QNAP Updates TurboNAS Storage PlatformBy Nathan Eddy | Posted 2012-01-13 Email Print
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The new NAS series, available in 2, 4, 5, 6, or 8-drive versions, is powered by a high performance dual-core Intel Atom processor.
Storage specialist QNAP Systems unveiled the next generation of its TurboNAS server lineup, along with its latest VioStor NVR video surveillance systems. In addition, the company debuted new NAS Firmware (3.6) and a new storage expansion solution for its business-class Turbo NAS. The new NAS series, aimed at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) and available in 2-, 4-, 5-, 6- or 8-drive versions, is powered by a high performance dual-core Intel Atom processor.
At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the company also showcased its recently announced TS-x79 high performance SMB-class Turbo NAS models, as well as the launch of a complimentary storage expansion solution to the TS-x79 series, the JB-1200U-RP. The platform is designed to provide IT administrators with a flexible and economical way to expand their storage infrastructure as their business needs grow, providing over 200 TB of additional capacity.
QNAP also announced its latest V3.6 NAS management firmware, offering features including VPN Server, LDAP Server, Proxy Server, cloud music and photo sharing via a web browser, enhanced backup features, a new version of MyCloudNAS 1.2, QPKG center, and an increased range of compatible IP camera and UPnP routers.
The company’s 48-channel VS-8148 Pro+ provides real-time audio-video monitoring, simultaneous playback of multiple network cameras and megapixel recording at up to 10-megapixel resolution. It allows users to store up to 24 TB of footage, or 3 TB per hard drive, with hot-swappable RAID for data redundancy. The VS-8148 Pro+ supports H.264, MxPEG, MPEG-4, and M-JPEG recording from up to 48 network cameras.
"QNAP continues to innovate and evolve NAS beyond what many thought was possible," said Ivan Hsu, product marketing director of QNAP. "During these challenging economic times QNAP has continued on a path of strong growth due to our unrelenting commitment to excellence and delivering products that meet and exceed the expectations of our broad range of customers, from the consumer right up to the most demanding enterprise data center."
The company is also extending the number of compatible peripherals for its lineup of Turbo NAS products. The additions, including one 3.5-inch and four solid-state drives and eight network cameras are now fully compatible. The Turbo NAS series models are now compatible with the Hitachi HDS721050CLA662 3.5-inch hard drive and Transcend TS64GSSD25S-M, TS128GSSD25S-M, TS256GSSD25S-M and TS512GSSD25S-M solid-state drives.