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QNAP Launches Upgraded SAS-12Gb/s Enterprise ZFS NAS ES1640dc v2

QNAP Launches Upgraded SAS-12Gb/s Enterprise ZFS NAS ES1640dc v2

QNAP Launches Upgraded SAS-12Gb/s Enterprise ZFS NAS ES1640dc v2, Featuring Intel Xeon E5 Dual Active Controllers for Mission-critical Tasks.


QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the new ES1640dc v2, an upgraded version of the Enterprise ZFS NAS designed for mission-critical IT tasks. It has been enhanced with faster 12Gb/s SAS, four built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports, two 10GbE RJ45 ports, an M.2 SSD dedicated to NVRAM, and can be expanded with the EJ1600 v2 (SAS-12Gb/s) and EJ1600 (SAS-6Gb/s) expansion enclosures for a potential storage capacity of over 1 PB. The ES1640dc v2 features a dual active-active controller architecture, Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, and ZFS for the utmost reliability and making it suited for file servers, disaster recovery, VDI, professional video streaming studios, and more versatile applications that requires near-zero downtime.

“With an easy-to-use management interface and ZFS, the upgraded QNAP Enterprise ZFS NAS provides higher-standard services for businesses that demand high-availability storage,” said Waterball Liu, Product Manager of QNAP. “The Enterprise ZFS NAS especially excels in providing high availability solutions for file servers, virtualization servers, virtual desktops, online video streaming, IP surveillance, snapshots and remote recovery.”
The ES1640dc v2 is powered by high-performance Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and features dual active-active controllers to provide businesses with near-zero downtime high availability. Other features include battery-protected DRAM write cache and SSD read cache to accelerate operations in virtual machines environments, an M.2 SSD dedicated for NVRAM to secure information in the event of power failure, and a PCIe slot pre-installed with a dual-port 10GbE RJ45 NIC (replaceable with a 40GbE QSFP+ NIC). The ES1640dc v2 and its corresponding expansion enclosures all provide dual-channel (Dual Path) to tolerate single node failure.

The ES1640dc v2 also runs the new QES operating system that incorporates the powerful ZFS. The highly-anticipated advanced features provided by QES include: flexible storage pools and expandability, high-performance SSD caching, near-limitless snapshots, SnapSync, block-based data deduplication, inline compression, thin provisioning with reclaim, and data self-healing.

As QNAP’s first OpenStack Ready NAS, the Enterprise ZFS NAS is the best choice for cloud applications. QNAP and Platform9 have joined forces to provide a powerful hybrid cloud solution that is remarkably easy to deploy and easy to use for OpenStack® environments. The QNAP Cinder driver integrates QNAP NAS as OpenStack storage for on-site data, allowing users to benefit from the cutting-edge functions that are available on the Enterprise ZFS NAS.

The ES1640dc v2 is also certified for VMware® vSphere™ 6.0, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V®, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The ES1640dc v2 supports VMware VAAI, VMware SRM, and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively. The QNAP vSphere Client plug-in, web plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider are also supported to enhance operational management in virtualization applications.

Key specifications

Enterprise ZFS NAS ES1640dc v2?
Dual-controller, 3U rackmount model; Intel® Xeon® E5 6-core processor, 32GB/64GB DDR3 ECC RDIMM for main memory and 16GB write cache DIMM per controller; 16x 3.5″/2.5″ SAS 12Gbps/6Gbps hard drives or 2.5″ SAS SSDs; M.2 SSD dedicated to NVRAM; 4x 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports; PCIe Gen3 x8 slot: pre-installed with a LAN-10G2T-X550 NIC with 2x 10GbE RJ45 ports, PCIe Gen2 x4 slot: reserved for dual path Mini-SAS; 2x USB 3.0 ports; 770W redundant power supplies.

Expansion enclosure EJ1600 v2:

Dual-controller, 3U rackmount model; 2x Mini-SAS ports; 16x 3.5″/2.5″ SAS 12Gbps/6Gbps hard drives or 2.5″ SAS SSDs; 450W redundant power supplies.

The Enterprise ZFS NAS ES1640dc v2 and EJ1600 v2 expansion enclosure are now available. For more information, and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit Qnap.

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