NAS – QNAP TS-469-PRO-EU Network Storage Server QNAP

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Feature-rich All-in-one Business Applications

The Turbo NAS supports a multiuse of server business applications.


File Server
The Turbo NAS provides seamless file sharing cross Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX platforms. It also supports WebDAV for easy access to shared folders via HTTP/HTTPS protocol remotely.



FTP Server
The IT administrator can establish an FTP server with the Turbo NAS and share files conveniently with colleagues or customers.


Backup Center
The Turbo NAS offers a centralized backup center for Mac users using Time Machine and Windows users using QNAP QBack utility.


Web Server
The IT administrator can host multiple websites on the Turbo NAS with the built-in web server and virtual host feature.


RADIUS Server
The RADIUS server centralizes and consolidates user authentication by maintaining a list of user accounts that are authorized for remote network access through dial-up equipment, Wi-Fi access point, or VPN connections.


Syslog Server
By collecting and storing the logs of other network devices on the Turbo NAS with the Syslog server feature, the IT administrator can easily monitor the status of these devices and troubleshoot problems when necessary.


Printer Server
The Turbo NAS offers printer sharing over the network and remote printing over the Internet via IPP (Internet Printing Protocol). Print job management, and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X are also supported.


Surveillance Station
The IT administrator can use the Turbo NAS to manage the connected IP cameras and set up a video surveillance system with comprehensive monitoring, recording, and playback features.


IPv6
The Turbo NAS supports IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) which makes the NAS a dual-stack IP host running IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time.


VPN Server
The VPN (Virtual Private Network) service allows users to access the NAS and other resources on the same local network from the Internet. QNAP VPN Server supports both OpenVPN and PPTP with a very intuitive UI. MyCloudNAS service and Auto Router Configuration are integrated with QNAP VPN Server. With just a few clicks, users can access all services provided by the Turbo NAS remotely and securely.


LDAP Server
For business with needs for a directory service, QNAP LDAP Service provides a cost effective alternative from Windows ADS.Turn the Turbo NAS into a LDAP server and centralize the user privilege management.


Software Expansion via QPKG Center
Maximize the usage of the Turbo NAS by installing additional 
QPKG software add-ons developed by users in QNAP’s worldwide community.


Proxy Server
With the help of Squid QPKG, the QNAP Turbo can be used as a Proxy Server. Internet cache speeds up web browsing; web filtering and monitoring enhances business Internet security.

Cross-platform Sharing with Antivirus
The Turbo NAS supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. User accounts and shared folders can be created via the user-friendly web-based interface without IT expertise. The integrated antivirus solution for the Turbo NAS ensures business continuity by offering detection against the latest viruses, malware, worms, and Trojan horses.
Windows Active Directory (AD) and LDAP Directory Service
The Windows AD and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) directory service features enable the IT administrator to retrieve user accounts from Windows AD or LDAP-based directory server to the Turbo NAS, reducing time and effort in account setup. Users can use the same login name and password to access the Turbo NAS.
Shared Folder Aggregation
Access the shared folders of other servers on Microsoft Networking through the "portal folder" on the Turbo NAS. This saves the time and effort in logging in multiple servers one by one.
ISO File Archiving and Sharing
The Turbo NAS supports mounting ISO images of CD and DVD discs as network shares for data archiving, storage, and sharing. This feature saves the space for storing the physical discs, reduces the risk of data loss caused by disc wearing and tearing, and enhances the efficiency of data sharing on business network.


