QNAP has announced the availability of its new dual-port 25GbE QXG-25G2SF-CX4 and 10GbE QXG-10G2SF-CX4 network NICs which are now available to purchase directly from the official QNAP accessory store. Both cards feature Mellanox ConnectX -4 Lx SmartNIC controllers and had been specifically created to boost file transfer speeds and also support iSER (iSCSI Extension for RDMA) to optimise VMware virtualisation, says QNAP.
The QXG-25G2SF-CX4 and QXG-10G2SF-CX4 can be combined with server-grade PCs to speed up workflows in offices and homes. Both Windows and Linux drivers are available to download from Mellanox although QTS 4.3.6 (or later) is required to use the QXG-25G2SF-CX4/ QXG-10G2SF-CX4 with a QNAP NAS.
Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP Or about the new network NICs. “Cloud, big data, high-speed storage, virtualization, and AI are strongly pushing 25GbE into the mainstream. QNAP now provides users with a scalable solution for adopting 25GbE infrastructure by leveraging the industry-leading Mellanox Ethernet solution to deliver a next-gen 25GbE NIC for NAS, servers and workstations.”
Key specifications of the new 25GbE NIC for NAS and PC :
– QXG-25G2SF-CX4: Dual-port 25GbE SFP28 network expansion card
– QXG-10G2SF-CX4: Dual-port 10GbE SFP+ network expansion card
For full specifications in purchasing options jump over to the official QNAP website by following the link below.