ASUS has been at the forefront of the storage revolution and they have a wide array of product ranges to show for it. The Asustor AS1004T is yet another addition to this long product range and goes on to show that Asus has the versatility to shuttle between enterprise and home requirements with ease. The Asustor AS1004T is a decent, easy to use storage solution for home users which is easy to install and use. We have tested it quite extensively and found that their claims on decent performance turned out to be true. If you are on a budget and require a good storage option, this is as good as it comes.
QNAP, a pioneer in storage devices has been in the thick of things for a while now. Therefore, it makes sense that they come up with new product rangers that caters to the requirement of the market. The home market for NAS has been steadily on the rise and more and more people are warming up to the brilliant opportunities presented by this storage. We already have quite a few options in the market today, but it is safe to say that this is still a developing segment and in all probability, there has been a wilful attempt by QNAP to take a fair share for themselves.
QNAP Systems, Inc., which is short for “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, has always been at the cutting edge of network attached storage (NAS) solutions which are easy to use, has high storage capability and is very reliable. As always, QNAP tries to blend technology and design to bring to their clients the products that will help them achieve their business ends. The QNAP ES1640dc NAS is certainly a step in this direction. The QNAP ES1649dc NAS is a high end Enterprise Virtualization / Cloud Computing Solution which is based on ensuring high availability at all times. QNAP has had quite some products in the business-class cloud computing data storage category and with the release of the ES1649dc NAS, they have left a firm and solid footprint in the market that will make its competitors take notice. The ES1649dc comes with a FreeBSD-based QES operating system which allows business enterprises to handle their data efficiently and in safety. Armed with Intel Xeon E5 processors and dual active controllers, it is highly cost-efficient, has nearly zero downtime and is optimized for high end cloud computing applications. QNAP has taken special efforts to ensure and highlight 100% availability as one of the most striking features of the ES1649dc NAS.
Dell has come up with its most advanced version of PowerEdge storage servers and the reviews so far have been nothing but promising. There is a telling need in today’s storage driven world for servers that can live up to the rising expectations and at the same time offer unparalleled performance. With its PowerEdge R630, Dell has delivered a master stroke that could have far reaching implications in a niche, yet highly competitive market. The R630 is the perfect tool for companies aiming to tackle the multiple challenges posed on a daily basis by cloud storage, mobility, huge data etc. Dell has gone in for a much compact design from its previous version, but this shouldn’t fool you as far as the performance of the Dell PowerEdge R630 is concerned. We have subjected it to intense test at varying parameters, loads and scenarios and surprisingly, it has come out all guns blazing on every single one of them. Below, we have taken up the different aspects of the Dell PowerEdge R630 and put it under the lens to understand what Dell wanted to deliver and more importantly, how it is going to be a unique game changer for companies worldwide.