|Network Virtualization Premise Equipment with an Intel® Xeon D multi-core processor, suitable for multi-user and multi-tasking business applications.
QNAP’s QuCPE-7012 Network Virtualization Premise Equipment is a universal virtualization platform specifically designed for SMBs. The QuCPE-7012 adopts powerful Intel® Xeon® D multi-core processors that support Intel® QAT*, Smart NIC SR-IOV and DPDK hardware acceleration technologies and provides multi-port 2.5GbE, 10GbE, a network module slot and a PCIe slot for 25GbE/ 10GbE expandability. With enhanced bandwidth and computing performance for running multiple VMs and VNFs, the QuCPE-7012 is suitable for multi-user and multi-tasking business applications. The QuCPE-7012 also features the QNE (QNAP Network Equipment) OS for chaining VNF services and AMIZ Cloud centralized deployment and management platform to realize flexible Zero Touch Provisioning.
Easily deploy virtual network environments with the 2-in-1 Premise Equipment
When deploying virtualized environments, Enterprises often choose to install costly enterprise-grade solutions on edge servers or free solutions with limited technical support – a hard decision for resource-constricted SMBs. In addition, simultaneously running multiple VMs can impact network performance. QNAP’s QuCPE Network Virtualization Premise Equipment feature hardware acceleration technologies, QNAP’s proprietary QNE Network operating system and the AMIZ Cloud centralized management platform to help SMBs build a highly-optimized virtual network infrastructure.
The QNE Network Operating System completes the virtual network infrastructure
QNAP’s proprietary QNE Network operating system supports the intuitive Network Service Composer and Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN), allowing for flexible network deployment and multi-site network infrastructure expansion. By supporting Virtual Network Functions (VNF), Virtual Machines and Containers, QNE Network integrates network, computing and application services to realize network virtualization, application virtualization and efficient management, greatly lowering management and maintenance complexity.
AMIZ Cloud - powerful centralized VM management platform
The AMIZ Cloud centralized management platform enables IT administrator at HQ to centrally monitor all edge devices, virtual machines and containers. Supporting High Availability, troubleshooting, and remote management via the Account Center, the QuCPE-7012 helps enterprises achieve Zero Touch Provisioning, thus enhancing IT deployment efficiency and reducing maintenance costs.
Efficient management via Service Composer with visualized topology
With the visualized topology of the Network Service Composer, you can easily set up VNFs or VMs, create virtual switches , and allocate physical network resources for chained services by drag and drop. When settings change, you can directly add/remove individual VNFs using the service composer, greatly simplifying operational network combination.
Run your VM/VNF Directly on QuCPE
QNE Network inherits versatile virtual applications from the QNAP QTS system. QuCPE can simultaneously run multiple virtual machines, software containers, and even bespoke user-made virtual machines in Virtualization Station and Container Station, assisting SMBs in improving deployment and management flexibility while streamlining hardware costs.
Powerful server-grade hardware architecture
With multi-port capabilities and expandable architecture, the QuCPE-7012 enables optimal storage, computing, and deployment flexibility to fulfill performance and application diversification requirements.
Intel hardware acceleration technologies boost virtual network performance
Specifically designed for running virtualization applications, the QuCPE-7012 Network Virtualization Premise Equipment adopts multiple Intel hardware acceleration technologies to allow direct hardware access, thus enhancing VM and virtual network transmission performance.
DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit)
Allows data to bypass the OS Kernel and directly enter user space to offer a double packet transmission rate (Total T/R x L2) and improve overall virtualization application performance.
Smart NIC SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization)
By installing an SR-IOV compatible PCIe SmartNIC, you can allocate bandwidth resources from a physical network card directly to VMs. With traffic bypassing the Hypervisor vSwitch, it helps enhance I/O throughout and network efficiency, ensuring reliable VM applications and reduced CPU overheads.
Intel QAT (Intel QuickAssist Technology)
Offloads computationally-intensive compression and improves IPSec cryptography VPN performance.
SD-WAN enables chaining network services
QNE incorporates QNAP’s QuWAN SD-WAN solution (subscription-free) to form encrypted VPN tunnels with other QNAP devices based in multiple sites and achieve multi-site network services chaining. For example, you can automatically create a firewall network (using QuWAN and pfSense VNFs) to enhance WAN security in the Service Composer UI using drag-and-drop.
Smart IT tools for network management efficiency
QNE Network provides comprehensive management features for Smart IT network management.
Consolidates QTS system events and alerts, providing a single-app solution for notifications instead of having to configure individual settings in multiple apps. Notifications can be sent through email, SMS, and other communication apps.
Centralizes statistical rankings of error/warning events and access, assisting IT staff in monitoring and responding to potential system risks.
Provides security management for IT staff, including managing SSL certificates. Other features include automatically detecting history edits to prevent malicious edits.
Zabbix is a third-party solution that automatically detects devices and monitors network status. Zabbix provides user-friendly topology and network reporting, suitable for enterprise network management.
Smart Surveillance System for Unattended IT Rooms Monitoring
Remote surveillance and automated door access. QNE integrates QVR Elite for central management over remote surveillance streams. The QuCPE-7012 supports installing two HDD/SSDs and its surveillance streams in branches can mount a remote NAS in headquarters with HybridMount QNE edition.
AMIZ Marketplace Open ecosystem platform
The AMIZ Marketplace is an open platform ecosystem where software developers can launch VNF and apps. The AMIZ Marketplace features well-rounded licensing and payment services to streamline app deployment and payments. Third Party Managed service providers, independent software vendors and business integrators are welcome to develop a collaborative ecosystem to foster greater business innovation with QNAP.
Supports third Party Virtual Network Functions
The AMIZ Marketplace provides multiple free and premium VNF and applications that users can install on demand.
Virtual firewall software (like pfSense) help enterprises separate or protect local networks and apply multiple security policies.
The QuCPE-7012 can be transformed into a security router by installing RouterOS or OpenWrt. You can also create site-to-site VPN tunnels between headquarters and branch offices while securing enterprise network data transmission.