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SAMBA v4 -with SAMBA v4, QTS 4.1 now supports Domain Controller for Windows. You can authenticate as a Domain member, or you can use the NAS as a domain controller. You change these settings under Privilege Settings.

QNAP QTS 4.1 Domain Security

QNAP QTS 4.1 Domain Security

Virtualization Station - This app, downloaded from the App Center, allows you manage multiple virtual machines created on the Turbo NAS. Many models are certified to work in VMware, Citrix or Microsoft virtual machine environments.

QNAP QTS 4.1 Virtualization Certifications

QNAP QTS 4.1 Virtualization Certifications
The block diagram below shows how, for example, a QNAP device can fit into a Citrix XenServer environment. The image above, along with additional block diagrams for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Storage Efficiency are available in the help section of the Virtualization Station. Again, we'll be doing an in-depth review of Virtualization Station in a few weeks.

Block diagram of how QNAP Turbo NAS integrates into Citrix XenServer

Block diagram of how QNAP Turbo NAS integrates into Citrix XenServer

Signage Station - According to QNAP, Signage Station, a QNAP app, "allows users to create animated content and to display it on TVs, tablets and mobile phones via web browsers." There's no mention of it in either the Home or SMB versions of the user manual, and there's no help within the app. There is a free 190+ MB download of iArtist Lite for Windows OS that might get you started.

Surveillance Station - If you want to turn your QNAP NAS into networked surveillance system, QNAP's Surveillance Station could be the answer for you. Judging by the more than 150K downloads, it may just be the reason that people are buying QNAP NAS products. Surveillance Station 5.0 works only on QTS 4.1.0 or higher. Depending on the model of NAS you own, the Surveillance Station comes with licenses for 2 or 4 channels. More licenses can be purchased.

QNAP QTS 4.1 Surveillance System V5.0.0

QNAP QTS 4.1 Surveillance System V5.0.0
Updated 8/18/14: Added It Management Station info

IT Management Station - Developed in conjunction with Mandriva Pulse, this application manages multiple NASes. But it's also a complete IT management platform for managing hardware and software inventory and monitoring system status and activity. It also offers Centralized software deployment and management, Cloning and Mastering and daily full/incremental backup of an organization's IT management. Five licenses are included and you can purchase more licenses starting at 120 Euros for the most basic support for ten more machines.

Business Applications in the App Center - The App Center has quite a few server-based applications - some of which would be useful both in the SOHO environment as well as in the enterprise space. The short gallery below includes screen shots of the first page of apps from each business-related category.

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