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QSM 3.0 (QSAN Storage Management 3.0)

QSM 3.0 (QSAN Storage Management 3.0) is a NAS operation system for QSAN XCubeNAS series. The core of QSM is Linux kernel and in-house fine-tuning 128-bit ZFS (Petabyte File System) file system.QSM’s powerful storage features ensure persistent, reliable storage management, protection against data corruption, seamless capacity expansion, several data integrity mechanisms, pool and disk encryption protection, unlimited snapshots, and unlimited clones.

Advanced Storage Technology

XN8012R tailor-made storage pool technology effectively caters to diverse storage demands on data integrity, scalability, high performance, and availability. Comprehensive RAID levels are supported to ensure data integrity under every application scenario. Pool capacity could be expanded on the fly, rapidly responding to growing needs for capacity. The design of the XN8012R allows for creating customized storage pools and auto-categorization of data based on usage. “Hot” data will be moved to front-line storage while “cold” data is stored on slower disks. All this is done automatically with the XN8012R.

 

Wide RAID Type Support and Instant RAID

XN8012R provides comprehensive RAID levels, 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, for various application scenarios. Each RAID type can be instantly deployed with no initialization or synchronization phase, delivering safe, protected and high-performance storage space without any delays.

 

Fast Rebuild

When a drive fails in a RAID set, the XN8012R is capable of rebuilding the data blocks that have been used, and not the entire RAID set. This helps reduce the risk of data loss during the rebuilding process.

 

User Defined Pool

Thinking ahead to common usage situations, the XN8012R provides three optimized solutions for pools to achieve high performance and availability for dedicated storage applications:

Generic: Default type for generic file service or backup usage.
Media: Optimize IOPS for small packets of sequential RW and throughput for large, random packets.
Database: Data is synchronized between the memory cache and disks in real time for assurance of database Integrity.

 

Smart Auto-tiering

By using auto-tiering, it helps increase the performance of your business application without crippling your budget. The XCubeNAS features auto-tiering technology which makes the system continuously analyzes the accessing frequency of your data for better data transmission. The most frequently used data will move to higher speed tier, on the other hand, the less commonly used data will move to capacity tier. Demanding workloads of your business applications could be dramatically reduced, and the performance increased without massive investment in expensive all flash storage devices – this is all done by the XCubeNAS’s intelligent auto-tiering technology.

 

Deep Into SSD Caching

SSD cache is a large secondary cache that boosts data access speed by positioning SSD drives between primary DRAM memory cache and hard disks.

 

Thin Provisioning

“Take whatever you need.” That’s the philosophy of thin provisioning. Thin provisioning lets various services and applications use the same storage space without limiting how much of the quota can be used by each. With thin provisioning, space resources are dynamically distributed to the most demanding, responding to your business applications with higher flexibility and promising potentials.

 

Data Deduplication

The data deduplication feature of the XN8012R is an in-line, block-level function that checks the block similarity of data as it enters the system When duplicated blocks are found, they are not written to disk, therefore saving space.

 

Centralized Data Storage & File Sharing

The XN8012R provides lightning fast and secure ways to share files with anyone, anywhere. You can explore, organize, and move files between your computer and the XN8012R, all the while, being able to customize access rights to enhance security. A seamlessly integrated system allows for file sharing across different computing environments, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.

Quota Control on Accounts and Share Folders

Take control of your storage space, by adding quotas (limits) to the amount of data a user can store. Users can be limited to how much data a folder can store or the quota can apply to the entire system, thus empowering the admin with complete control of what is stored on the XN8012R.

 

Windows AD and LDAP Directory Services

By supporting Windows AD and LDAP, the XN8012R enables seamless account integration. Up to 200,000 domain accounts can be joined onto the XN8012R and their Home folder is automatically created, helping IT administrators reduce duplicated sets of credentials and minimizing their workload in giving default account settings and new user setup.

 

Windows ACLs and Advanced ACLs

Access Control List (ACL) is a permission list specifying what actions specific accounts take on folders and files. Advanced ACL lets you set permissions on subfolders, whereas Windows ACL enables you to apply Windows file permission mechanisms on files and folders. With both kinds of ACL supported, IT administrators can flexibly regulate file access rules no matter what operating system they use, protecting your data from unauthorized access or theft.

Powerful Web File Explorer – File Manager

Connect/share files via the web from anywhere in the world. The XN8012R has a web-based File Manager that allows users to access their data and easily share it with anyone. And it also provides file sharing across Windows ®, Mac ®, Linux ®, iOS and Android platforms by supporting multiple file access protocols including FTP, SAMBA, CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV.

 

Universal & Efficient Data Backup

The XN8012R effectively addresses the above challenges by providing comprehensive and  effective backup solutions that assist you to design a complete and efficient backup solution to minimize the risk of data loss. Various storage devices, remote servers, public clouds even other XCubeNAS can be seamlessly integrated into your XN8012R, achieving an all-encompassing backup solution allowing data to be free, safely and efficiently preserved.

