QNAP Releases New Dual-Controller ES1686dc Enterprise ZFS NAS

Cdrlabs | June 12, 2019

QNAP Releases New Dual-Controller ES1686dc Enterprise ZFS NAS
The ES1686dc demonstrates excellent performance and an uninterrupted high-availability storage solution,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding Whether being used as a mission-critical file server, virtualization server, VDI, medium-sized data center, video streaming, surveillance storage, and efficient file backup & recovery, the ES1686dc can achieve service-level agreements for performance and uptime.Featuring a dual active-active controller architecture, the ES1686dc ensures near-zero downtime high availability. Battery-protected DRAM write to cache data protection and Flash read acceleration reduces the risk of losing write cache data, and industry-leading random access performance accelerates operations in virtual machines environments. Two PCIe slots support 10GbE/ 40GbE network cards to boost virtualization, media streaming, and other bandwidth-demanding applications. Leveraging the QDA-SA 6Gbps SAS to SATA drive adapter, the ES1686dc allows the use of a SATA 6Gb/s drive in a 3.5-inch SAS drive bay, enabling SATA SSDs to share the SAS dual-port advantages for fault-tolerant enterprise storage environment and assisting organizations to establish a high-performance yet cost-effective all-flash storage system.

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