NAS from Netgear

13 May 2022

Netgear says the ReadyNAS 520 series offers superior performance storage capabilities for up to 80 users, featuring 10Gigabit ethernet connectivity and superior streaming capabilities for multiple 1K or single 4K streams. It is available in four, six and eight bay configurations. It is an addition to the ReadyNAS family for small businesses needing to store, share and protect their growing company data. Campuses or universities need to protect their research data, regional branches need to gather and backup their local data and share them with headquarters. All ReadyNAS are built on the revolutionary ReadyNAS OS 6 operating system and next-gen BTRFS file system. A best-in-class 5 levels of data protection - X-RAIDTM, Unlimited Snapshots, Bit rot protection, real-time anti-virus and easy offsite replication work in concert to securely protect your data from common risks. Moreover, all ReadyNAS systems utilise proprietary ReadyCLOUD technology. No VPN setup, no port forwarding, no dynamic DNS required. Featuring an architecture powered by “blazing fast quad core hyper threaded Intel Xeon server processors along with DDR4 ECC memory”, Netgear reckons “the RN520 is the no compromise, high performing data storage systems of choice for businesses that need the ultimate in capacity, performance and security”. netgear.com

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NAS from Asustor

13 May 2022

This fourbay NAS is popular choice for businesses, not just home users. Powered by a quick quadcore Intel Celeron J4105 supported by up to 8GB of RAM, the AS5304T is supposed to be quick even when running over a standard gigabit ethernet network. It has space for four drives and supports a wealth of RAID configurations. There is also an HDMI port on the back allowing you to use it as a Linux desktop PC. It also comes with a hefty 92mm fan, which works with heatsinks on the major components to keep the heat under control. You can set up users and shared folders as you would on any other NAS, or set up iSCSI targets for virtualisation purposes. Asustor still provides tools for sync with OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive, or backing up Windows and macOS PCs. With the Brtfs file system, one can even use snapshots and the Snapshot Center app to safeguard the data on the NAS. asustor.com

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NAS from QNAP

13 May 2022

The QNAP TS873A 8-Bay Network Attached NAS Storage device features an AMD Ryzen V1000 series V1500B quadcore processor that delivers great system performance with up to quad-core / 8 threads and Turbo Core up to 2.2 GHz. It features two (2) 2.5GbE RJ45 ports and two (2) PCIe Gen 3 slots for you to flexibly deploy 5GbE/10GbE networks. Two (2) M.2 NVMe SSD slots (un-populated) for Qtier Technology and SSD Caching enable constant storage optimisation. The TS-873A supports QTS and QuTS hero, allowing users to flexibly switch operating system based on their requirements. This product also supports QuTS hero - QNAP’s ZFSbased NAS operating system. Providing end-to-end data integrity, data reduction (inline data deduplication, compression and compaction), and much more, QuTS hero uses additional system resources to ensure an optimal environment for protecting business data. It’s important to note that The TS-873A features two (2) PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots that allows for various expansion cards (sold separately, see accessories tab) for expanding application potential. qnap.com

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NAS from TerraMaster

13 May 2022

The TerraMaster F5-221 comes with an Intel Celeron J1800 processor (backed up by 2 to 4GB of RAM). This product is said to perform to a high standard with regards to file transfer and media benchmark tests. Its five trays are cooled by two 82mm fans. The fact users will unlikely need to fill all five at once, means the F5-221 is good for an upgrade at a later date. While TerraMaster’s NAS software isn’t as slick as Asus’s or Synology’s, it’s quite welldesigned, giving you easy access to the usual management tools and features, useful dashboards and an app store with a bewildering range of add-on apps. We did experience a few niggling setup issues, but assuming everything goes smoothly, this is a good NAS for big demands and small wallets. The F5-221 device relies on the following five data security layers: automatic scheduled backup, Btrfs file system and snapshot, RAID 1,5,6 array security, AES hardware folder encryption and network transport encryption, as well as cloud drive data backup. terra-master.com

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NAS from Nasuni

13 May 2022

Nasuni delivers a file storage platform that leverages object storage delivering a simpler, lower cost, and more efficient SaaS solution for the enterprise, that scales easily to handle rapid unstructured data growth. Nasuni replaces on-premises file server, network attached storage (NAS), backup, and disaster recovery (DR) infrastructure with a cloud-native SaaS solution that saves money, scales infinitely, and is simple to manage. Better yet, it provides a file storage platform that allows companies to unify multiple sites worth of data. The combination of Nasuni with Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud gives unlimited file server capacity on-demand, built-in backup, DR, and file sharing across any number of users and locations. “Whether Nasuni is deployed completely in the cloud, as a hybrid-cloud solution, or in a private cloud, an organisation’s data is always protected and accessible with fast local performance,” the company says. nasuni.com

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Celebrating 30 Years of Fluke Networks with huge savings on fibre testers

26 April 2022

To celebrate 30 years at the forefront of network infrastructure testing, industry pioneer Fluke Networks is offering customers up to 30% savings on 30 of their most popular fibre testers.

Eindhoven, Netherlands. March 1st, 2022: Fluke Networks launched its first tester in 1992, sticking to what professionals had come to expect from Fluke—a rugged, reliable, and portable tester with advanced measurement capabilities. The company will celebrate by giving new and returning customers a deal on 30 of their most popular fibre products.

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