QNAP® Systems, Inc. launched the QXG-25G2SF-CX6, a 25GbE PCIe Gen 4 (compatible with PCIe Gen 3/Gen 2) network expansion card with an NVIDIA Mellanox® ConnectX®-6 Lx SmartNIC. Compatible with QNAP NAS and Windows®/Linux® PCs, the QXG-25G2SF-CX6 provides a convenient way to upgrade your storage and workstations to benefit from next-generation networking.


With two 25GbE ports, the QXG-25G2SF-CX6 supports up to 50Gbps when used in a Port Trunking configuration – perfect for the most demanding storage environments that require intensive data transfer. With SR-IOV and RoCE support, where a network can be accessed directly in RAM, VMware® virtualisation environments can greatly benefit from reduced latency and enhanced performance and efficiency. The QXG-25G2SF-CX6 is perfectly suited for QNAP NAS solutions such as the TS-h3088XU-RP All-Flash NAS to take full advantage of the incredible bandwidth potential. You can also consider pairing the QXG-25G2SF-CX6 with a QNAP Switch to build a budget-friendly high-speed network environment.


“25GbE is ideal for multimedia environments and 8K video productions, and the QXG-25G2SF-CX6 network expansion card provides an accessible way to upgrade to 25GbE network environments for greater performance and stability, ” said Stanley Huang, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “With SR-IOV and RoCE support, the QXG-25G2SF-CX6 can also effectively reduce latency and enhance performance in VMware® virtualisation environments.”
Drivers are required when using the QXG-25G2SF-CX6 in Windows and Linux. Drivers are not required when the QXG-25G2SF-CX6 is installed in a QNAP NAS with QTS 4.5.2/ QuTS hero h4.5.2 (or later).
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You can purchase QNAP NICs from the QNAP Accessories Store. For more information, and to view the full QNAP lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.