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    Industry-Based Solutions: Thecus® assisting hospitals and other healthcare facilities

    November 16th, 2017
    11/16/2017- Possessing a comprehensive, efficient medial information system is vital in the medical field. This allows medical staff to make timely and accurate decisions in order to provide the best service and satisfaction to their patients. Having a dependable system in place that can provide the stability and security necessary for medical organizations is vital. With Thecus NAS, IT administrators are given the ideal tool to support their network infrastructure and empower its medical staff with a robust information system.Total Security SolutionAES 256-bit encryption which is offered on Thecus NAS provides robust security. Access control rights and authentication ensure that sensitive medical data is obtained by only the appropriate and authorized individuals and all activity can be monitored. Protection against outside security threats such as Antivirus and Access Guard are also offered on Thecus NAS.

    Cross Platform File Sharing

    Exchange of data in the medical field is extremely important. Thecus NAS support numerous network and file sharing protocols including SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFSv4 and AFP. Additionally, Thecus supports the most important client OS like  Windows, Unix and MacOS and access even through Android and iOS.

    Cost Efficient with Great Scalability

    Thecus iSCSI NAS servers allow users to create iSCSI target volumes and whenever the need arises to expand storage capacity, up to 5 Thecus NAS devices can be stacked together using the built-in iSCSI initiator. Furthermore, with use of Scale-Out, businesses can avoid costly revamps from scratch to their data centers by simply adding additional NAS devices. The initial expenditure can be more modest, as management will not have to purchase a large new unit while minimizing any disruptions through the upgrade process. With more foreseeable cash flows for data storage expansion, business can utilize freed up cash for other critical business projects and prioritize expenditures more flexibly.

    Suggested Solutions

    Thecus recommends the N5810PRO for one doctor’s offices or a small to medium sized clinic because of  it’s unique UPS for data safety in case of a power outage. This NAS prevents data loss even in worst case scenarios and a RAID configuration with five HDDs provides fast access to medical records for the clinic’s employees while at the same time keeping the data safe by storing it on multiple drives.
    Larger hospitals or rehab centers are recommended to deploy powerful Thecus rackmount NAS like the N8910 or the N16910SAS for much higher capacities and blazing access speeds while always available 24/7 and kept safe with their redundant power supplies.

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    Industry-Based Solutions: Thecus® delivering a better learning environment for educators and students

    November 14th, 2017

    The integration of information technology has expanded exponentially with governments implementing programs to educate students on the evolving world of IT. With its unique ability to increase the effectiveness of teaching, learning, sharing information and research, the use of information has become commonplace in the classroom. Thecus NAS provide an intuitive, easy to use, and cost effective solution to empower students and teachers with a better learning environment.

    Easy Flow of Information

    Through shared folders students can share information, research, and collaborate on coursework and team projects. Educators are provided with a central portal to distribute assignments, notices and coursework information.

    Convenient Integration

    Thecus NAS are offered in both Linux and Windows-based environments. This allows users with either pre-existing environment to easily integrate a Thecus NAS into their infrastructure. With numerous education applications for both environments, educators will have a host of resources at their fingertips.

    Anytime, Anywhere Access

    Whether students are at school, at home or on the road, access to data on the Thecus NAS will be easily accessible with free DDNS support. The Orbweb.me app, which supports both iOS and Android, enables users to access, copy, stream, and edit any data between their NAS and mobile device.

    Recommended

    For the storage needs of a single classroom, the Thecus N2810PRO or the N4810 – or the W2810PRO and W4810 Windows-NAS – each with two and four bays respectively, provide the processing power and applications needed.

    For universities and colleges that need a central server, Thecus enterprise rackmount NAS like the N12910SAS and N16910SAS – or W12910SAS and W16910SAS with Windows – each for 12 and 16 hard drives respectively – are fast network storage solutions providing a lot of storage capacity.

