• QNAP Launches Dual 10GbE Network Card with SR-IOV and iSCSI for NAS and PC

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taipei, Taiwan, May 31, 2021 – QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the new QXG-10G2T-X710 10GbE network expansion card. Featuring an Intel® Ethernet Controller X710, the QXG-10G2T-X710 is a PCIe Gen 3 card (compatible with PCIe Gen 2) that can be installed in a QNAP NAS or a Windows®/Linux® PC to add two 10GbE ports.

     

     

    The QXG-10G2T-X710 supports is compatible with five speeds (10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G / 100M) and can achieve up to 20Gbps transfer speeds by using both ports with Port Trunking. Network efficiency is boosted with SR-IOV and iSCSI support, and I/O-intensive and latency-sensitive virtualization applications and data centers will greatly benefit. The QXG-10G2T-X710 is also a perfect match for QNAP’s 10GbE switches to build a budget-friendly high-speed network environment.

     

     

    “The QXG-10G2T-X710 network card offers home and business users a fantastic way to upgrade to 10GbE for greater performance and stability,” said Stanley Huang, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “The QXG-10G2T-X710 is also compatible with 5GbE/2.5GbE/1GbE, and can be used with QNAP switches for easily building high-speed network environments.”

     

     

    When installed in a Windows or Linux PC, users must install the QXG-10G2T-X710 driver. No driver is required when installing in a QNAP NAS, but QTS 4.5.2/ QuTS hero h4.5.1 (or later) is required.

     

     

    You can purchase QNAP NICs from the QNAP Accessories Store. For more information, and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.
    QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions in software development, hardware design and in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, QNAP now introduce a revolutionary Cloud NAS solution that joins our cutting-edge subscription-based software and diversified service channel ecosystem. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than 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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  • 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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