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

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    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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  • Cost-effective 5GbE/2.5GbE NAS | TVS-x72N Series

    Posted by TechComp USA

    The high-performance TVS-x72N Series is powered by an 8th generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor and features a 5GBASE-T port to deliver transfer speeds up to five times faster than Gigabit Ethernet, making 4K video transfer, display, and editing smooth and streamlined. With M.2 SSD support to enable SSD caching coupled with the HybridMount cloud storage gateway to leverage cloud spaces as local storage and access the cloud with lower latency. The TVS-x72N Series is perfect for a budget-conscious business looking for multi-Gig connectivity and powerful storage solution.

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  • 5 Reasons Why You Need to Replace your Existing External Devices with a QNAP NAS

    Posted by TechComp USA

    From DAS (Direct Attached Storage) to NAS (Network Attached Storage), technological advancements have been applauding so far. There was once a time when an external storage device would be the apple of the eye, an irreplaceable accessory that can’t be done without. However, with technology shooting up at a lightning speed, the once irreplaceable DAS was successfully replaced by the best QNAP NAS Network attached storage solutions and today we’ll tell you how NAS solutions are not only overcoming DAS hurdles but also refining user experience with its digital touch.

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    Why are External Storage Solutions Considered Traditional Today?

    Remember the struggle over space issue and hardware malfunctions back in the days? You could have your most crucial data backed up in your external drive to keep it safe and suddenly the drive malfunctions due to connectivity issues or malfunctions due to excessive storage. Above all, who in the 21st Century carries a bulky external device around to store their everyday needs?

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    Here’s Why NAS is an absolute gem to storage hoarders

    Even if your work is not all about storage and back-ups, NAS is still the one for you and here’s why

    • Never lose your data- While external hard drives were limited by their space or storage potential, the NAS, which is basically a network with an infinite amount of space for you to go gaga over storage.
    • Always stay protected-Here’s a myth that needs to go. Just because it’s on the network doesn’t mean its prone to corruption or hacking and in case it is, NAS comes with its own built-in protections
    • One huge data warehouse-All your data- both crucial and miscellaneous, stored under one big secure roof.
    • Make the best of mobility-Imagine being in touch with your data as and when required- at your home, in your office, and even on-the-go.
    • Get your group together-qnap nas network attached storage by Sanford-based tech geniuses come with easy file cross-platform file sharing amongst groups.

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    But wait, that’s not all. Advanced qnap nas network attached storage in Sanford is so much more than a simple storage solution. We are talking automated data syncs, hybrid virtualization, smart storage, and quick search, and in case you’re not familiar with any of these, a super user-friendly interface that just about anyone and everyone can use! Here’s to convenient, light, and smart storage solutions.

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  • Importance of Network Attached Storage For Small Businesses

    Posted by TechComp USA

    Running a business efficiently is possible when you have a reliable data storage solution. A Network Attached Storage (NAS) works wonder when it comes to storage solutions, and multiple PCs are connected on the same network. It fundamentally offers file storage and synching in a collaborative workspace to store essential data and maintain daily operations. Read on to know more about the benefits that reflect how Thecus network-attached storage device is important for small businesses.

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    Remote Data Accessibility

    When your business has Thecus network-attached storage, you get prompt data storage and retrieval as and when required. The device is beneficial for an organization that has a geographically distributed sales team that constantly shares sales activities. Regardless of the location, the team can add data using the internet connection.

    All Time Accessibility

    To access a NAS device, you don't need an external server. You can access the device, whenever required, as it is get-at-able round the clock. However, you have to ensure the NAS device is switched on. Also, backup is important in case of a power outage.

    Scalability

    While looking for a reliable data storage device, scalability becomes an issue for small businesses or organizations. Good thing about the NAS device is it is cloud-based. You can add more storage easily whenever the date that to need to be stored increases.

    Better Collaboration

    With NAS devices, your team gets access to up-to-date data even if they are located in distant places. In addition to that, each member can make changes that get updated at the same time. This way, each person in your team will be on the same page.

     

    Quick Decision Making

    With Network Attached Device, you don’t have to wait for the required information. As data is updated spontaneously, management can make important decisions without any delay.

    Easy to Use

    As the installation of NAS devices doesn’t need an IT professional, you can easily install and use it without any external assistance. This way, you can cut the cost of a dedicated IT professional in your organization.

