by Adam Armstrong

QSAN XCubeNAS XN8012R Review

In 2018, QSAN rolled out its XCubeNAS XN8000R series of next generation, high efficiency NAS products. The XN8000R series is aimed at SMBs that leverage enterprise applications. There are two types in this series, the QSAN XCubeNAS XN8008R and the QSAN XCubeNAS XN8012R. The last two digits, -08 and -12, are reflective of how many LFF bays (3.5") the NAS has. In this review we will be looking at the QSAN XCubeNAS XN8012R, with 12 front facing bays and 6 rear facing bays.

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by Brian Beeler

QNAP Backup and Recovery Solutions Brief: Accelerating Data Availability with Veeam and Flash

Over the last several weeks we've been working with QNAP, Veeam and Samsung to develop a set of best practices to unleash the power of NAS when it comes to the problem of data availability and recovery. For small businesses, ROBO, retail and others, the idea of backup is generally well understood. But recovery is where the pain really is, when it comes to restoring files or standing up an environment after something like a ransomware attack. Flash is often overlooked for backup environments though either because of cost concerns or because the backup application can't take advantage of SSDs. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

NETGEAR ReadyNAS RN2312 Review

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS 2312 is a high-density 12-bay 1U rack NAS designed for SMB’s looking for low-cost storage with future expansion potential. The RN2312 features its OS business features that users have grown accustomed to, including automated backup, disaster recovery, and 5 levels of data protection. This 1U NAS is ideal for environments requiring high-performance and data scalability at a low initial investment.

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by Michael Rink

QNAP Releasing Flexible NAS Appliances

On December 19th QNAP Systems Inc started releasing a new series of Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. Their new TS-x83XU enterprise NAS series boasts an impressively wide array of configurations and sizes. They have so many options almost any IT team is likely to find something that suits their needs.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-x72XU Rackmount NAS Series Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of the 8th Gen Intel Core-based TVS-x72XU rackmount NAS series, which include 8, 12, 16, and 24-bay models. The new line also features a 9-bay hybrid storage model that supports four 3.5-inch HDDs and five 2.5-inch SSDs. All NAS solutions in the TVS-x72XU series are equipped with two 10GbE SFP+ SmartNIC ports, PCIe expansion slots, and HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz) output. They are designed for high-speed storage, collaboration, backup, disaster recovery, and iSCSI applications. With the latest version of QTS (4.4.0), the TVS-x72XU series provides businesses with a “well-rounded” NAS solution that focuses on performance, reliability, scalability, and comprehensive business-ready capabilities.

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by Adam Armstrong

QSAN XCubeFAS XF2026D Review

Earlier this year, QSAN launched its first All-Flash SAN with the QSAN XCubeFAS XF2026D. As opposed to being a update to QSAN’s XCubeSAN line, the XCubeFAS XF2026D is an all new SAN product. The product is built on the foundations of being user-friendly, can be deployed and integrated into any environment, and is affordable regardless of the size of the company. 

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-977XU Now Available

QNAP has announced the availability of the TS-977XU AMD Ryzen NAS series, the company’s first 1U hybrid-structure NAS. The TS-977XU is powered by a selection of AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 5 2600 processors with up to 6 cores/12 threads and features redundant power supply models. The new QNAP line features 4x 3.5-inch SATA drive bays for HDDs and 5x 2.5-inch SATA drive bays for SSDs to enable caching and Qtier auto-tiering storage. The TS-977XU also supports QNAP's new software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning, allowing users to allocate additional OP space to SSDs and to attain enterprise-grade performance and lifespan from consumer-grade SSDs. 

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by Marshall Gunnell

QNAP Releases QTS 4.3.5

QNAP Systems, Inc. recently announced the release of QTS 4.3.5, its latest proprietary OS update. QTS 4.3.5 aims to provide better support in demanding, high-speed networks by unleashing the full potential of SSDs through SSD Extra Over-Provisioning and support for Virtual & Network Switch. In addition to the software-defined network architecture and added functionality, QTS 4.3.5 delivers a performance-driven experience to users.

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by Lyle Smith

StorCentric to Acquire Drobo And Nexsan

StorCentric has announced that it will be acquiring storage companies Drobo and Nexsan. StorCentric states that these acquisitions will offer their customers an extensive portfolio as well as brand new performance-driven and secure offerings.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x32XU Rackmount NAS Series Now Available

QNAP has announced the immediate availability of the TS-x32XU rackmount NAS series: the 4-bay TS-432XU, 8-bay TS-832XU, and 12-bay TS-1232XU, all of which have single power and redundant power options. Powered by the new 64-bit Alpine AL-324 ARMv8 Cortex-A57 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and DDR4 memory, the TS-x32XU boasts noticeable performance improvements and supports snapshots, Qtier 2.0 tiered storage and RAID 50/60. The new QNAP NAS is designed for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a versatile solution that can scale based on their needs.

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