NAS, iSCSI/ IP-SAN Storage Combo Solution for Server Virtualization
iSCSI and Virtualization Deployment
Feature-rich Business Applications
Easily-deployed Private Cloud Storage
Energy-efficient & Eco-friendly
Modern businesses and workgroups face the challenge of finding a robust storage solution that can scale with the exponential increase in digital content their organization create s. From shared documents, old archived files and large rich media files, through to enterprise databases and core applications data, this challenge will only become more acute. Deploying an appropriate IT environment with a reliable, affordable and expandable storage solution is business critical. The ability to securely store, share and back-up digital assets has become one of the most important tasks for an SMB IT administrator, choosing the right option will significantly enhance business productivity and crucially offer a reliable disaster recovery solution in an age when downtime of any nature impacts profitability.
The QNAP TS-419U II Turbo NAS is an all-in-one rack mount network attached storage (NAS) server optimized for small and medium businesses looking for an affordable yet high performance network storage solution. The TS-419U II can hold up to 4 hard drives and is designed to be easily installed in the server room and configured with up to 12TB of storage capacity. The TS-419U II is an ideal solution for centralized data backup, cross-platform file sharing, iSCSI/IP-SAN storage combo solution and a number of business applications. Moreover, the TS-419U II offers exceptionally low power consumption, reliable system operations and capacity expandability.
Besides, the intuitive MyCloudNAS service simplifies the process of publishing content residing on the TS-419U II over the Internet and helps the IT administrator create private cloud storage in just a few simple steps. The mobile app QMobile provides users with an iOS® or Android™ mobile device with a convenient way to access the TS-419U II on the go.
Windows Active Directory (AD) and LDAP Directory Service
The Windows AD and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) directory service features enable the IT administrator to retrieve user accounts from Windows AD or LDAP-based directory server to the TS-419U II, reducing time and effort in account setup. Users can use the same login name and password to access the TS-419U II. In addition, the TS-419U II can also be configured as an LDAP server and allows devices with LDAP protocol enabled to be joined in the directory and share the same user accounts and groups.
Shared Folder Aggregation
Access the shared folders of other servers on Microsoft Networking through the "portal folder" on the TS-419U II. This saves the time and effort in logging in multiple servers one by one.
ISO File Archiving and Sharing
The TS-419U II supports mounting ISO images of CD and DVD discs as network shares for data archiving, storage, and sharing. This feature saves the space for storing the physical discs, reduces the risk of data loss caused by disc wearing and tearing, and enhances the efficiency of data sharing on business network.
Advanced Folder Permissions
Advanced folder permissions allow users to configure folder/subfolder access to the TS-419U II. With this feature enabled, users can manage the folder permissions from Microsoft Windows or the web-based management interface of the TS-419U II easily.
Secure Data Storage and Access
Policy-based Unauthorized IP Blocking The IT administrator can allow, deny or auto block specified IP address or network domain which attempt to connect to the TS-419U II via SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, Samba, or AFP
Remote Login The TS-419U II supports remote login via SSH (secure shell) or Telnet connection.
SSL Security (HTTPS) The TS-419U II supports HTTPS connection. The IT administrator can upload a secure certificate and RSA private key in X.509PEM format issued by a trusted provider to allow access to the TS-419U II via secure SSL login.
Secure FTP The TS-419U II offers secure data transfer with SSL/TLS (explicit) encryption. Passive FTP port range setup is also supported.
Encrypted Remote Replication by Rsync The data on the TS-419U II can be backed up to or from another Turbo NAS or Rsync server over the network securely.
Shared Folder Management The IT administrator can select to hide or show select ed shared folders of the TS-419U II on Windows network.
User Authority Management create multiple users and specify their password, quota, and user groups by simply uploading the batch files in TXT or Excel CSV format to the NAS.
VPN Server Build up a private network with QNAP VPN Server support and allow inbound access by Windows®, Mac®, Linux, and even iOS® and Android™ devices. The connections are secured with up to 256-bit encryption.
Backup Center for Business
Well-rounded Backup Solutions
The TS-419U II offers the IT administrator flexible server backup solutions, including encrypted remote replication, Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR), and cloud-based storage backup. Windows users and Mac users can use QNAP NetBak Replicator utility and Time Machine respectively to back up data to the TS-419U II. Furthermore, the TS-419U II supports third party backup software such as Veeam® Backup & Replication and Acronis® True Image.
Disaster Recovery Solution
The TS-419U II offers users peace of mind, business continuity, and high availability of data by providing the ability to recover their data from disasters.
