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QNAP Cinder Driver Supports OpenStack Ocata, Providing Block Storage and Snapshots

Taipei, Taiwan, February 14, 2017 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that the QNAP Cinder Driver has been verified by OpenStack® to support the upcoming "Ocata" version. Businesses can easily configure QNAP NAS as block storage supporting their OpenStack environment to build a cost-effective hybrid cloud solution.

"The support for the OpenStack Cinder Driver enables QNAP's enterprise-grade NAS to be an integral part of OpenStack ecosystems, providing businesses with a flexible, easy-to-use, and low-cost storage solution," said Waterball Liu, Product Manager of QNAP.

With the QNAP Cinder Driver users can easily implement QNAP NAS for OpenStack to attain highly-available and secure storage for on-site data, as well as to protect virtual machine data by using snapshots for data recovery whenever needed.

QNAP recommends high-performance Enterprise NAS models for providing OpenStack storage. This range includes the Enterprise ZFS NAS that features dual active-active controllers and the QES operating system that supports High-Availability, near-limitless snapshots, data deduplication, and compression. Other recommended NAS include the TES-1885U and TES-3085U. Powered by Intel® Xeon® D processors, they are capable of running either the QTS or QES operating system on a single rackmount NAS and acting as an ideal backup NAS for Enterprise ZFS NAS.

OpenStack Ocata has a projected release date of February 22, 2017.


About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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