Monday, July 30th 2012

ThecusOS 5.0 Released for NAS Servers

The new ThecusOS 5.0 has been released! This means that users will be able access more innovative functions with their Thecus NAS. Dedicated Thecus users know that Thecus NAS utilizes the best and most up-to-date hardware. The new ThecusOS 5.0 is the key piece that will unlock the most efficient and advanced NAS on the market. Ultimately, Thecus is a well-known innovator in the storage industry and ThecusOS 5.0 sets higher limits.

Key features of ThecusOS 5.0
  • 2.5 petabyte accessibility
  • 10GbE volume expansion
  • Massive expansion with daisy-chaining
  • 10GBASE-T High Availability
  • Data Guard – total backup solution
  • McAfee Antivirus
Thecus pioneers whooping 2.5 petabyte (PB) storage capacity
Thecus is well-known for being a technology innovator and once again, the unbelievable has been established by the two newest Thecus ground-breaking features, volume expansion and daisy-chaining. The way 2.5 petabyte is accessed is combining the two features, by linking daisy-chained NAS with volume expansion via 10GbE expansion, storage capacity is virtually unlimited. Below goes into depth on each of the two features.

Implementing volume expansion with a switch
Users can now dynamically stack their Thecus NAS units for more capacities in a single volume; simply designate a stack master and implement a 10GbE switch to connect additional target devices. Scalability is the key notion when it boils down to volume expansion. In fact, an amazing eight target devices can be intertwined for a massive volume of multi TB capacity when utilizing 10GbE switch.

Massive expansion with daisy-chaining
Daisy-chaining, the most innovative function to expand storage volume while keeping cost down. As Thecus is releases the D16000 DAS; these units are dedicated for daisy-chaining to a N16000 unit. Most importantly, D16000 DAS provides 16-bay storage capacity but cost merely half as much as a standard N16000 unit. As a result, IT enterprises or consumers who utilize large amounts of storage can obtain massive expansion and save cost. Moreover, daisy-chaining allows the users to designate one N16000 as the master and four D16000 as targets units. Another perk about daisy-chaining is that transfer speeds are rapid fast! SAS cables are put-to-use to daisy-chain NAS to DAS.

10GBASE-T High Availability (HA)
ThecusOS 5.0 supports one of the most important features within the storage industry, High Availability. In short, HA allows users to replicate the data on an active NAS to another standby NAS via 10GbE sync. Moreover, data is being replicated in real-time so that users can be sure that every single vital data is duplicated. The importance of HA, whether there is data corruption or if the active NAS has any HDD problems or downtime, the standby server keeps all vital data saved.

Data Guard – total backup solution
Also included in the new ThecusOS 5.0 is the total backup solution, Data Guard. This backup solution is the ultimate software as it provides both local and remote backup. Currently, data is backed up across RAID volumes, external USB drives, and eSATA. In addition, Data Guard uses innovative technology to sync data across the network to other NAS and servers. More importantly, Thecus Data Guard is the total backup solution which makes managing NAS user-friendly and convenient.

In conclusion
ThecusOS 5.0 will elevate the Thecus NAS user experience tremendously by offering state-of-the-art volume expansion via network switch or the highly looked upon daisy-chain. Accidents are never planned, High Availability is present to allow replication between active and standby devices so that data is always near within reach. Data Guard is a powerful and effective feature to schedule total backup. ThecusOS 5.0 lifts Thecus NAS into a new spectrum and offers innovative functions when compared to competitors, as Thecus is known as the innovator in technology.
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