Client-side backup
Remote backup
Cloud backup
Local backup

 

Client Backup to Your XN8012R- XReplicator

The most common cause of data loss is HDD failure, OS crashes or most commonly, accidental deletion. Comprehensive data backup is the solution to all your data loss woes. Backup all your data on your computer to your XN8012R with QSAN’s free untility, XReplicator. XReplicator is a free utility that’s is provided to help you easily backup an image of a disk, partition, folder or file. XReplicator is also able to backup an entire PC to the XN8012R as a bare metal backup. There is a way to quickly and simply recover your entire system, disk or file when using the XReplicator utility and the XN8012R solution.

Supported Windows XP or higher & Win Server 2008 or higher

Expert backup solutionBackup image only stored on XCubeNAS

Opened file backup support
Scheduling  backup support (Monthly, weekly, daily, automatically)
Backup configuration for fast upload speeds (Single version, incremental and differential)
Personal key encryption
Version control and clean up
Backup filter

 

Real-time Remote Replication

Data copies can be distributed to your trusted storage locations through real-time remote backup. By periodically copying data to different branches, your data can be recovered in the unfortunate event that a disaster happens. Data availability is ensured, offering businesses more options for a contingency and recovery plan.

 

Snapshot & Replica 

Snapshots record the status of shared folders and iSCSI LUNs as changes happen on write. By periodically taking snapshots, administrators can better control data versions and execute point-in-time recovery on folders and LUNs, these can be flexibly restored to previously known good states. Replica can transport the version information to the target XCubeNAS, enabling administrators to utilize storage space based on their retention policies and space requirements.

 

XMirror

XMirror regularly synchronizes a volume or the contents of a folder between multiple XCubeNAS devices, any modification to documents will be replicated to other XCubeNAS. By using XMirror, data on different XCubeNAS systems, data consistency and availability is ensured.

Support Volume and Folder mirror.

1-way (unidirectional): data modification of the local NAS will be synchronized to the remote, but any data modification of remote NAS will not be reflected.

2-way (bi-directional): any data modification of a NAS will be synchronized to the others.

Version control (64 versions).

 

Amazon S3 Backup

The XN8012R comes integrated with Amazon’s award-winning enterprise cloud service, Amazon ® S3 enables users to backup the whole array to a remote site instead of another XCubeNAS or devices.

 

Build Your Own Cloud

Using Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox, you can build a hybrid cloud which allows you to access and backup the files on mobile devices, PCs, or thin clients anytime and anywhere. The XCubeNAS can be a cloud gateway to bridge your public cloud and private content and act as a central access point.

 

Security & Data Protection

The growing tide of data breaches, leaks, and malicious software means your data security systems and procedures are vital. Our QSM for XN8012R was built on a security-first ideology, it can offer you full protection of the data within your XN8012R. Tools are provided to prevent protect the system from hacking, and interception of data, theft, and accidental deletion.

Furthermore, using the inbuilt Anti-Virus, you can add tasks, scanning the entire NAS or selected folder with a specific schedule.

 

Write Once Read Many (WORM)

WORM technology is design to prevent intentional or accidental modification of data in a certain period. Files and folders under WORM’s protection can only be read in a user-defined period, it’s unable to modify any files or folders until the period has expired. WORM it can protect your data from encryption-based ransomware that installs covertly on a victim’s system and encrypt their files, making them inaccessible. WORM will protect your confidential data from unauthorized modification and threat, ensuring the correctness and integrity of your data.

 

Self-Encrypting Drive (SED)

XN8012R can be much safer, more than you can imagine, with the disk self-encrypting technology called SED (Self-Encrypting Drive). With the technology, even if the physical drive is stolen or misplaced, the data on it remains protected against data breach by generating the authentication key (AK) to prevent the unauthorized access. However, the SED offered by QSAN provides the secured pools migration between different XCubeNASs and easy to manage the key by exporting AK for more efficient.

 

Pool Encryption with AES-256

XN8012R pool encryption mechanism ensures secure storage environment for any user who wants to modify data must first pass authentication. The XN8012R supports up to AES 256-bit encryption for internal drives and external USB/eSATA drives and adopts a military level FIPS 140-2 validated encryption, which is considered to be the highest security certification for compliance.

Antivirus

The built-in antivirus function periodically scans files automatically quarantining suspicious files to protect the system from potential threats.

 

Access Your Data Anywhere

XN8012R provides free DDNS services so you can pick your own domain name and easily connect from anywhere. This is rather useful when your broadband has a floating IP address that changes frequently. Furthermore, you can use your DDNS domain name to access your XN8012R via the Xccess Mobile app for Android and iOS. If your NAS is located behind a NAT router, you can enable UPnP port forwarding to easily access your NAS.

*Available March 2018

 
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