Synology storage solution supports most of the productivity-enhancing virtualization solutions, such as VMware® vSphere™, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer™, and OpenStack Cinder.
Cutting-edge storage for virtualization
Enhanced iSCSI service
Advanced LUN provides lightning-fast snapshot creation, recovery, cloning, plus VAAI/ODX support for improved VM performance.
Sequential writing performance has significantly increased with the new Advanced LUN, enhancing storage efficiency.
Synology Storage Console
Manage and monitor your storage directly from your VMware and Windows environments. Optimize performance with a click. Learn more.
With a small upfront investment, businesses can benefit from significant server performance enhancement. With the SSD cache write mode, data is first written on the SSD then flushed back to hard drives afterward. A single SSD cache mounted volume can consist of up to 12 SSDs, so you can simply accelerate read and write speeds by adding additional SSD cache on heavy load application servers that require high random IOPS.Learn more about SSD Cache
Advanced VMware® support
Hardware Assisted LockingCreate multiple VMs 9 times faster with ATS enabled.
Block ZeroingCreate VMs with Write Same support nearly 140 times faster than on a non-VAAI LUN.
Full CopyCopy VMs on a VAAI LUN 34 times faster than on a non-VAAI LUN.
Windows ODX integration
This cutting-edge technology removes the middle man and allows your Windows server to offload data transfers to DiskStation without your data needing go through the server host. By using ODX, the speed for data manipulation increases dramatically, and since the data transfer is offloaded, the CPU usage of the host server and the network bandwidth utilization shrink to minimum values, which allows the server to handle more important tasks.
LUN snapshot and replication
Snapshot Replication allows you to create up to 256 application-consistent LUN snapshots, offering virtual machine data and status consistency under VMware vSphere or Windows environment. Learn more
Synology High Availability (SHA)
SHA is a cost-efficient, easy to set up, and powerful solution to business continuity. By connecting two Synology NAS together, you can ensure that data and services are always available for all your users if one of the servers happens to malfunction. Learn more
Synology's LUN Clone allows you to create near-instantaneous virtual LUN copies with a simple click. For system engineers, this delivers much higher productivity and simplifies the complex process of system-wide deployment.
VMware Site Recovery Manager
VMware Site Recovery Manager allows users to enable disaster recovery directly via VMware vCenter Server, simplifying complicated configurations and optimizing the process.