This topic describes the release notes for Apsara File Storage NAS and provides links to the relevant references.

April 2022

Feature Description Release date Region References
NFS-based encryption in transit The encryption in transit feature is supported. This feature ensures the security of data transmission between ends and prevents user data from being sniffed by any individuals or organizations during data transmission. 2022-04-01 All regions

December 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
SMB super admin A super admin can manage all files in a directory without the need to modify the existing ACLs. Super admin permissions can be granted to a group. 2021-12-17 All regions

November 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Recycle bin The recycle bin feature is supported by all General-purpose NAS file systems. This feature can be used to protect data without the need to modify business applications. 2021-11-01 All regions Recycle bin

August 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Recycle bin The recycle bin feature is supported by all General-purpose NAS file systems. This feature can be used to protect data without the need to modify business applications. 2021-08-20
  • China (Beijing)
  • China (Shanghai)
  • China (Heyuan)
  • China (Guangzhou)
  • China (Hong Kong)
  • Australia (Sydney)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Indonesia (Jakarta)
  • US (Silicon Valley)
  • US (Virginia)
Recycle bin
One-click mount General-purpose NFS file systems can be mounted, queried, and unmounted in the NAS console. When an NFS file system is mounted on an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance, all available Linux ECS instances are automatically listed. After a Linux ECS instance is selected, the mount parameters that can ensure the optimal performance of the file system are automatically applied. 2021-08-18 All regions

June 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Data retrieval The lifecycle management feature of General-purpose NAS file systems is supported by SMB file systems. The files that are stored in an Infrequent Access (IA) storage medium can be viewed and can be restored to the storage space of a General-purpose NAS file system. 2021-06-15 All regions Manage the files in an IA storage medium

March 2021

Feature Description Release date Region References
Resource plan A resource plan is a type of subscription billing method that offers higher discounts than the pay-as-you-go billing method. Compared with a storage plan, a resource plan does not need to be bound to a file system. Multiple resource plans can be purchased to offset the storage usage fees of multiple file systems. 2021-03-26 All regions Purchase a resource plan

History

Table 1. 2020
Feature Description Release date Region References
IA storage media Infrequent Access (IA) storage media is supported. Lifecycle policies can be configured to enable tiered-storage for cold and hot data. This helps reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). 2020-06-30 All regions
Table 2. 2019
Feature Description Release date Region References
Pay-as-you-go The pay-as-you-go billing method is supported by Extreme NAS file systems. You are charged only for the resources that you use. This helps reduce the TCO. 2019-05-06 All regions Billing of Extreme NAS file systems
Extreme NAS file system Extreme NAS file systems are supported. Extreme NAS file systems help optimize the latency of workloads that are needed to handle a large number of small files. This helps increase IOPS and improve data protection capabilities. 2019-04-05 All regions Extreme NAS file system
Table 3. 2018
Feature Description Release date Region References
Encryption in transit The encryption in transit feature is supported. This feature ensures the security of data transmission between ends and prevents user data from being sniffed by any individuals or organizations during data transmission. 2018-09-30
  • US (Silicon Valley)
  • US (Virginia)
  • UK (London)
  • Australia (Sydney)
File backup The file backup feature is supported. This feature can be used to back up files in the NAS console at regular intervals and restore files if data is lost or damaged. 2018-05-31 All regions Back up and restore files
Performance monitoring The performance monitoring feature is supported. CloudMonitor can be used to monitor the performance metrics of NAS, such as read and write throughput, IOPS, latency, and metadata queries per second (QPS). Alert rules can be configured for the metrics to obtain exception information at the earliest opportunity. 2018-01-05 All regions Configure alert rules
SMB protocol The SMB protocol is more suitable for Windows clients. SMB can be used to access NAS file systems without the need to modify Windows applications. We recommend that you mount SMB file systems on Windows clients. 2018-01-05 All regions