Computex Taipei 2013 - The storage market is growing rapidly and for good reason. Cloud storage is booming, but not just for consumers looking to keep family photos in two or more secure locations. QNAP had two demos and more than one product in the racks are unannounced as of this time.
The first rack we looked at was titled Scale-up. In this picture we can see a 20-bay 2.5-inch form-factor model that has us quite excited. Several products in this rack connect to a central NAS via expanders. It's a good way to increase density while working with a smaller budget.
With the Scale-out option, you're increasing density through full NAS products. This increases both drive count and increases compute power at the same time.
We have a few QNAP rackmount systems in our lab and appreciate their versatility. A NAS is no longer a NAS when the feature set is stacked as deep as it is in these products.
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