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QNAP Strengthens Cloud-Based Backup Through New Partnerships

QNAP Systems, Inc., a worldwide corporation based out of New Taipei City, Taiwan, is best known for its contributions to networked solutions such as storage management, surveillance, file sharing and device virtualization. Having recently entered the niche of cloud computing, QNAP Systems has developed their industry presence even further through new partnerships as well as the introduction of a dedicated application aimed at centralizing cloud storage and management options. The new portal, dubbed the CloudBackup Station, is expected to streamline cloud service management and backup functionality across the board.

Sheila Wu, product manager with QNAP, explained the need for the CloudBackup Station in a recent interview, where she was quoted as saying: "Establishing a well-rounded backup and recovery plan is an indispensable investment for keeping a company thriving. The new QNAP CloudBackup Station consists of several dedicated apps for cloud backup services, providing a secure yet flexible hybrid cloud solution for business users to reserve a copy of important data stored on the QNAP NAS to their current cloud storage plan for data restoration when needed."

In a nutshell, CloudBackup Station provides a centralized hub that facilitates access to a number of cloud-based services and disaster recovery options. Supported services include Amazon S3 and Glacier, Google, IBM SoftLayer, HP Cloud, RAckSpace, OpenStack Swift, WebDAV and more. CloudBackup Station even works with a number of third-party cloud backup services, including services such as Dropbox, Google Drive Sync, ElephantDrive and Symform.

When using services through QNAP's CloudBackup Station, users will be able to benefit from an SSL connection equipped with AES 256-bit encryption. As this level of encryption is compliant with military specifications, QNAP users can take solace in the fact that their data is safe and secure at all times.

Some users, particularly those who are working with large files on a regular basis, will even notice an increase in file transfer times. This is due to CloudBackup Station's multi-job and multi-thread capabilities, which breakdown large file sizes into smaller, more manageable chunks of data. This is complemented by an integrated file preview option, which lets you skip files that aren't necessary to complete your recovery effort.

Additional features seen in CloudBackup Station include the ability to make full or incremental backups, manual and automatic backup schedules, file filtering, data compression, cloud archival, account-specific bandwidth throttling, various network error recovery options, activity logging and more. The software can even be configured to automatically delete files based on the user's specific stipulations, thereby eliminating unnecessary files altogether, enhancing recovery times and saving archival space. Finally, all of these features are easily accessed via the intuitive, user-friendly GUI that has been developed by QNAP specifically for CloudBackup Station.

QNAP's CloudBackup Station is currently available through the QTS App Center, thereby giving users easy and immediate access to the software. For further insight into QNAP Systems, Inc., including information regarding their current products and services, technical support, reseller information, a list of industry partnerships and more, interested parties are invited to visit their website at They can also be reached via telephone at 909-595-2782 or via fax at 909-992-7777.


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