QNAP is bezig met de ontwikkeling van versie 4.2 van de firmware die op diverse modellen van zijn nas-apparaten staat en heeft daarvan een nieuwe bètaversie uitgebracht. Het eerste wat opvalt in versie 4.2 is de geheel vernieuwde interface. Daarnaast is de beveiliging verbeterd. Zo kan er nu een tweetrapsinlogprocedure worden ingesteld, via een met een app gegenereerde inlogcode. Verder kan er nu naar verschillende apparaten tegelijk media worden gestreamd en zijn er diverse verbeteringen aangebracht met betrekking tot virtualisatie en Storage Management. De complete changelog is op deze pagina te vinden, dit zijn de belangrijkste veranderingen in versie 4.2:
Revamped Interface. Refreshing Display.
When navigating QTS 4.2, you will feel a greater attention to detail for a superior browsing experience. With a modern flat interface that streamlines loading times, translucent login window, frameless media viewer, and new recycle bin, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular.
Enjoy a Captivating Multimedia Experience
QTS 4.2 takes your multimedia experience to the next level. Now with multi-zone multimedia controls, you can centrally stream media to different corners on a single device via Bluetooth, USB devices connected to the NAS, HDMI, DLNA, Apple TV and Chromecast. The HD Station lets you accomplish more by adding many useful apps and multitasking support. The revamped Photo Station provides an excellent browsing experience with gallery and management modes, a handy control menu bar, enhanced sharing mechanisms, and more. Video Station now allows you to directly search for subtitles online, import, and create customized video classifications. With user privilege controls, your friends can also enjoy the conveniences of Download Station with more protocols and service support.
Optimized Storage Management & Backup
QTS 4.2 provides optimized data management, SSD cache acceleration, and comprehensive backup solutions to improve business efficiency and performance. The revamped Storage Manager adds a handy snapshot tool, allowing you to systematically back up volume and LUN snapshots for future retrieval. Data migration is made easier with JBOD expansion enclosures requiring no network connectivity. Versioning control supports multiple backup versions and lets you roll back data to any point in time. In addition to backing up data to your NAS, you can also back up your NAS data to cloud services for an all-encompassing disaster recovery solution. QTS 4.2 also supports the vSphere web client plug-in, allowing you to centrally manage your NAS and VMs.
Flexible Hybrid Approach to Virtualization
More and more businesses now deploy virtual machines to enhance their IT efficiency and simply system management. Seeing this trend, QNAP has taken the lead in providing a hybrid virtualization solution with the introduction of Virtualization Station and Container Station. The upgraded Virtualization Station adopts software-defined networking (SDN) concepts and brings greater benefits for flexible networking, cost efficiency and unlimited potential for wider application scenarios. The new Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on a QNAP NAS as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. No matter what your virtualization needs are, you can count on QNAP for a complete range of virtualization tasks.
Protect Your Data with Higher Security
The safety of your data is always our first priority. By activating 2-step verification, anyone who wants to log in to QTS will be required to provide a verification code generated by an authenticator app after entering their username and password. You can configure the AES 256-bit encryption for your shared folders in the privilege settings, enable L2TP/IPsec in VPN server settings directly in QTS with higher security, and receive alert notifications for your NAS with the Qmanager mobile app. More security options ensure that your data is always under your control.
Increase Productivity with Amazing Utilities
QTS 4.2 provides a variety of useful utilities and apps that keep your work organized, efficient and way more productive. You can preview office documents online and enjoy convenient access to other cloud services with the File Station. myQNAPcloud allows you to easily monitor multiple NAS on a dashboard and share files securely with QID control. Qsync is enhanced with centralized management, allowing you to configure multiple NAS settings in one click. Gmail Backup provides a simple method for you to back up and recover Gmail accounts when needed. All of these useful tools and utilities simplify your work so you can concentrate on more important tasks.