5-bay 10GbE-ready Golden Cloud Turbo vNAS
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The TS-563 is a powerful network storage system powered by a high-performance AMD® quad-core processor. It uniquely provides the potential for 10GbE expandability at a budget price to maximize ROI, and doubles the encrypted file transfer performance with the AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to over 400 MB/s. Powered by the QTS operating system, the TS-563 provides versatile all-in-one server functionalities as well as unique features including Virtualization Station, which allows users to run VMs on the same device. The TS-563 is designed for small and medium-sized businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.
- 10GbE-ready, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing
- Hardware-accelerated encryption engine for efficient cryptographic performance exceeding 400 MB/s
- Run multiple Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android-based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
- Manage, share, and back up business data with Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
- NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for server virtualization
- Supports VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
- Scale up to 21 drives with QNAP UX-800P expansion enclosures
QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-563 are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.
High performance & efficiency
The TS-563 is equipped with the energy-efficient 64-bit AMD® quad-core 2.4 GHz processor with 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, and 2 Gigabit LAN ports (expandable to max. 4 x GbE ports or 2 x GbE + 2 x 10GbE ports) for lightning-fast multi-tasking. The TS-563 is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 425MB/s read & write speeds with 4 x GbE port configuration, and up to 1,481MB/s with 10GbE configuration. The TS-563's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class, up to 686MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-563. The next-gen AMD Radeon™ HD graphics provides hardware-accelerated transcoding performance and dual HDMI outputs with brilliant high-definition multimedia content playback. When installed with the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac USB network adapter, the TS-563 can offer remarkably high speeds for transferring large amount of files and streaming bandwidth-consuming multimedia.
*Tested in QNAP Lab. Figures could vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.1.1
Volume type: RAID 5; 4 x Plextor PX-256M5Pro SSD
Network environment: direct connection between NAS and PC, 1GbE LAN (MTU 1500); 10GbE with QNAP LAN-10G2T-D dual-port PCIe NIC (MTU 9000)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3 1600Hz 16GB; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; Intel Gigabit CT (MTU 1500); 10GbE with QNAP LAN-10G2T-D dual-port PCIe NIC (MTU 9000); Windows® 7 Professional 64bit SP1
IOMeter configuration: Transferring 8GB file continuously to/from 4/2 PCs for 3 minutes. Block size: 64KB for SMB2.0 (Throughput)
The TS-563 offers 2 inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high speed networks by installing a 10GbE network adapter. The 10GbE-ready TS-563 delivers lightning-fast data throughput. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the TS-563 is perfect for data centers to store big data and excel in fast data transmission, and for 10GbE home lab environment for technical professionals.
Use your TS-563 as a PC with the exclusive QvPC Technology
QNAP's exclusive QvPC Technology consolidates a number of high-end technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration and NAS connection technologies, allowing users to operate the TS-563 as a PC when they plug in a keyboard, mouse and monitor. With QvPC Technology, the TS-563 is transformed into a cost-effective device with PC functionalities for users to operate the system via "HybridDesk Station (HD Station)" on the screen to directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android-based VMs, surf the web on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, watch Full HD videos with up to 7.1 channel audio with XBMC, and much more.
More screen to see: QvPC 4K Ultra HD display via HDMI
Capture more details with 4K resolution! Coupled with QvPC Technology, you can connect the TS-563 to a 4K UHD monitor via HDMI to take advantage of 4K's impeccable image detail for increased productivity. Photographers can view sharper and clearer high-resolution images, and you can get a larger workspace with one monitor when managing virtual machines.
Note: 4K video playback and transcoding are not supported
Run additional operating systems on the TS-563
With the support for AMD-V virtualization technology, the TS-563 can operate the Virtualization Station, transforming the TS-563 into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform that supports multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine (VM) creation, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all of the VMs created on the TS-563 with minimal effort. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-563 without any complex procedures.
Enjoy the best audiovisual experience with HD Station and dual HDMI
QNAP's HD Station integrates the powerful XBMC media player and web browser. The splendid user interface and support for crystal-clear 7.1-surround sound passthrough* brings smooth playback of Full HD videos**, providing you with the perfect home theater experience. The TS-563 features dual HDMI outputs, allowing you to connect to two monitors to play the same content with concurrent 1080p HDMI displays. You can even watch YouTube videos, surf the web and manage the Turbo NAS using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with multilingual keyboard input. The HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorised users can access data stored on the TS-563 via HDMI monitors.
