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.
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.