Synology Inc., globally renowned high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly NAS servers and storage solutions firm, has announced the launch of the RackStation RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ (redundant power) 2U 8-bay rackmounted storage servers, which have been specially built to deliver high performance in a space-efficient and cost-effective manner. “The RackStation RS1221+ and RP+ storage server units are designed for small businesses, and indeed, ‘small’ they are,” said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology, Inc. Michael adds, “These units not only pack in a huge leap forward in performance, but do it at a modest depth for 2U units in their class. What's more, for businesses that require higher availability, the RP+ version is equipped with dual power supplies for redundancy and added reliability.” RackStation RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ storage servers The new RackStation series units deliver 3.6X higher compute performance and 3.8X random read IOPS at 108K The RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ rackmounted storage servers are the first RackStation series units built around the AMD Ryzen V1500B processor. Compared to their predecessor, the new RackStation series units deliver 3.6X higher compute performance, 3.8X random read IOPS at 108K, and 2.3x higher sequential write performance at 1,147 MB/s. This basically translates to faster performance in data management and backup tasks, while also allowing businesses to scale to higher numbers of concurrent users and services, and the same time maintain a high performance output. Compact servers for space-sensitive deployments At only 306.6 mm and 407.5 mm deep (including front server handles), the RackStation RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ storage servers are less than half the depth of standard 2U rackmounted devices, making them ideal for smaller rackmount enclosures, such as wall mounted cabinets, or two-post racks (RS1221+ only), where space is at a premium. The RackStation RS1221+ and RP+ storage server units are configured with 4 GB of DDR4 ECC memory by default, upgradable to 32 GB. Its PCIe 3.0 slot enables easy upgrading to 10GbE with a compatible NIC, or to add super-fast NVMe cache via Synology M.2 cards and Synology SVN3000 series SSDs. These rackmounted server units can scale to 12 drive bays using an RX418 expansion unit and compatible drives. For businesses wanting extended support, its 3-year limited warranty and can be extended to 5 years. Efficient data management and protection Synology DSM enables backup of IT infrastructure with the Synology Active Backup suite Synology Diskstation Manager (DSM), Synology's unified operating system, simplifies difficult and cumbersome data management processes while still giving users ample control over decisions that matter. Synology DSM enables backup of IT infrastructure with the Synology Active Backup suite and hosting of on-premises private cloud with Synology Drive, virtual machines with Virtual Machine Manager, mail servers with MailPlus, and other SaaS services. Global availability RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ are available from Synology resellers globally. The predecessor, the RS1219+ contains an Intel Atom C2538 processor. Performance figures are achieved in the Synology lab with optimized network and configuration settings. Actual performance could vary in different environments. Comparison done against prior-generation RS1219+. Check compatibility list for compatible Network Interface Cards. 2 SSD cache can be enabled using the E10M20-T1 and M2D20 M.2 SSD adapter cards with Synology SNV3500 or SNV3400 NVMe SSDs. SSD caching is also supported via SFF (2.5") SSDs. The capacity of the RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ can be expanded using a Synology RX418 expansion unit, purchased separately. Supports LFF (3.5 inch) or SFF (2.5 inch) SATA drives. Check compatibility list for validated drives. RS1221+ and RS1221RP+ include a 3-year limited hardware warranty, which can be extended to 5-years with the optional EW201 bundle, a 7-year Extended Warranty service add-on.
