Enterprise features now accessible for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Synology is focused on making enterprise level storage technology more accessible for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) with the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), Synology’s award-winning NAS OS.
The Synology DSM can provide local/remote file sharing, private cloud for secure collaboration, storage for high-definition video surveillance, and virtual storage for virtualization, to name a few examples.
Synology strives on making newer technologies accessible for those businesses that need the enterprise-level functionality, but without the enterprise-level cost. The Synology XS/XS+ series are protected with a 5 year hardware warranty.

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PC File Server Replacement

For businesses or departments ranging from 20-1000 users; supporting a comprehensive suite of standard network protocols including AFP, FTP, NFS, SMB and WebDAV, the Synology NAS can be used as a turn-key replacement for legacy file servers.
File sharing is the fundamental basics of the Synology NAS, instead of a traditional tower form-factor; the Synology NAS is an embedded appliance, optimized for energy and space efficiency and ease of deployment, management, and use.
File sharing is supported on Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. The Synology DSM can be integrated into an existing ADS or LDAP environments, supporting up to 100,000 Users or Groups. Accessing and sharing files on the Synology NAS is the same as accessing any local network drive.

File sharing on the Synology DSM Synology Blog: PC File Server vs NAS Recommended Products:
DS415+, DS1515+, DS1815+, RS815(RP)+, RS2414(RP)+, Synology XS/XS+ Series

Core Aggregation with 10GbE

Core aggregation allows many high-bandwidth devices on the “front-end”, including graphics design, photography editing, video editing, and high-definition video surveillance to access the Synology NAS at full speeds.
Using the Synology XS+/XS series, with 10GbE, in conjunction with a network switch that supports many 1GbE with a few 10GbE ports, allows for a “Core Aggregation” Network to be built. Instead of using the traditional 1GbE network connection on the Synology NAS, which can be limiting for network bandwidth demanding applications, the network connection on the Synology NAS utilizes 10GbE to alleviate network congestion on the storage “back-end.”

Recommended Products:
Synology XS/XS+ Series

AES Encryption

Data security concerns are prevalent, which necessitates the need to make high performance encryption more accessible for SMBs. Synology NAS for businesses support hardware-accelerated AES 256-bit folder encryption to protect files from unauthorized access even if the whole unit is stolen. Hardware-accelerated encryption allows for access to the encrypted folders minimizing performance cost, improving overall productivity for environments handling encrypted data.

Using folder encryption in conjunction with other aspects of the Synology DSM, including individual account credentials, file access logging, the Synology NAS can be used for meeting the needs of sensitive data environments, such as HIPAA environments for private medical practices, or serving the needs of accounting or legal firms.

Learn more about applying encryption on the Synology Blog Recommended Products:
DS415+, DS1515+, DS1815+, RS815+, Synology XS/XS+ Series

Distributed Private Cloud

For today’s distributed businesses with many remote offices/branch offices (ROBOs), the Synology NAS supports bi-directional syncing to sync files within a distributed private cloud. Each office within the distributed business can maintain fast, local, and private copies of data while the Synology NAS handles the bi-directional syncing with other Synology NASes.
When updates are committed on each file, those changes will propagate to other Synology NASes so that each office will have the latest version of the file, providing seamless collaboration between offices.

Cloud Services on the Synology DSM Learn more about Cloud capabilities on the Synology Blog Recommended Products:
DS415+, DS1515+, DS1815+, RS815(RP)+, RS2414(RP)+, Synology XS/XS+ Series

Surveillance Station Network Video Recorder

Video surveillance is becoming more of a required solution for today’s businesses, as video recording and monitoring are necessary for monitoring access points, perimeter, or for sensitive areas. Synology Surveillance Station allows the Synology NAS to be an IP network video recording system for an IP-based surveillance solution. IP-Based surveillance operates on common network infrastructure, without the need to deploy new infrastructure strictly for handling video surveillance.
Surveillance Station is compatible with over 3,000 IP Cameras from 80 different brands. These camera types include the speed domes, or panoramic, and traditional bullet-styles. With support of ONVIF Profile S and remote mobile access, Synology Surveillance Station offers peace of mind for those businesses wanting to deploy video surveillance to protect their investments.

