|QNAP adds virtualization and data protection with QTS 4.2 Beta NAS OS|
|Tuesday, 18 August 2015 00:00|
"Qnap continues to break the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to business and home users alike," said Tony Lu, product manager, Qnap. "We have taken the lead in incorporating cutting-edge technologies like containers, snapshots and multi-zone multimedia streaming to extend the possibilities of Qnap NAS. With QTS 4.2, users are limited only by their imaginations."
The QTS 4.2 comes with a Storage Manager that adds a handy snapshot tool for volume/LUN backup and restoration. Several enhancements are included to improve business efficiency and performance such as SSD cache acceleration, JBOD enclosure roaming and comprehensive cloud backup solutions and more.
It also supports hybrid virtualization with Virtualization Station and Container Station. The upgraded Virtualization Station adopts software-defined networking concepts and brings greater benefits for flexible networking, cost efficiency and unlimited potential for wider application scenarios. The Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing users to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on a company's NAS as well as downloading apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry.
Better support for cloud with myQNAPcloud, a feature that provides a dashboard for users to centrally manage multiple NAS, preview files with Google Docs and Office Online, and upload files by drag-and-drop to increase work efficiency. File sharing over the cloud becomes more secure with myQNAPcloud ID control and by purchasing myQNAPcloud SSL certificates.
Several security mechanisms are added to ensure data security including 2-step verification, shared folder encryption, instant notifications to mobile devices and VPN server with L2TP/IPsec support.
The Qsirch is a full-text search tool that helps users to find files on a company's NAS. Qsync adds a central configuration mode allowing users to directly manage user privileges, set up Qsync client configurations, and to apply custom/default settings to all devices at once from one device.
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