It is convenient & easy to control the HD Station. Turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app, or use the QNAP RM-IR002 remote control and MCE remote controls via the built-in IR receiver of the TS-563.
Note: 4K video playback and transcoding are not supported
*A receiver with HDMI support is required for decoding multi-channel surround sound.
** The quality of video and music delivery can vary according to hardware and network environments.
Real-time & offline HD video transcoding
Powered by a hardware-accelerated transcoding engine, the TS-563 delivers superior real-time Full HD (1080p) video transcoding to convert videos in common formats to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. The TS-563 allows you to enjoy instant videos on multiple devices - even those that lack computing power or have limited file format support - without the need for complicated and time-consuming file conversion.
With the benefit of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution to play the videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile mobile app without affecting the TS-563's system performance running other applications. The TS-563 also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-563 supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-563 and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-563 supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-563. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel of the TS-563 features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-563 with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-563 to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported.
Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind
The TS-563 offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TS-563 also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, ElephantDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive.
Comprehensive security options
In the open network environment, business data might be exposed in potential hack. The TS-563 provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and so on. Besides, IT administrators can control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorised access to important files. The TS-563 is validated with military level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing the sensitive business data from unauthorised access and breach even if the hard disk drives or the entire system were stolen.
Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications
The TS-563 supports VMware and Citrix, and is compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V™ and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-563 supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Powerful QNAP flexible volume
QNAP flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store the NAS data. This next generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volume with space reclaim, block-level iSCSI LUN, and online capacity expansion. The QTS Storage Manager neatly presents tools and options for managing system storage which simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.
Comprehensive surveillance solution with 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 2,700 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile mobile app on your iOS or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-563. The TS-563 offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Seamless capacity expansion
The TS-563 offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of business in archiving rapidly-growing data & large files. The TS-563 supports capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the TS-563 an ideal file center for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting RAID expansion enclosures:
|Turbo NAS Model||RAID Expansion Enclosure||No. of RAID Expansion Enclosures||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosures)||Max. Raw Capacity (TB)|
Easy system installation
You can flexibly choose different ways to set up the TS-563, including using the Qfinder utility for setting up without a CD, using cloud installation via setup portal start.qnap.com with a unique Cloud Key, using mobile devices to scan the QR code sticker on the TS-563 to quickly go over the installation, configuring the setup through the LCD display, and even setting up your TS-563 locally without a network connection: just connect a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TS-563, and the NAS installation process can be completed effortlessly.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
Thanks to its x86 architecture, the TS-563 can support more NAS Apps than ARM-based platforms. The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP's development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the TS-563.
High-quality construction and informative LCD display
The TS-563 is adorned with a box in gold color, offering an exceptional choice with impressive sophistication. Built with metal frame and parts, the sleek and sturdy TS-563 also features a newly-crafted heat sink that can exhaust excessive heat with its passive cooling. The LCD display panel on the TS-563 provides quick system information making system management even easier.
Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-563 supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission.
The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.
The Turbo NAS can be used as a Printer server to send remote printing request via the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
Unified Storage Management
QNAP's Turbo vNAS business series is an unified storage system which can serve as iSCSI SAN storage and Turbo vNAS. The powerful Storage Manager can assist you manage iSCSI LUNs and volumes efficiently.
Intelligent Storage Manager
The QTS 4.1.2 Storage Manager neatly presents tools and options for managing system storage with an intuitive graphical interface. From reviewing the system storage allocation in the Dashboard, to managing volumes, Storage Pools, disks and iSCSI storage, the Storage Manager provides a centralized place to ease the work of storage management.
The Storage Manager dashboard presents an overview for IT administrators to easily check the storage allocation status. QTS 4.1.2 provides a more secure and flexible way to store and manage the NAS data. This next generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID groups, thin provisioned volumes with space reclamation, and online capacity expansion. Just click "New Volume" and you can start to allocate capacity.