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    ThecusOS 7.0 enhances resilient 5-bay “No-Crash-NAS”

    October 26th, 2017
    Ever since Thecus released the 5-bay N5810PRO, it has been the popular storage solution for data-heavy small and medium businesses as well as power users, delivering robust resilient data integrity with accelerated performance. Powered by an Intel Celeron Quad-Core processor and equipped with 5 Gigabit LAN ports, the N5810PRO reaches blazing throughput speeds of up to 500 MB/s through Link Aggregation. First launched with ThecusOS 5.0, the NAS now operates on the latest iteration of ThecusOS 7.0. Along with faster, more intelligent and intuitive operation, the N5810PRO currently offers (brings) an ensemble of applications and functionalities.

    Thecus App CenterIncorporating the App Center in ThecusOS 7 allows users access to hundreds of official and 3rd party apps available on Thecus NAS directly from the user interface. The Thecus App Center offers a host of utilities for users for backup, security, file management, cloud services, and much more.

    Thecus Surveillance Center

    Available in the App Center, the Thecus Surveillance Center provides a user-friendly platform to manage your security system. This free App available for ThecusOS7 enables users to transform their Thecus NAS into a Network Video Recorder (NVR), allowing the configuration and deployment of up to eight IP cameras into a single interface system, with real-time surveillance monitoring and playback.

    Mobile Cloud

    In today’s world, connectivity is key, that is why ThecusOS 7.0 brings with it a continuously growing number of mobile applications, providing users with ease free connectivity between their phones and home or business NAS.

    Thecus Connect™ 
    Thecus Connect™ gives the ability to portably control and check their N5810PRO at their fingertips. It provides up-to-date information on their systems settings, if trouble emerges, smart alerts will notify the user immediately and send reminders until the issue is resolved.
    Thecus Wizard™ 
    The Thecus Wizard™ App allows quickly streamline setting up your N5810PRO with the ease use of your phone. Upon starting up your N5810PRO for the first time, this app will allow you to auto configure your network settings, build RAID and set up private accounts
    P2P Connectivity ORBWEB.ME APP
    Enjoy an always accessible cloud experience. Orbweb.me is a P2P module that allows users to easily view, stream and manage files in their N5810PRO anytime and anywhere. No IP address is required. Besides that, Orbweb 4.0 offers several features including webcam monitoring, timeline view and snapshot.

    Data Backup

    The integrity and security of personal and business data is a core function. ThecusOS 7.0 has a selection of robust and dependable solutions to provide backup strategy to protect against unexpected data loss.

    Acronis Backup
    Back up all your data with One-click Protection or pick and choose only your most important files with Acronis’s advanced backup software.
    Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
    Users can back up files instantly to their N5810PRO, external hard drive, or remote NAS. RTRR saves you time as it is able to back up data immediately and automatically.
    System Failover
    A fault tolerance process that creates mirrored data volumes. With at least two Thecus NAS available, data is copied by schedule and all changes are mirrored between the two NAS.
    Local Backup
    A fault tolerance process that creates mirrored data volumes. With at least two Thecus NAS available, data is copied by schedule
    Cloud Backup
    Guard your data with RAID at home and an additional level of protection in the Cloud. Just drag and drop files into the folder on your N5810PRO and access them on any computer or mobile device with DropBox, Amazon S3 or ElephantDrive
    Snapshot Backup
    Through BTRFS subvolumes, snapshots of data at various time points can be manually or automatically made and just as easily later restored to rollback files or folders to previous states.

    Contingency Power Supply

    The N5810PRO is backed up by a mini-UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) based on a Lithium-ion battery. The backup battery should help preserve data even in the midst of a power outage by allowing the system to store unwritten data to hard disks and shut down safely by providing another 5 minutes of run time before the device shuts down.

    The N5810PRO was engineered for easy scalability, high performance, and strong reliability to support the data demands of a growing business. Offering a comprehensive and robust solution for business and power users in need of both powerful performance and strong security. An exceptional fusion of features and hardware backs this NAS, arming users with enterprise functionality and stability.

    The Thecus N5810PRO can be equipped with five hard drives for a combined capacity of up to 60 TB and if you need more storage in the future, this NAS can easily be upgraded with another N5810PRO via Scale-Out without resetting or reinstalling the whole RAID system.

