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/.