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Synology® XS Series NAS Servers Achieve VMware® vSphere 5 Certification

Taipei, Taiwan—December 20, 2011—Synology® Inc. today announced that its XS Series NAS servers are now officially certified VMware® Ready with full support for vSphere 5, offering better flexibility, higher performance, better storage and management efficiency in VMware virtualization platform.

With the newly introduced Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) technology in vSphere 5, Synology XS Series NAS servers offer a perfect solution for on-going load balancing automation, resource aggregation and automated initial placement which improves efficiency and I/O bottlenecks. Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) 5 improves scalability and performance for virtual machines, simplifying virtual machine provisioning and administration. Storage vMotion for a virtual machine can now be used with snapshot, which greatly increases flexibility.

“We are proud to be among the first to deliver data storage solutions optimized for VMware vSphere 5,” said Wayne An, Product Manager, Synology Inc. “With guaranteed compatibility between vSphere 5 and XS Series NAS servers, joint customers will benefit from increased simplicity, agility plus efficiency, and be able to get the most from their virtual infrastructure investment."

With comprehensive iSCSI support, the ultra-high performance and scalable XS Series NAS servers can integrate with virtualized environments seamlessly. For more product information, please visit

Synology XS Series NAS servers can be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at

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Synology creates network attached storage and IP surveillance solutions that transform the way users manage data and conduct surveillance in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, and implement professional surveillance solutions in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.

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