Monday, August 19th 2013

ZyXEL Partners with QNAP for 10G Ethernet Powered NAS Solution

ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home and routing products, today announced a partnership with QNAP, a leading commercial Network Attached Storage (NAS) provider, to create affordable, high performance 10G Ethernet powered NAS solution packs for small to mid-size companies (SMB). The solution packs include ZyXEL's XGS1900 series Web-managed smart 10G Ethernet switches and QNAPs TS-870U-RP NAS appliance.
Constrained by limited resources, many SMBs utilize affordable virtualization technology to improve operational efficiency and maintain data security. Leveraging virtualization enables SMBs to make better use of their resources - both infrastructure and staff. For example, virtualization allows organizations to consolidate multiple application workloads on fewer physical hosts, immediately reducing costs and enabling greater efficiency.

To capitalize on the benefits of virtualization, SMBs need a lightning fast network and high performance storage solution. Field-tested to ensure optimal performance, the ZyXEL 10G switches and QNAP NAS solution pack meets the SMBs unique needs. The joint solution assures compatibility with a range of virtualization platforms offering data centers operators the reliability of a robust solution at an attractive price point.

"ZyXEL is committed to creating enterprise-class networking solutions and making them affordable for our SMB customers and profitable for our channel partners," said Steven Joe, Executive Vice President, Channel Business, ZyXEL Americas. "We are proud to partner with QNAP in delivering a 10G powered storage solutions to meet the SMB data centers' growing demand for network speed and storage capacity."

Together, the ZyXEL 10G switches and QNAP NAS alleviate network congestion and deliver back-up and disaster recovery capabilities to SMBs. This is critical as more connected devices are added to the network, and the popularity of applications like video processing, business analytics and multimedia that demand large bandwidths and big storage keep escalating.

"QNAP is dedicated to provide network attached storage with enterprise server applications at an affordable price." said Ivan Hsu, Product Marketing Director of QNAP, Inc. "We are excited to partner with Zyxel to further provide our users more value when they choose our products ."

ZyXEL 1900 Series 10G Switches
The XGS1900 series include 24 and 48 port 10G Web smart switches (XGS1910-24/48). The XGS1910-24 (48) switch comes with 2 (4) enhanced small form-factor SFP+ ports for 10G uplinks and / or stacking. This cost-saving feature eliminates the need for additional modules for 10G support. Some of the main features include outstanding performance and efficiency in network traffic management, Quality of Service (QoS) and a variety of VLAN features such as Media Access Control (MAC), protocol-based VLAN and guest VLAN.

QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS)
TS-870U-RP / TS-1270U-RP: The TS-x70 series include the 12-bay TS-1270U-RP and the 8-bay TS-870U-RP aim to offer business users a superb high-performance yet budget-friendly 10 GbE NAS solution. Powered by a high performance Dual-core Intel 2.4GHz processor, the new TS-x70 series are equipped with 4GB DDR3 RAM, which can be upgraded to 16GB optionally. These models can store up to a maximum of 48 TB or 32 TB of storage to fulfill various business applications including high speed backup, server virtualization, iSCSI IP-SAN, video storage and centralized shared storage.
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