    The Thecus N5810PRO including ThecusOS 7.0 is available now at your favorite retail or online shop.


    For more information about the N5810PRO, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=108

    For more information on where to buy this product, go to:
    www.thecus.com/wtb.php

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    How Scale-Out NAS Architecture can expertly support enterprise data storage

    October 19th, 2017
    When deciding on a data storage solution for your business, the most fundamental criteria is capacity, quickly followed by what happens when you need to add more capacity. There is a lot of discussion in the storage industry in regard to “scale-up” versus “scale-out” architectures; Thecus is catering to all needs and allows for both concepts to be utilized.Traditional Scale-Up Architecture

    Scale-up architecture has long been the industry standard for storage. This consists of having a NAS with a limited number of bays for drives.  When you run out of space, you add additional drives. Upon reaching the system’s full capacity, the business will then have to purchase a new NAS and transfer their data to the larger system. This upgrade causes service interruption, takes time to reset and involves higher purchase costs for a device with more bays plus you might still need to Scale-Up again to even more bays in the future if your business grows more and capacity is reached again.

    Unlike traditional storage, Scale-Out architecture prevents the need of service interruption, enabling a business to simply add on additional systems when capacity has been reached.

    Thecus Scale-Out Architecture

    Thecus’ Scale-Out function allows for the volume capacity of a NAS infrastructure to be expanded dynamically across numerous independent Thecus NAS systems in the same network subnet. The architecture is specifically designed to scale storage capacity, essentially without limit, allowing for easy expansion without service interruption and abundant hardware investments.

    Unlimited Capacity

    Expansion using the Thecus Scale-out function can be as minimal as to use only a single disk or as extensive as adding several NAS devices to a Scale-Out storage compound, easily and without service interruption.

    Auto Repair. Auto Backup

    The scale-out system is able to work and repair itself smartly through Auto Management features. For example, should any storage “brick” from a volume group be damaged, the system has the capability to automatically use an unused brick to repair it. This allows for a reduction in time needed for maintenance and increased reliability.

    High levels of redundancy and Security

    Even if a NAS in a storage compound goes offline, data will still be available due to an intelligent algorithm that distributes copies of the data across the devices automatically. Users are able to nominate how many replicas of the data are created. Through this, Scale-Out offers high levels of redundancy and security that is similar to a RAID system for most business applications while being easier to maintain and expand.

    Price. Price. Price.

    With use of Scale-Out, businesses can avoid costly revamps from scratch to their data centers by simply adding additional NAS devices. The initial expenditure can be more modest as management will not have to purchase a large new unit while minimizing any disruptions through the upgrade process. With more foreseeable cash flows for data storage expansion, the business can utilize freed up cash for other critical projects and prioritize expenditures more flexibly.

    As data storage needs grow exponentially across all industries, it is vital for management to carefully consider the options between Scale-Out and Scale-Up architectures. If a company is dealing with tremendous amounts of storage, the scalability that Thecus Scale-Out storage provides can mitigate costs, complexity and resource allocation.

    Thecus will be releasing the second generation of Scale-Out later this year. Thecus Scale-Out 2.0 will bring forth a faster operational flow and will not need a master RAID to mount its storage pool. To ensure all hardware requirements are met, it will be first implemented on the x910 series (N16910SAS, N12910SAS, N12910, N8910.)

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    Thecus® N2350 & N4350 – High-value NAS now available worldwide

    October 17th, 2017
    Earlier this year, Thecus Technology announced their new “Smart Home NAS” series, the N2350 and N4350. Catering for beginners and rookies to network storage who are looking to step away from the still not overly safe public cloud services and who want to secure their data at home, while still having it securely accessible when away.  As of today, Thecus can finally assure that N2350 and N4350 are widely available worldwide at very attractive prices.Both the Thecus N2350 and N4350 come with energy-efficient and speedy Dual-Core processors and 1 GB of DDR4 RAM but more importantly, they are equipped with the recently enhanced ThecusOS 7.0 for easy and quick setup and usage. The included Photo Center is perfect for storing and managing your precious pictures and the extensive App Center offers a wide variety of useful apps to expand the NAS with more features for backups, downloads, surveillance by connecting IP cameras, content management, web and email services, just to name a few examples.

