Many will know QNAP from the NAS items that it makes. A fantastic instance of that is the QNAP TS-873A AMD Ryzen 8-bay NAS we reviewed. Typically, these NAS items are available in rackmount enclosures just like the QNAP GM-1002 3U twin ZFS NAS. What many have no idea is that QNAP makes quite a lot of packing containers. Maybe the craziest of those is the brand new QNAP QuCPE-7012. CPE right here refers to buyer premises gear. Allow us to get into the QuCPE-7012.
QNAP Goes Loopy with 2.5G and 10G QuCPE-7012
Earlier than we get too far, this isn’t a brand new section for QNAP. We really lined the QuCPE line at VMworld 2019 that is what the packing containers seemed like two years in the past. One can see that there have been solely six ports and no fiber ports on the entrance of the chassis.
Right here is the brand new system. We will see eight RJ45 community ports on the entrance. These aren’t simply 1GbE ports. As a substitute, QNAP says these are 2.5GbE ports. There are additionally 4 SFP+ ports for 10GbE. The left-most panel right here will also be expanded with further 10GbE ports.
Trying shortly on the rear, we will see redundant energy provides. We will additionally see a PCIe Gen3 x8 slot the place a 10GbE/ 25GbE card will be put in.
Contained in the system, we get Intel Xeon D-2100 sequence processors. The configurations are the Xeon D-2166NT (12C/24T) with 64GB of RAM, Xeon D-2146NT (8C/16T) with 32GB of RAM, and the Xeon D-2123IT with 8GB of RAM.
QNAP has a set of SD-WAN options and for administration together with its AMIZ Cloud, QNE Community OS, and QuWAN that assist make this work. The corporate additionally says it’s leveraging DPDK and QAT to extend the efficiency of those packing containers.
I checked with Patrick, and sadly, we’ve got requested and never been capable of overview the QuCPE line beforehand. We do plenty of motherboard and system evaluations that match into this area, and in addition higher-end and lower-end segments, however it’s nice to see QNAP popping out with a extra superior platform. Utilizing the Xeon D-2100 sequence with 2.5GbE networking and a number of other SFP+ ports definitely is a giant differentiator out there. It appears like a really cool resolution, assuming all of it works.