QNAP, 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.
Founded in 2004, QNAP has excelled at hardware design and software engineering, and brought to market numerous remarkable technologies and products ahead in the industry.
What is NAS?
Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer network providing data access to a heterogeneous group of clients. NAS not only operates as a file server, but is specialized for this task either by its hardware, software, or configuration of those elements.
What is NAS use in business and the market today?
As of 2010 NAS devices began gaining popularity as a convenient method of sharing files among multiple computers. Potential benefits of dedicated network-attached storage, compared to general-purpose servers also serving files, include faster data access, easier administration, and simple configuration.
NAS systems are networked appliances which contain one or more hard drives, often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAID. Network-attached storage removes the responsibility of file serving from other servers on the network. They typically provide access to files using network file sharing protocols such as NFS, SMB/CIFS, or AFP.
Multiple OS support
With the Virtualization Station, you can create multiple virtual machines to run various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android on a QNAP NAS. The Virtualization Station helps to quickly integrate existing IT infrastructure into the NAS without additional hardware costs. Support OS list.
Operate VMs as Remote Desktops
Enjoy utmost convenience by operating Windows, Linux and UNIX-based VMs as remote desktops. A list of buttons is provided on the left side of each individual VM display, allowing users to suspend, shutdown, force shutdown, reset, bring up key combinations (incl. Ctrl+AIt+Del) & function keys, and even take snapshots for the VMs.
Virtual machine import/export
Virtual machines of various formats can be easily import to and export from the Virtualization Station with simple steps. The administrators will enjoy extreme flexibility in arranging IT resources across machines.
Easily back up and restore VM
Virtualization Station provides a clear overview of all the processing and scheduled tasks for VM backup and restoration. You can manually activate or stop tasks, schedule backup and set the maximum number of backup versions for optimized storage utilization. Virtualization Station allows you to back up active VMs without shutting them down, and snapshots of original VMs can also be kept to be rolled back to any point of time even after restoring the VMs. The VM backup can be directly activated, greatly reducing downtime and making VM restoration as fast and easy as creating a new VM. Virtualization Station also supports encryption during transmission, ensuring VM backup and restoration with the utmost security.
Virtualization Station provides snapshot feature to record the virtual machine system status at a point of time. At the event of virtual machine failure, users can quickly roll it back to the snapshot time to ensure continual system operation.
User-based permissions settings
The Virtualization Station administrator can create users and set proper permissions for each Virtual Machine (VM), helping to efficiently manage and allocate VM resources for users with different needs. With these permissions, users can work independently on their VM without worrying about their work being interrupted or data being lost because another user has accidentally powered-off the VM.
Operate different OS platforms on browsers
You can use the web-based user interface of QTS to run Virtualization Station with extreme flexibility and convenience. Besides computers, you can also use tablet devices to operate multiple virtual machines of various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and UNIX run on the Virtualization Station.
Reduces physical server maintenance
Compared with dealing with physical servers which are less resource-consuming but need to be present, it is more cost-efficient to use the Virtualization Station to manage those servers on the virtual machines on the Turbo NAS. It not only increases the efficiency of IT management, but also reduces management costs and room for physical servers.
Bandwidth-saving and secure to access NAS data
When accessing data on the Turbo NAS through the virtual machines on the Virtualization Station, you can enjoy the secure data transmission and bandwidth saving, as the data is not transmitted via physical network cables.
- SAS/SATA 6G
- Xeon E3-1245 v2 3.4GHz
- 8GB ECC RAM
- RAID 0,1, 5, 6, 10, 5+spare, 6+spare, 10+spare
- Global hot spare
- Max 32 GB RAM
- Max 8-LAN
- PCIe expansion slot x2
- Redundant power supply
- Chassis 2U
- 12 Bays