Synology Inc. has announced the availability of the SA3600 storage system, the latest device in the SA family of high-performance and versatile, petabyte-capable network attached storage servers. Built to tackle both existing and future data storage requirements, SA3600 provides businesses with access to faster and larger on-premises storage in a cost-effective package. "In response to the rising demand for on-premises data storage, we built the SA series to help businesses reach petabyte-scale storage," said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc. "SA3600 provides massive storage and high performance to meet the ever-growing compute requirements and to facilitate IT transformation for large-scale businesses." Versatile architecture to accelerate workload Powered by an Intel Xeon 12-core processor, the SA3600 is scalable up to 180 drives. SA3600 provides petabyte-scale storage capacity, suitable for massive surveillance deployments, video post-production, and other business environments. Support of both 2.5" and 3.5" SAS/SATA drives increases flexibility and prevents vendor lock-in, minimising total cost of ownership (TCO). Performance: Over 5,500 MB/s sequential throughput and 176,000 4K random write IOPS1 Scalability: Up to 1,536 TB storage capacity with 7 expansion units2 10GbE built-in: 2 x 10GbE and 4 x 1GbE Ethernet ports PCIe 3.0 expansion: 2 x PCIe slots for additional network interface card support Virtualisation-ready: Certified for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and OpenStack Cinder Easy to deploy by IT departments and greatly simplifies operations with comprehensive tools designed for businesses to safeguard their data. Integrated data protection and availability VM, SaaS, and endpoint protection Centralised backup solution to protect VMware and Windows Server virtual machines, Windows endpoints, Office 365, and G Suite accounts. Manage all the backup tasks from one single console and restore data instantly with flexible recovery methods. Prevent data loss with snapshots and replication Synology Snapshot Manager integrates with VMware and Windows for application-consistent data protection. Snapshot Replication enables Shared Folder and LUN protection for all other workloads. Maximise availability Add in another SA3600 to combine two servers into a single high-availability cluster. The active/passive structure ensures smooth service transition between clustered servers in the event of hardware failure.
Synology Inc. has unveiled new surveillance product lineups, including NVR1218, an all-in-one, standalone surveillance solution, and VS960HD, a compact surveillance monitoring and management device. Synology NVR1218 and VS960HD Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 is equipped with a dedicated 1080p HDMI port which makes it easy to connect to a monitor and display up to 12 channels of surveillance feeds at 720p/30FPS. With a dedicated COM port to support point-of-sale (POS) system integration, NVR1218 combines transaction records with surveillance camera footages. Synology VisualStation VS960HD is a palm-sized video decoder that comes with dual HDMI ports supporting 4K and 1080p resolutions respectively, allowing monitoring up to 96 channels of real-time IP camera streams at 720p/10FPS in a single 4K display monitor. When configured with a paired Synology NAS or NVR running Surveillance Station 8 and onward, VS960HD supports main features of Surveillance Station such as Live View, Timeline, and Recording List. Perfect replacement for expensive PC equipment "The introduction of NVR1218 and VS960HD enriches our surveillance product lineup and provides unrivalled cost-effectiveness for our customers," said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc. "The 2 models are power-efficient and space-saving, and can be easily deployed in remote sites for surveillance system integration." NVR1218 includes 4 free camera licences. The new NVR can be deployed and set up easily without requiring a computer or Internet connection, which is convenient for first-time system installation in remote or secure locations without external network access. The compact and dual-HDMI design of VS960HD provides a cost-efficient TV wall solution to meet monitoring needs. Both NVR1218 and VS960HD support USB connections such as mouse, keyboards, or joysticks, allowing navigation between camera streams and management tools, and making them the perfect replacement for expensive computer equipment.
Synology® Inc. has launched the new DiskStation DS418j, a budget-friendly 4-bay NAS server designed to help home and individual users to manage, protect and share data effectively. Cloud synchronisation and multimedia streaming DS418j is powered by a brand-new 64-bit dual-core CPU and delivers an outstanding encrypted file transfer performance at over 112 MB/s reading and 87 MB/s writing under a RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment. Coming with a 1GB DDR4 memory, which is twice the size of its predecessor, and over 40TB single volume raw capacity support, DS418j brings flexible storage management with excellent operation experience. "In the digital era, photos, videos, and digital assets are being generated faster than ever. For home and individual users, it is essential to have a private storage solution that can satisfy the needs for both large storage capacity and secure data sharing," said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology® Inc. "Combining hardware innovations and rich applications, the 4-bay DS418j allows users to enjoy cloud synchronisation and multimedia streaming at a competitive price." Advanced and intuitive operating system Designed with user experience and energy efficiency in mind, DS418j is equipped with adjustable front LED indicators, allowing users to precisely control and schedule the brightness in four levels. In addition, the model consumes only 21.22 watts in full operation and as little as 8.97 watts in HDD hibernation. DS418j runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM), one of the most advanced and intuitive operating systems for network-attached storage devices which offers a wide range of applications from backup to multimedia for home and personal use. With DSM, Synology® has received numerous media accolades, including PC Mag Readers' Choice for four years in a row.