Click to check disk information and disk health, scan the disk, locate the disk, or check the disks within the RAID Group.
IT administrators can aggregate multiple RAID groups into a big storage pool to flexibly utilize the storage capacity as a whole, protect them using redundancy and allowing for better protection against multiple disk failures for large-capacity environments. Multiple volumes can now be created on the Storage Pool to provide flexible deployment.
|Flexible Volume Allocation
QTS 4.1.2 allows creating multiple volumes on the St o rage Po o l for various applications in typical business environments with different workgroups. Each data volume and LUN can be extended up to 250TB without interrupting services.
QTS 4.1.2 supports two types of LUNs for efficient storage utilization: block-level and file-level iSCSI LUNs. The Turbo vNAS also supports multiple types of configurations for server connections:
- single LUN or multiple LUNs per iSCSI target.
- multiple iSCSI targets for a single LUN, only used for clustered environments
Block-Level iSCSI LUN
Besides storing data, volumes can be utilized as an iSCSI LUN. The block-level iSCSI LUN provides less overhead which improves the overall read/write performance.
File-Level iSCSI LUN
Users can consider file-level iSCSI LUNs if there isn't enough space for block-level iSCSI LUNs. The file-level iSCSI LUN can be used for creating a disk image for an iSCSI LUN.
Virtual Disk Drive - Increase flexibility of storage expansion
Virtual Disks provide a more flexible way for IT administrators to expand storage. By using the built-in iSCSI initiator to connect an iSCSI target of the TVS-x63+, you can create a virtual disk on the local server. The TVS-x63+ can be a stack master to connect up to 8 virtual disks or stack targets, aggregating storage space from multiple NAS systems. Thus, all NAS users only need to connect to a single target to access the space from all of the network storage devices.
QNAP high-performance unified and tiered storage solutions
Data used by enterprises continues to grow exponentially and with greater diversity in data types and importance. It is imperative to offer a secure and efficient storage solution that can process this enormous amount of data while minimizing the total cost of ownership.
Establishing a tired storage system based on efficiency and capacity can aid in improving overall processing efficiency. Enterprises can classify data accordingly by sharing folders with a file-based storage system and processing files that require more demanding data throughput with a block-based storage system to accommodate different usage models.
QNAP Turbo vNAS business series can flexibly configure different tiers to hard drives on a single unit according to different data usage needs, delivering the best unified and tiered storage solution.
Tiered storage for better efficiency
In the cloud era, enterprises need a storage architecture that can provide rapid access to dynamically scalable and virtualized IT resources. Classifying data into Hot Data (frequently-accessed) and Cold Data (rarely-accessed) to store them in a tiered storage can help achieve this goal efficiently and cost effectively. Businesses often use SSD to improve the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as databases and virtualization. Different types of storage media are used for different purposes. Hence, it is better to utilize different storage media according to the system requirements.
|Tier 1||Tier 2|
|Storage Type||SSD||SATA HDD|
|Characteristic||Balance of efficiency, capacity and usability||Ubiquitous, convenient, and inexpensive|
|Usage Scenario||Online transaction processing (OLTP)
Systems and ERP databases
|Archiving, online and offline backup storage, disaster recovery|
|Usage Example||Data, audio, email, database table, and video creation and other operations of the workflow in a virtualized environment||Low cost and energy saving|
|Typical Use||A wide variety of users and environments where performance is crucial||Typical for data at rest|
|Criterion||Weighs more on IOPS, throughput and resiliency||Weighs more on data volume and low cost per TB|
The following is a comprehensive comparison of general tiered storage devices.
|Solid State Drive (SSD)||SATA Hard Drive|
|Features||Low power consumption, no noise, antivibration, low heat, fast speed||Large capacity, lower reliability and performance|
|Capacity||80GB - 1TB||500GB - 6TB|
|Interface||SATA (Single Port) 6 Gb/s||SATA (Single Port) 6 Gb/s|
|External Continuous Transfer Performance||400-500 MB/s||100-170 MB/s|
|Average Response Time
|Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS)||120,000 / 40,000||Less than 100|
|Unrecoverable bit read error||1 LBA per 10E16||1 LBA per 10E14|
|Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF, hours)||N/A||0.8 million|
File Management (File Station)
With File Station, you can easily manage, upload, download, share files, and enjoy media playback anywhere with a web browser. File Station brings conventional file operations performed on the computer desktop to the web browser.
