QNAP Updates NAS Management Software
A new version 3.2 of QNAP's embedded NAS Management Software enhances iSCSI capabilities, supports storage server deployment in virtualized and clustered environments, facilitates Apple Time Machine backups, and improves the Web file manager.QNAP Systems has updated its NAS management software that powers its business-class Intel-based Turbo NAS servers. Version 3.2, embedded as firmware, provides an iSCSI target solution supporting SPC-3 persistent reservation, MPIO and MC/S, allowing small to midsize businesses and corporate customers deploy the NAS as a storage server in the virtualized and clustered infrastructure. Additionally, the updated management software steps up its backup capabilities by adding Apple Time Machine support and redundant backups to Amazon's S3 cloud storage platform.
For ease of management, QNAP said IT administrators can benefit from the DFS support (Share Folder Aggregation), import of user-list and customizable Daylight Saving Time. Further, the next-generation Internet Protocol, IPv6, has been incorporated for future networking evolution. QNAP's Web File Manager 2 also features an entirely redesigned user interface and functionality for improved file sharing and management. WebDAV is also available for users to collaboratively share, access and edit files over HTTP and HTTPs. In addition, the new firmware will be preinstalled in new QNAP models from December onward.