Qsan Launches New TrioNAS LX U300

Taipei, Taiwan, 07 Nov. 2014 - Qsan Technology Inc. today announced its TrioNAS LX U300 series, to bring enterprise-class storage features within the financial reach of SMBs, helping them to effectively manage their IT infrastructures with minimum effort. Qsan TrioNAS LX U300 unified storage systems allow one-box access to both file and block storage, typically over Ethernet networks or Fibre Channel (FC). Qsan TrioNAS LX U300 supports file storage via CIFS, NFS, AFP, FTP, WebDAV and block storage over Fibre Channel and iSCSI. The TrioNAS LX U300 series utilizing the processing capability and features in the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1225 v3 and embedding Intel® Intelligent Acceleration Library (ISAL), provides better data protection without any performance penalty and offers Enterprise-grade features including SSD-caching, deduplication and thin-provisioning without extra charge. It also offers extreme scalability by allowing users to deploy over 1 PetaByte via the unique J100 expansion units.

Qsan's NAS products are designed to fulfill the requirements of SMB organisations and the product line features both TrioNAS LX and TrioNAS versions, to meet the demand of enterprise-level and SMB users through the use of iSCSI and SMB data sharing applications. The U300 storage arrays are mid-range solutions with module controller design and scale-up capabilities, with a balanced set of product features – as outlined above - and affordable cost, allowing SMBs to benefit from a near-enterprise storage solution with no pressure on management or budget requirements.

“In addition, the U300 features the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 platform and is equipped with 80 Plus Platinum PSUs, both of which enhance energy efficiency for greater cost effectiveness and with more I/O ports options.” said Daniel Lin, sales director at Qsan. ”U300 storage systems are designed to accommodate dynamic IT requirement changes, scalability, and cost efficiency. With advanced data protection and efficiency functions, including Thin Provisioning, Deduplication, Snapshot, volume cloning, and remote replication. U300 can deliver higher performance without compromise.”

"With the combination of the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 and Intel® Storage Acceleration Library, the U300 will deliver Enterprise class features including Intel® Advanced Management Technology, data deduplication, thin-provisioning and improved RAID performance,” said Andrea Nelson, director of marketing for the storage division at Intel, "QSAN has utilized these innovations to develop new NAS solutions that offer more powerful and energy-efficient storage appliance platforms for their customers."

Unlike many other entry-level NAS vendors, Qsan is incorporating enterprise-level ZFS file systems to ensure data consistency and avoid the file system crashes which are common in many legacy Linux EXT4-based NAS solutions.

Qsan’s TrioNAS LX U300 offers peace of mind for IT managers by offering seamless integration with Windows Active Directory (including multiple domains) and LDAP. The patent-pending Unified AUTH empowers TrioNAS LX to provide superior manageability by leveraging existing Windows Active Directory server: this allows across the board management from one administration point, increasing ease of use.

All data in the U300 is monitored, allowing IT managers to record any access activities (newly added, modified and deleted) of all users’ accounts. The system’s immediate availability also allows users to instantly start using its storage pool without waiting for RAID configuration, unlike competing solutions.

The TrioNAS LX U300 is available with base unit on U300-P10 (7x1GbE, 16GB ECC memory) with optional upgrade flexibility on memory (Up to 32GB ECC memory) and host interface card (Either 10Gb iSCSI or 8G FC). Form factors are available in 3U16bay and 4U24bay.

Read More About TrioNAS LX U300: http://www.qsantechnology.com/en/raidsystem_view.php?RSTID=AQ000108

About Qsan Technology
Qsan Technology is a specialist manufacturer of networked storage solutions. Its iSCSI and Fibre Channel SANs and unified storage offer outstanding performance, great reliability and a leading price-performance ratio to allow enterprises and SMBs worldwide to enhance IT infrastructure efficiency. Qsan Technology storage systems are now shipped to over 30 countries across Europe, US and APAC. For more information, please visit www.qsantechnology.com