Unlock your cloud NAS experience with QNAP!
QuTScloud is a cloud-optimized version of the QNAP NAS operating system. Install QuTScloud on your preferred public clouds, start your cloud NAS, and benefit from flexible file management and collaboration that is unavailable from most cloud platforms. With QuTScloud you can immediately experience all the benefits of a QNAP NAS without any hardware requirements or complex maintenance of the cloud environment.
Benefits of QuTScloud
QuTScloud only takes a few clicks to install. Then all your cloud NAS services are accessible from around the world.
Expand your cloud storage as needed. You can choose either high-capacity hard drives or high-performance SSDs.
Optimized Cloud Data
Your existing cloud-based data can be easily leveraged by the cloud NAS to create greater value.
Ease the efforts of multicloud management, and easily enjoy NAS services (including storage, backup, collaboration, and more).
QuTScloud + Cloud Storage = Enhance Your Data’s Value and Increase Management Efficiency
You may be using one or more cloud storages to store your data. But with various management interfaces and basic features, it can be hard to effectively use cloud-based data. QuTScloud can greatly enhance your cloud data ecosystem. By mounting supported cloud storage with the QNAP HybridMount app in QuTScloud, you can manage cloud-based data with advanced functionality. You can even use QuTScloud apps to leverage your cloud-based data for increased productivity. Using HybridMount to mount cloud storages as QuTScloud data stores delivers greater cost savings than directly setting up the space with the QuTScloud instance.
Note: The QuTScloud system volume cannot be set up to use a cloud storage mounted with HybridMount.
Why your IT structure needs a QuTScloud Cloud NAS
Connection. Use hassle-free common file access protocols.
Access via Samba share with your file browser
You can access QuTScloud via standard protocols (including CIFS/SMB, NFS, AFP, and iSCSI) and use the web-based File Station to manage, browse, and share files. In addition to setting authentication for individual or group user accounts, Windows AD and LDAP integration for directory management helps simplify user administration – especially for businesses with a large number of users.
Create a safe VPN connection
QuTScloud allows you to create a secure tunnel for your entire internet connection to access data or to circumvent network/geographical limitations. QBelt, QNAP’s proprietary VPN protocol, can also encrypt traffic when you access sensitive data, decreasing the chance of being detected as a VPN connection.
Provide cloud drives to group users
IT staff can allocate QuTScloud storage space to workgroup users, allowing them to store, back up and share files as easily as using cloud drives. The myQNAPcloud Link service allows connecting to QuTScloud with a unique domain name, making it easy to access, manage, and share data without requiring static IP addresses.
Data sharing and protection. Map cloud space and easily leverage cloud data.
Consolidate Amazon S3 and S3-compatible cloud object storage
With HybridMount, S3 and S3-compatible cloud object storage space can be mounted and centrally managed in QuTScloud. These cloud files can be accessed using File Station or the Qfile mobile app for efficient file sharing. Cloud storage connected by cloud storage gateways (HybridMount, VJBOD Cloud) can be accessed using SMB, FTP, AFP, NFS, WebDAV protocols to simplify using cloud data.
Protect cloud-based data with snapshots and versioning
QuTScloud supports snapshots for cloud data protection. You can easily create multiple versions of snapshot files for quick backup and recovery. The incremental backups feature helps save time and bandwidth, and data recovery from snapshots only takes a few minutes.
Productivity. Install feature-rich apps for easier management and greater application potential.
Indexing and searchable data on the cloud
Qsirch is a full-text search engine that lets you quickly find files located throughout your cloud NAS and the cloud spaces connected by cloud storage gateways. Organizations can quickly search and identify files to help in many tasks, including compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Expand application potential with the QTS App Center
The App Center provides various install-on-demand apps, including tools for backup/sync, productivity, and multimedia to expand the application potential of QuTScloud. For example, easily monitor the status of QuTScloud with Notification Center; Qfiling automates file organization; QuMagie provides an AI-powered photo album. QuTScloud also supports hosting containerized apps, or a proxy server for optimized network bandwidth and secured network connection.
Organizations which have cloud-based data and need a good file management system
Acquire comprehensive file management to optimize cloud data usage
Public cloud platforms provide reliable computing and storage resources, but their file management features can be lacking. QuTScloud provides in-depth file management to streamline accessing, sharing, and managing cloud-based data. File transfers between QuTScloud and other cloud spaces also help to optimize bandwidth usage.
Offices with hybrid clouds, and those requiring cross-site file sharing
Move data to the cloud for seamless cross-site collaboration
QuTScloud as a cloud NAS can back up local NAS data and helps form a hybrid cloud environment. It also eliminates complicated routing configuration for cross-site teams to easily access QuTScloud data for optimal file sharing and collaboration.
Small offices/professionals who require a NAS
Enjoy flexibility with a lightweight and cost-efficient cloud NAS
QuTScloud provides comprehensive file storage, sharing, and backup features that are near-identical to a physical NAS. It is also easy to upgrade computing power and storage capacity on cloud platforms to meet future needs.
If you already have cloud-based data, then QuTScloud is your must-have cloud NAS
For organizations which have stored most of their data on the cloud but lack a good management system to capitalize their digital assets, QuTScloud as a cloud NAS can provide an excellent data management solution – assisting organizations in optimizing their cloud data and maximizing the value of the cloud. On the other hand, an on-premises QNAP NAS provides high throughput and data protection for medium-to-large-sized organizations and branches with on-hand IT staff. For smaller offices and remote workers, QuTScloud is a more ideal choice for collaboration and data sharing as it provides instant connectivity with no hardware maintenance. QuTScloud users can use QNAP’s myQNAPcloud Link service to easily access the cloud NAS without worrying about complex VPN settings or paying for a dedicated internet connection. Versatile QNAP NAS features are readily available while privilege control is also made easy with separated internal/external devices for enhanced security.
Console Management – A convenient way for troubleshooting
When performing maintenance or troubleshooting, or if IT/tech support staff are unable to access QuTScloud via HTTP/S, Console Management can be used to perform basic configuration and debugging. Console Management is available using SSH or the management console of each cloud platform.
Note: Console Management is only available after initializing QuTScloud.
Start your cloud NAS experience now!
Install QuTScloud for a cloud-based QNAP NAS and enjoy an intelligent, feature-rich QTS experience.
Excellent Pricing + Pay as You Go + Numerous Free Apps + Value-added Paid Apps
Setup your QuTScloud in 5 easy steps
Download QuTScloud images
Purchase QuTScloud licenses
Upload the QuTScloud image on a cloud platform or VPS of your choice
Launch the QuTScloud Virtual Machine
Enter the license and start using QuTScloud
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Easily browse, organize, and find your photos. Enjoy the AI-powered image recognition for AI albums.
Instantly search for files, and preview, download, and share files after finding them.
Categorize your files, set a schedule, and Qfiling automates your file organization.
Easily extracts text from images to facilitate file organization, editing, and searching.
Ensure the safety of your data by scanning and quarantining harmful files. Virus definitions are automatically updated to keep your data protected.
Backup or sync files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google™ G Suite and Microsoft® Office 365®.
Every service of QuTScloud, excluding "License Center" and "myQNAPcloud" will be disabled when the license expires. Please note that licenses are automatically renewed by default.
Your data will remain on the QuTScloud virtual hard drive. When you renew the license, you will be able to use your QuTScloud just like before.
QuTScloud can update itself, and you can also manually update the system to the latest version.
QTS and QuTScloud share the same security features, including: Security Counsellor, QVPN Service, snapshots, McAfee Antivirus, Malware Remover, and more.
You can back up QuTScloud using 2 different methods – and neither require additional licenses. The first method is to use snapshots or tools provided in the App Center (for example: HBS 3). Snapshots provided by QuTScloud requires free space in the storage volume. The second method is to perform a VM-level backup to back up the whole instance at once. This method is provided by your cloud platform/VPS provider or VM hypervisor.
QuTScloud supports the same protocols as QTS, including: Samba, AFS, NFS, iSCSI, and FTP. However please note that firewalls provided by your cloud platform/VPS provider may block the ports required by these protocols. Refer to the documents provided by your cloud platform/VPS provider to allow QuTScloud to receive data from the Internet.
QuTScloud features a Resource Monitor app that’s similar to the QTS-based Resource Monitor app. Some resource information is not provided due to lack of hardware (for example: virtual hard drives lack disk SMART data).
A minimum of 2 GB of memory is required for running QuTScloud (at least 4 GB memory is recommended). Allocate sufficient memory to your QuTScloud virtual machine to ensure system stability and performance.
QuTScloud supports maximum 25 disks. The first disk only includes QuTScloud OS image. The rest 24 slots are free for data. Only hard drives more than 48 GB will be recognized and listed as data storage disk in QuTScloud.
The minimum disk size needed to create a storage pool is 144 GB, and 200 GB is recommended.
QuTScloud requires an Internet connection to verify licenses.
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