QNAP’s Dual-port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Cards Support QuTS hero NAS for FC SAN Solutions

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QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that its in-house developed dual-port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel (FC) expansion cards support the latest QuTS hero NAS to provide reliable, secure, and high-performance FC connectivity. A QuTS hero NAS with a QNAP FC card can be easily added to existing FC SAN environments to provide high-performance storage and backup at a more affordable price than typical SAN devices.

“FC SAN are generally closed network environments that often require costly devices with limited deployment flexibility,” said Sam Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “By integrating QNAP NAS protocols with Fibre Channel, users can add a more affordable QuTS hero NAS to their existing FC SAN environment, and boost applications that require low latency, high reliability, and fast data transfer, such as post-production studios, financial services, and data centers.”

QNAP’s new QuTS hero operating system uses ZFS to provide users with powerful data reduction, enhanced data integrity, and optimal performance. Block-based inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction efficiently optimize storage usage and improve performance. Self-healing against silent data corruption ensures data integrity. Users can create near-limitless LUN snapshots for multi-version protection and configure Snapshot Replica for remote backup. QuTS hero with FC SAN provides perfect high-capacity, business-oriented storage solutions for the Big Data era.

QNAP FC expansion cards support QNAP NAS that uses the QTS and QuTS hero operating systems. Users can install an FC expansion card into a NAS PCIe slot and configure a Fibre Channel target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app, while leveraging rich business features from QNAP NAS for greater application potential.

Key specifications of QNAP FC cards

Key specifications of QNAP FC cards

Model name

Description

PCIe interface

Fibre Channel transmission rates

QXP-16G2FC

Dual port 16Gb Enhanced Generation 5 Fibre Channel expansion card with SFP+ transceivers

PCIe Gen3 x8

16 Gbps, 8 Gbps, and 4 Gbps
(Actual transmission rates up to 14.03 Gbps per port)

QXP-32G2FC

Dual port 32Gb Generation 6 Fibre Channel expansion card with SFP+ transceivers

PCIe Gen3 x8

32 Gbps, 16 Gbps, and 8 Gbps
(Actual transmission rates up to 28.05 Gbps per port)

Learn more about QuTS hero and compatible NAS at https://www.qnap.com/quts-hero/
QNAP FC expansion cards can be purchased from the QNAP Accessories Store