QNAP Updates QTS 4.0 for Its Business-class Turbo NAS Models with Easy-Scale Expansion, Powerful Storage Manager and Much More

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QNAP® Systems, Inc. today updated QTS 4.0, its Turbo NAS operating system, for its business-class Turbo NAS models, featuring advanced functions for SMB users, including 400TB easy-scale solution, intelligent Storage Manager, flexible volume management with thin-provisioned volumes supported, SSD cache, SMART data migration, VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX support and more. The end result is greatly enhanced efficiency in storage management, expansion, data process, and management in virtualization environments.

QTS 4.0 will greatly benefit business applications running on your Turbo NAS

"Our previous release of QTS 4.0 for home-class Turbo NAS models has been a great success with tremendous positive feedback from our users," said Tony Lu, product manager of QNAP. "Now we are pleased to bring forth QTS 4.0 for QNAP’s business-class Turbo NAS models that we believe will greatly benefit business applications of the Turbo NAS," added Lu.

400TB scale-up solution

The newly launched QNAP RAID expansion enclosures, REXP-1200U-RP and REXP-1600U-RP, are designed to expand the Turbo NAS storage capacity with over 400TB raw capacity to cope with the growing data demands of businesses. "The storage expansion solution is economical and helps businesses invest only in storage capacity that meets their requirements at initial setup, and gives them the flexibility to expand the storage capacity on demand,” said Lu.

Flexible volume management

QTS 4.0 introduces the Storage Pool that allows IT administrators to aggregate multiple RAID groups of different levels as one big storage pool to flexibly utilize the total storage capacity. In the Storage Pool, multiple volumes can be created, coupled with features including block-level iSCSI LUN, online capacity expansion, thin-provisioned volume, and space reclaim. Through the intuitive graphical interface, provided by QTS 4.0 Storage Manager, IT administrators can easily manage storage systems on a centralized platform.

Proactive data protection

QTS 4.0 provides enhanced features to secure important business data, including RAID Hot Spare and Global Hot Spare drives, SMART data migration, Time-Limited Error Recovery and Error Recovery Control, as well as advanced RAID read error recovery technology. This proactive data protection makes the Turbo NAS a reliable storage solution for businesses’ mission-critical needs.

New virtualization experience

QNAP business-class Turbo NAS is a virtualization-ready storage solution supporting VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer. Advanced hypervisor offload features are supported, including VMware VAAI for iSCSI and NAS, and ODX in Microsoft Windows Server 2012. These hypervisor offload features brought by QTS 4.0 greatly increase performance in the virtualization environment. Moreover, the QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) remarkably increase management productivity and efficiency.

Performance acceleration

QTS 4.0 supports SSD caching, which can greatly boost IOPS performance of volumes, and 10GbE network bandwidth, increases operational efficiency for intensive database environments that require fast data transmission, such as data center or a virtualized IT environments.
The support of SMB 2.0 improves Microsoft Networking performance. Windows users will enjoy faster transmission speeds and better read performance even when there are multiple concurrent users or in a high latency network environment such as a VPN between two offices.

A well-rounded NAS system

As well as these enhanced business features, QTS 4.0 provides versatile functions such as file synchronization with the Qsync utility, cross-platform file sharing, comprehensive backup solutions with QNAP NetBak Replicator utility, Apple Time Machine support, Real-Time Remote Replication (RTRR), rsync and cloud storage support, and advanced privilege settings with Windows AD/ACL and LDAP, overall performing as a powerful and comprehensive Turbo NAS system.


The updated QTS 4.0 with advanced business features is available today for the following Turbo NAS models:

TS-EC1679U-RP, TS-1679U-RP, TS-EC1279U-RP, TS-1279U-RP, TS-1270U-RP, TS-EC879U-RP, TS-879U-RP, TS-870U-RP, TS-1079 Pro, TS-879 Pro, TS-1269U-RP, TS-869U-RP, TS-469U-SP, TS-469U-RP, TS-869 Pro, TS-669 Pro, TS-569 Pro, TS-469 Pro, TS-269 Pro

REXP-1200U-RP and REXP-1600U-RP, the expansion enclosures, are available now for the TS-x79 series and TS-x70U series.

SSD caching function is not available for TS-x69 series.

For more information, please visit http://www.qnap.com.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise "Quality Network Appliance Provider", aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.

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Whilst it is available today, QTS 4.0 for business will be officially launched at the IP Expo show at Earls Court in London on 16th October - For more detail and to register for our complimentary beer and cocktail party please visit - http://www.qnap.com/static/uk/qts_4.0_SMB/index.php#main_content

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