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2012-01-18

QNAP TS-659 Pro II Turbo NAS Server Receives Coveted 2012 Technology of the Year Award from IDG's InfoWorld

Taipei, Taiwan, January 18, 2012 – QNAP® Inc. today announced that InfoWorld, a highly respected website relied on by IT decision makers, has bestowed their 2012 Technology of the year award to QNAP's TS-659 Pro II Turbo NAS server. The TS-659 Pro II is the only NAS to be named in this year's Technology of the Year Award; and joins the likes of Apple®, Microsoft®, Adobe®, AMD®, and other top-tier brands recognized by InfoWorld as being among the best in the IT landscape.

The TS-659 Pro II is part of QNAP's mid-range SMB & Corporate Turbo NAS server lineup featuring an Intel® Atom™ processor, 6 hot-swappable drive bays for up to 18TB of storage capacity (using 3TB HDDs) in mixed Windows®, Mac®, Linux, and UNIX networks, advanced iSCSI initiator/target support, and an enviable suite of business-ready applications including website hosting, file sharing, network-wide backup, printer sharing, surveillance video recording, and much more.

"From the smartphones in our pockets to the data centers and clouds that are delivering the applications that businesses depend on, the technology landscape is changing faster than ever," said Doug Dineley, Executive Editor/Test Center, InfoWorld. "Drawn from the very best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services we tested during 2011, our 2012 Technology of the Year Awards celebrate the products and services that are leading the way."

"QNAP is once again recognized by InfoWorld as being among the best brands in IT," said Ivan Hsu, product marketing director of QNAP Inc. "InfoWorld and other highly respected IDG publications including PC World and Network World have favorably reviewed and awarded QNAP Turbo NAS servers in the past year however the InfoWorld Technology of the Year Award is particularly special due to emphasis on the IT professional space."

InfoWorld's full review of the TS-659 Pro II is available at:

http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/24605/infoworlds-2012-technology-the-year-award-winners-183313?source=fssr#slide20

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About InfoWorld

InfoWorld helps IT decision makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in the independent InfoWorld Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About QNAP® Inc.

QNAP® Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.

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