August 19, 2013
ZyXEL, QNAP Partner to Develop 10G Ethernet NAS Solution
By Calvin Azuri
ZyXEL announced the signing of an agreement with QNAP to develop a cost-effective NAS solution powered by 10G Ethernet customized for the needs of small to mid-size companies. The solution will include ZyXEL's XGS1900 series Web-managed smart 10G Ethernet switches and QNAPs TS-870U-RP NAS appliance. The combined solution eliminates network congestion to deliver enhanced back-up and disaster recovery requirements for small to mid-size businesses. With the growing popularity of video processing, multimedia and business analytics devices, connectivity of these devices becomes a critical aspect for smooth functioning of the processes.
In a statement, Steve Joe, executive vice president at ZyXEL Americas, said, “ZyXEL is committed to creating enterprise-class networking solutions and making them affordable for our SMB customers and profitable for our channel partners. We are proud to partner with QNAP in delivering 10G powered storage solutions to meet the SMB data centers' growing demand for network speed and storage capacity.”
ZyXEL 10G switches and QNAP NAS solution has been tested in real time scenarios to ensure high performance and compatibility with a wide range of virtualization solutions. ZyXEL – QNAP pack assures reliability combined with cost-effectiveness to provide a viable solution for data center operators. Following the development, ZyXEL and QNAP have jointly created two 10G Ethernet powered storage solution packs, which can be scaled as per the needs of the businesses. The Performance Pack features a 24-port 10G switch and an 8-bay NAS, while the Premium Pack features one 48-port 10G switch and a 12-bay NAS. The solution comes packed with additional accessories such as an SFP+ interface card and cables.
Speaking of the development, Ivan Hsu, product marketing director of QNAP, said, “QNAP is dedicated to provide network attached storage with enterprise server applications at an affordable price. We are excited to partner with ZyXEL to further provide our users more value when they choose our products.”
ZyXEL Communications (News - Alert) is engaged in the development of interoperable and integrated network solutions leveraging on open standards. QNAP focuses on the development of advanced network attached storage solutions to deliver high storage capacity coupled with high levels of reliability.
Edited by Alisen Downey
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