COMPUTEX 2016: QNAP Showcases QIoT Containers, Optimized NAS Solutions for Multimedia Workflows, SMB Storage, Enterprise Storage Center, and More Compelling New Products
Taipei, Taiwan, May 31, 2016 – At COMPUTEX Taipei 2016, QNAP® Systems, Inc. (at Stand J0830) got the show started with its visionary QIoT Containers – a private IoT cloud platform – and demonstrated a wide range of NAS solutions from multimedia applications, SMB storage, enterprise storage centers, and numerous other new products and features. QNAP also cooperated with HGST®, Seagate®, Toshiba® and WD® at COMPUTEX 2016 to showcase joint solutions for QNAP NAS with a wide range of HDDs and SSDs.
QIoT Containers: QNAP’s private IoT cloud platform
QIoT Containers is an extension to QNAP’s robust Container Station that supports LXC and Docker® containerized apps suited for microservices-based architectural patterns as applied to IoT systems. With QIoT Containers, QNAP is launching multiple containers (including Ponte, Node-RED, Kafka, Dashing, Freeboard, Redis, MongoDB, RabbitMQ, and MariaDB) that can be used to define private IoT stacks on QNAP NAS. QIoT Containers reduces the expenses of relying on public IoT cloud platforms and provides the easiest, most convenient, and highly-configurable IoT stack for developers to accelerate development with low time to market.
“QIoT Containers keeps sensitive data under your control and complements public IoT cloud platforms,” said Teddy Kuo, Chairman of QNAP. “We envision that QIoT Containers will help organizations boost microservices and modernize legacy applications to drive more business opportunities.”
Visitors can also learn how QNAP IoT solutions can be used with IEI® products in practical scenarios including hospitals, smart factories, and transportation.
Best NAS for professional video editing, backup and sharing
Storage has always been a challenge for video studios that deal with vast amounts of high-resolution media files every day. Powered by the latest Intel® 6th generation Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors, the next-generation TVS-x82T Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS features unrivaled hardware performance to improve work efficiency, including SATA M.2 SSD and 2.5” SSD cache to speed up video editing and up to 20Gb/s bandwidth to enable simultaneous 4K video transfer and display. Coupled with high-capacity and scalable storage, the TVS-x82T is the best solution for housing terabytes of high-resolution media and important backups for video studios.
The new quad-core TS-831X offers a powerful yet affordable NAS solution with two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports to accelerate applications that require a fast, high-bandwidth and reliable NAS, including intensive data transmission, video storage, streaming and editing. Studios can adopt a 10GbE storage solution at a budget price, create a centralized file center for storage, backup and sharing with the rich native apps, and rely on the NAS scalability to accommodate increasing amounts of media files.
Reliable and secure private cloud with improved productivity
QNAP’s SMB storage solutions not only safeguard important files, but also increase business productivity with rich features. VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) introduces an economical way to maximize storage utilization for demanding needs such as file storage and backup. It allows users to mount iSCSI LUNs from up to eight NAS units to a host NAS as virtual disks, and they can further create virtual Storage Pools and use them as local disks for shares, applications, and even creating another LUN.
Hybrid Backup Sync is a key app for creating backup and disaster recovery plans. It consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions into a single app, making transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage easier than ever. It provides smarter and more efficient management with features including multi-version backup, flexible job scheduling, file filtering, compression, upgraded encryption, and more.
High-performance yet cost-effective enterprise storage center
QNAP demonstrates solid, highly-capable storage solutions to fulfill mission-critical tasks in dynamic business environments. The integration of all-round application server & storage TDS-16489U and Enterprise ZFS NAS ES1642dc delivers optimized big data storage solutions for enterprises. With Qtier auto-tiering technology, storage efficiency for the TDS-16489U is maximized, and the highly-reliable ES1642dc with dual active-active controllers provides near-zero downtime alongside point-in-time storage-efficient snapshots for backup and virtualization readiness.
“High performance, efficient and reliable storage solutions are exceptionally crucial to cloud service providers and big data storage centers today. Seagate is committed to developing the most comprehensive and robust product portfolios with the stringent system requirements in mind for our partners,” said John Morris, vice president of enterprise products at Seagate. “Our Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD and 1200.2 SAS SSD showcased with QNAP's enterprise-class rack mount products at Computex 2016 demonstrate how our collaboration can enable our customers to take maximum advantage of their data and our drives to have the highest impact on their business.”
Spotlight on new products
- TES-x85U series: A powerful business NAS exclusively capable of running either the FreeBSD-based QES or Linux-based QTS operating system. Powered by an Intel® Xeon® D processor, 12Gb/s SAS-enabled with two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports, the TES-x85U series enables businesses to flexibly deploy relevant operating systems based on their needs and goals in different stages.
- ES1642dc: The 12Gb/s SAS-enabled Enterprise ZFS NAS with Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and QES operating system targeted for mission-critical business applications. It adopts dual active-active controllers and features near-limitless snapshots and SnapSync for efficient disaster recovery to provide the most reliable base for business IT storage.
- TS-831X: A cost-effective 8-bay, quad-core business NAS with integrated dual 10GbE SFP+ ports, supporting VJBOD to expand storage capacity of other QNAP NAS and Container Station as an ideal private IoT cloud platform.
The availability of TVS-x82T, TES-x85U, ES1642dc, VJBOD and Hybrid Backup Sync will be announced separately. Learn more about QNAP NAS and their wide range of features at 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. More information is at www.qnap.com.