|QNAP releases new Dual Application NAS|
|Monday, 29 February 2016 00:00|
Qnap, Inc. releases its enterprise computing NAS TDS-16489U featuring dual processors which brings together a performance application server designed to compute and store simultaneously. The robust storage server comes with 16 hot-swappable drive bays + four 2.5" SSDs for tiered SSD/SAS/SATA storage options along with scalable iSCSI expansion for a maximum of 1,152TB of addressable storage. The TDS-16489U is powered by dual E5 processors (up to eight cores each), upgradeable RAM up to 1TB, delivers up to 3,800+ MB/s throughput and 260,000+ IO/s in a single 3U rack-mounted unit. Company's embedded QTS 4.2 management software provides storage and application management along with standout features such as Qtier technology, GPU Pass-through and much more.
TDS-16489U hardware overview
Powered by dual Xeon E5 processors and 16 DIMM slots for up to 1TB of DDR4 2133MHz RAM, the TDS-16489U features 4x10GbE network ports and is 40GbE ready out of the box. Three independent 12Gb SAS controllers allow for maximum I/O performance among the 16 drives and four PCIe NVMe SSDs used for caching. Support for optional Radeon R7 and R9 graphics cards for full GPU pass-through to virtualised machines. With its server grade performance for big data applications, the TDS-16489U is cost effective, reliable, and scalable.
The Qtier technology dynamically analyses and balances data into 3 tiers and is part of the embedded QTS 4.2 management software. 'Hot' frequently-accessed data is kept in the SSD cache for fastest delivery, less-frequently used 'warm' data in high-performance SAS HDDs, and infrequently used or archived 'cold' data on the most cost-effective SATA drives. This combination of data management with ultra-fast SSD caching is proven to accelerate network performance with lower TCO.
In addition to Qtier technology is the GPU-Pass-through capability of the TDS-16489U. As graphics capabilities have long been limited on virtualised platforms, with this feature solves this issue and lets an external dedication GPU be assigned directly to a VM to provide full support for rich 3D graphics/graphic-intensive applications. The recently refreshed QTS for business NAS models feature many other business critical applications including centralized backups and data replication.
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