Real-time Remote Replication
Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) provides real-time or scheduled data replication between the TS-419U II and a remote QNAP NAS, an FTP server, or an external drive.
iSCSI LUN Snapshot/Backup
Server virtualization reduces IT expenditure yet provides flexible server management. Adopting a proper data protection and disaster recovery for virtual machines has become vastly important. The TS-419U II has taken iSCSI LUN backup/restore to a whole new level with snapshot technology. The IT administrator can use the LUN snapshot to back up contents in the LUN to various storage destinations, including Windows shared folders via SMB/CIFS, Linux shared folders via NFS, or local shared folders on the TS-419U II.
Cloud Storage Backup
Get ready to send private data to the clouds! The TS-419U II supports Amazon® S3, ElephantDrive® and Symform® cloud storage backup which have several backup modes including real-time, scheduled backup and versioning control so that the data can be restored from any point of time. With ElephantDrive cloud storage can be monitored through a web browser. An extra set of all of the data stored will always be available, so remote data recovery is quick and simple.
iSCSI and Virtualization Deployment
NAS + iSCSI Combo Solution
The TS-419U II can serve as a NAS for file sharing and iSCSI storage concurrently.
The TS-419U II supports multiple LUNs (Logical Unit Numbers) and iSCSI targets. LUNs can be flexibly mapped to, unmapped from, and switched among different iSCSI targets.
Designed with CHAP authentication and LUN masking, the advanced ACL (Access Control List) offers the capability to block unauthorized access from the initiators.
Feature-rich Business Applications
The TS-419U II supports a multiuse of server business applications.
File Server The TS-419U II provides seamless file sharing cross Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX platforms. It also supports WebDAV for easy access to shared folders via HTTP/HTTPS protocol remotely.
FTP Server The IT administrator can establish an FTP server with the TS-419U II and share files conveniently with colleagues or customers.
Backup Center The TS-419U II offers a centralized backup center for Mac users using Time Machine and Windows users using QNAP NetBak Replicator utility.
Web Server The IT administrator can host multiple websites on the TS-419U II with the built-in web server and virtual host feature.
RADIUS Server The RADIUS server centralizes and consolidates user authentication by maintaining a list of user accounts that are authorized for remote network access through dial-up equipment, Wi-Fi access point, or VPN connections.
Syslog Server The RADIUS server centralizes and consolidates user authentication by maintaining a list of user accounts that are authorized for remote network access through dial-up equipment, Wi-Fi access point, or VPN connections.By collecting and storing the logs of other network devices on the TS-419U II with the Syslog server feature, the IT administrator can easily monitor the status of these devices and troubleshoot problems when necessary.
Printer Server The TS-419U II offers printer sharing over the network and remote printing over the Internet via IPP (Internet Printing Protocol). Print job management, and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X are also supported.
Surveillance Station The IT administrator can use the TS-419U II to manage the connected IP cameras and set up a video surveillance system with comprehensive monitoring, recording, and playback features.
IPv6 The TS-419U II supports IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) which makes the NAS a dual-stack IP host running IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time.
VPN Server The VPN (Virtual Private Network) service allows users to access the NAS and other resources on the same local network from the Internet.
LDAP Server LDAP Server service allows devices with LDAP protocol enabled to be joined in the directory and share the same user accounts and groups.
Software Expansion via QPKG Center QPKG Center is a software expansion platform to install 3rd party software on QNAP NAS. Instead of abstruse Linux command line installation process, QPKG center facilitates the operation by providing one-click installation.
Proxy Server With the help of Squid QPKG, the QNAP TS-419U II can be used as a Proxy Server. Internet cache speeds up web browsing; web filtering and monitoring enhances business Internet security.
Private Cloud Storage
The TS-419U II helps users reap all the benefits of cloud computing. A private cloud for business use can be built easily. This cloud provides flexible ways for data access, sharing, and backup, virtually anytime, anywhere.
The MyCloudNAS service simplifies the process of publishing contents in the TS-419U II over the Internet. It provides a web-based portal for file management and access, and supports backing up important data from the TS-419U II to other cloud storage providers such as Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, and Symform.
MyCloudNAS Access Code
While exposing the TS-419U II to the Internet could raise security concerns, the MyCloudNas Access Code provides privacy control to make select ed services only visible to authorized users.
The MyCloudNAS provide an easy way to send out an email invitation to friends. The invitation contains step-by-step instructions on accessing the TS-419U II. It also provides a link to download the Windows application MyCloudNAS Connect that allows people even without proficient networking skills to easily set up and connect to the TS-419U II.
