WD, a Western Digital company and a world leader in connected storage solutions, today expanded its suite of network attached storage (NAS) solutions with four new products that address the increasing demands for content storage, management, protection and streaming among prosumers, creative professionals and small businesses.
The My Cloud Expert Series includes My Cloud EX2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud EX4100 (four-bay) high-performance NAS systems designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to reliably save, share, back up, stream and manage large amounts of digital data. Powered by the latest version of the dual-core Marvell ARMADA™ processor, these two new additions to the Expert Series offer top of their class read/write speeds for simultaneous, high-performance HD media streaming with up to 24 TB of storage capacity.
The new My Cloud Business Series includes My Cloud DL2100 (two-bay) and My Cloud DL4100 (four-bay) high-performance NAS systems built to provide the reliability, security and scalability small business customers need. Powered by Intel Atom dual-core processors with up to 24 TB of storage capacity, the My Cloud Business Series runs on the acclaimed Linux-based WD My Cloud operating software (OS).
QNAP, Inc. today announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for SMBs. Embedded with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, the TS-x31+ series provides a powerful yet energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption, coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0, various multimedia applications and more.
“For small and medium businesses, a powerful, secure yet affordable cloud storage solution is becoming a key investment for improving everyday business workflow,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “With the TS-x31+ series, users can build a cost-efficient private cloud with ensured security and comprehensive business applications, ” added Hsu.
QNAP, Inc. today announced the release of Q'center, an app that can centrally manage multiple QNAP Network-attached Storage (NAS) units with visualized statistics, allowing IT administrators to check QNAP NAS information and status for easy troubleshooting. Q'center provides immediate and complete information to assist IT administrators in making crucial decisions.
“Q'center can effectively integrate business applications for QNAP NAS. More useful functions will be constantly added to Q'center to provide a total solution for enterprise storage environments,” said Jimmy Yang, product manager of QNAP.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of CloudBackup Station, adding more support for backing up data stored on a QNAP NAS to cloud storage services such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Google, RackSpace, HP Cloud, IBM SoftLayer, WebDAV-compatible cloud storage, and allowing users to build a comprehensive plan for disaster recovery.
“Establishing a well-rounded backup and recovery plan is an indispensable investment for keeping a company thriving,” said Sheila Wu, product manager of QNAP. “The new QNAP CloudBackup Station consists of several dedicated apps for cloud backup services, providing a secure yet flexible hybrid cloud solution for business users to reserve a copy of important data stored on the QNAP NAS to their current cloud storage plan for data restoration when needed,” added Wu.
ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the release of the new innovatively enhanced version of the AiMaster mobile app. This new version of AiMaster is the first mobile app in the NAS industry that allows users to initialize their system and create RAID volumes along with other basic configurations.
Users can also use AiMaster to log in to ASUSTOR’s App Central and install Apps for their NAS. Furthermore, users can connect to other related ASUSTOR Apps from within AiMaster, allowing them to quickly handle tasks such as finding files, viewing photos, listen to music or monitoring surveillance feeds. AiMaster helps users get these tasks done in the blink of an eye while taking the mobile NAS experience to the next level.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced that its Enterprise and SMB-class Turbo NAS products now support HGST’s Ultrastar He8 helium-filled hard disk drives (HDDs). By incorporating HGST’s HelioSeal™ platform technology, enterprise users benefit from enhanced NAS performance, maximized storage capacity, and optimum energy efficiency for reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).
Leveraging the inherent benefits of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, the HGST Ultrastar He8 advances the TCO value proposition for hyperscale cloud data centers, enterprises, SMBs, and system integrators. Combining industry-leading storage capacity with industry-leading low power consumption, the HGST Ultrastar He8 is an ideal large-capacity 3.5-inch HDD solution for businesses to store, secure and harness the power of data.
QNAP has now certified the HGST Ultrastar He8 HDDs for use in their powerful enterprise-class Turbo vNAS TVS-x80+ series, and REXP expansion enclosures.
ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, announced the release of the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.4 beta version. ADM is the exclusive operating system for ASUSTOR NAS. Following the release of ADM 2.3, the release of the ADM 2.4 beta version allows users to experience newly optimized performance and enhanced core system functions.
One of the upgraded core functions is the brand new shared folder encryption mechanism which effectively increases data encryption speeds while properly releasing storage space previously occupied by already deleted files to slim down the capacity occupied by encrypted data. With regards to encrypted folders that were created using ASUSTOR’s previous encryption method, a conversion function is provided on the settings page for easy converting without any complicated steps. Another newly added core function is support for the SSD Trim command which allows SSDs installed on the NAS to maintain stable read/write performance while simultaneously controlling the frequency of overwriting to specific blocks, extending the life of SSDs.
Synology America Corp. today announced that the DiskStation DS215j is now available for purchase and the DS115 will be available next week.
"The DS215j and the DS115 were delayed in Q4 due to the west coast dock issues, and with this behind us, we've seen a lot of demand for these new models, and we're really excited to see them available in the US and soon in Canada," said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp.
Synology Inc. today announced the official release of Surveillance Station 7.0, the latest version of its robust video management system. Surveillance Station 7.0 features a refreshed visual design, easy task automation, integration for network door controllers and other connected devices, expanded support for specialized cameras, and ONVIF 2.4 compliance.
"With its beautiful, new multitasking design, advanced management tools, and comprehensive camera support, Surveillance Station 7.0 is the perfect choice for deployments of all sizes," said Alex Wang, CEO of Synology Inc. "We express our thanks to the users who spent time testing the beta version and working with Synology to ensure a better and more secure surveillance solution."
QNAP Systems, Inc. announced the release of firmware v3.2.0 for the QGenie Mobile NAS, adding File Station Lite and supporting FTP servers for remote access and for faster file transfers.
“We are pleased to introduce File Station Lite for QGenie. It provides a simple way for users to upload, download, and share a large number of files to and from their QGenie,” said Hanz Sung, product manager of QNAP, adding “File Station Lite is a great utility for easily managing the files on a QGenie from a web browser, and by adding this new feature we hope that every QGenie user can take full advantage of its file management to enhance their digital life.”
Besides File Station Lite, QGenie now supports FTP server functionality to provide a new way to transfer files between QGenie and desktop computers by using FTP applications such as FileZilla.