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QNAP’s Enterprise ZFS NAS earns certification for Windows Server 2016



QNAP Systems has announced that the dual-controller Enterprise ZFS NAS ES1640dc v2 has earned certification for Windows Server 2016, and is also supported in Hyper-V environments. This certification ensures that the Enterprise ZFS NAS is compatible with Windows Server 2016, making it a dependable storage for Hyper-V VMs and a parallel enterprise-grade file server.


“Hyper-V is one of the primary hypervisor platforms for current IT infrastructure and brings lots of new features in Windows Server 2016,” said Jack Yang, Associate Vice-President of Enterprise Storage Business Division of QNAP. “For organizations that have adopted Windows Server 2016, the ES1640dc v2 NAS provides a reliable, high-performance storage solution for meeting virtualization needs, alongside the multitude of other benefits provided by its compelling hardware and software design.”


The certified ES1640dc v2 is compatible with Windows Server 2016 x64 for firmware update capable, iSCSI interface, Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX), and Thin Provisioning (TP), providing highly-efficient storage to meet the requirements of Hyper-V environments.


In addition to interoperability between Hyper-V, the ES1640dc v2 provides high-availability storage featuring dual active controllers for near-zero downtime. With the power of Intel Xeon E5 processors and the advanced enterprise-ready functionality from ZFS, the ES1640dc v2 provides uncompromising reliability and outstanding capabilities in mission-critical tasks including file server, virtualization, VDI, backup, and video streaming workflows.