Advanced Folder Permissions
Advanced folder permissions allow users to configure folder/subfolder access to the Turbo NAS. With this feature enabled, users can manage the folder permissions from Microsoft Windows or the web-based management interface of the Turbo NAS easily.
Secure Measures for Data Storage and Access
  • Policy-based Unauthorized IP Blocking
    The IT administrator can allow, deny or auto block specified IP address or network domain which attempt to connect to the Turbo NAS via SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, Samba, or AFP.
  • Remote Login
    The Turbo NAS supports remote login via SSH (secure shell) or Telnet connection.
  • SSL Security (HTTPS)
    The Turbo NAS supports HTTPS connection. The IT administrator can upload a secure certificate and RSA private key in X.509PEM format issued by a trusted provider to allow access to the Turbo NAS via secure SSL login.
  • Secure FTP
    The Turbo NAS offers secure data transfer with SSL/TLS (explicit) encryption. Passive FTP port range setup is also supported.
  • Encrypted Remote Replication by Rsync
    The data on the Turbo NAS can be backed up to or from another Turbo NAS or Rsync server over the network securely.
  • Shared Folder Management
    The IT administrator can select to hide or show selected shared folders of the Turbo NAS on Windows network.
  • User Authority Management
    Create multiple users and specify their password, quota, and user groups by simply uploading the batch files in TXT or Excel CSV format to the NAS.
  • VPN Server
    Build up a private network with QNAP VPN Server support and allow inbound access by Windows®, Mac®, Linux, and even iOS® and Android™ devices. The connections are secured with up to 256-bit encryption.
Backup Center for Business
Well-rounded Backup Solutions
The Turbo NAS offers the IT administrator flexible server backup solutions, including encrypted remote replication, Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR), and cloud-based storage backup. Windows users and Mac users can use QNAP NetBak Replicator utility and Time Machine respectively to back up data to the Turbo NAS. Furthermore, the Turbo NAS supports third party backup software such as Veeam® Backup & Replication and Acronis® True Image.

Disaster Recovery Solution
The Turbo NAS offers users peace of mind, business continuity, and high availability of data by providing the ability to recover their data from disasters.
Real-time Remote Replication
Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) provides real-time or scheduled data replication between the Turbo NAS and a remote QNAP NAS, an FTP server, or an external drive.
iSCSI LUN Snapshot/Backup
Server virtualization reduces IT expenditure yet provides flexible server management. Adopting a proper data protection and disaster recovery for virtual machines has become vastly important. The Turbo NAS has taken iSCSI LUN backup/restore to a whole new level with snapshot technology. The IT administrator can use the LUN snapshot to back up contents in the LUN to various storage destinations, including Windows shared folders via SMB/CIFS, Linux shared folders via NFS, or local shared folders on the Turbo NAS.
Cloud Storage Backup
Get ready to send private data to the clouds! The Turbo NAS supports Amazon® S3, ElephantDrive® and Symform® cloud storage backup which have several backup modes including real-time, scheduled backup and versioning control so that the data can be restored from any point of time. With ElephantDrive cloud storage can be monitored through a web browser. An extra set of all of the data stored will always be available, so remote data recovery is quick and simple.

Backup to external drive via USB3.0
The IT administrator can connect external storage devices to the Turbo NAS via the eSATA or USB ports and back up data in the NAS shared folders to the external devices. Three backup modes are provided: instant, scheduled and automatic backup.
Designed for Virtualized and Clustered Environments
Compared with a high cost Fibre Channel SAN, the Turbo NAS is an affordable system that can be deployed as a storage center for virtualized and clustered server environments, such as VMware and Microsoft Windows Failover Cluster.


Multiple LAN Deployment
The Turbo NAS supports multiple bonding modes: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing), and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing).
Failover
The LAN ports of the Turbo NAS can be configured in failover mode that allows the Turbo NAS to sustain the failure of one network port and provide continuous services.


Load Balancing
The LAN ports of the Turbo NAS can be configured in load balancing mode for bandwidth aggregation to boost file transfer speeds. It works with managed Ethernet switch with 802.3ad configured.


Multi-IP Settings
The Turbo NAS can be deployed with multiple different IP settings for sharing among different workgroups in two different subnets.


Wireless LAN
Connect the Turbo NAS to the wireless network through a USB Wi-Fi dongle for convenient access. The Turbo NAS is compatible with fast 802.11n and 802.11g dongles for Wi-Fi connection.
Power Management

Wake on LAN
Enable this option to power on the Turbo NAS remotely by Wake on LAN.


Hard Drive Standby
Configure the hard drives to enter standby mode if there is no drive access within the specified period.


Scheduled Power on/off
The flexible scheduled power on/off feature is provided for IT administrators to manage the up time of the Turbo NAS according to the working hours. The administrator can set the time for automatic system power on, power off, or restart on any days of the week.



UPS Support
The Turbo NAS supports USB UPS devices (usbhid-ups supported) to allow users to store the data in time and avoid critical data loss when power outage occurs during data transfer. Network UPS allows multiple Turbo NAS servers on the same physical network to be protected by a single UPS via receiving UPS notification on abnormal power supply.

