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QNAP Storms the IT Market with Industry-Leading 8-Drive TS-859U-RP Rack-Mounted NAS

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  1. btarunr

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    QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world class NAS servers, NVR Video Surveillance Systems, and Network-based Video Players today announced the TS-859U-RP Business Series Turbo NAS server enclosure, the most affordable 2U rack-mounted unit with 8 hot-swappable 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard disk drives and a redundant power-supply for maximum up-time in corporate and entry-level enterprise datacenters where high performance, high data-availability, and maximum reliability are paramount. QNAP is the only network appliance company to currently offer 8-drive NAS enclosures, and does so in desktop and rack-mounted configurations.

    The TS-859U-RP features a dual-core Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz CPU and 1GB DDRII RAM, delivering exceptionally fast performance coupled with ultra-low power consumption that translates into lower total cost of ownership without sacrificing performance. The TS-859U-RP contains two power units. Should one power supply fail, the other will continue to supply the power for the entire system and alert the administrator via email or SMS to the failure. The TS-859U-RP is chock full of advanced networking features including dual Gigabit LAN ports with 7 bonding modes, including failover (if one network port fails, the other LAN port is still active), load-balancing (aggregates the network load to boost transfer speed), multiple-IP settings. The fail-safe dual OS DOM architecture for positive system boot ups, and single, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5/6/5+ hot spare/6+ hot spare with online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration, and RAID recovery. The TS-859U-RP also features iSCSI for business, which allows easy network storage capacity expansion by simply attaching other QNAP Turbo NAS units to the network and establishing virtual volumes, a feature not offered by other competitors currently in this product segment.

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    Looking to push more IT functions into the cloud? The TS-859U-RP has been certified as fully compatible with VMware's vSphere4 (ESX 4.0) virtualization platform, ideal for workgroup or company-wide file sharing, storage, and advanced server applications. VMware's vSphere is the industry's premier cloud operating system that offers a way to reduce IT costs and increase network responsiveness through the use of virtual machines. Networked storage is an essential component of an effective cloud computing infrastructure. Businesses of all sizes are able to enjoy the interoperability between VMware virtual machines and QNAP high performance networked storage to take full advantage of VMware cloud computing environments. SPC-3 Persistent Reservation for clustering in VMware and also Hyper-V clusters in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 are supported, as is thin-provisioning, MPIO, and MC/S.

    "Corporate & Enterprise IT managers depend on high performance, highly reliable networked storage to meet the insatiable storage needs of today's companies" said Laurent Cheng, Product Manager of QNAP Systems, Inc. "The TS-859U-RP is an ideal choice for these environments as it offers up to 16TB of online, networked storage with levels of performance and reliability demanded by network users with business-ready features that administrators can use to deploy network-wide backups, enable file sharing inside & outside the company, share printers, host websites, and much more." Mr. Cheng added.

    Savvy IT administrators will smile at the broad range of business features included in the TS-859U-RP, including file sharing in mixed Windows/Mac/Linux/UNIX networks, advanced power management with scheduled power on/off & wake on LAN access, support for Microsoft Active Directory (AD), secure AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, HDD S.M.A.R.T., which notifies the administrator via email or SMS when a drive is failing or has failed, and the most comprehensive log system of any NAS currently on the market. The TS-859U-RP's functionality can be extended with QPKG software plug-ins, with 15 currently available for telephony, Java, Joomla!, Wordpress, and other applications.

    The TS-859U-RP ships with QNAP's Version 3.2 of its renowned NAS management software, which adds new DFS support (Shared Folder Aggregation), import of user-list, next-generation Internet Protocol IPv6 and IPv4 dual stack. QNAP's Web File Manager 2 features an entirely redesigned user interface and functionality for improved file sharing and management. WebDAV is also available for users to collaboratively share, access, and edit files over HTTP and HTTPS.

    For more information, visit the product page.
     
  2. Easy Rhino

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    must...resist....buying....

    the quality of qnap hardware is only surpassed by the amount of quality software included with it.
     
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    must...resist...the oxymoron... exceptionally fast performance and Atom D510 1GB.

    IMO, this is a silly setup. Great hardware and redundancy, but VMware and an Atom! Plain silly. Either use Atom for a BASIC fileserver or limited workgroup coordination server. But to suggest this is going to drive Active Directory, VMware, email server, and webhosting with Joomla, wordpress all at the same time, and make a performance impact in a cloud system is just fanciful. Perhaps in a domain forest this would be OK for a small subbranch somewhere with just a handful of users. BUT, why not run a slightly more powerful system that can offer the local network more services?

    Given the cost of this thing, QNAP should have charged just $100 more implemented a ULV Xeon. Similar overall power consumption but 10x the horsepower.
     
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    It doesn't run VMware, it can be the storage backend of VMware. Same for AD.
     
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    exactly what dan said. you want to add data redundancy and performance but you don't want to triple your electric bill with a full fledged setup you get a few of these units and put them in a rack for all sorts of reasons. did i mention the amount of software and the interface?
     
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