Monday, June 30th 2014

QNAP Launches High-Performance Turbo NAS TS-ECx80 Pro Series

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of enterprise-class TS-ECx80 Pro series Turbo NAS and a flexible, high-density SAS/SATA/SSD RAID expansion enclosure REXP-1000 Pro. Available in 8 and 10-bay tower models, the TS-ECx80 Pro series is powered by a Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4 GHz processor and 2 GB DDR3 ECC RAM and delivers high-performance and extreme scalability to fulfill the mission-critical storage needs of entry-level enterprises.

The powerful TS-ECx80 Pro series is 10GbE ready, supports SSD caching options (including up to two internal mSATA slots), and is capable of providing up to 2,200 MB/s throughput and 226,000 IOPS to boost the workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization and data center deployment.

The new series features stability with persistent throughput to balance resource-demanding applications. "With the support of high-capacity, low-cost SATA hard drives for large data archiving and high-speed, high-stability SSDs for I/O-intensive operations, the TS-ECx80 Pro series provides a wide range of options to assist businesses to deploy a tiered storage plan to meet their storage requirements," said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP.

The TS-ECx80 Pro series' high-scalability design allows administrators to expand their total storage to up to 250 TB raw capacity (varies by model) on demand by connecting up to two QNAP REXP-1000 Pro RAID expansion enclosures. "The REXP-1000 Pro expansion enclosure is an excellent choice to flexibly and affordably scale up the capacity of the TS-ECx80 Pro series, fitting storage-intensive applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and for backing-up the entire content of the connected Turbo NAS," added Tsao.

With the new IT Management Station (powered by Mandriva Pulse) the TS-ECx80 Pro series provides an IT system management solution to simplify daily tasks and IT asset management for businesses of all sizes. With the IT Management Station, businesses can centralize their management of multi-OS and multi-site IT assets with numerous business applications including comprehensive inventory, centralized software deployment & updates, imaging, remote management and support, backup & restore, and more.

The new TS-ECx80 Pro series is a reliable storage solution for server virtualization with the support of VMware vSphere 5.5 and Citrix XenServer, and the compatibility with Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012. In addition, the support of VMware VAAI, QNAP vSphere Client plug-in, Microsoft ODX, and QNAP SMI-S provider further improves operational efficiency in virtualization applications.

The new series offers flexible backup and recovery solutions. Windows and Mac users can use the QNAP NetBak Replicator utility and Apple Time Machine respectively to easily back up data. Disaster recovery solutions include Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) for real-time or scheduled data replication and backup to cloud storage including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, ElephantDrive, Symform and Google Drive. Third-party backup software such as Veeam Backup & Replication and Acronis True Image are also supported, making the TS-ECx80 Pro series a solid foundation to secure valuable business data.

The cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX users makes the TS-ECx80 Pro series an ideal centralized storage solution for SMBs with a large number of users. The Windows AD and LDAP directory services greatly save IT administrators' time and effort in account setup. The Windows ACL (Access Control List) feature offers sophisticated shared folder permission settings that simplifies IT management and privilege control.

The QNAP App Center provides over a hundred of free apps for backup, content management, communication, and more developed by QNAP and 3rd party developers. Users can install apps on demand to increase the functionalities of TS-ECx80 Pro models.

Key Specs of New Models

The TS-ECx80 Pro series
  • TS-EC880 Pro: 8-drive, tower unit
  • TS-EC1080 Pro: 10-drive, tower unit
  • Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4 GHz Processor, 2 GB DDR3 ECC RAM (expandable to 32 GB), 4x Gigabit LAN port, 10GbE ready (optional purchase), supports 3.5" /2.5" SATA 6 Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x internal cache port, 1x PCle expansion slot, 3x USB 3.0 port.
The REXP tower expansion enclosure
  • REXP-1000 Pro" 10-drive tower unit, SAS/SATA 6Gbps 3.5" and 2.5" hard drives, hard drives hot-swappable.
Availability & Compatibility
The new TS-ECx80 Pro Turbo NAS models and REXP-1000 Pro RAID expansion enclosure are now available.
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I reckon that qnap on the left is pretty happy to see that qnap on the right.
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