Cross-Office File Syncing & Sharing

In the globalized era, more companies than ever have teams working in different parts of the world that all require access to the same sets of files: marketing materials, financial records, internal software updates, etc. Limited bandwidth and network latency have posed a challenge to IT admins trying to make them available to a distributed workforce. Synology’s cross-office file syncing and sharing solution seamlessly synchronizes data across individual sites, so that employees can focus on delivering the best results.

Inefficiencies in multi-site file exchange

Traditionally, companies have relied on the following methods to share materials with branch offices:

Email

Duplicate versions quickly snowball; sometimes the files become too large to be exchanged as email attachments.

VPN

Productivity in smaller offices are hampered by slow Internet speed over VPN, especially when transferring large files.

Public cloud

Each employee in an office has to sync the files to his local computer from the cloud, resulting in a waste of bandwidth.

Make data available on your global file servers

Deploy a Synology NAS wherever your remote teams are based. It can not only serve as their local file server but also keep specific folders synchronized on every NAS in real-time with Synology Drive.

Flexible storage options

A wide range of models are available for offices of different sizes, starting from one-bay desktop NAS to 180-bay rack mount servers.

Customizable syncing

One-way or bi-directional syncing can be set up depending on whether you want to push materials to branch offices, collect data from them, or allow them to collaborate with each other.

Reduce bandwidth consumption & faster local access

Each office only needs to sync the files once to their NAS. All its employees can then access them on a network drive at LAN speeds.

Better control over versions and permissions

With the amount of data exchanged between different sites every day, Synology provides you with tools to set up proper control against inadvertent (or intentional) data breach.

Better control over versions and permissions

With the amount of data exchanged between different sites every day, Synology provides you with tools to set up proper control against inadvertent (or intentional) data breach.

Introduce a cloud experience to on-premises servers

More and more modern-day workers become used to the convenience of public clouds, and that’s something you can offer them using Synology as well — on your own private cloud.

Anytime, anywhere access

For your salesforce on the road, Synology Drive allows them to retrieve files through a web portal, a mobile app, or even syncing the required folders to their computers for offline access.

Real-time collaboration & external sharing

With Synology Office, multiple users can now simultaneously work on the same documents, spreadsheets or slides at the same time. Shared links can be generated for any files or folders when it’s time to deliver the final work to external clients.

A backup plan when accidents happen

As data are synced to several Synology NAS, this solution in effect provides additional redundancy for file servers at smaller branches.

Ensure file availability when disaster strikes

Bi-directional syncing between two sites ensures that when the file service in one location is interrupted, your employees still have a backup plan.

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Centralized backup for all branch offices

Critical data from branch offices can be synced to the server at the headquarters first. IT admins can then centrally back up the server to another location or to the cloud, without asking each local office to come up with their own DR solution.

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Advanced data protection available

Snapshot Replication lets admins capture snapshots as frequently as every 5 minutes, and replicate them to another Synology NAS to guarantee a high RPO. Hyper Backup further offers a large selection of backup destinations, including Synology C2 and other popular public clouds.

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  • Ensure file availability when disaster strikes

    Bi-directional syncing between two sites ensures that when the file service in one location is interrupted, your employees still have a backup plan.

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  • Centralized backup for all branch offices

    Critical data from branch offices can be synced to the server at the headquarters first. IT admins can then centrally back up the server to another location or to the cloud, without asking each local office to come up with their own DR solution.

    2
  • Advanced data protection available

    Snapshot Replication lets admins capture snapshots as frequently as every 5 minutes, and replicate them to another Synology NAS to guarantee a high RPO. Hyper Backup further offers a large selection of backup destinations, including Synology C2 and other popular public clouds.

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Server management from a single pane of glass

With the system status of all NAS servers consolidated on one dashboard, Synology’s Central Management System hugely increases the efficiency and scalability when performing day-to-day maintenance and updates. Automate policy configurations and tasks by managing servers in groups, and stay in the know with notifications from any location.

Customer stories

See how these organizations achieved more with Synology.

Productions are often short, remote, and can be relocated without stopping. Synology NAS and its software allow us to meet various and evolving workflow needs in the ever-changing production industry.

Adopting Synology NAS not only makes sharing and syncing of teaching materials faster, but it also makes backing up teaching and student data more convenient.

We have been using Synology for years now, and the DiskStations have become a Swiss Army knife for our IT.

Productions are often short, remote, and can be relocated without stopping. Synology NAS and its software allow us to meet various and evolving workflow needs in the ever-changing production industry.

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Adopting Synology NAS not only makes sharing and syncing of teaching materials faster, but it also makes backing up teaching and student data more convenient.

Learn more

We have been using Synology for years now, and the DiskStations have become a Swiss Army knife for our IT.

Learn more