QNAP announced today that their TS-x79 and TS-x69 NAS units have received VMWare certification. Read on for details.
QNAP passed on word that their TS-x79 and TS-x69 units are now VMWare-certified. Here is what they said:
QNAP TS-x79 / TS-x69 Series Turbo NAS Officially Certified VMware Ready for ESXi 5 with support for both vSphere 4 and vSphere 5
Taipei, Taiwan, July 23, 2012 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that all models of its ultra-high performing TS-x79 and TS-x69 series Turbo NAS line-up are now officially certified VMware® Ready™ for ESXi 5, supporting vSphere 4 and vSphere 5; providing high performance, more flexibility in storage management, and easy site recovery.
The new Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler™ (SDRS) technology that comes with VMware vSphere 5 can automatically balance the loading and capacity of the virtual machine among storage devices, improving efficiency and avoiding storage resource bottlenecks. Furthermore, the TS-x79 and TS-x69 series Turbo NAS are now compatible with vCenter Site Recovery Manager™ (SRM) offering users a fully automated site recovery and migration option.
“We are proud to announce that QNAP is now fully compatible with VMware vSphere 5,” said Jérôme Jaussaud, product manager of QNAP. “With the support of VMware vSphere 5, we hope QNAP users can benefit from the new technologies and optimized virtualization environment it offers,” Jaussaud added.
TS-x79 series has passed both iSCSI and NAS certification; TS-x69 series has passed NAS certification.
To learn more about the enhancements of VMware vSphere 5, visit:
VMware Compatibility Guide: http://partnerweb.vmware.com/
TS-EC1679U-RP, TS-1679U-RP, TS-EC1279U-RP, TS-1279U-RP, TS-EC879U-RP, TS-879U-RP, TS-1079 Pro, TS-879 Pro, TS-1269U-RP, TS-869U-RP, TS-469U-RP, TS-869 Pro, TS-669 Pro, TS-569 Pro, TS-469 Pro, TS-269 Pro Turbo NAS units installed with NAS firmware version 3.7.2 onward are now VMware® Ready™ for ESXi 5. Learn more about the supported models of the QNAP Turbo NAS lineup at www.qnap.com.
QNAP continues to add features to its TurboNAS firmware that increases its credibility in the data center. If you are using VMWare and QNAP units, this is good news!