ZyXEL and QNAP partner to offer the 10G Ethernet-powered NAS solution for SMBs and data center operators.
August 12, 2013
ZyXEL Communications today announced a partnership with QNAP to create high-performance 10 G Ethernet-powered NAS solution packs for SMBs. The solution packs include ZyXEL’s XGS1900 series Web-managed smart 10G Ethernet switches and QNAP’s TS-870-PR NAS appliance.
Many SMBs utilize virtualization technology to improve operational efficiency and maintain data security. The joint solution promises compatibility with a range of visualization platforms offering data center operators a reliable solution that will alleviate network congestion at an attractive price point.
ZyXEL 1900 Series 10G Switches
The XGS1900 series include 24- and 48-port 10G Web smart switches (XGS1910-24/48). The XGS1910-24/48 switch comes with 2 (4) enhanced small-form-factor SFP+ ports for 10G uplinks and/or stacking. This feature eliminates the need for additional modules for 10G support. Some of the main features include high performance and efficiency in network traffic management, Quality of Service (Qos), and a variety of VLAN features such as Media Access Control (MAC), protocol-based VLAN, and guest VLAN.
QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS)
TS-870U-RP/TS-1270U-RP: The TS x 70 series include the 12-bay TS-1270U-RP and the 8-bay TS-870U-RP aimed to offer business users a high-performance and budget-friendly 10 GbE NAS solution. Powered by a Dual-core Intel 2.4 GHz processor, the new TS x 70 series are equipped with 4GB DDR3 RAM, which can be upgraded to 16GB optionally. These models can store up to a maximum of 48 TB or 32 TB of storage to fulfill various business applications including high-speed backup, server virtualization, iSCSI IP-SAN, video storage, and centralized shared storage.
ZyXEL-QNAP Solution Pack
ZyXEL and QNAP have created two 10G Ethernet-powered storage solution packs—the Performance Pack with 24-port 10G switch (XGS1910-24) and an 8-bay NAS (TS-870U-RP) for under $3,000, and the Premium Pack with one 48-port 10G switch (XGS1910-48) and a 12-bay NAS (TS-1270U-Rp) for under $4,000.