Common Fibre Channel SAN (Storage Area Networks) are closed network environments, and their devices are often expensive while lacking deployment flexibility. QNAP introduces dual-port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel expansion cards that feature high performance, reliability, security, and energy efficient Fibre Channel. With a QNAP Fibre Channel card in your QNAP NAS, your NAS can be added to an existing SAN environment at an affordable price point to fulfill requirements for high-performance storage and backup.
QNAP NAS as a Fibre Channel SAN storage solution
Replacing Fibre Channel SAN environments can be expensive and time consuming. By installing a PCIe-based Fibre Channel card to a QNAP NAS, your existing SAN environment gains a budget-friendly storage or backup solution. Not only is a QNAP NAS more affordable than typical SAN devices, but it also provides rich enterprise features to make storage applications more efficient - including LUN snapshots, Qtier auto-tiering, SSD cache acceleration, hybrid cloud backup solutions, and much more. The Fibre-Channel-ready QNAP NAS is a unified storage solution that provides SAN, NAS, and cloud storage features with higher cost-effectiveness and application flexibility.
Manage Fibre Channel connection using iSCSI & Fibre Channel app
Use the QTS iSCSI & Fibre Channel app to set the QNAP NAS as a Fibre Channel Target, and add the NAS to your SAN environment with WWPN addresses. You can also take advantage of the Fibre Channel Switch that allows multiple connection paths to have multiple servers share the NAS. In addition, the LUN Masking and Port Binding features provide an additional layer of security for your data.