QNAP's TS-831X Storage Solution Supports VirtualJBOD

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Teddy Kuo, Chairman, QNAP Systems, Inc

Teddy Kuo, Chairman, QNAP Systems, Inc

FREMONT, CA: Quality Network Appliance Provider (QNAP) delivers Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Network Video Recorder (NVR) solutions to network enterprises. With the increasing demand for high-speed networks in this speedy world, QNAP released a powerful 8-bay business NAS TS-831X solution. This is a Quad-Core NAS featuring two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports supporting 10GbE high-speed networks and is cost-effective. "The TS-831X alleviates budget constraints for most small-to-medium businesses to adopt 10GbE storage solutions," says Jason Hsu, Product Manager, QNAP.

Teddy Kuo, Chairman, QNAP Systems explains, "The NAS has advanced RAID protection against hard drive failure and assists both complex scenarios with highly consolidated and centralized deployments." The TS-831X supports Virtual Just a Bunch of Disks (VJBOD), introducing an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space and increases the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS. Organizations can develop and host Internet of Things (IoT) apps by leveraging container station of TS-831X. The TS-831X is built with Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 Quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor with a speed of 8GB/16GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB) and having RAID 5/6 support, hardware-accelerated encryption and an SSD cache.

Users can install third port through the extra PCIe slot for flexible high-speed network deployment.  "It includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports at a budget price to fulfill applications like virtualization, intensive data transmission, video storage and streaming, and IP video surveillance, which require a fast, high-bandwidth and reliable NAS," adds Jason.

LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies are integrated in the container station, enabling users to operate multiple Linux systems on TS-831X and download multiple applications from the Docker Hub Registry.  The TS-831X storage solution features data storage, backup, sharing and centralized management; supporting Windows and Mac desktop or laptop backup, RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) with backup versioning, rsync and backup to cloud storage with file sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux or UNIX operating systems. This new release can also be used as a VPN server or client to secure the network access. TS-831X solution has a powerful Qsirch full-text searching tool and Qsync which eases efforts to sync and search NAS data.