Single-Instance Storage (Dedup)
When data is sent to multiple users, single-instance storage allocates data to be stored once, eliminating the need to duplicate data storage. This results to reduced data storage and improved data backups. Single-instance storage is most functional when transferring data to large distribution directories by improved delivery efficiency.
No Windows Server CALs Required
No CALs required benefits users the ability to access the services of the server without a permit. With this, business users will not have to go through the trouble of obtaining authorization of pre-user or pre-device. With no CALs required, users are able to access data on demand, without the troubles of CALs.
The evolved PCI-e Gen2 offers innovative technology that saves cost with an efficient narrow configuration. While doubling the transfer rate of the previous PCI-e, the PCI-e Gen2 provides the same bandwidth as the PCI-e but with only half its lanes. The target is to save on cost and provide an improved PCI-e for users. The Gen2 provides a significant improvement on system performance over the PCI-e; users can now enjoy faster transfer speeds and connectivity.
Make your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! The W8900’s HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management.
High-end data centers often need a level of speed that today’s average Internet cannot provide. This Thecus NAS is 10Gb Ethernet ready to satisfy the toughest needs of today and tomorrow.
USB 3.0 Connectivity
The next generation of connectivity is here with speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0. Whether connecting digital cameras and smart phones, backing up large external hard drives, or extending the capacity of your NAS, USB 3.0 will make sure it's done in no time at up to 5 Gbit/s. Backwards compatibility adds the connectivity of a world full of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices to get the best combination of speed and universal access.
Thecus has received hundreds of awards during its history for its innovative and reliable hardware, helping countless people all over the world to share our new digital-era treasure: data. Thecus believes in diversity. That’s why they are releasing a new Windows Storage Server-powered NAS product line to help you share your files using Windows Storage Server 2008 R2: the W Series. Three models will be available: 8-bay W8900, 12-bay W12000 and 16-bay W16000.
Explore the reliable and powerful Thecus NAS appliance powered by Window Storage Server 2008 R2. This appliance offers new tools to manage and fulfill business needs. The appliance provides a network platform that allows users to access computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2. With the latest Windows Storage Server Service Pack 1 (SP1), RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory are two additions that increase user flexibility and control.
Besides easy integration within a Microsoft infrastructure and finer optimization for Windows transfer protocols, users who are familiar with Windows Server will now have more familiar interface for managing and protecting their essential business data. In addition, Microsoft updates its product to maintain the security level of its appliances. And finally, the whole Windows ecosystem and community are available to help. Enabling functions such as replication, anti-virus, data backup and so forth has never been so simple and well documented.
Key benefits of a Windows-powered NAS include enhanced power, data and server management capabilities. Paired with Thecus’ W series, the possibilities are endless.
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2, Standard Edition
Some useful features delivered with Windows Storage Server make storage more efficient and thus less costly!
- Traditional files protocols (NFS, SMB..) are optimized to work better together
- Single Instance Storage (SIS): Transparent file de-duplication can maximizes space efficiency, saving up to 60% of capacity. When hard disks became a precious resource, this is an essential feature!
- iSCSI target: The classic set-and-forget architecture lets you configure your storage as a regular disk over the network and use it on a daily basis without users’ even noticing it.
- Remote administration: Simply connect to an easy-to-remember link and remotely access the control panel through any web browser on any computer!
Thecus Hardware: reducing costs but not quality
Thecus is a company entirely dedicated to storage and network sharing. The main advantage of reaching the high level of excellence is that Thecus helps customers optimize costs and quality. The hardware used for the W series has been tested and approved by media and users all around the world. And you can also benefits from Thecus prices, which give you the best value because of the experience and optimization delivered by our R&D teams.
Thecus products are always delivered using the best quality available on the market. For instance, take high-speed transfers: Thecus NAS appliances are delivered with USB 3.0 (10x faster than USB 2.0).