Building on their reputation as a solid provider of NAS storage solutions, QNAP today announced the release of QTS 4.3, a smart NAS operating system that integrates a host of features and enhances functionality for both home and office use. QTS 4.3, without delving into the nitty gritty is essentially firmware for their NAS solutions, supports 64-bit architecture and is modularised to support piecemeal updates of selected functions rather than having to update the firmware entirely with a series of apps that encompasses commonly used functions to make it easier to use.

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Arthur Yeh, Head of Business Development of QNAP Asia Pacific

At the launch of QTS 4.3 in Malaysia, Arthur Yeh, Head of Business Development of QNAP Asia Pacific and Alvin Ting, QNAP Sales Manager for Malaysia took the stage to share more about their newly launched firmware and emphasised the long term cost savings of an organisation investing in their own private cloud over commercially available cloud storage solutions and that QTS 4.3 makes the whole affair a more efficient, easier to access affair.

One of QNAPs NAS solutions on display at the launch

One of QNAPs NAS solutions on display at the launch

To make QNAP’s QTS 4.3 easy to use, QNAP has created a series of apps that handles all the critical functions that users would use on a private cloud. Part of the QTS 4.3 suite includes QmailAgent, Qcontact, QNAP Hybrid Backup Sync, QVPN and Qtier. Qmail agent is a mailroom client as part of a private cloud while Qcontact acts as a private contact storage system. QNAP Hybrid Backup sync acts as a multi- location back-up and synchronisation tool for NAS storage. QVPN assists users to create a a secure connection and to turn the NAS into a VPN server. The Qtier app helps to optimise data across storage tiers. All this builds on QTS 4.3’s ability to act as a private cloud to store and share content. For the average chap at home, you can setup a QNAP NAS with QTS 4.3 and then use it as a home media storage center to pipe videos to your devices and vice versa.

QNAP also showcased a range of NAS setups for different needs and use cases that come with a variety of different bay configurations ranging from a compact NAS the size of a smartphone all the way up to a 30-rack behemoth and configurations including one with an AMD CPU and another with Thunderbolt 3 support too. For more details on QTS 4.3 and QNAP products, swing by www.qnap.com.

From left: Arthur Yeh, Head of Business Development of QNAP Asia Pacific and Alvin Ting, QNAP Sales Manager for Malaysia

From left (seated): Arthur Yeh, Head of Business Development of QNAP Asia Pacific and Alvin Ting, QNAP Sales Manager for Malaysia

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