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Qsan Rebrands Storage Arrays to AegisSAN & TrioNAS Series

Qsan Technology Inc, announced that as a result of the company’s product portfolio coverage expansion, its storage arrays have been rebranded into two series: the AegisSAN for iSCSI/Fibre Channel SAN systems and the TrioNAS for unified storage.

PRLog - Oct. 28, 2012 - TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei, Taiwan, 26th October 2012 - Qsan Technology Inc, an expert of iSCSI SAN RAID systems and controllers for enterprises and SMBs, today announced that as a result of the company’s product portfolio and technology coverage expansion, its storage arrays have been rebranded into two series: the AegisSAN for iSCSI/Fibre Channel SAN systems and the TrioNAS for unified storage.

TrioNAS Family          
Integration of NAS, SAN and Cloud

The TrioNAS family consolidates IP-based iSCSI SAN and NAS and allows users to link these to services such as Amazon S3 cloud storage for data protection.  The TrioNAS range supports both file-level and block-level data access so that organizations can manage files and run applications in one device to reduce hardware requirements. The integration of Amazon S3 storage allows users to easily backup data into the cloud and, with just one click, disaster recovery can be fulfilled effortlessly.

To provide better file data sharing, the ZFS-based product range supports CIFS/SMB 2 , NFS v3/v4, AFP 3.3, FTP & SFTP, WebDAV, and iSCSI. This series also addresses the explosion of unstructured data and files, where reads/writes are random, by treating random writes as sequential blocks, a more efficient method to process data. The rack-mount NAS systems offer always-on disk configurations to free customers from any abnormal shutdown in line with ZFS’ ability to avoid inconsistencies of data.

Simplify Infrastructure and Management for Mid-range Enterprise

TrioNAS LX is Qsan’s high-end unified storage model with inbuilt Intel® Xeon CPU. Beside traditional RAID design, TrioNAS LX systems offer excellent performance with hardware RAID and SSD caching. With hardware RAID, the TrioNAS LX series is more reliable and faster, while SSD caching allows customers to assign SSD as the system’s read/write cache to fully utilize the benefits of SSD for business-critical applications that require quick read/write speed and random I/O.

The integration of current Linux NAS systems and Windows Active Directory is a big headache to IT managers. UnifiedAUTH feature of TrioNAS LX is the answer to it by greatly increasing the IT simplicity. The patent-pending UnifiedAUTH technology is that any OS client (Windows, Linux, Mac, FTP, and WebDAV) and iSCSI CHAP can log onto the TrioNAS LX device through a Microsoft Active Directory with a single log-in. TrioNAS LX is ideal for organizations operating a cloud or remote working environment as it makes complex, multiple user account authentication easier through a single domain log-in.

TrioNAS LX software also provides great storage efficiency with DeDup, thin provisioning and compression that help enterprises store more data at less cost and to greatly enhance the efficiency to the IT infrastructure. To better protect data, in addition to ICAP anti-virus, TrioNAS LX has BBM (battery backup module) to keep cache data safe in the event of power outage even if the companies do not possess UPS facilities.

Equipped with multiple state-of-art features, TrioNAS LX can be centrally managed by QCentral the java-based cross-platform management interface.

The available products of the rack-mount NAS include the U600Q series (with 2x 10GbE ports + 3x 1GbE ports per controller) and U400Q series (with 7x 1GbE ports per controller). The systems have 4U/24-Bay, 3U/16-Bay and 2U/12-Bay form factors and can be expanded up to 192 hard drives of SATA II, SAS and SSD. U600Q series has additional 10Gbase-T Ethernet controller option.

The addition, the Intel® 10Gbase-T Ethernet controller allows enterprises to benefit from design simplicity while lowering TCO. The 10GBase-T daughterboard featured in the arrays has passed a series of 3 Intel® IEEE conformance and interoperability tests to guarantee the highest quality.

With the file-sharing and virtualization advantage, TrioNAS LX best suits applications like medical and health care, academic organizations, and remote working environments.

AegisSAN Family
Hardware Redundancy, High Availability and Fast Speed

Qsan is renowned for its SAN product family (now AegisSAN family) due to its dual active controller configuration as well as the fully redundant and hot pluggable designs to the major components. Furthermore, the AegisSAN Family offers multiple path and load balancing features such as MPIO, MC/S, Trunking, and LACP to better ensure high availability to the running services.

AegisSAN storage systems are equipped with hardware RAID as well as QiSOE (Qsan hardware iSCSI offload engine), which adopts a dedicated CPU core to process iSCSI packet. With QiSOE the performance will be booming and the solution is for companies that need to process tremendous amounts of random access data.

As for advanced data protection, organizations can adopt QSnap for copy-on-write snapshot, QReplica for remote replication through LAN or WAN and BBM the batter backup module to keeps cache data safe in the event of power outage.

Provide Great Performance and Efficiency for Mid-range Enterprise

Powered by Intel® Xeon CPU, AegisSAN LX offers outstanding IOPS and throughputs. With hardware RAID and QiSOE, the 6Gb/s SAS AegisSAN LX storage systems best meet the critical business requirements to process huge amounts of random IO.

The high-availability and highly expandable AegisSAN LX storage systems use QThin, the thin provisioning function by Qsan, to achieve zero reclamation by preventing deleted files to continues to occupy capacity. With QThin, less storage is required over the life cycle of the storage system, which makes the system resource efficient. Moreover, AegisSAN can be centrally managed by QCentral as well.

AegisSAN LX disk arrays support VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix. Moreover, with the support of vSphere 5 and VAAI (vStorage APIs for Array Integration), they are capable of improved performance, superior scalability and better agility in VMware virtual server environments.

AegisSAN LX offers two interface options: iSCSI and Fibre Channel. Available products include the P600Q (with 2x 10GbE ports + 2x 1GbE ports per controller), F600Q (with 4x 8Gb Fibre ports + 2x 1GbE ports per controller) and P400Q (with 6x 1GbE ports per controller). The systems have 4U/24-Bay, 3U/16-Bay and 2U/12-Bay form factors and can be expanded up to 192 hard drives of SATA II, SAS and SSD. P600Q has additional 10Gbase-T Ethernet controller option.

Providing outstanding performance and high availability, the AegisSAN LX best suits applications like video editing, video streaming, broadcasting, and highly virtualized environments.

Delivering the Best Price-Performance Value for SMB

AegisSAN is the entry level option in the AegisSAN Family. With inbuilt Intel IOP CPU as well as dual active controller configuration, hardware redundancy, and an easy-to-use management tool, AegisSAN provides the best price-performance value to enterprises. In addition the systems feature hardware-level BBM (battery backup module), and deliver versatile advanced data protection.

AegisSAN also offers two interface options: iSCSI and Fibre Channel. The disk array systems are available in 4U/24-Bay, 3U/16-Bay, 2U/12-Bay and 2U/24-Bay form factors including the products P500Q (with 2x 10GbE ports per controller), P300Q (with 4x 1GbE ports per controller), F400Q (with 2x 4Gb Fibre ports + 1x 1GbE port per control), and F300Q(with 2x 4Gb Fibre ports per controller).

With the advantages of performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness, the AegisSAN best suits applications including surveillance, backup and cloud storage.

About Qsan

Founded in 2004, Qsan Technology Inc is the specialist providing a complete product line of network storage including iSCSI SAN, Fibre Channel SAN & Unified Storage for worldwide enterprises and small and medium-sized business (SMB). Qsan products deliver the best price-performance value to help budget-constrained customers greatly enhance the efficiency in the working environment. For more information, please visit www.qsantechnology.com


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