Qnap Showed 400TB NAS Expansion Solution

And also SAS drive model and V3.7 firmware
This is a Press Release edited by on 2012.06.14

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At the Computex Taipei 2012, QNAP Systems, Inc. showcased its NAS expansion solution with up to 400TB storage capacity, and new SAS interface NAS models, aiming to fulfill the storage needs of high-end SMBs.

Also at the event QNAP displayed the spectrum of its Turbo NAS series and VioStor NVR series, and presented the upgraded NAS management firmware V3.7 with enhanced business and home environment applications.

400TB NAS solution
The new additions designed for the QNAP TS-x79 series Turbo NAS, the JB-1200U and JB-1600U, provide a flexible solution for IT administrators to expand the total capacity of the Turbo NAS up to 400TB, allowing businesses to start from small and add storage capacity according to budget allowances and growth requirements.

"The great solution will relieve IT administrators from having to invest big at initial setup," said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP. "The solution can largely reduce inflexibility in IT budget allocation for businesses that do not see rapid growth of storage demand in the near future, but in some point of time afterward."

SAS NAS models
New Turbo NAS models with SAS hard drive support were presented to work in the data center environment. "We understand the importance of high reliability for business IT operations," commented Tsao. "Turbo NAS models with SAS drives support answers business' needs for a reliable and trustworthy NAS solution for the sophisticated business IT environment."

New NAS V3.7 Firmware
The company also demonstrated the new V3.7 NAS management firmware.

  • It provides anticipated features for business applications with complete Windows ACL and user home folders.
  • The mobility solution extends with new mobile apps of Qfile and Qmanager to provide easier Turbo NAS operations and management.
  • Surveillance Station Pro strengthens the surveillance features on the Turbo NAS.
  • New features on system management, including enhanced network recycle bin, QNAP Finder for Mac and Linux, and the enhanced USB one-touch-copy, raise business efficiency.
  • New multimedia applications and enhancements of Photo Station, QiTunesAir, and Download Station further enrich recreational life with photos, music, and videos.

New VioStor NVR Video Surveillance Systems
They capture HD video with storage from QNAP Security. The new Linux-based 64-channel VS-12164U-RP Pro, featuring the Quad-core Intel Xeon E3 Processor and ECC DDR3 memory, provides real-time audio-video monitoring, simultaneous playback of multiple network cameras and recording at up to 10-megapixel resolution.

The VS-12164U-RP Pro can store up to 48TB of footage or 4TB per hard drive, and supports various RAID types for data redundancy. In terms of recording, it can record H.264, MxPEG, MPEG-4, and M-JPEG formats from up to 64 network cameras.

Linux-embedded and highly reliable CMS (Centralized Management System) server provides a solution on surveillance integrating system hardware and software for 24x7 operations.

The V3.7 NAS management firmware will be available within a week for the following QNAP Turbo NAS models: TS-1679U-RP, TS-EC1679U-RP, TS-1279U-RP, TS-EC1279U-RP, TS-1079 Pro, TS-879U-RP, TS-EC879U-RP, TS-879 Pro, TS-869 Pro, TS-859U-RP+, TS-859U-RP, TS-859 Pro+, TS-809U-RP, TS-809 Pro, TS-669 Pro, TS-569 Pro, TS-559 Pro +, TS-559 Pro II, TS-469 Pro , TS-459U-RP+/SP+, TS-459U-RP/SP, TS-459 Pro+, TS-459 Pro II, TS-439 Pro II+, TS-419U+, TS-419U II, TS-419U, TS-419P II, TS-419P+, TS-412U, TS-412, TS-410U, TS-410, TS-259 Pro+, TS-239Pro II+, TS-219P II, TS-219P+, TS-212, TS-210, TS-119P II, TS-119P+, TS-119, TS-112, TS-110, SS-839 Pro, SS-439 Pro.

Surveillance Station Pro will be available for Turbo NAS x-69 series in V3.7 firmware and will be available for more models in Q3.

The availability of QNAP's 400TB solution, SAS NAS models, Qfile and Qmanager will be announced later.