by Adam Armstrong

Synology Announces Several Changes Going Into 2016

Today Synology America Corp. announced that it will be making several changes in the coming year. The demands of both personal and professional technology are only going up and Synology is making changes to meet these demands. These changes include a new OS, DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, new advanced NAS products, apps for wearable devices such as the Apple Watch, and Synology’s first router, the Synology RT1900ac.

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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

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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by Lyle Smith

Synology RackStation RS815 NAS Review

The Synology RackStation RS815 is a 1U 4-bay rackmount NAS designed for small businesses and consumers with a limited budget who are looking for an efficient way to store, protect, and share their data. One of the most notable features of the RS815 is its ability to scale when needed, which makes this ideal for small growing companies, as this device is certainly a “future proof” NAS. Additionally, the Synology RS815 is built using a small 12-inch chassis design--roughly a third shorter than its predecessor RS814--allowing it to be deployed in even more space-constraining areas, such as a 2-post rack or a wall-mount server rack.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-471U Turbo vNAS Series Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of their new 4-bay 10GbE-ready TVS-471U Turbo vNAS series, including the TVS-471U-RP and TVS-471U. Featuring high performance, scalable design, reliability and rich business applications, QNAP indicates that the TVS-471U line is designed to offer SMBs smooth daily file operations as well as low total cost of ownership. The company’s QvPC Technology also adds more hands-on usage for functionality including direct access to stored data, monitoring live surveillance feeds, and watching media with a keyboard, mouse, and HDMI display. In addition, Qsirch allows users to quickly search through their files on the QNAP NAS to find specific items with improved productivity.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-431U Turbo NAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TS-431U, a new 4-bay TS-431U Turbo NAS designed to offer optimal price/performance in a 1U network storage server chassis for file sharing, backup, synchronization, and more. The TS-431U comes equipped with an advanced Freescale dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM for multi-tasking and provides businesses with a private cloud for easily and securely accessing data.

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by Tucker Mindrum

Synology DiskStation DS1515 Review

Synology has released its first 5-bay value series NAS; the DS1515. Synology cut costs on this model by loading it with a lower-end CPU (Quad Core 1.4GHz Alpine AL-314) and fewer USB 3.0 ports, but it still provides all of the features one would expect with a Synology DiskStation. It would be ideal for budget-minded businesses that don't mind a bit of a dip in performance compared to the DS1515+, which would cost about $150 more.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Demonstrates Thunderbolt NAS, Qsirch, Virtualization Solutions, QTS 4.2, and More

QNAP Systems has demonstrated various new technologies and devices at Computex 2015, including the world's first Thunderbolt NAS, the unique search tool "Qsirch", a hybrid approach to virtualization with Virtualization Station and Container Station, the new QTS 4.2 operating system, multi-zone multimedia system, and various new and feature-rich Turbo NAS models for home and businesses. In addition, QNAP cooperated with HGST, Seagate, Toshiba and WD to showcase joint solutions of QNAP NAS using a variety of their HDDs and SSDs.

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by Adam Armstrong

Drobo Gets Spun Off Of Connected Data

Today Drobo announced that it has been acquired by an investment group comprised of seasoned tech executives. Drobo had been an independent subsidiary of Connected Data. Drobo will now be a standalone entity effective immediately. Terms of the deal were not announced.

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by Adam Armstrong

Seagate Introduces New WSS NAS For Small Businesses

Seagate Technology introduced a new line of business NAS solutions, the Seagate WSS NAS. This new line of NAS solutions enable Microsoft-based small to medium sized businesses an easy method to collaborate better with seamless integration with Microsoft Cloud, Office 365, and Microsoft Azure Backup.

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