, assisting organizations in implementing high-speed, secure and scalable network environments without going over budget.

    Model

    TS-h1886XU-RP

    TS-h1683XU-RP

    TS-h2483XU-RP

    Form Factor

    2U rackmount

    3U rackmount

    4U rackmount

    Processor

    Intel® Xeon® D-1622 Quad-core

    Intel® Xeon® E-2236 Six-core

    Intel® Xeon® E-2236 Six-core

    Memory

    32 GB DDR4 ECC RAM, up to 128 GB

    128 GB DDR4 ECC RAM

    128 GB DDR4 ECC RAM

    Drive Bays

    12 x 3.5-inch SATA 6 Gb/s

    16 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s

    24 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s

    SSD Slots

    6 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s

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    10GbE Connectivity

    2 x 10GbE SFP+ (Supports RDMA)

    2 x 10GbE RJ45,
    2 x 10GbE SFP+ (Supports RDMA)

    2 x 10GbE RJ45,
    2 x 10GbE SFP+ (Supports RDMA)

    PCIe Slots

    4

    4

    5

    Power Supply Unit

    500W (x2)

    500W (x2)

    800W (x2)

    Warranty

    Standard 3 years. Extendable up to a total of 5 years.

    Standard 3 years. Extendable up to a total of 5 years.

    Standard 3 years. Extendable up to a total of 5 years.

    Learn more about specifications and features by visiting the following product pages: TS-h1886XU-RP, TS-h1683XU-RP, TS-h2483XU-RP
    Learn more about QuTS hero at https://www.qnap.com/quts-hero/
    To view the full QNAP product lineup, please visit www.qnap.com

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.
    QNAP, named from Quality Network Appliance Provider, is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions from software development, hardware design to in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, we strive to build a technology ecosystem upon subscription-based software and diversified service channels. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than a simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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  • QNAP Introduces 4-bay TS-451D2 Intel J4025 Dual-core NAS with High-Efficiency File Management, Data Protection, and HDMI Output

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taipei, Taiwan, October 15, 2020 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today launched the four-bay TS-451D2 NAS, a data management solution with high storage potential for home and small business users. The TS-451D2 is powered by an Intel® Celeron® J4025 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.9 GHz) and is available with 2GB or 4GB DDR4 memory (supports up to 8GB dual-channel). The TS-451D2 also features Intel® AES-NI encryption, 4K media streaming, real-time transcoding, and 4K HDMI 2.0 output, delivering a seamless multimedia experience while emphasizing data security.

    “With high performance, power saving, storage expandability, and multi-functional capabilities, the TS-451D2 is a great choice for digital homes and businesses looking for file management and remote access solutions,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager at QNAP, adding “the TS-451D2 can also serve as an multimedia server and allows for easy remote access using a wide range of companion mobile apps.”

    The TS-451D2 features four USB 3.2 Gen1 ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports for greater connectivity to help streamline workflows. Block-based LUN snapshots provide comprehensive data protection and restoration to help protect against ransomware threats. HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) provides comprehensive local/ remote/ cloud backup with the incorporation of QuDedup technology that can deduplicate data at the source to reduce storage usage, bandwidth usage, and backup time for optimized storage utilization.

    The TS-451D2 has abundant multimedia functionality, making it an ideal solution for media backup, sharing and streaming. QuMagie (QNAP’s AI-powered photo management app) helps users to organize their photos, HDMI 2.0 output allows for the direct playback of 4K (4096 x 2160) 60Hz videos, and 4K videos can be transcoded into universal file formats for playing on mobile devices. The TS-451D2 also supports video streaming using Plex®, Smart TVs or set-top boxes with Plex Media Server or QNAP’s Cinema28 applications.

    The TS-451D2’s front USB port provides one-touch copy functionality, allowing users to quickly backup data to/from portable storage. The storage capacity of the TS-451D2 can also be expanded by using QNAP’s TR and TL series USB expansion enclosures. The built-in App Center also provides a wide range of applications to help users gain greater functionality and value from their TS-451D2: Virtualization Station can host multiple virtual machines, Container Station allows for running lightweight container applications, and QVR Pro or Surveillance Station can help build a professional-grade IP camera surveillance system.

    Key specifications

    TS-451D2-2G: 4 drive bays, 2GB DDR4 memory (supports up to 8GB dual-channel)
    TS-451D2-4G: 4 drive bays, 4GB DDR4 memory (supports up to 8GB dual-channel)

    Desktop design; Intel® Celeron® J4025 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.9 GHz); hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps drive bays; 2 x Gigabit RJ45 ports; 1x HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz output; 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Type-A ports

    For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP, named from Quality Network Appliance Provider, is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions from software development, hardware design to in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, we strive to build a technology ecosystem upon subscription-based software and diversified service channels. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than a simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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