|QNAP Container Station|
|Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00|
LXC and Docker® Containers inclusive
LXC supports OS-level virtualization for Linux®-based operating systems, while Docker® is ideal for application virtualization purposes. As shown below, most NAS products on the market only support Docker® containers, and as such are unsuitable for the deployment of Linux® virtual machines.
As the only NAS brand on the market supporting both LXC and Docker® , QNAP NAS is the clear choice for comprehensive virtualization solutions.
Linux® Containers – Next Gen Virtualization
|LXC and Docker® virtualization||Container import / export||Docker® Hub Registry|
|The dual-core, built-in LXC and Docker® virtualization introduces instant, easy deployment of Linux®-based VMs and containerized applications.||Support for container import / export makes backup and transfer of containers simple and easy.||The built-in Docker® Hub Registry enables you to directly search for thousands of applications from developers around the world.|
|At-a-glance dashboard||Flexible user interface||Permission settings|
|The dashboard provides a clear overview including the NAS CPU/memory and individual container resource usage.||You can enjoy flexible management using either a command line interface or a convenient web interface.||You can set user permissions to access shared folders on the NAS, other containers’ data or NAS devices.|
QNAP TS-431+ and TS-231+ Turbo NAS are the first and only ARM®-based NAS models on the market that support lightweight virtualization technology. It provides users with affordable choices to experience the amazing Container Station and to enjoy the playground of virtual containers.
Download any of the 45,000+ applications from our built-in Docker® Hub Registry. Applications include databases, web servers, programming languages, and entire development suites. It is as easy as downloading apps on your smartphone. Alternatively, use Linux® container to run multiple applications. All of these possibilities make Container Station ideal to meet the needs of the education sector, developers, and the Linux® community.
QNAP’s Virtualization Station and Container Station jointly introduce a hybrid approach to virtualization. No matter what your virtualization needs are, you can count on QNAP for a complete range of virtualization support.
|Virtualization Station||Container Station|
In many usage cases, a virtual machine is the ideal deployment solution for systems with fixed resources. In recent times, LXC has grown to be the ideal choice for administrators to deploy extremely lightweight operating systems. In contrast, Docker® is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for rapidly deploying application services across several platforms including the cloud, servers, and PCs. With an increasing level of sophistication and choice, tailoring your virtualization strategy to fit your needs just got a lot easier.
|Virtualization platform/ Requirement||Windows® OS||Windows® application||Linux® OS||Linux®application||Setup time||Resource requirement|
*Container Station is available from the QTS App Center (QTS 4.2 or above) for x86-based TS-x51, TS-x51+, TS-x51A, TS-x53, TS-x53A, TS/TVS-x63, TVS-x70, TVS-x71, TS/SS-x79, TS/TVS-x80 and TVS-x82 series, and the ARM-based TS-531P, TS-x31+ series with a minimum of 1GB RAM.
**Virtualization Station can only be installed on a Turbo NAS that supports Intel VT-x, AMD-V technology. The TS-x20, TS-x21, TS-x69 Pro, TS-x69L and the other ARM-based and/or entry-level models cannot run Virtualization Station. Please check the QNAP website for more information.
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