Qfile: Share files with mobile devices
You can install the Qfile app on your mobile device to browse and manage files stored on your Turbo vNAS anytime, anywhere.
Q'center CMS (Central Management System)
Previously, IT administrators need to log in to Turbo vNAS units individually to check their status. The QNAP Q'center CMS (Central Management System) offers a platform to centrally manage multiple NAS units. You only need to install Q'center on the master NAS and set all other Turbo vNAS units as managed stations. You can also monitor and update firmware for all Turbo vNAS units at once with this centralized management utility.
Q'center Network Architecture
Q'center CMS (Central Management System) In order to use Q'center to monitor multiple Turbo vNAS units, you have to set up the master Turbo vNAS and other managed devices in the same network environment. QTS 4.1.2 provides the VPN server and VPN client function, making it easy for IT managers to establish the internal network architecture for Q'center deployment. Just set the master device as a VPN server and other devices the VPN clients, and the internal network environment will be established by VPN protocol automatically.
The TVS-x63+ Series is the world's first business-grade NAS integrated with AMD-V and supports virtual machine applications. Just download the Virtualization Station App from App Center, and you can install & operate multiple operating systems with Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android. The virtual machines can be used in a variety of different ways to boost the functionality of your Turbo vNAS, just like having multiple computers with you.
Virtualization technology is normally used in enterprise IT environments, but with the growing needs of a digital office, virtualization is now our everyday applications. Many offices have printers, and when users want to print the documents stored on their Turbo vNAS and realized that the printer requires a Windows-only driver, they will need to boot up their PC just for this simple task.
Powered by QNAP's exclusive QvPC Technology
Based on Software-defined Everything, QvPC Technology is the result of years of R&D effort that QNAP has put into developing and perfecting its software and hardware expertise. QvPC Technology has consolidated a number of high-end technologies and latest IT trends including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration, and NAS connection technologies, allowing users to operate Turbo vNAS as a PC when they plug in a keyboard, mouse and monitor. QvPC Technology can turn a NAS into a low-cost & high-performance 2-in-a box NAS that can function as a NAS and a PC. Whether you are working in a studio or at a remote site, you are assured to receive the best user experience.
QvPC Technology features HybridDesk Station (HD Station) as the user interface, which consists of QVM Desk, Defense Desk, and Local Display Desk and provides SMBs various software applications.
QNAP's Unique Transcoding Technology
Every year many SMBs produce hundreds of promotional videos for marketing purposes. However, due to the increasing use of HD videos (720p, 1080p), video files are becoming increasingly large in size and can use lots of network bandwidth to share or play them over a network.
Powerful transcoding tools
On-the-fly transcoding and background transcoding allow you to convert videos to optimized resolutions for accommodating slower/restricted network environments and device limitations.
Smart transcoding adapts to suit different bandwidth
The TVS-x63+ series provides a range of resolutions to play/share videos according to different bandwidth limits. Higher resolutions need more bandwidth, and you can select the right resolution for your network environment to get the best viewing experience.
Multi-mode transcoding function
- Background hardware-accelerated transcoding
The TVS-x63+ fully supports offline background transcoding for 4K (H.264) videos. Just add videos to the transcoding list and use the Turbo vNAS to convert the original high-resolution video for use with multiple resolutions. Then you can select an appropriate resolution when sharing or watching to match your device or network environment.
- Auto transcoding
When you set a folder on the Turbo vNAS to be an autotranscoding folder, videos added to it will be automatically converted to a resolution you have set. For example, if you set the folder to 360p, videos added to this folder will be automatically transcoded to 360p as a background task.
- On-the-fly transcoding
If you have many high-resolution videos, but did not transcode in advance, you can use on-the-fly transcoding. This will adapt to meet bandwidth limits, with the Turbo vNAS transcoding in real time for directly watching the video.
- Embed subtitles
By selecting the Embed Subtitles option in the Transcode Management function, you can embed subtitles to a video when converting a video to any resolution. The subtitles will then be displayed when a video is played on whatever device you are using.
