The musings of an IT Consultant:



November 30, 2011  11:57 PM

QNAP 1279

Posted by: Raj Perumal
1279U, QNAP

Hi folks! As you know I am a big fan of the QNAP series of NAS devices for the SMB market. QNAP makes a great product at a great price point. QNAP has just released a new product at the top of their product line, the 1279 model which allows for a maximum of 12 drives, increasing your maximum...

March 31, 2011  9:22 PM

QNAP 859 Pro+ Rack Mount

Posted by: Raj Perumal
859 Pro+, QNAP, rack mount

Hi folks! As you know I'm a big fan of QNAP, but I wanted to talk about one of their higher end products. The QNAP 859 Pro+ is a storage device from QNAP that allows you to rack mount it's storage. Why is this great? Well there are a lot of small businesses out there that use racks instead of...

February 28, 2011  7:08 AM

3 TB Drives

Posted by: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! Now that 3 TB drives are available, it's great news for the SMB! Why you ask? Because with 3 TB sata drives you can greatly increase your capacity in an SMB NAS or SAN device. For example, the latest QNAP devices support 3 TB sata drives. In an 8 drive...

February 28, 2011  3:42 AM

Windows 7 Backup

Posted by: Raj Perumal
external storage, offsite, QNAP, SAN, Windows 7 backup

Hi folks! So you want to regularly backup your home computer or small business workstation? What should you do? Well if you are using Windows 7, you are in luck! You can use Windows 7 backup! Windows 7 backup comes with Windows 7 and not only allows you to do a backup, but you can have it...

February 28, 2010  8:18 PM

VM redundancy in a SMB environment

Posted by: Raj Perumal
DL380, HP, iSCSI, ML350, QNAP, SMB, Veeam Backup and Replication, virtual SMB solution, VMWare

Hi folks, so you've decided to pull the trigger on virtualization in your SMB business and want go virtual. Now what do you do about backups? Well you know I've mentioned Veeam before and SANs, but exactly how can you implement this in your environment in a cost effective manner? Well, there are...

February 28, 2010  5:53 PM

Hardware based iSCSI Storage

Posted by: Raj Perumal
HCL, iSCSI, QNAP, QNAP 459 Pro, SAN, Storage, VMWare

Hi folks, so in the last post I mentioned some software based iSCSI storage options. In this post I wanted to talk about a great hardware based option for the SMB. I'm sure most of you have probably heard about the company QNAP. Well QNAP makes great network storage devices both for home and for...


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