    The N2350 and N4350 can quickly be integrated into your home network by the Gigabit Ethernet port and are not just accessible by cable or WiFi at home but also by notebook, tablet or smartphone when on the road. Want to check a vacation photo from a few years ago or some important insurance information on your mobile? As long as it’s safely stored on your NAS and you have internet access via a router, it’s no problem at all, even when you’re hundreds or thousands of miles away.

    While the Thecus N2350 can be equipped with two hard drives for a combined capacity of up to 24 TBs and is available now for less than 120 Euro/USD, the Thecus N4350 can pack up to four HDDs, offering up to 48 TBs of storage space for less than 200 Euro/USD. Both are available now at your favorite retail or online shop.

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    Thecus® NAS officially supporting all three new 12TB-HDDs

    October 5th, 2017

    After 10TB was the limit since last year, the three biggest hard drive brands just recently pushed the capacity of their products to 12TB and Thecus is now officially supporting these new models.

    After thorough testing on a number of their NAS systems, Thecus is happy to confirm that the HGST Ultrastar He12, the WD Gold with 12 TB and the just released Seagate IronWolf and IronWolf Pro with 12TB are compatible with their products. Now you can push your NAS storage beyond the current limits and increase its capacity by at least 20
    percent by adding those new 12TB hard drives.

    All three aforementioned 12TB-HDDs are using Helium in the sealed casing to achieve those high capacities and improve their power efficiency which is especially important when used in high quantities in data centers. These 12TB-HDDs are drop-in ready for any Thecus NAS to expand capacity and satisfy any storage-needy application or environment.

    With this HDD upgrade, the maximum storage space of Thecus NAS has now been raised to a colossal capacity of 960TB when used with the N16850 and four daisy-chained D16000, for example, and therefore almost reaching one PetaByte of total data storage in one simple NAS cluster.

    To discover the full range of HDD compatibility for Thecus NAS, please visit:
    http://www.thecus.com/sp_comlist.php

    You can find more information on the Seagate IronWolf (Pro), the HGST Ultrastar HE12 and the WD Gold HDDs with up to 12 TByte on their respective websites:
    http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/hdd/ironwolf/
    https://www.hgst.com/products/hard-drives/ultrastar-he12
    https://www.wdc.com/products/internal-storage/wd-gold-enterprise-class-hard-drive.html

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    Thecus® NAS Surveillance Center now available on ThecusOS 7.0

    July 20th, 2017

    Whether you are looking to safeguard your home or office, the Thecus Surveillance Center provides a user-friendly platform to manage your security system. This free App available for ThecusOS7 enables users to transform their Thecus NAS into a Network Video Recorder (NVR), allowing the configuration and deployment of multiple IP cameras into a single interface system, with real-time surveillance monitoring and playback.

    The Thecus Surveillance Center delivers seamless integration with ONVIF-compatible IP surveillance cameras. The IP compatibility list now includes almost every ONVIF-compatible IP camera. With the capacity to centralize management for up to 128 IP cameras, Thecus also delivers 8 free licenses.

    The Thecus Surveillance Center works with all major web browsers and is Mac compatible. Its permission management allows administrators to create user and administrator profiles according to their responsibilities. The real-time monitoring, scheduled recording and playback recording of the system, delivers users the flexibility to set up their security based on their own specific requirements.

    For round the clock security for your home and work environment, the Thecus Surveillance Center is ready to be downloaded and used now from the ThecusOS 7.0 App center.

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    How to Increase VDI Boot Performance and Database Transactions with All-Flash Array

    July 13th, 2017

    While IT departments are trying to control their IT budgets, the need to work with increasing amounts of data and user demands for quick storage access is rising. Often legacy storage systems are ill-equipped to face the I/O demands of a virtual infrastructure, with issues arising from of the write intensive nature of boot-up and login storms. All-flash arrays are able to address these performance challenges but do come with a higher price tag. When does the performance outweigh the cost? When time is money!