- Hardware-accelerated transcoding technology
With powerful AMD RadeonTM Graphics, video creation & conversion is faster, easier and can significantly reduce the time needed when handling concurrent on-the-fly transcoding tasks.
The Turbo vNAS supports iSCSI & NFS protocols and is virtualization ready with compatibility for VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V to provide buasinesses with powerful & flexible storage solutions for virtualization applications.
- Virtualization ready
The Turbo vNAS supports iSCSI & NFS protocols and is virtualization ready with compatibility for VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V to provide businesses with powerful & flexible storage solutions for virtualization applications.
- VAAI/Hyper-V Plug-in Support
Use the free QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider for SCVMM and managing the Turbo vNAS from the virtualization management client console is easy.
- Secure and flexible storage utilization
The Turbo vNAS offers flexible management through creating and allocating iSCSI LUNs (Logical Unit Numbers), mapping and unmapping LUNs to and from iSCSI targets, and thin provisioning. CHAP authentication and LUN masking support reinforces secured deployment in virtualization applications.
- NAS/IP SAN unified storage
QTS supports NFS and iSCSI/IP-SAN storage solutions that can be utilized as network-shared storage of virtualized environments, helping to achieve an efficient cost-saving, energy-saving optimized storage capacity.
- VAAI for iSCSI, VAAI for NAS
The Turbo vNAS supports VMware VAAI for iSCSI and VAAI for NAS. Businesses can select either iSCSI or NFS as a centralized storage to boost performance. VAAI for iSCSI supports Full Copy (hardware-assisted copy), Block Zeroing (hardware-assisted zeroing), Hardware-assisted Locking, and Thin Provisioning with space reclaim. VAAI for NAS supports Full File Clone, Extended Statistics, and Reserve Space. The QNAP Turbo vNAS supports VAAI iSCSI and VAAI NAS to enhance storage performance in a virtualized environment.
- NAS management
QNAP SMI-S enables management of the QNAP Turbo vNAS directly through Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM)
- vSphere plug-in
The vSphere plug-in allows users to manage the QNAP Turbo vNAS directly on the vSphere client, making datastore management more effective.
- Storage for Microsoft
With ODX support, the QNAP Turbo vNAS becomes a high-performance iSCSI solution under Windows Server 2012, including Hyper-V virtualized environments. QNAP storage enables full copies of virtual machines within the NAS without requiring the Windows hosts to read and write the data to highly reduce the load on Windows hosts and improving the performance of copy & move operations on Windows 2012 hosts. When providing QNAP storage to a Windows 2012 file server, the end user using a Windows 8 client workstation will also benefit from the Offloaded copy process for large file transfers.
5 Major Applications for Enterprise - Multipurpose workstation for enterprise IT environment
1. Backup Station
Protecting against potentially disastrous data loss is of paramount importance for all sizes of businesses from micro to enterprise. QNAP Turbo vNAS offers an all-inclusive backup and recovery solution with enormous storage capacity and superior transmission speed. With the functionalities in the Backup Station, data backup and recovery is simpler and more powerful regardless of your business's disaster recovery plan.
All-inclusive data backup and disaster recovery
- PC Backup
Windows users can install the free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up files from Windows PC - entire disk drives, documents, pictures, music, videos, fonts, emails, and more - to one or multiple Turbo vNAS units. With simple clicks, you can set up real-time backup, scheduled backup and auto-backup. You can set power off after the backup is finished to save energy, file filtering to exclude files not to back up, and email notification when backup is completed.
- Mac Backup
Mac users can use the Mac Time Machine to back up data to the Turbo vNAS. You only need to set the Turbo vNAS as the backup destination on the Time Machine management page, and it's done.
Back up data on the Turbo vNAS for disaster recovery
- Local backup to external storage devices
Connect an USB device to one of the USB ports. Log into the QTS and go to " Control Panel">"Applications">"Backup Station" and create a job with the External Backup function.
- Remote backup with RTRR/rsync services
- Use rsync protocol to execute scheduled backup to remote rsync server.
- Use RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) services for real time data backup to a remote Turbo vNAS or FTP server.