Managing security cameras on the Synology DSM

iSCSI Virtual Storage for Virtualization

iSCSI is a protocol where provisioned storage on the Synology NAS is allocated to be directly used and managed by an iSCSI Initiator. The Synology NAS can be used to host iSCSI block-level virtual storage to extend the storage capacity of application servers, including Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Exchange, Hyper-V, or VMware vSphere to name a few.
Along with serving iSCSI Storage, the Synology NAS is certified to support iSCSI Storage Acceleration technology, including VMware VAAI and Microsoft Windows ODX. Support of these advanced technologies greatly improves the performance of the application server as the storage duties are held internally on the Synology NAS.
The Synology NAS also supports a standard suite of iSCSI technologies, including MPIO, MC/S, thin-provisioning, LUN cloning, LUN snapshots, and more. All of these functions together allow the Synology NAS to be an ideal storage solution for those businesses that need virtual storage at an affordable small business price.

Learn more about Virtualization support on the Synology DSM Recommended Products:
DS415+, DS1515+, DS1815+, RS815+, RS2414+, Synology XS/XS+ Series

Synology High Availability

For businesses that cannot afford lengthy periods of downtime from network or storage failure, utilizing Synology High Availability will aid in ensuring business continuity. Synology High Availability is where two Synology NASes are joined together to build a redundant fail-over storage cluster in an Active/Passive relationship. Should the “Active NAS” experience a critical error, the “Passive NAS” can take over automatically, minimizing downtime to be experienced for a business.

This level of redundancy allows a business to maintain continuity of its operations. The primary NAS can then later be serviced and be brought back into the storage cluster to maintain storage redundancy.

Learn more Synology High Availability Recommended Products:
DS415+, DS1515+, DS1815+, RS815+, RS2414+, Synology XS/XS+ Series

Storage Scalability and Hardware Resiliency

Synology NAS products for businesses, including the Synology + Series, XS, and XS+ Series offer storage scalability where storage can grow as a business grows. Simply hot-plug an expansion unit (such as the RX1213sas) to the “head unit” (such as RS10613xs+), hot-install the storage drives, and launch the Synology DSM Storage Manager to effortlessly expand the storage on-the-fly. Data is still accessible during the expansion process, if a redundant RAID Volume is utilized, such as RAID-1, RAID-5, or RAID-6 to name a few of examples.

These products also feature user-serviceable components, including redundant fans, and redundant power supplies. User-upgradable components, including RAM and Network capability, are also available. The Synology XS/XS+ Series are protected with 5 Year Hardware Warranty, while the Synology + Series are protected with a 2 or 3 Year Hardware Warranty.

Recommended Products:
Synology +/XS/XS+ Series

The Synology
DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Live Demo

DiskStation Manager (DSM) is an award winning web-based operating system found on every Synology NAS. Being accessible from most common web-browsers, the Synology DSM is designed with a wizard driven interface for easy storage management.

It has been designed so IT professionals can quickly use the Synology DSM and Synology products as a turnkey solution to deploy additional storage on a network quickly and efficiently manage it from any web-browser.

Learn more about these solutions in practice:

Synology and ioSafe – together building a Disaster Resistant Private Cloud for businesses

Intended for IT Professionals and Business Owners, will provide a basic illustration of how the ioSafe 1515+ can be used as part of a business continuity plan (BCP) to maintain a Disaster Resistant Private Cloud.

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Build Hybrid Cloud Storage, with the Synology DiskStation Manager

This article will illustrate how an SMB can leverage the Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), the Operating System for Synology Products, to build a Hybrid Cloud, while also defining ‘What is a Hybrid Cloud’.

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Synology DSM 5.1 with Bi-directional file and NTFS-Style ACLs syncing

This article will illustrate the capability of deploying a distributed private cloud with bi-directional file-level syncing, while maintaining centralized management of ADS NTFS-Style ACLs throughout the entire distributed private cloud, as well an application scenario for this technology.

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