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    Thecus® N2350 – The most affordable 2-bay NAS of 2018

    January 16th, 2018
    You can never have enough storage space for your data. From rising levels of business files and your expanding home media library of 4K movies to the constant capturing of high definition videos and photographs on your smartphones. If you’re looking for how to best store your data safely this year, the Thecus N2350 offers a very cost efficient option to back up your data either locally or remotely.A NAS can be so much more than merely a backup server. Powered by the ThecusOS 7.0 operating system, it allows the NAS to be a hub for all digital content. Delivering easy access to a gateway of features and applications.

    Thecus App Center

    The built-in App Center in ThecusOS 7.0 allows you to easily install hundreds of official and 3rd party apps from Plex Media Server, Dropbox and VLC player to the Thecus Surveillance Center. The Thecus App Center offers a host of utilities to its users for backup, security, file management, cloud services and much more.

    The N2350 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 connected to the internet via your router at home, it’s no problem at all, even when you’re hundreds or thousands of miles away.

    Aggressively priced, the budget-friendly Thecus N2350 can be equipped with two hard drives for a combined capacity of up to 24 TB and is available now for less than 120 Euro/USD.

    Available now at your favorite retail or online shop.

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    Thecus® harnessing the power of Industry 4.0

    December 12th, 2017

    Automation is deeply rooted in every industry, playing a key role in production. One of the many benefits of Thecus being in the Ennoconn Business Group is that it harnesses the manufacturing might of Industry 4.0.The smart manufacturing process of Industry 4.0, allows businesses to generate new levels of quality assurance, efficiency and productivity.

    WHAT IS INDUSTRY 4.0?Industry 4.0 is the New Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 utilizes digital technologies, automation, cloud computing, machine-to-machine communication over the highly acclaimed “Internet of Things” (IoT) and smart technology. These technologies allow intelligent infrastructures which in turn lead to creating really “smart factories”. It is truly an Industrial Revolution and the manufacturing innovation shown in the Ennoconn Business group and associated factories have been leading the industry since 2014.

    “Our Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes allows Thecus to deliver the highest levels of reliability and quality assurance to our customers”, said Florence Shih, General Manager of Thecus.

    Industrial IoT technology

    As mentioned, Industry 4.0 manufacturing involves working with industrial IoT technology. When devices are connected, the data they generate can flow into software applications that create a smart factory environment. Management can closely monitor and benchmark performance this information, with the accumulated data, steps can be swiftly taken to prevent mistake, decrease wastage and improve the overall effectiveness of the manufacturing process.

    The Value of Industry 4.0

    Built with industrial efficiency, the cost to manufacture an electronic device has dropped substantially. This has allowed Thecus to offer its latest consumer NAS at an almost unheard of value. The new 2-bay and 4-bay NAS from Thecus, N2350 and N4350, are shining examples of this new industry architecture and process, delivering higher performance, more features, better software and the solid build that Thecus is traditionally known for at an even lower price than their respective predecessors.

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    Industry-Based Solutions: Thecus® Modernizing Storage Infrastructure to meet the demand of Government institutions

    November 28th, 2017
    Everywhere you look you can see digital data at work, be it transportation, daily transactions, communication and so on. This has created an increasing demand for network attached storage across almost all government agencies. With Thecus NAS, all of this data along with various government IT-related projects can be integrated and managed easily. NAS provide convenient data access and management to increase overall productivity and efficiency. Data access control and security ensure safety of information and affordable scalability including virtualization keep costs low and manageable.

    Data Security and Access Control

    Thecus NAS provide AES data encryption to keep information and intellectual property secure. Access control lists allow the managers to control who can see what to ensure confidentiality. Thecus NAS give you the option of using a Windows Active Directory Server (ADS) or a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). With system logs, IT administrators are able to track activity on Thecus NAS and document any changes made. The NAS come with anti-virus software, free of charge, protecting you against the latest malware and emerging online threats.

    Low Cost Storage Solution

    Scalability is essential with storage units today as the sheer amount of digital data continues to boom. Whether you need to physically add space by swapping drives or add another NAS by using the convenient and easy-to-use Scale-Out feature, Thecus NAS are able to grow with your storage demands.

    Integration and Backup

    Thecus NAS are easy to set up and maintain so it’s a perfect solution even for smaller projects because they don’t require a special IT administrator but still offer a lot of server features like running a website  or using it for backups.  Compared to traditional tape backups, a Thecus NAS is much faster, more convenient to use and can be configured for regular scheduled backups on external storage media as well. Different RAID setups ensure safe and secure operation without data loss even in case of hard drive failure.

    Solutions

    Data protection and Encryption is paramount. High-level rackmount NAS by Thecus like the N8910 or the N12910SAS with 8 and 12 bays respectively offer both and combine those important features with high performance and a potential for enormous capacities.

    For smaller projects Thecus recommends the 4-bay N4910U PRO-R with redundant power supplies for rackmount assembly or the N5810PRO 5-bay tower with UPS to prevent data loss even during power failure.

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    Industry-Based Solutions: Thecus® Empowering the Banking and Finance Industry

    November 21st, 2017
    The banking industry has been revolutionized by the changes made by the expansion of digital data. More and more banking services are being provided online and the demand for these services are rapidly growing. Everyday transactions, savings account management, retirement plans, and stock activities can all be conducted via online services. This data is vital to society as a whole and ensuring its properly stored is essential. Thecus NAS provide a comprehensive set of storage solutions ideal for the banking and finance industry.

     

    Massive Storage Capacity

    Thecus NAS are available with up to 16 bays and compatible with HDDs of up to 12 TB each. Users can utilize the Daisy-Chaining technology to cost effectively increase their storage volume while maintaining optimal performance. This allows for up to 960 TB of data capacity.

    Rock Solid Data Security

    Bundled free antivirus software prevents malware from corrupting data stored on Thecus NAS. High-level AES 256bit RAID Volume Encryption prevents access with a USB drive containing the encrypted key. To ensure secure file transmissions, Thecus NAS implement SFTP, HTTPS and SSL protocols. Lockable drive trays provide physical security to the important data.

    System Redundancy

    Thecus NAS provide High Availability for system redundancy. This means that if for any reason one system were to go down, the other will immediately pick up where it left off. This will ensure that vital financial services are up and running at all times.

    Solution

    To handle high operation demands and high capacity needs, Thecus offers the N16910SAS not just for large storage space but also for easy and fast network access through link aggregation by combining multiple Ethernet ports and benefitting from its advanced hardware with Intel Xeon quad-core processor and 16 GB of system memory.

    For even faster data access and real-time transactions like stock trading, Thecus provides the brand new All-Flash Array network storage solutions. Thecus LightningPRO SE300 and SC180 are based on flash memory for top-tier productivity and are able to handle the most business-critical applications.

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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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