- Use RTRR to sync shared folders between two Turbo vNAS units.
Users can back up the data from the Turbo vNAS to online cloud storage services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage*, IBM SoftLayer, HP Cloud, Rackspace, ElephantDrive, hicloud S3, and CCIS. The Turbo vNAS also supports other types of cloud backup using S3, OpenStack Swift, WebDAV, or FTP service. Furthermore, Turbo vNAS provides advanced functions such as data encryption, compression, download/ upload rate control and scheduled backup to suit your backup needs.
*Google Cloud Storage will be available soon in the App Center for download.
2. IT Management Station
Powered by Mandriva Pulse, IT Management Station is designed to simplify daily tasks and IT asset management for businesses of all sizes. Your Turbo vNAS becomes an IT system management server to help you centrally manage multi-OS & multi-site IT resources, applications and security with greater flexibility.
At the core of Pulse
New features in Mandriva Pulse 2.0
Flexible management of your IT assets
Features a desktop icon for quick self installation to facilitate access and remote control of new deployments.
3. Surveillance Station
One of the standard Turbo vNAS applications, the Surveillance Station is professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that can be activated in the QTS App Center to turn the Turbo vNAS into a professional Network Video Recorder (NVR) system for real-time monitoring, recording, playback, alarm notifications, Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), and management to safeguard your assets and property when used with supported IP cameras. The TVS-x71 series comes with 4 free camera channels, allowing users to easily build a surveillance system.
Professional NVR system
4. Signage Station
The Signage Station is a free Turbo vNAS app that allows businesses to create attractive menu boards, advertising posters, and business profiles and easily publish them to monitors and tablet devices to attract more customers.
Drive business growth and increase revenue
Your content can be presented on a web browser and when on the go, and you can even show your profile, business card and product catalogs on mobile devices and share on Facebook. The Turbo vNAS with the Signage Station is an ideal tool to present creativity and drive business growth.
iArtist Lite provides a drag-and-drop interface that allows you to flexibly embed videos, marquees, pictures, and PowerPoint slides on the canvas panel. With the layered playlist and timeline features, you can freely arrange the order of media objects. iArtist Lite also offers numerous templates for various scenarios, saving you lots of time & effort. Useful widgets such as audio, clock, RSS are also available to add to the designed content.
Instantly publish and conveniently revise
With iArtist Lite you can save your designs as different projects and upload them to multiple Turbo vNAS with Signage Station installed. Whenever you want to revise the content, just open iArtist Lite to update and publish instantly. You can fully control all your content in a timely way.
Collaboration increasing efficiency
The original content can be saved on a local computer or the Turbo vNAS with the help of the connection wizard. Content saved on the Turbo vNAS is accessible for every authorised user to increase the work efficiency in projects involving multiple members.
5. Notes Station 2.0
QNAP has now leveraged its private cloud functionality to introduce Notes Station 2.0. It provides the convenience of notetaking on cloud-based services but with the privacy and security of Turbo vNAS. Users do not have to worry about risks from public storage, and are able to enjoy easier data access at all times.
Single workspace for
all notetaking activity
With its 3-level structure (Notebooks, Sections, and Notes), Notes Station 2.0 allows you to manage all your notes systematically and flexibly whether it is a note you write to yourself or for work. You can jot your valuable ideas in Notes Station 2.0 and keep them safely accessible through your own devices wherever you are.
Notes Station 2.0 is capable of advanced editing. You can style the text by changing the size, font, or color. You can also edit inserted images with the built-in photo editor to enrich your content.
Google Calendar Support
The event in the Notes Station Calendar links to the note you created it from. You can update the calendar from Notes Station 2.0 to your Google Calendar with a single click, so you will be reminded for every event.
You can encrypt your notes with high-performance AES 256-bit encryption to protect against unauthorised access.
Notes Station 2.0 can import PDF files into Notes Station 2.0, and export note files (i.e. Notes, Sections, Notebooks) to PDF files. When a notebook is exported, the sections and notes of the notebook transfer to the chapters and contents of a PDF file respectively, and vice versa for the import function.
You can quickly view the attached files in PDF, Word or PowerPoint format online with Google Docs or Office Online. Other file formats such as photos, music and videos can be played instantly with the built-in programs.
