QNAP Systems, Inc provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.
YMtech has been working with QNAP products and providing cutting edge solutions to increase performance, improve backup strategies and create cloud infrastructure. QNAP versatility allows us to provide you with the full network flexibility coupled with reliability, high performance and cost savings.
We can choose the right appliance for your business size while keeping scalability in mind.
Some of the main QNAP features include:
SSD Cache Acceleration
Adding an SSD cache to a QNAP NAS is a brilliant way to increase the performance of your storage while maximizing capacity, minimizing costs, and requiring almost zero effort to do so.
QNAP’s Qtier Technology empowers the QNAP with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency. With Auto Tiering, the appliance can automatically move hot data to high-performance storage tiers and cold data to lower-cost, higher-capacity drives, making the QNAP NAS an extremely efficient shared resource. Businesses will no longer have to invest heavily in expensive Flash technology, but can still enjoy exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage from Auto Tiering with many of the QNAP models.
File synchronization across multiple devices
The Qsync utility turns your QNAP into a safe data center for file synchronization with a large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the QNAP will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.
Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications
The QNAP supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. Some of QNAP models support VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.
Run multiple operating systems on the QNAP
The Virtualization Station transforms the QNAP into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform supporting multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine (VM) creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations in web browsers. With an easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage every VM created on the QNAP with minimal effort. You can download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the QNAP to use directly without any complex procedures.
Container Station – LXC and Docker Containers inclusive
QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the QNAP as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. It supports container import/export and permission settings, and features an informative dashboard and flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers. You can experience the amazing Container Station and enjoy the playground of virtual containers with the QNAP appliance.
Comprehensive security options
In an open network environment, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The QNAP provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. Besides, IT administrators can control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The QNAP provided AES 256-bit folder-based and volume-based encryptions which are validated by FIPS 140-2 CAVP (Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program), preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The QNAP supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the QNAP and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or NAS build-in LDAP services.