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    Low in Cost

    Small businesses and organizations look for solutions that don’t cost much. The low cost of NAS devices is another bonus point for them.

    Security

    Though the world is relying more on cloud storage these days, with a NAS device you don’t have to worry about anyone else accessing your data or documents. This is one of the major reasons why people are slowly switching to network-attached storage.

    For the best network-attached storage, get in touch with Techcomp USA.

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  • QNAP Officially Releases QTS 4.4.1 – A New Version of QTS

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    QNAP Officially Releases QTS 4.4.1 – A New Version of QTS That Incorporates Cloud Storage Gateway Services for Hybrid Cloud Storage and Introduces the Fibre Channel Connectivity Solution

     

    Taipei, Taiwan, September 18, 2019 – QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today officially released QTS 4.4.1. In addition to integrating Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to support next-generation hardware platforms, QNAP is advancing NAS usability by incorporating highly-anticipated services, including a cloud storage gateway that makes hybrid cloud storage and applications easier, source-based deduplication to optimize backup and recovery efficiency, a Fibre Channel SAN solution, and much more.

    “We gathered valuable user feedback from QTS 4.4.1 beta testing that helped us complete the official release,” said Ken Cheah, Product Manager at QNAP, adding “Our focus in this recent QTS update was integrating cloud storage services to help organizations seamlessly leverage the cloud for storage, while securing on-premises data and applications for more usage scenarios.”

    Key new apps and features in QTS 4.4.1:

    • HybridMount – File-based cloud storage gateway
      The enhanced and renamed HybridMount (formerly CacheMount) integrates NAS devices with mainstream cloud services and enables low-latency access to cloud data via local caching. Users can also leverage versatile QTS features, such as file management, editing, and multimedia applications, for the NAS-connected cloud storage. Alternatively, users can simply use the remote mount service for mounting remote storage or cloud space with the HybridMount app and centrally access data via File Station.
    • VJBOD Cloud – Block-based cloud storage gateway
      VJBOD Cloud allows mapping cloud object storage (including Amazon S3®, Google Cloud™, and Azure®) to a QNAP NAS as block-based cloud LUNs and cloud volumes, providing a secure and scalable method to back up local application data. Mounting cloud storage with the VJBOD Cloud cache engine enables near-LAN access speed to cloud data. Data stored in the cloud will be synchronized with NAS storage space to ensure service continuity in case of cloud outage.
    • HBS 3 introduces QuDedup technology to optimize backup time and storage
      QuDedup technology eliminates redundant data at the source to reduce backup size, saving backup storage, bandwidth, and time. Users can install the QuDedup Extract Tool on their computer and easily restore deduplicated files to their normal status. HBS also supports TCP BBR Congestion Control to greatly improve extranet data transfer speeds when backing up data to the cloud.
    • QNAP NAS as a Fibre Channel SAN solution
      QNAP NAS devices installed with compatible Fibre Channel adapters can be easily added to SAN environments to provide high-performance storage and backup for today's data intensive applications, while also allowing users to leverage many QNAP NAS benefits, including snapshot protection, auto-tiered storage, SSD cache acceleration, and more.
    • QuMagie – Brand-new AI albums
      QuMagie, the next generation Photo Station, features a streamlined user interface, a built-in timeline scroll, integrated AI-based photo organization, customizable folder covers, and a powerful search tool, providing the ultimate photo management and file sharing solution.
    • Multimedia Console centralizes multimedia app management
      Multimedia Console consolidates all QTS multimedia applications into one app, allowing easy, centralized multimedia app management. Users can select source files for each multimedia application and set permission settings.
    • Flexible management of Qtier’s SSD RAID tier
      Users can flexibly remove an SSD from an SSD RAID group to change or add SSDs, or change the SSD RAID type or SSD type (SATA, M.2, QM2) when needed to enhance storage auto-tiering efficiency.
    • Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs) ensure data protection
      SEDs (e.g. Samsung® 860 and 970 EVO SSDs) offer built-in encryption features that remove the need for extra software or NAS system resources when encrypting data.

    Learn more about QTS 4.4.1 at https://www.qnap.com/go/qts/4.4.1.
    QTS 4.4.1 is now available from the Download Center.
    Check QTS 4.4.1 supported NAS models.
    Note: Feature specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

     

    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.

    Read more...

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