QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading storage, network and computing solution provider, today released QTS 4.3.5 beta, the latest version of the acclaimed QNAP NAS operating system. QTS 4.3.5 is packed with many new industry-leading and improved features that enhance storage and network aspects for home, business, and enterprise users, enabling a more performance-driven, streamlined, and efficient user experience with QNAP NAS.
“QTS 4.3.5 represents QNAP's devotion to improving core NAS functionality, and we are continuing to make substantial leaps forward in both storage and network functionalities,” said Cherry Chen, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Responding to an era that’s high-speed demanding, QTS 4.3.5 provides users with significant benefits and increased performance, free of charge, to effectively tackle performance and time-sensitive tasks.”Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the 2-bay TS-251B NAS. Powered by an Intel J3355 dual-core processor, the TS-251B provides home and SOHO users with an excellent cross-device multimedia experience with its 4K media transcoding and streaming capabilities, 4K HDMI output, and a wide range of backup and sharing applications. The TS-251B also provides a PCIe slot to expand its core functionality.
With its PCIe slot, users can easily expand the functionality of the TS-251B. A QNAP QM2 card can be installed to add M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity; a compatible wireless adapter (e.g. QNAP QWA-AC2600) to create a wireless storage and streaming environment; a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card to increase the number of USB ports; or a QNAP QXG-10G1T 10GbE network expansion card to add 10GbE connectivity.Add a comment
Following the releases of the TS-932X (powered by an AnnapurnaLabs CPU) and the TS-963X (powered by an AMD CPU), QNAP Systems, Inc. today completes the high-capacity-compact-size 9-bay NAS lineup with the introduction of the TVS-951X 10GbE multimedia NAS. The new model is powered by a 7th-generation Intel® Kaby Lake processor, providing a NAS private cloud solution that combines high capacity and 10GbE high-speed connectivity. The TVS-951X NAS has also won the Red Dot Award (2018) and Computex d&i Award for high-quality product design.
Powered by a 7th-generation Kaby Lake 14nm Intel® Celeron® 3865U low-power dual-core 1.8 GHz processor, the TVS-951X features a hybrid drive bay design (including five 3.5-inch drive bays and four 2.5-inch SSD slots) with built-in 10GBASE-T (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) network port. Combining hard drives and SSDs allow users to maximize both capacity and performance with SSD caching and Qtier auto-tiering storage. Combined with 10GbE connectivity, multimedia transcoding/streaming, and 4K HDMI output, the TVS-951X provides users with a cost-effective, highly-efficient, and high-performance NAS solution with feature-rich multimedia applications.Add a comment
ASUSTOR Inc. today released two new NAS models, the AS3102T v2 and AS3204T v2, which improve on the previous design of multimedia NAS, The AS3102T and AS3204T. The AS3102T v2 and AS3204T v2 are equipped with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing the use of network aggregation settings to double the network performance of the NAS. Increasing the amount of Ethernet ports allows hard drives to make better use of their rated speed for those who need it, such as those in the AV industry. Our new models also support the Intel AES-NI instruction set, which increases encryption and decryption performance using the CPU. Large amounts of data can now be encrypted far more quickly and helps increase data security and efficiency for storage, backup, and remote access.
ASUSTOR product manager Johnny Chen said: "The AS3102T v2 and AS3204T v2 integrate business-quality hardware into an affordable NAS to help increase performance and reliability. Since some higher capacity drives contained only four screw holes, we have redesigned the hard drive bays to be compatible with drives that feature four or six screw holes, greatly increasing the flexibility of an ASUSTOR NAS. Therefore, those who need high performance and high storage capacity, the AS3102T v2 and AS3204T v2 are the best choices."Add a comment
ASUSTOR Inc. has announced today that two new NAS devices will be joining the ASUSTOR family. The AS4002T and AS4004T are our first consumer NAS that integrate 10gb Ethernet with an RJ45 connector. The AS4002T and AS4004T are the world's first NAS containing a Marvell Armada Cortex-A72 64-bit dual-core processor. Compared with the previous generation of processors, these NAS offer 3½ times more computing power. 2GB of DDR4-2400 memory is also included, which is faster and more efficient than DDR3. Both the AS4002T and AS4004T have a 10gb Ethernet port and two Gigabit Ethernet ports, which create a fast networking environment that is 10 times faster than a Gigabit network. Network aggregation technology can also be used to combine the three RJ45 ports to triple the speed of a gigabit connection without 10gb hardware
The new AS4002T and AS4004T come with a brand new appearance. The front panel is a removable crystal black magnetic panel, which is not only aesthetically pleasing but also dust-proof. Actuated inlets are arranged around the panel to optimize heat transfer, while the inner honeycomb structure strengthens the pressure area to avoid damaging hard drives from external impact. In addition, both models support hot-swapping hard drives. The hard disk is fully secured using the caddy, and the hard drives can be quickly installed or replaced without any tools.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today announced the launch of the TS-1635AX NAS - the successor of the landmark TS-1635 NAS. With 16 drive bays (twelve 3.5-inch and four 2.5-inch) and dual 10GbE SFP+ ports, the TS-1635AX is further boosted with a high-performance Marvell ARMADA 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and two M.2 SATA SSD slots (2280 form factor) and supports Linux virtualization, SSD caching, and Qtier 2.0. The TS-1635AX sets a new standard for ARM-based NAS and marks a new milestone for high-capacity and affordable desktop NAS models.
