QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today announced that QuTScloud – a software-defined cloud NAS solution – is available from the Microsoft® Azure Marketplace through a license subscription. Azure Marketplace is the latest cloud marketplace to support QuTScloud, joining other cloud marketplaces including AWS® and Alibaba Cloud®.
For organizations that store most of their data on the cloud but lack a good management system to capitalize on their digital assets, they can create a virtual machine on Azure to deploy QuTScloud. A cloud-based NAS provides universal storage and comprehensive file management that not only optimizes cloud data usage but also streamlines cross-site collaboration for offices with hybrid clouds.
“QuTScloud’s availability on the Azure Marketplace allows us to have an extensive global reach within the Cloud NAS industry,” said Aseem Manmualiya, Product Manager of QNAP, adding, “Azure is one of the most popular cloud platforms in the world and QuTScloud will assist businesses managing SaaS-enabled workloads in the cloud to optimize their data usage and cost effectiveness.”
QuTScloud can be easily setup and started in three simple steps:
1. Launch QuTScloud as a virtual machine from the Azure Marketplace.
2. Purchase a license from the QNAP Software Store. Watch tutorial
3. Generate a QuTScloud license key using the QNAP License Manager and initialize QuTScloud. Watch tutorial
QuTScloud provides users with a near-identical user experience and feature set as QTS, the QNAP NAS operating system. QuTScloud includes the App Center that offers a wide range of free and premium apps for boosting QuTScloud functionality and adding more features. Key features of QuTScloud include:
• Easily access files using CIFS/SMB, NFS, AFP, and iSCSI protocols.
• Mount data to QuTScloud from cloud storage (via HBS, HybridMount or VJBOD Cloud).
• Streamline backup and restoration processes with snapshots and versioning.
• Quickly find files with Qsirch – QNAP’s comprehensive search engine.