QNAP launched a new 8-bay desktop model, TS-859 Pro+ Turbo NAS, that incorporates Intel's new D525 dual-core Atom CPU with 1.8GHz clock speed and 1GB RAM, which can achieve up to 116MB/s transfer rates (FTP/Samba reads) while maintaining guaranteed lower power consumption.
Turbo NAS provides up to 16TB storage capacity (using 2TB hard drives and single disk volume/JBOD configuration), targeted for business users and workgroups. It has been certified as compatible NFS and iSCSI datastore with fully VMware Ready, Citrix Ready and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clusters compliant.
QNAP continues its industry-leading iSCSI support for server clustering and virtualized environments including support for MC/S, MPIO, SPC-3, and thin provisioning. With built-in iSCSI initiator and target service, network storage can be virtually expanded by simply adding additional QNAP Turbo NAS units to the network and adding virtual volumes, up to 8 per device.
The TS-859 Pro+ is shipping now, from $1,579.