QNAP Storms the Corporate and Enterprise IT Market with Industry-Leading 8-Drive TS-859U-RP Rack-Mounted NAS Server

TAIPEI, Taiwan , May 3 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading
manufacturer of world-class NAS servers, NVR Video Surveillance Systems, and
Network-based Video Players, today announced the TS-859U-RP Business Series
Turbo NAS server enclosure, the most affordable 2U rack-mounted unit with 8
hot-swappable 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard disk drives and a redundant
power-supply for maximum up-time in corporate and entry-level enterprise
datacenters where high performance, high data-availability, and maximum
reliability are paramount. QNAP is the only network appliance company to
currently offer 8-drive NAS enclosures, and does so in desktop and
rack-mounted configurations.

The TS-859U-RP features a dual-core Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz CPU and 1GB
DDRII RAM, delivering exceptionally fast performance coupled with ultra-low
power consumption that translates into lower total cost of ownership without
sacrificing performance. The TS-859U-RP contains two power units. Should one
power supply fail, the other will continue to supply the power for the entire
system and alert the administrator via email or SMS to the failure. The
TS-859U-RP is chock full of advanced networking features including dual
Gigabit LAN ports with 7 bonding modes, comprising failover (if one network
port fails, the other LAN port is still active), load-balancing (aggregates
the network load to boost transfer speed), multiple-IP settings. The fail-safe
dual OS DOM architecture for positive system boot ups, and single, JBOD, RAID
0/1/5/6/5+ hot spare/6+ hot spare with online RAID capacity expansion and
online RAID level migration, and RAID recovery. The TS-859U-RP also features
iSCSI for business, which allows easy network storage capacity expansion by
simply attaching other QNAP Turbo NAS units to the network and establishing
virtual volumes, a feature not offered by other competitors currently in this
product segment.

Looking to push more IT functions into the cloud? The TS-859U-RP has been
certified as fully compatible with VMware's vSphere4 (ESX 4.0) virtualization
platform, ideal for workgroup or company-wide file sharing, storage, and
advanced server applications. VMware's vSphere is the industry's premier cloud
operating system that offers a way to reduce IT costs and increase network
responsiveness through the use of virtual machines. Networked storage is an
essential component of an effective cloud computing infrastructure. Businesses
of all sizes are able to enjoy the interoperability between VMware virtual
machines and QNAP high performance networked storage to take full advantage of
VMware cloud computing environments. SPC-3 Persistent Reservation for
clustering in VMware and also Hyper-V clusters in Microsoft Windows Server
2008 are supported, as is thin-provisioning, MPIO, and MC/S.

“Corporate & Enterprise IT managers depend on high performance, highly
reliable networked storage to meet the insatiable storage needs of today's
companies,” said Laurent Cheng , Product Manager of QNAP Systems, Inc. “The
TS-859U-RP is an ideal choice for these environments as it offers up to 16TB
of online, networked storage with levels of performance and reliability
demanded by network users with business-ready features that administrators can
use to deploy network-wide backups, enable file sharing inside & outside the
company, share printers, host websites, and much more,” Mr. Cheng added.

Savvy IT administrators will smile at the broad range of business features
included in the TS-859U-RP, including file sharing in mixed
Windows/Mac/Linux/UNIX networks, advanced power management with scheduled
power on/off & wake on LAN access, support for Microsoft Active Directory
(AD), secure AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, HDD S.M.A.R.T., which
notifies the administrator via email or SMS when a drive is failing or has
failed, and the most comprehensive log system of any NAS currently on the
market. The TS-859U-RP's functionality can be extended with QPKG software
plug-ins, with 15 currently available for telephony, Java, Joomla!, WordPress,
and other applications.

The TS-859U-RP ships with QNAP's Version 3.2 of its renowned NAS
management software, which adds new DFS support (Shared Folder Aggregation),
import of user-list, next-generation Internet Protocol IPv6 and IPv4 dual
stack. QNAP's Web File Manager 2 features an entirely 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.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is
dedicated to bringing world-class NAS storage, professional NVR video
surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business,
and entry-level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware
design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is
precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest
available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and
ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with
headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan , and subsidiary offices in China and the United

    QNAP Systems, Inc.
    Tel: +886-2-8698-2000
    Fax: +886-2-8698-2270

    Press contact
     Ms. Frances Lee

SOURCE QNAP Systems, Inc.

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