by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Releases Two New NAS With Built-in 10GbE SFP+ Ports

Today QNAP Systems, Inc. announced that is has released two new enterprise-class rackmount NAS devices, the TVS-ECx80U-SAS R2 and TS-ECx80U R2 NAS series. These new devices are updates to the previous TVS-ECx80U-SAS/TS-ECx80U series, now with two built-in SFP+ based 10GbE ports but still the same price as the previous series.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology DiskStation DS2415+ Review

Synology designed their 12-bay DiskStation DS2415+ to provide massive storage and strong performance to larger businesses. The DS2415+ provides all of the same features as Synology's other DiskStations (most notably, their award-winning DSM interface), while allowing for scalability through the DX1215 expansion unit (which would take the total raw capacity up to 144TB). In terms of specifications, the DS2415+ leverages a 2.4GHz CPU and 2GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 6GB), with four USB 3.0 ports. The DS2415+ is the only 12-bay DiskStation in Synology's Plus Series, and it provides the largest storage capacity out of all of their DiskStations.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RC18015xs+ Review

The Synology RC18015xs+ is a purpose built RackStation that focuses on a high-availability dual-controller design and next-generation snapshot technology with an impressive scalability up to 180 drives and a maximum raw storage of roughly 1.4PB when using expansion units. With security, reliability, and superior performance in mind, this is a storage solution meant for enterprises that require business continuity and point-in-time data recovery (a set of data or a particular setting from a time in the past). With that in mind, this is Synology's largest device to date and is certainly meant as major step toward in hanging with the big names in the enterprise server market.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-1271U-RP 12-Bay NAS Review

The QNAP TVS-1271U-RP is a 4th generation NAS storage solution designed for data backup, file synchronization, and remote access. Ideal for SMB use cases, it also features cross-platform file sharing, a wide-range of backup solutions, iSCSI and virtualization scenarios, as well as all kinds of practical business functions. The QNAP also includes abundant multimedia applications and a wide selection of different component options, all backed by impressive hardware specifications. The TVS-1271U-RP is also a highly scalable solution as it can support up to 1,120TB of raw capacity using multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures. 

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP Series Rackmount NAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the release of their new enterprise-class 12Gbps SAS-enabled, 40GbE-ready TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP series rackmount NAS, which are available in 24, 16, 15 and 12-bay models. The new rackmount NAS series is also compatible with the high-density 12Gbps SAS RAID expansion enclosures REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP. In addition, the TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP comes equipped with Qtier Technology, which drives Auto Tiering for optimal storage efficiency to help businesses to reduce costs on expensive flash technology all the while still benefiting from its excellent application performance and lower TCO of storage.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x63U NAS Series Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the TS-x63U, a new business-class AMD-powered quad-core TS-x63U series NAS designed for SMBs looking for backup, restoration, virtualization storage, and private cloud solutions as well as to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks. Available in 4, 8 and 12-bay models and single and redundant power supply options, the TS-x63U series comes equipped with 10GbE network connectivity using a single-port SFP+ network adapter with the ability to bridge 1GbE devices to a 10GbE network using its four built-in GbE interfaces. The TS-x63U series also features an AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine, SSD cache support, and flexible scalability.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces New RackStation RS2416+/RS2416RP+

Today Synology America Corp announced its newest RackStation, the RS2416+/RS2416RP+. The new RackStation is a 12-bay NAS that features resilient data integrity and snapshots that can be scheduled. The new device can be scaled up to 24 bays, delivers reliable performance, and is powered by DiskStation Manger (DSM) Synology’s award winning operating system.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology RC18015xs+ Named Best Of VMworld 2015

Today Synology announced that its RC18015xs+ was named a finalist for “Best of VMworld 2015” in Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure category. The RC18015xs+ is designed for small to medium enterprise (SME) starting at $12,000 and supports up to 128 iSCSI targets for VMware hosts. This new solution features massive scalability, great performance, and point-in-time data backup for enterprises. Synology’s award-winning OS, DiskStation Manager, powers the new solution.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Releases QTS 4.2 Beta

Today QNAP Systems Inc. released a new beta version of its operating system used on most of the company’s NAS devices, QTS 4.2. QNAP has revamped its User Interface and added many new features to QTS 4.2 to make the OS smoother, smarter, and more secure.

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by Adam Armstrong

QNAP Is DataCore Ready For SANsymphony-V

Today QNAP Systems Inc. announced that its enterprise-class Turbo NAS series are certified DataCore Ready for SANsymphony-V. SANsymphony-V is DataCore’s virtual SAN software-only solution that runs on existing x86 architecture. This combination of QNAP’s hardware and DataCore’s software aims to maximize the availability and utilization of IT assets while simplifying data storage management.

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