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Asustor integrates NAS operating system with Linux in new solution

By Julia Gabel
Fri 15 Sep 2017
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Asustor has launched Linux Center, a new platform enabling the company’s NAS users to run the native Linux system on their NAS.

Asustor has utilised virtualisation technology to integrate its NAS operating system with Linux to create the Linux Center, featuring easy installation without extra configurations and compatibility with HDMI output.

According to Asustor, features of Linux Center include:

  • Flexible use of the Linux App: The native Linux system can be directly run on Asustor NAS. This is convenient for developers and users who wish to utilise Linux for development purposes and also allows them to make use of the rich variety of app resources provided by Linux.
  • Easy installation: Linux Center supports Debian 8 Desktop and Debian 8 Server. Users can download and install the Linux system by simply clicking on the installation button without needing any other extra configurations.
  • HDMI output on command: Asustor NAS’s HDMI function can be utilized to display Linux Center’s interface on any compatible monitor for development purposes and to make use of the rich variety of Linux apps, allowing users to create their own Linux virtual space.
  • Supported models: Linux Center is available for use on AS31/32, AS50/51, AS61/62/63/64 and AS70 series devices. It is recommended to be used with at least 4GB of RAM.

“Supported on the new powerful ADM 3.0 operating system, the release of Linux Center gives Asustor NAS users a dual system advantage with the ability to use both ADM and Linux,” says Quote Lin, chief technology officer at Asustor.

“Users can take the Linux open source development environment and applications and integrate them into Linux Center.”

“This frees users from being limited to just the native NAS Apps. Taking advantage of Linux’s powerful open source development ecosystem, users are able to enjoy the use of more apps than ever before as we step into the IoT era," Lin adds. 

“Asustor NAS devices are not just network storage devices but piece of technology with unlimited possibilities.”

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