MyCloudNAS Service
The MyCloudNAS service simplifies the process of publishing contents in the Turbo NAS over the Internet. It provides a web-based portal for file management and access, and supports backing up important data from the Turbo NAS to other cloud storage providers such as Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, and Symform.

MyCloudNAS Access Code
While exposing the Turbo NAS to the Internet could raise security concerns, the MyCloudNas Access Code provides privacy control to make selected services only visible to authorized users.
Advanced RAID Management with Hot-swap Design
The Turbo NAS offers RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 5+hot spare, 6, single, and JBOD disk configurations. It also supports hot-swap design so that a failed member drive of a RAID configuration (RAID 1 or above only) can be replaced by hot swapping without turning off the server.
Global Hot Spare
The Global Hot Spare feature allows the administrator to share spare drives with multiple RAID volumes on the Turbo NAS. When a hard drive fails in any RAID volume, the global hot-spare drive will automatically replace the failed drive to prevent data from being lost. Compared with a local spare drive, the Global Hot Spare function offers more efficient use of spare drives.
Online RAID Capacity Expansion
The storage capacity of a RAID configuration can be expanded by replacing larger hard drives. All the data will be kept and seamlessly moved to the newly installed hard drives without turning off the server.
Online RAID Level Migration
Upgrade the disk configuration to a higher RAID level with the data retained without turning off the server.
IP-SAN/ iSCSI Storage and Virtual Disk Drives (VDD) for Storage Expansion
The Turbo NAS provides a cost-efficient iSCSI solution to set up an IP-SAN storage. With the built-in iSCSI initiator, the Turbo NAS can also connect to other iSCSI targets over the network and turn them into virtual disk drives (VDD).
iSCSI Storage Plug & Play
Now the Windows version of QNAP Finder provides a convenient way to expand desktop computer or server storage capacity by connecting to the Turbo NAS and mapping a network drive or a Virtual Disk.
User-friendly System Management
The Turbo NAS offers various features to help the administrator manage the system efficiently.

Instant SMS, Email and Windows Live Messenger Alert
Configure the SMTP server, SMS server, and Windows Live Messenger account settings on the Turbo NAS in order to receive instant system warning or error messages via email, SMS and instant messages.


SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
Collect the information, warning, or errors of the Turbo NAS and send warnings up to 3 SNMP servers for centralized management and real-time monitoring.


S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS)
Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) helps the IT administrator monitor hard disk status. Moreover, the Turbo NAS supports Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS) for disk checking and bad blocks scanning.

Multiple LAN Deployment
The Turbo NAS supports multiple bonding modes: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing), and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing).
Failover
The LAN ports of the Turbo NAS can be configured in failover mode that allows the Turbo NAS to sustain the failure of one network port and provide continuous services.


Load Balancing
The LAN ports of the Turbo NAS can be configured in load balancing mode for bandwidth aggregation to boost file transfer speeds. It works with managed Ethernet switch with 802.3ad configured.


Multi-IP Settings
The Turbo NAS can be deployed with multiple different IP settings for sharing among different workgroups in two different subnets.


Virtual LAN
The IT administrator can integrate the Turbo NAS to an existing VLAN on a virtualization environment and configure the Turbo NAS as the storage system of other VLAN devices. By enabling VLAN on the Turbo NAS, only the devices with the same VLAN ID can access the Turbo NAS.
Wireless LAN
Connect the Turbo NAS to the wireless network through a USB Wi-Fi dongle for convenient access. The Turbo NAS is compatible with fast 802.11n and 802.11g dongles for Wi-Fi connection.
Power Management

Wake on LAN
Enable this option to power on the Turbo NAS remotely by Wake on LAN.


Hard Drive Standby
Configure the hard drives to enter standby mode if there is no drive access within the specified period.


Scheduled Power on/off
The flexible scheduled power on/off feature is provided for IT administrators to manage the up time of the Turbo NAS according to the working hours. The administrator can set the time for automatic system power on, power off, or restart on any days of the week.


UPS Support
The Turbo NAS supports USB UPS devices (usbhid-ups supported) to allow users to store the data in time and avoid critical data loss when power outage occurs during data transfer. Network UPS allows multiple Turbo NAS servers on the same physical network to be protected by a single UPS via receiving UPS notification on abnormal power supply.