RSS feeds import
If you have subscribed to RSS feeds from news websites or blogs, you can use Notes Station 2.0 to automatically import the published contents.
Notes sharing and collaboration
Notes Station 2.0 contributes to team work and networking. You can create a link for your notes and publish them on your social networks or share them through the apps on your smartphone. Thus, you can invite other people to work on the same notes.
You can use the snapshot function to back up different revisions of your notes. Your notes can be effortlessly restored to an earlier version. The QTS Snapshot is a great tool to record the state of a note at different time points. You can create up to 1,024 snapshots manually or by schedule and it is easy to retrieve files from a specific point in time if they are broken or m i s t a k e n l y deleted.
Notes Station 2.0 comes with an import function to restore backups from Evernote. In addition, you can directly access your notebooks in Evernote to import them online to Notes Station without exporting.
Add-on Values and Friendly Development Platform
The QTS App Center provides various apps for you to install on demand, enjoying more applications and increasing the value of your purchase.
- Powerful and rich-in-content
The App Center provides over 100 apps, including backup/sync, business, content management, communications, developer tools, download, entertainment, surveillance and utilities.
- Install on demand
Find what you need and install it immediately with just one click.
- Upgrade reminder
If newer versions of your installed apps are available, an upgrade reminder will show on the QTS desktop to help you keep your Turbo vNAS applications up-to-date.
Third-party Development Platform
With its open-source Linux kernel, QTS is a friendly development platform that allows software developers to create all kinds of applications. Developers can also enjoy a more efficient R&D process with the backup, security, cloud storage tools, and reliable Turbo vNAS hardware design.
Dedicated customer service, sales and R&D support
QNAP Turbo vNAS applications can be developed using the following three approaches:
- Development Toolkit (API & SDK): Developers can use the QNAP Development Toolkit (API & SDK) to design applications that run on client devices (such as smartphones and PCs) to remotely manage and access files stored on their Turbo vNAS.
- NAS app development: Depending on your OS needs, you can use VM integration to install an alternative OS to run non-Linuxbased applications on the Turbo vNAS.
- VM integration: Depending on your OS needs, you can use VM integration to install an alternative OS to run non-Linux-based applications on the Turbo vNAS.
|CPU||AMD® x86 G-Series Quad-core 2.0 GHz processor|
|Memory||System memory: TS-563-2G: 2GB DDR3L RAM (2GB x1)
TS-563-8G: 8GB DDR3L RAM (8GB x1)
Total memory slots: 2 SODIMM
Memory expandable up to: 16 GB (8GB x2)
|Flash Memory||512MB DOM|
|Hard Drive||5 x 3.5"or 2.5"SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD|
|Hard Drive Tray||5 x Hot-swappable tray|
|LAN Port||2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port (Expandable up to 4 x GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x GbE via PCIe NIC)|
|Network Expansion Slot||1 (PCIe Gen2 x 4)|
|LED Indicators||Status, USB, HDD 1-5|
|USB||5 x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1, Rear: 4)
Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
|HDMI||2 (Mirrored Display), 1.4a|
|Buttons||Power/Status, USB One-Touch-Backup, reset|
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Dimensions||185(H) x 210.6(W) x 235.4(D) mm
7.28(H) x 8.29(W) x 9.27(D) inch
|Weight||Net: 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
Gross: 5.8 kg (12.79 lbs)
|Power Consumption (W)||S3 sleep: 2.26W
HDD standby: 30.17W
In operation: 47.68W
(with 5 x 2TB HDDs installed)
|Relative Humidity||5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C.|
|Power Supply||ATX 250W, 110-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 5A|
|Secure Design||Kensington security slot for theft prevention|
|Fan||1 x quiet cooling fan (12 cm, 12V DC)|
Access Right Management
Domain Authentication Integration
Cloud Storage Backup
Storage Plug & Connect
iSCSI (IP SAN)
HD (HybridDesk) Station
AirPlay & Chromecast
* Somedata encryption functions may not available in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries. ** This feature may vary according to different models. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Single-port 10GbE SFP+ NIC
|Single-port 10GbE SFP+ NIC: LAN-10G1SR-D|
Single-port 10GbE 10GBASE-T NIC
|Single-port 10GbE 10GBASE-T NIC: LAN-10G1T-D|
Dual-port 10GbE 10GBAST-T NIC
|Dual-port 10GbE 10GBAST-T NIC: LAN-10G2T-D|
Dual-port Gigabit NIC
|Dual-port Gigabit NIC: LAN-1G2T-D|
Various handy utilities are available for you to work smartly with your Turbo NAS. These utilities help increase your productivity and make it absolutely easy with connecting the Turbo NAS, setting up the system, data backup and synchronization, downloading files, and so on.
