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The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation regains their trust in NAS thanks to QNAP NAS with Xopero

  • Introduction

    The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation is a public benefit organization in Poland that aims to support public healthcare by purchasing state-of-the-art equipment for Polish hospitals and clinics. They also are involved in five nationwide medical projects that aim to systematically transform medicine in Poland while raising awareness and improving health throughout the country. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation's work is focused on supporting children's medicine and improving the level of care offered to senior patients in geriatric and long-term care units.

  • Challenge

    The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation is familiar with NAS. However, the two S-brand NAS they used to protect their crucial data had experienced "serious malfunctions" which could have potentially derailed all of their important work.

    As they need to securely store over 5TB of data from 50 endpoints and their production server, reliable storage was of paramount importance. With the large file sizes involved in their media production workflows, cloud backup was not a viable option. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation needed a NAS they could 100% rely on.

Solution

After their previous experiences with NAS, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation was understandably wary about what storage solutions to invest in. They also had concerns regarding product stability, poor tech support and lack of features. After hearing about QNAP, they chose the TS-451A based on its reliability, vast features, and more. The TS-451A, leveraging an Intel® Celeron® dual-core processor, is a small, energy-efficient NAS that packs more than enough power for excellent file transfer performance and provides convenient USB QuickAccess for easy file transfer and backup.

  • Xopero

    Xopero is an integrated backup solution for QNAP NAS that allows users to easily and effectively create backups, synchronize and restore data from servers, workstations and personal computers. With Xopero, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation was able to greatly improve their backup processes for their production server and workstations.

  • USB QuickAccess

    The TS-451A has a lightning-fast USB QuickAccess port, which made it easy for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation to quickly set up the NAS and to have convenient and direct access to files stored on the NAS.

  • Energy efficiency

    The TS-251A has a lightning-fast USB QuickAccess port, which made it easy for Edström to quickly transfer files between the NAS and computers without Internet connectivity.

  • Advanced backup features

    With highly-configurable snapshot options, support for exporting to/importing from public cloud services, and Qsync for multi-device backup, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation had multiple options for protecting their important files using the TS-451A.

Benefit

The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation received immediate noticeable benefits from using QNAP NAS. From a 27% reduction in the time required to check backup logs, 25% faster endpoints backup using RAID technology, 30-40% reduced storage usage, and 20% faster data transmission the TS-451A has been a resounding success for providing a reliable and secure storage solution. Overall, QNAP NAS with Xopero provided the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation with a complete solution for networked storage and backup that provides high data security, large storage potential, and fantastic performance.


Photo source: Photo gallery of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation.