QNAP launched the QuCPE-3032 and QuCPE-3034. The network appliances allow organizations to extend a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) to regional offices.

QNAP develops a wide range of networking solutions. In addition to NAS devices, the organization provides switches, access points and appliances for virtual network functions (VNFs), including the new QuCPE-3032 and QuCPE-3034.

Traditional networks use a separate appliance or device for each network function, including firewalls, switches, routers, VPNs and load balancers. The QuCPE-3032 and QuCPE-3034 provide multiple network functions in a single appliance.

The models include a processor, DDR4 memory, GbE inputs, RJ45 inputs and USB inputs. QNAP’s Application Store allows the installation and execution of network functions. Both models run on QNE, QNAP’s operating system.

SD-WAN

QNAP designed the devices for small- and medium-sized businesses. The organization recommends using the models in conjunction with the QuCPE-7012, a previously introduced appliance. Like the QuCPE-3032 and QuCPE-3034, the QuCPE-7012 allows users to run various VNFs. In contrast, the QuCPE-7012 has a faster processor and more memory than the latest introductions. Hence, the QuCPE-7012 is suitable for headquarters, while the QuCPE-3032 and QuCPE-3034 are ideal for branch offices.

All three models come with QuWAN, a management solution for software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs). The integration makes it possible to create an SD-WAN with multiple QuCPE devices. “Small businesses can flexibly build a multi-site network infrastructure by deploying a QuCPE Series 7 in their headquarters and an affordable QuCPE Series 3 in their branch offices and workstations”, said Titan Hsieh, product manager at QNAP.

The QuCPE-3032 and QuCPE-3034 are available immediately. The QuCPE-3034 has a faster processor and more working memory than the QuCPE-3032. QNAP disclosed the full specifications on its website.

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