Enable Auto Tiering with Qtier Technology
QNAP’s Qtier Technology empowers the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency. With Auto Tiering, the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 can automatically move hot data to high-performance storage tiers and cold data to lower-cost, higher-capacity drives, making the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 an extremely efficient shared resource. Businesses will no longer have to invest heavily in expensive Flash technology, but can still enjoy exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage from Auto Tiering with the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2.
12Gbps DataBolt™ Advantage
Implementing DataBolt technology, the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 can deliver twice the throughput for 6Gbps SAS drives by automatically aggregating the bandwidth from 3Gbps and 6Gbps drives to fully utilize 12Gbps, effectively accelerating the existing infrastructure.
The TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 supports 12Gbps SAS drives to provide fast data transmission speeds and drive up to 3,812 MB/s throughput and 267,726 IOPS*. Powered by an Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 quad-core processor with 16GB DDR3 or 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 greatly enhances the efficiency of CPU-demanding tasks and serves more concurrent tasks.
SSD cache acceleration
The TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 features 2 pre-installed 128GB mSATA modules, and there are no limits on using SSDs for caching. By installing high-performance SSDs, the IOPS performance of storage volumes can remarkably boost. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as database and virtualization. The internal cache port design reserves the space of hard drive tray for more storage capacity.
Removable motherboard drawer for easy maintenance
With the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2's removable motherboard drawer, IT administrators have easier access in upgrading/installing RAM, the internal cache, 40GbE adapter and other components. The motherboard itself can be removed and replaced without needing to remove the heavy TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 from the rack cabinet, making it especially useful in maintaining the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 in data centers with multiple rack cabinets.
QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency.
Volume & LUN snapshot simplifies restoration
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily back up and restore data on the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 back to any point of time to prevent loss of important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN, efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.
Powerful QNAP flexible volume
QNAP's flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store NAS data. This next-generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volume with space reclaim, block-level iSCSI LUN, and online capacity expansion. The QTS Storage Manager neatly presents tools and options for managing system storage which simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.
Qsirch – A smarter, faster way to search
Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP’s new built-in NAS search application lets you find what you need by real-time, natural search. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including parts of the file name or even words/phrases in the document, and Qsirch will display a list of matches – complete with thumbnails – as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you’ve previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks.
Monitor and manage multiple NAS with Q'center
Q'center turns your TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 into a central management system to manage multiple QNAP NAS units. After installing Q'center in the QTS App Center, you can use the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 to centrally manage multi-site QNAP NAS for monitoring system logs, manage firmware updates & maintenance, and enjoy major benefits including ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, convenience and flexibility. Managing multiple QNAP NAS becomes effortlessly easy and efficient.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2 and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or NAS build-in LDAP services.