At the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013 opening day, QNAP® Systems, Inc. showcased its app-centric QTS 4.0 Turbo NAS operating system providing exciting home multimedia applications, unveiled the high performance business-class 400 TB Turbo NAS solutions with VMware® VAAI certification, demonstrated the developers platform for QNAP Turbo NAS, and displayed the VioStor NVR firmware v4.1.0. Visitors could experience QNAP’s full-spectrum of the Turbo NAS series and VioStor NVR series at COMPUTEX 2013.
QTS 4.0 Turbo NAS operating system
The new QTS 4.0 integrates multi-window operations into the web-based user interface to increase management efficiency. It also adds the Qsync utility for file synchronizing across different devices and file sharing across groups and communities with Team Folder, and integrates numerous smart mobile apps, including Qfile, Qmusic, Qphoto, Qmanager and VMobile, to achieve mobility of NAS access and management.
"In an era where almost everyone has at least one mobile phone or tablet device, the QTS 4.0 fulfills people’s needs of mobile data access and synchronization, while providing storage for large amount of data with privacy,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of the QTS 4.0. The QTS 4.0’s intuitive desktop and multi-window user interface introduce an exceptional NAS management experience.
App-centric, ultra home multimedia applications
The QTS 4.0 provides multipurpose multimedia applications and acts as a media hub at home. Users can easily collect, manage and share huge collections of photos, music, and videos with the Photo Station, Music Station, and Video Station. In addition, users can enjoy high quality videos stored on the Turbo NAS on a big-screen TV via DLNA, AirPlay, and HDMI connection.
The File Station supports photo thumbnails and video transcoding for browsing on different applications. The Media Library supports auto-indexing for multimedia files to be searched and browsed easily.
The potential of QTS 4.0 can be extended by installing more than 90 apps found in the QNAP App Center. “The QTS 4.0 is built for users to flexibly use the inbuilt or install-on-demand apps the way they need,” added Hsu.
400 TB NAS solution and virtualization-aware storage
QNAP presented a powerful 400 TB NAS Solution for server virtualization combining its high-end Turbo NAS TS-x79U series with new additions of the REXP-1200U-RP and REXP-1600U-RP. It provides a flexible solution for IT administrators to expand the total capacity of the Turbo NAS up to 400 TB.
Equipped with various contemporary business-oriented features including being 10GbE-ready, flexible volume management, SSD cache, VMware VAAI and vSphere Client plug-in, Microsoft SCVMM/ODX, and thin-provisioned volume, the Turbo NAS not only effectively optimizes efficiency and reliability in virtualization applications, but also serves as a high performance NAS for data backup.
“The great storage expansion solution will relieve IT administrators from having to invest big at initial setup,” said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP’s business product line. “The solution can largely reduce inflexibility in IT budget allocation for businesses that do not see rapid growth of storage demand in the near future, but in some point of time afterward.”
QNAP has been continuously improving user experience in virtualization. The QNAP virtualization-aware solution offers optimal performance for businesses to deploy a virtualization environment.
NAS Developers Platform
QNAP’s Turbo NAS Developers Platform offers rich SDK support and documents. It is an easy-to-use developer tool for users to develop project-oriented applications for diversified practices with cost-effectiveness.
New VioStor NVR firmware v4.1.0
The upcoming VioStor NVR firmware v4.1.0, revamped with a completely new user interface, cross-browser support, surveillance storage expansion, smart recording and much more, was presented for users to enjoy a smooth experience with the management of VioStor NVR.
The VioStor NVR supports up to 64-channel display mode for live monitoring and 16-channel display mode for playback, provides practical local display, real-time system alert and E-map function, and offers more management convenience when users experience the powerful surveillance system.
Moreover, at QNAP’s booth users had the chance to preview the brand new concept of VioStor NVR firmware QVR 5.0 (QNAP VioStor Recorder). Users can experience optimal performance through the live demo with the intuitive and friendly user interface at COMPUTEX 2013.
The availability of QNAP’s 400 TB NAS solution, VioStor NVR firmware v4.1.0 and QVR 5.0 will be announced separately.
QNAP Systems, Inc. (qnap.com), 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.