    VDI Boot Performance

    When a significant number of virtual machines boot up or login within a narrow time frame, a  demand for heavy IOPS from the backend occurs, which will overwhelm  a network with data requests. Unlike convential storage,  all-flash arrays deliver ultra-high random IOPS and ultra-low latency, eliminating all-at-once access problems .

    Example 1 : In a large virtual destop environment where 500 computers boot up simultaneously on conventional hard drive basis it would on average take 15 minutes but an AFA reduces this to just  3 minutes.

    Faster Transactional Performance.

    For many database applications—from high-frequency trading to real-time risk management—microseconds translate to opportunities created or opportunities lost. The speed of a systems IOPS is critical to database performance, introduction of an all-flash array will  minimize I/O latency and accelerate transactional performance.

    Example 2 : A government agency which needed to access a database of  hundreds of millions of database entries,  when using a conventional hard drive basis had a response time of 30 minutes. With the introduction of AFA it was reduced to  just  10  seconds.


    An all-flash array solution allows for massive improvements in processing performance, deliver long term storage performance to the VDI environment. When deciding on All-Flash arrays, the higher the IOPS the better the storage system’s overall performance. Thecus’ LightningPro All-Flash Array series offer over 700,000 IOPS in 4KB random writes.

     

    For more information about the LightningPRO SE300, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=138

    For more information about the LightningPRO SC180, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=139

    For more information on where to buy this product, please go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/wtb.php

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    Expand your Mac Ecosystem with Thecus NAS

    July 6th, 2017

    Thecus NAS are engineered to provide flawless synergy with Apple products. For those of you who work in or operate your home systems in a Mac environment, Thecus NAS can help expand and centralize your Mac infrastructure. Whether you want to strengthen collaboration in the office, increase security or need more space, Thecus has you covered.

    Centralize your Mac ecosystem

    Thecus NASes offer a central hub for your digital information. This centralization of your information enables fast and easy access, sharing and saving of files. Accelerate effective collaboration in the workplace and better connectivity to all your Mac IoT devices at home.

    Back up files to your Thecus NAS with Time Machine

    Time Machine is a simple backup software application that is installed on every Mac; allowing users to automatically backup their entire Mac to an external source. ThecusOS 7.0 includes built-in support for Time Machine, enabling you to leverage the huge storage capacity of a Thecus NAS. Whenever the need arises, users can simply go back in time and recover their files effortlessly.

    Your new iTunes server

    Owners of immense audio libraries, there is absolutely no need to slim down your treasured collection of songs, audiobooks, and podcasts you’ve collected over the years. Entrust your Thecus NAS as your new iTunes Server. Save, share and enjoy your collection music wherever you are, freeing up your Mac for other applications.

    Recommended NAS

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    Eliminate storage performance bottlenecks with Thecus All-Flash Arrays

    June 22nd, 2017

    The surge of IoT devices and richer data streams has led to a data explosion; huge databases now populate the globe storing high levels of information. The information in these vast data graveyards result in slow processing when looking for specific results. Thecus’ LightningPro series powerfully resolves issues faced by systems that need to read and write large amounts of data quickly.

    Accessing these immense databases of huge raw files—from high-frequency trading to real-time risk management—microseconds translate to opportunities created or opportunities lost. By implementing Thecus’ all-flash storage solutions, enterprises will avert I/O performance bottlenecks, minimizing I/O latency and accelerate transactional performance.

    All-flash arrays offer IOPS performance that is hundreds of times faster than conventional spinning hard drives.

    Thecus’ LightningPRO series currently comprises of the SC180 and SE300. The SC180 is a 1U rackmount that delivers 360K sustained IOPS with 10 hot-swappable SATA SSDs. For more power, the SE300 is also a 1U Rackmount, yet delivers extremely high transfer speed of more than 700K IOPS for 4KB random writes with 8 SSDs using the NVMe interface which gives the whole system a lot more performance.

    For more information about the LightningPRO SE300, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=138

    For more information about the LightningPRO SC180, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=139

    For more information on where to buy this product, please go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/wtb.php

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