QNAP is synonymous with innovative storage solutions and it is something Modders-Inc is familiar with, having recently reviewed their TS-451 NAS earning a “Must Have” Award, so it comes as no surprise that they are pushing the boundaries of hybrid cloud storage with their TVS-ECx80+ Edge Cloud Turbo vNAS. This storage beast is equipped with an Intel Xeon E3 3.4GHz processor, a 256GB Flash Cache and is Dual 10GbE capable. QNAP is targeting this device to fill the gap between high-end data center and budget data center solutions, bridging the powerful capabilities of both at a more affordable price. More information is available from the official press release below:
QNAP Releases TVS-ECx80+ Edge Cloud Turbo vNAS Powered by Quad-core Intel Xeon E3 3.4GHz Processor with Dual 10GbE and 256GB Flash Cache
Taipei, Taiwan, December, 2014 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today officially launched the new TVS-ECx80+ Edge Cloud Turbo vNAS. Powered by the QTS 4.1.2 operating system and supporting QNAP’s exclusive QvPC Technology with Virtualization Station, cloud backup, and Q’center for centrally managing multiple Turbo NAS devices, the TVS-ECx80+ provides a competitive edge cloud storage solution for businesses.
“2015 will see a trend of deploying a hybrid cloud in businesses to optimize daily operations. We noticed a gap between high-end storage solutions designed for data centers and budget versions for the same purpose,” said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP. “With the release of the TVS-ECx80+ Edge Cloud Turbo vNAS, QNAP is filling the gap with a cloud storage solution with high-standard hardware designs and an economical price,” added Tsao.
The TVS-ECx80+ Turbo vNAS series (including the TVS-EC1080+, TVS-EC1080 and TVS-EC880) is powered by a quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4GHz processor or above, providing the offerings of 10-bay and 8-bay storage capacity; An economical model (TVS-EC1080-i3) is also available and is equipped with an Intel® Core™ i3-4150 processor and can accommodate 10 hard drives. The flagship model TVS-EC1080+ features 32GB DDR3 RAM and pre-installed dual 10GbE ports, delivering superior performance in its class with up to 2,000 MB/s throughput & 223,000 IOPS. The built-in 256GB mSATA modules can further enhance NAS performance for IOPS-demanding applications.
“The TVS-EC1080 and TVS-EC880 provide an easy-to-manage hardware architecture that allows users to easily upgrade RAM and install mSATA modules by themselves,” added Tsao.
The TVS-ECx80+ Turbo vNAS series features the latest QTS 4.1.2 operating system, which supports HD Station 2.0 with a brand new tablet-style user interface, and allows users to enjoy the utmost visual experience with 4K2K UHD video playback through HDMI output. Coupled with a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine and high speed 10GbE network connection, the powerful TVS-ECx80+ series delivers wonderful 4K2K local display and transcoding capabilities and is perfectly suitable for applications such as video editing and TV broadcast storage.
QNAP’s exclusive QvPC Technology allows users to operate the TVS-ECx80+ as a PC when connected to a keyboard, mouse and monitor. With QvPC Technology, users can directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android-based VMs, surf the web on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, enjoy 4K2K videos with up to 7.1 audio passthrough with XBMC, monitor live feeds in Surveillance Station with local display and much more.
With Q’center, TVS-ECx80+ is transformed into a central management system that empowers administrators to effectively and easily manage multiple Turbo NAS. After installing Q’center from QTS App Center, administrators can use the TVS-ECx80+ to centrally manage multiple Turbo NAS in different locations, monitor system logs, set up firmware updates and maintain the system. Alongside this administrator-friendly design, the Turbo vNAS series further offers other advantages, including easy installation, affordability, convenience and flexibility.
The TVS-ECx80+ installed with Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance video management system that helps users easily build a surveillance center to monitor surveillance live feeds, record video and audio and play back videos. Users can also use their mobile devices with the Vmobile app to manage monitored channels at anytime from anywhere to safeguard their monitored environments. The TVS-ECx80+ offers 8 free IP camera channels and users can flexibly expand channels by purchasing additional licenses to meet their demands.
The TVS-ECx80+ series has a range of comprehensive business applications and is ideal for enterprises and organizations to build a secure private cloud and supports VMware®, Microsoft® and Citrix® virtualization solutions to simplify virtual storage management. The cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX users makes the TVS-ECx80+ series an excellent centralized storage solution for organizations with a large number of users. The support for Windows AD, LDAP directory services and Windows ACL improves the efficiency of permission settings. The TVS-ECx80+ series can also act as a domain controller for Windows, and offers flexible backup solutions for Windows® and Mac® users and disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup.
Ordering information and key specifications
- TVS-EC1080+-E3-32G: 10-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 32GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 2 x 10 Gigabit LAN and 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 256GB mSATA cache, 1 x HDMI
- TVS-EC1080-E3-16G: 10-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
- TVS-EC1080-E3-8G: 10-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
- TVS-EC1080-i3-8G: 10-bay tower model, Dual-core Intel® Core i3-4150 3.5 GHz processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
- TVS-EC880-E3-16G: 8-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
- TVS-EC880-E3-8G: 8-bay tower model, Quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v3 3.4 GHz processor or above, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2 x eSATA, 3 x USB 3.0, 4 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x HDMI
The new TVS-EC80+ Edge Cloud Turbo vNAS series are now available. For more information on the Turbo vNAS series and the full Turbo NAS lineup, including where to buy, please visit www.qnap.com.
About QNAP System Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation. More information is at http://www.qnap.com