QMobile App for On-the-go Contents Access
QMobile is an application designed for iOS and Android mobile devices. Terabytes of photos, music and videos stored on the TS-419U II are ready to be streamed by QMobile from anywhere regardless of the actual storage size of the mobile devices. QMobile also provides a convenient way for uploading photos on the mobile devices to the TS-419U II for instant sharing.
Advanced RAID Management with Hot-swap Design
The TS-419U II offers RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5+hot spare, single, and JBOD disk configurations. It also supports hot-swap design so that a failed member drive of a RAID configuration (RAID 1 or above only) can be replaced by hot swapping without turning off the server.
Global Hot Spare
The Global Hot Spare feature allows the IT administrator to share spare drives with multiple RAID volumes on the TS-419U II. When a hard drive fails in any RAID volume, the global hot-spare drive will automatically replace the failed drive to prevent data from being lost. Compared with a local spare drive, the Global Hot Spare function offers more efficient use of spare drives.
Online RAID Capacity Expansion
The storage capacity of a RAID configuration can be expanded by replacing larger hard drives. All the data will be kept and seamlessly moved to the newly installed hard drives without turning off the server.
Online RAID Level Migration
Upgrade the disk configuration to a higher RAID level with the data retained without turning off the server.
IP-SAN/ iSCSI Storage and Virtual Disk Drives (VDD) for Storage Expansion
The TS-419U II provides a cost-efficient iSCSI solution to set up an IP-SAN storage. With the built-in iSCSI initiator, the TS-419U II can also connect to other iSCSI targets over the network and turn them into virtual disk drives (VDD).
User-friendly System Managemen
Instant SMS, Email and Windows Live Messenger Alert Configure the SMTP server, SMS server, and Windows Live Messenger account settings on the TS-419U II in order to receive instant system warning or error messages via email, SMS and instant messages.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Collect the information, warning, or errors of the TS-419U II and send warnings up to 3 SNMP servers for centralized management and real-time monitoring.
S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS) Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) helps the IT administrator monitor hard disk status. Moreover, the TS-419U II supports Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS) for disk checking and bad blocks scanning.
Multiple LAN Deployment
The TS-419U II supports multiple bonding modes: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing), and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing).
Failover The LAN ports of the TS-419U II can be configured in failover mode that allows the TS-419U II to sustain the failure of one network port and provide continuous services.
Load Balancing The LAN ports of the TS-419U II can be configured in load balancing mode for bandwidth aggregation to boost file transfer speeds. It works with managed Ethernet switch with 802.3ad configured.
Multi-IP Settings The TS-419U II can be deployed with multiple different IP settings for sharing among different workgroups in two different subnets.
Connect the TS-419U II to the wireless network through a USB Wi-Fi dongle for convenient access. The TS-419U II is compatible with fast 802.11n and 802.11g dongles for Wi-Fi connection.
The Gigabit Ethernet interface and fast processor enable the TS-419U II to deliver superior performance and high reliability for critical applications.
Eco-friendly & Energy-efficient
The TS-419U II features green technologies to protect the environment and save electricity bill. The smart fan monitors the system temperature of the TS-419U II and automatically adjusts its speed to ensure quiet operation and power saving. The hard drives can be set to enter standby mode after a period of idling to reduce power consumption and extend hard drive lifespan. Scheduled power on/off feature provides flexibility to only allow the TS-419U II to operate in designated time and therefore minimize power usage.
Wake on LAN Enable this option to power on the TS-419U II remotely by Wake on LAN.
Hard Drive Standby Configure the hard drives to enter standby mode if there is no drive access within the specified period.
Scheduled Power on/off The flexible scheduled power on/off feature is provided for IT administrators to manage the up time of the TS-419U II according to the working hours. The administrator can set the time for automatic system power on, power off, or restart on any days of the week.
UPS Support The TS-419U II supports USB UPS devices (usbhid-ups supported) to allow users to store the data in time and avoid critical data loss when power outage occurs during data transfer. Network UPS allows multiple TS-419U II servers on the same physical network to be protected by a single UPS via receiving UPS notification on abnormal power supply.
- by David_W @Jun 08, 2012
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512MB DDRIII RAM
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It took me 1 failed NAS, (Gforce) to learn that you always get what you pay for. This QNAP is by far the best you can get without getting into the big brands like NetApp/EMC. This has dual 1GB interfaces with can do LACP (802.23AD) which is rare, 2.0Ghz processor, 4 bay hot swap with crazy RAID support like 6 and 10! I'm in the proces of swapping out 4 old Seagate 320GB drives with 4 newer Hitachi 500GB drives and when I pulled the first drive, I got an email saying the drive was pulled and that RAID was in a degraded state.
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