Enabling Education With Superior Software
Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) provides a secure, reliable, and affordable backup and file sharing solution for student and faculty documents, multimedia, and other educational resources at all education levels. With an easy-to-use award-winning web-based management interface, a Synology NAS brings modern file access and educational tools to the classroom.
Centralized Data For Students And Faculty
A Synology NAS offers a range of ways to share, store, and view everything from documents and multimedia files, to grade books and tests.
Local and Remote Collaboration That Leads to Achievements
Whether data is being accessed locally or remotely, a Synology NAS offers numerous ways to share and collaborate with data.
Cross-platform Made Easy
Staff and students have all kinds of different devices, and a Synology NAS plays well with all of them. From Android and iOS tablets and phones to Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, anyone can access and submit homework and classroom resources. Data is accessible via shared folders, Synology’s mobile apps, and an in-browser interface.
A Folder For Every Student And Teacher
The User Home service will automatically create a folder for each user account. Making it easy to store portable profiles and for keep organized without client access licenses.
Award-Winning and Intuitive Interface
Each Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) system includes the award-winning user interface known as DiskStation Manager (DSM), making it easy to integrate into your classrooms, schools, or district wide.
Easy To Manage With Comprehensive Tools
Whether you’re an independent tutor, or a university with an advanced IT team. Quickly configure your storage, set permissions, and get useful information at a glance.
Integrate With Existing Environments
For individual classrooms and tutors, configuring local users and groupson the NAS is easy to do. For larger organizations, joining a Synology NAS to an existing Active Directory or LDAP environment is as simple as filling in a few boxes in DSM.
Business-class Synology NAS models are certified for use as VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V iSCSI storage.
In-Depth Monitoring and Management
NTFS-Style access controls can also be used on files and folders, along with detailed logging information, to properly control and monitor your data.
With several Synology NAS in your organization, administering all of them can be done from a designated central server, saving time on updates.
Features That Make A Difference
The intuitive nature of DiskStation Manager (DSM) coupled with excellent documentation and support means less time training students and staff, and more time focusing on education.
Today, a five-bay Synology NAS can accommodate as much as 40TB of raw storage using 8TB disks, or 120TB of data with two five-bay expansion chassis attached. Meaning students and teachers can store over 12,000 DVD9 worth of content in one central location.
Whether you’re a single instructor or the IT chair of a university, a Synology NAS can support knowledgebase/tutorials/483#t1, easily accommodating larger organizations and giving smaller ones room to grow. With business-class models as much as 2,048 to 16,000 local user accounts, and 512 to 1,024 concurrent file transfers are supported depending on the model. The User Home feature will automatically provide a privatized folder for every user which are a great target for workstation backups.
Cost-Effective, Reliable, Expandable, and Multi-Purpose Storage
A Synology NAS does more than store data, it keeps important information safe and makes it easy to add more storage when needed. With optional software packages, a Synology NAS goes beyond storage and provides web based course work and testing with Moodle, an email server, and powerful web server all in one device.
High Availability provides organizations with the option to pair two identically configured Synology NAS devices in a mirrored pair. Reducing downtime by directing services from a primary server experiencing problems to a healthy device.
A Synology NAS can host websites, run educational software like Moodle, provide centralized login and authentication, and even provide physical security with Surveillance Station managing security cameras.
Optional packages are available to support PEAR PHP, Perl, Node.js, Mono, Python, and Ruby applications and web pages.
Superior Security Camera Management Software
Through the installation of the optional Surveillance Station package, your Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) can become a full-fledged Network Video Recorder (NVR) available via a web browser or mobile app.
Camera Management That Feels Just Like DiskStation Manager
Surveillance Station uses the same rich browser interface features from DiskStation Manager, making it easy to navigate between viewing live feeds and reviewing recorded footage after an incident. Analytic tools make it easy to receive notifications when something is amiss, or to find the important footage in hours of recording.
Extensive Camera Compatibility
Surveillance Station caters to your individual needs with extensive support for different types of cameras and support for over 3,000 devices from major hardware brands. There's no need to break the bank and purchase new equipment when integrating Surveillance Station into your security camera system.
Augment Existing NVRs
Acting as iSCSI storage, a Synology NAS can serve as additional storage for your current security camera system.
Simple Licensing For Cameras
Each Synology NAS includes two free camera licenses. Each additional camera requires a license to use, but each license has no recurring fee, and can be transferred between devices when upgrading.