The TS-1635AX supports QNAP's proprietary Qtier 2.0 for automatic tiered storage and provides a cache-like mechanism in volumes and LUNs to boost the performance of applications where high-efficiency data access is necessary (such as virtualization). The TS-1635AX also supports containerized virtualization (LXC and Docker) and Linux command-line interface (CLI) virtual machines* for deploying virtualization applications to fully realize the potential of the Marvell ARMADA 8040 processor.Add a comment
Synology Inc. announced the official release of Virtual Machine Manager Pro to cater to professional users with services suitable to their needs. VMM Pro enables Synology NAS to run multiple virtual machines like Windows, Linux, and Virtual DSM. It assists users to integrate and manage multiple Synology NAS via its virtualized cluster, flexibly distribute hardware resources, migrate virtual machines between hosts without any interruption, and conduct regular snapshots and replications to back up virtual machines, for the ultimate goal of building a efficient and safe virtualization environment.
Synology is dedicated to making powerful yet intuitive solutions for users. "Virtual Machine Manager has garnered wide acclaims with its latest version, and more than 130,000 Synology NAS have downloaded and installed it over the course of one year. This clearly shows how this product has been endorsed worldwide, which is very motivating to our development team. With the extremely flexible cluster in Virtual Machine Manager Pro, we are able to help IT personnel to easily build a professional and efficient virtualization environment on NAS servers. As this application improves your work efficiency, it protects critical virtual machines, as well." said Chen Feng Wang, Product Manager of virtualization at Synology.Add a comment
Synology today released two major backup applications in Active Backup suite of packages, the official version of Active Backup for Office 365 that supports SaaS cloud backup, and the beta version of Active Backup for Business that provides data availability for workloads in physical and virtual environments.
"More and more companies and organizations are operating across physical, virtual, and cloud platforms. This phenomenon presents a tremendous challenge to IT departments for ensuring the safety of the growing data in this cross-platform environment." said Jia-Yu Liu, Director of Application Group at Synology Inc. "To tackle this problem, Synology provides a new, all-in-one solution that closely integrates software and hardware for businesses of varying scale."Add a comment
At the opening of CEBIT 2018, QNAP Systems, Inc. showcased a wide range of new NAS: From the entry-level TS-328 (QNAP's first three-bay quad-core NAS) to the affordable TS-453BT3 with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, the 9-bay 10GbE-ready TS-932X with an ARM-based AnnapurnaLabs processor, and the TS-1677X with AMD Ryzen processor. QNAP also demonstrated advanced software applications including Virtualization Station that empowers a NAS to host virtual machines, the QVR Pro video surveillance system along with Hikvision cameras, and QuAI - an AI developer platform to quickly build, train and optimize AI models running on QNAP NAS systems. QNAP's expertise is well represented in hall 12, booth B103 alongside joint solutions with partners Seagate, Hikvision and iEi.
TS-328 as a budget-friendly RAID 5 NAS
The TS-328 features a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and is QNAP’s first 3-bay NAS, making it capable of building a RAID 5 array with the fewest disks and also supports snapshots. The TS-328 provides feature-rich multimedia applications and video transcoding capabilities, and is an ideal solution for home users to centrally store, backup and manage files and data.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading provider of networked storage and computing solutions, today announced the release of a new TS-x32XU rackmount NAS series, consisting of the 4-bay TS-432XU, 8-bay TS-832XU and 12-bay TS-1232XU with single power and redundant power models to choose from. The TS-x32XU series inherits the classic exterior design and all features of the TS-x31XU series and combines it with a new 64-bit Alpine AL-324 ARMv8 Cortex-A57 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor by Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company, and DDR4 memory. These hardware improvements bring performance boosts and enable support of snapshots, Qtier 2.0 tiered storage and RAID 50/60. With the high cost efficiency of the TS-x32XU, small businesses can benefit from faster operations and simplified workflows.
The TS-x32XU series comes with two 10GbE SFP+ network ports, two Gigabit network ports, four USB 3.0 Type A ports and one PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 x2 slot. The hardware is capable of supporting versatile daily operational needs with additional expansion opportunities provided by the PCIe slot. Available QNAP expansion cards include the QXG-10G1T 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T™ Multi-Gigabit wired network adapter, QM2 M.2 SSD/10GBASE-T expansion cards and the USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) Type A expansion cards. With added hardware capabilities, the TS-x32XU NAS series can be used in more diversified applications and expanded to match growing business needs.Add a comment