QNAP(R) Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today announced that the QuTScloud, a virtual appliance based on QTS NAS operating system, supports server virtualization platforms. QuTScloud is available through license subscription and can be implemented on enterprises’ private data centers as a virtual machine that is hosted on hypervisors, including Linux(R) KVM, Microsoft(R) Hyper-V, and VMware ESXi(TM), as well as on a QNAP NAS (via VM Marketplace in Virtualization Station).
With QuTScloud, organizations can set up a virtual NAS on their existing on-premise data centers to easily acquire multiple advanced NAS features without the need for additional investments in NAS hardware. In addition to saving costs, energy, and storage space, QuTScloud provides a perfect storage gateway for enterprises looking for private and hybrid cloud solutions.
“We view the license-based QuTScloud as an important step to introducing QNAP’s QTS features to more enterprises and workgroups that demand resource elasticity and budget flexibility,” said Aseem Manmualiya, Product Manager of QNAP, adding, “By licensing QuTScloud for virtual device applications, QuTScloud provides an exciting solution that enables flexible deployment and management with access to app-aware QuTScloud instances in a variety of virtualization environments.”
QuTScloud provides users with a near-identical user experience and feature set as QTS. The inclusive App Center offers a wide range of free and premium apps for boosting QuTScloud functionality and adding more features. Key features include, but not limited to, the following:
Supports CIFS/SMB, NFS, AFP, and iSCSI protocols for easy file access.
Windows AD and LDAP integration simplify directory management.
Data uploaded to major cloud storage (via HBS, HybridMount or VJBOD Cloud) can be mounted in the QuTScloud instance.
Streamline backup and restoration processes with snapshots and versioning.
A comprehensive search engine Qsirch to locate enterprise files instantly.
Supports myQNAPcloud Link service for connecting to QuTScloud with a unique domain name without the need to configure a static IP address.
QuTScloud can be quickly launched in three steps:
Deploy QuTScloud as a virtual machine on virtualization platform. Watch video tutorials: KVM, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESXi, QNAP Virtualization Station
Purchase a license from the QNAP Software Store. Watch video tutorial
Generate a QuTScloud license key using the QNAP License Manager and initialize QuTScloud. Watch video tutorial
QuTScloud provides pay-as-you-go software licensing with monthly license and yearly license options: https://software.qnap.com/qutscloud.html
For more information about QuTScloud on hypervisors, please visit: https://www.qnap.com/go/solution/qutscloud-hypervisor/