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Synology® Announces RS18016xs+ and RX1216sas

Scalable and converged NAS for demanding businesses

United Kingdom— 2nd July 2015—Synology® Inc. today announced the release of RS18016xs+ and its expansion unit RX1216sas, with vast expansion capacities, point-in-time data backup for enterprises, and unparalleled performance throughput.

"Belonging to the next generation of NAS servers, RS18016xs+ can be extended beyond 1PB of storage capacity while simplifying any backup strategy, making it the perfect choice for businesses in need of a cost-efficient, scalable, and modern storage solution" declared Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc.

RS18016xs+ is designed to deliver the following cutting-edge technologies:

·         Extreme performance: Delivering over 3,900 MB/s and 348,000 IOPS throughput, RS18016xs+ effortlessly provides storage and application serving to hundreds of users. With a dedicated encryption engine, RS18016xs+ boasts over 3,000 MB/s reading on encrypted shared folders, ensuring data security without any major performance drop.

·         Point-in-time data recovery: RS18016xs+ brings snapshot technology, allowing businesses to automatically capture point-in-time copies of data as frequently as every 5 minutes without occupying system resources, as well as customise the retention policy to save up to 256 recovery points on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.

  • High uptime: With support for Synology High Availability, as well as numerous redundant hardware components including redundant data paths, power supplies, system fans, and four network ports with failover support, RS18016xs+ maximise service uptime.
  • Future-ready: RS18016xs+ natively supports 6Gb/s SAS/SATA III technologies and can be upgraded with up to 32GB ECC RAM and 10GbE capabilities to ensure maximum compatibility and return on investment.
  • Seamless scalability: When storage capacity on the Synology RS18016xs+ reaches its limit; Synology RX1216sas provides an easy way to immediately scale up. Stacking up to 14 RX1216sas expansion units creates a 180-drive cluster managed from a single point of entry.

RS18016xs+ and RX1216sas are powered by DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive web-based operating system for network-attached storage, providing a host of applications to bring better productivity to work. Synology was voted by PC Pro readers as "The Best NAS Device of 2014". According to their survey, more than a quarter of all NAS drives bought by PC Pro readers are made by Synology and 97% of them would buy Synology again.

RS18016xs+ and RX1216sas are backed by Synology's 5-year warranty and Synology Replacement Services (SRS) for select regions.

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This release is available immediately worldwide.

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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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