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QNAP today announced that some of their business-focused units have passed Citrix verification for XenServer 6.0.  Read on for details.


QNAP announced today that several of their business-focused TurboNAS units are now verified as being ready for Citrix and XenServer.  Here is the press release:

QNAP TS-x69 Series Turbo NAS is Citrix Ready for XenServer 6.0

Taipei, Taiwan, May 09, 2012 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its SMB level TS-x69 series Turbo NAS had passed Citrix® Ready™ verification for XenServer 6.0, providing users with a high-performance storage solution for server virtualization.

The Citrix XenServer 6.0 has brought forth several enhancements, including easier installation, a simplified upgrade process, enhanced management on the Distributed Virtual Switch, better performance with new SR-IOV technology, more guest OS support, and VM Protection & Recovery.

“At QNAP we continuously develop and improve our products to better fit users’ needs and keep pace with the latest Citrix virtualization solutions,” said Jérôme Jaussaud, product manager of QNAP. “By expanding compatibility with various virtualization solutions and additional Turbo NAS models, we hope to help users realize greater virtualization environments.”

To learn more about the enhancements of Citrix XenServer 6.0, visit http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX130418.

To see the full list of QNAP products that support Citrix XenServer 6.0, visit http://hcl.xensource.com/BrowsableStorageList.aspx.


TS-869 Pro, TS-669 Pro, TS-569 Pro, TS-469 Pro and TS-269 Pro are now Citrix Ready for XenServer 6.0. Learn more about the supported models of the QNAP Turbo NAS lineup at www.qnap.com.

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 States.

QNAP continues to add features to their NAS units to drive acceptance by business users.

Today saw the launch of another NAS server from Synology. This one, the DS2411+ is a 12-bay NAS designed for small or medium businesses.

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Synology DiskStation DS2411+ offers a high-performance, scalable, and full-featured network attached storage solution for businesses that requires an efficient way to centralize data protection, simplify data management, and rapidly expand storage capacity with minimal time spent on setup and management. The Synology DS2411+ is backed with Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.

  • Average 165 MB/sec Writing, 195 MB/sec Reading1
  • Scale up to 72TB with Synology DX12112
  • VMware / Citrix / Hyper-V Compliance
  • 2 LAN with Failover and Link Aggregation Support
  • Fit to Business Environment
  • Rich Business Applications

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Here is some more information from Synology:

High Performance, High Data Availability

With the Link Aggregation enabled, Synology DS2411+ delivers an average 165 MB/sec writing speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment, and 195 MB/sec reading. The 2 LAN with failover support and hot-swappable drives will ensure continual service uptime should the drives need replacement or the unexpected LAN failure. Businesses need a strong foundation to face mission-critical tasks, so the Synology DS2411+ delivers high-performance with high data availability ensuring access when it’s needed.

Fit to Business Environment

Windows ADS integration allows the Synology DS2411+ to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment with no need to recreate users’ accounts on the Synology DS2411+. The User Home feature minimizes the administrator’s effort in creating a private shared folder for a large amount of users.

Windows ACL support on DS2411+ provides much finer-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing IT staffs to set up privileges to files and folders on DS2411+ through their familiar Windows user interface. The privileges set on Windows ACL will be applied to all access entries, including AFP, FTP, File Station, NFS and WebDAV. The secure privilege offers IT staff peace of mind, no worries about any loopholes.

iSCSI and Virtualization Ready

With the iSCSI support in DiskStation Manager (DSM), the Synology DS2411+ provides a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers, such as VMware, Hyper-V, and Citrix. It is the ideal alternative to SAN solution for businesses. Affordable and cost-effective, iSCSI allows SMB users to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally-attached disks.

Robust & Affordable Scalability Up to 72 TB

When the storage capacity of the Synology DS2411+ is nearing its limits, it can easily be expanded by the Synology DX12113. The Synology DX1211 securely connects to the Synology DS2411+ via an Infiniband cable that carries 12 Gb/s SATA signal to ensure maximum throughput. The Synology DX1211 can directly expand the existing storage on the Synology DS2411+ to a maximum 72 TB capacity.

Full-featured Business Applications

The Synology DS2411+ runs on the renowned operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager, offering comprehensive applications and features designed specifically for businesses. Comprehensive network protocol support assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Internet file access is simplified by the encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station. HTTPS, firewall, and IP auto-block support ensure file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.

A wealth of additional features allows the Synology DS2411+ to replace several pieces of network hardware. Synology Web Station with support for PHP/MySQL content allows for the hosting of up to 30 websites on a single Synology DS2411+. Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to safeguard the office environments by deploying IP cameras throughout the network. The built-in Mail Server turns a Synology DS2411+ into a mail server with only few steps of installation and the USB printer sharing capability minimizes businesses’ printing cost by sharing printing resources throughout the office.

Energy Efficient Design

Synology DiskStations are designed and developed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with the average PC counterparts, Synology DiskStations consume a relatively low amount of power and have the hard drives hibernate when not in use.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work to reduce the environmental impact of every product produced.

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