Connect and set up NAS easily
Qfinder is a utility, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, to quickly find and access the Turbo NAS over the LAN. Install the Finder on your computer, open it, and double click your Turbo NAS name, and the login page is ready for you.
Easily access the NAS by Storage Plug & Connect
Windows version of Qfinder provides a convenient way to connect to the Turbo NAS and map a network drive or a virtual disk. By creating a shared folder on the Turbo NAS and mapping it as a network drive, you can use it as an additional drive and store files on it as it is a local drive of the computer.
NAS Connection by VPN
myQNAPcloud Connect helps you access the published services of the Turbo NAS quickly and securely on the Internet. myQNAPcloud Connect application is designed for Windows PC users. By installing the myQNAPcloud Connect, you will be able to connect to the Turbo NAS and easily manage files by drag-and-drop within the Windows Explorer.
Synchronize files anytime, anywhere
Qsync is a useful tool to synchronize files in multiple computers. It creates a specific “Qsync folder” in your devices that you can simply drop files in, and synchronizes the files to all your devices linked to the Turbo NAS.
Sync in multiple ways
Whenever you add, edit, delete or rename a file on one computer, the change applies to all others linked with the Turbo NAS, so you have exactly identical contents on all your devices.
It allows you to remove files on one computer without affecting the copies stored on others that are linked with the Turbo NAS. However, when someone updates the files you deleted from another computer, you can still retrieve them in the Qsync folder.
Advanced Selective Sync
With both Full Sync or Smart Sync options, you can choose to only sync specific sub-folders within the Qsync folder, useful if your computers have limited storage.
Share files and folders easily
Quickly share files with download links
You can create download links to share files with people, even if they don't have an account on the Turbo NAS. This greatly reduces the time in creating user account and password for users.
Share folders for collaboration
Your life is connected with different groups of people. You can create sub-folders within the Qsync folder, and share each with different groups of Turbo NAS users as a file exchange center. Everyone in the same sub-folder is always kept up-to-date with the latest version of the files.
QNAP NetBak Replicator
Backup data on PC
The QNAP NetBak Replicator, provided with any Turbo NAS unit free of charge, helps you easily back up files from Windows PC - entire disk drives, documents, pictures, music, videos, fonts, emails, and more - to the Turbo NAS. The operation is very simple. You can do the backup task in just a few clicks using NetBak Replicator by the setting of real-time synchronization, scheduled backup and auto-backup from multiple PCs to the Turbo NAS.
NetBak Replicator also supports backing up to a remote server via FTP and WebDAV through the Internet. Imagine that you can backup new photos whenever on vacation. Even you are away from home, the convenient backup supports your memories.
Download Station monitor widget
QGet is a powerful utility for download management. The software is available for Windows and Mac computers, allowing the management of BT, HTTP, and FTP download tasks of Download Station on multiple Turbo NAS servers.
QGet enables you to add, remove, or watch your BT download jobs from LAN or WAN. You can manage your download tasks in school or at work. QGet supports intuitive drag and drop of torrent files, HTTP or FTP URL to the software interface for convenient adding of download tasks.
vsphere Client plug-in
Manage QNAP NAS within vSphere Client
The Turbo NAS supports vSphere Client Plug-in that allows managing VMware datastores on the Turbo NAS directly from the vSphere client console. In a large-scale server virtualization environment, management is centralized and straightforward. Administrators can easily control the status of the Turbo NAS and datastores and create additional datastores to multiple ESXi hosts in just a few clicks.
Note: The TS-x51 series doesn't support vSphere Client plug-in.
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