Supports storage server deployment in virtualised and clustered environment
Qnap Systems, a manufacturer of NAS servers, has updated its NAS management software that powers its Intel-based Turbo NAS servers.
According to Qnap Systems, the NAS management software version 3.2, embedded as firmware, provides iSCSI target offering supporting SPC-3 persistent reservation, MPIO and MC/S allowing SMB and corporate customers the ability to deploy the NAS as a storage server in the virtualised and clustered infrastructure.
The company said that the newly updated management software also steps up its backup capabilities by adding Apple Time Machine support and even redundant backups to Amazon’s S3 cloud storage platform.
In addition, the new offering provides IT administrators with the DFS support, import of user-list, and customisable daylight saving time. The web file manager 2 features a redesigned user interface and functionality for improved file sharing and management. WebDAV is also available for users to collaboratively share, access and edit files over HTTP and HTTPs.
James Wu, product manager of Qnap Systems, said: The V3.2 firmware brings the advanced and competitive iSCSI solution, backup, and management features, which effectively offer a competitive and secure solution to serve administrators. Besides, to increase its usability, the new 3.2 NAS management firmware also includes two new languages Dutch and Czech, for its management interface.”