The DS3617xs is designed to cope with future growth in an effortless fashion Synology Inc. launched the DiskStation DS3617xs, a 12-bay NAS server scaling up to 36 drives. It delivers high performance at over 2,358 MB/s reading and fast deployments to support large-scale businesses. Stunning performance Equipped with a quad-core Intel Xeon-D 2.2GHz CPU that bursts up to 2.7 GHz, DS3617xs delivers stunning performance at over 2,358MB/s sequential throughput reading and 406,760 IOPS reading under a RAID 5 configuration with 10GbE Link Aggregation enabled. DS3617xs comes with one PCIe 3.0 slot that supports a high-speed Network Interface Card (NIC). “We’ve seen strong interest and demand from our customers in this business-ready desktop NAS model for its painless deployment and flexible scalability.” said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc. “This time we’ve doubled the default RAM capacity of DS3617xs to 16GB and enable upgradability up to 48GB for businesses to utilise.” "This time we’ve doubled the default RAM capacity of DS3617xs to 16GB and enable upgradability up to 48GB for businesses to utilise" Seamless storage solutions The DS3617xs is designed to cope with future growth in an effortless fashion. With two Synology Expansion Unit DX1215 connected, DS3617xs offers an easy way to immediately scale up to 36 drives. DS3617xs also provides seamless storage solutions for virtualisation environments including VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack. DS3617xs runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive operating system for network-attached storage devices that offers a wide range of applications to bring better productivity at work. While earning the highest overall ranking in the 10th TechTarget Quality Awards survey for mid-range NAS systems, Synology has also received numerous media accolades, including PCR’s Networking Vendor of the Year. Save
Synology® Inc. recently unveiled the new RackStation RS2416+/RS2416RP+, a 12-bay network-attached storage solution featuring schedulable snapshots and resilient data integrity, on-the-fly scalability up to 24 drives, as well as reliable performance suited for the modern workplace. Offers metadata mirroring and checksums With support for the next-generation Btrfs file system, RS2416+/RS2416RP+ offers metadata mirroring and checksums that guarantee a higher level of data availability and survivability. Snapshots can be automatically captured as frequently as every five minutes, allowing businesses to go back in time and recover previous versions of files and folders. Up to 256 daily, weekly, or monthly snapshots can be retained when equipped with expanded memory. “Small- and medium-sized enterprises need a storage solution that grows with them, while also ensuring past documents, records, and other important data are protected against human error or unforeseen hardware errors. With advanced data protection and integrity mechanisms, the new RS2416+/RS2416RP+ provides the ideal choice for storing a business’ crucial data,” said Michael Wang, Product Manager at Synology Inc. Voted as “The Best NAS Device of 2014” by PC Pro readers RS2416+/RS2416RP+ is equipped with a quad-core CPU, built-in AES-NI hardware encryption engine, 2GB RAM (expandable up to 6GB), and read/write-optimised SSD cache support. In addition to the standard four Ethernet ports with failover and Link Aggregation support, the RS2416RP+ variant includes redundant power supply units in order to maximise service uptime and business continuity. RS2416+/RS2416RP+ is powered by DiskStation Manager (DSM), the most advanced and intuitive web-based operating system for network-attached storage, which provides a host of applications to bring better productivity at 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.
Synology® Inc. 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.
Synology® UK Ltd. recently advanced its flagship XS series line-up with the all-new 12-bay RackStation RS3614xs and RS3614RPxs. They offer large-scale businesses an ultra-fast, highly scalable and reliable storage solution to meet their requirements for uptime and cost-efficiency. "Synology RS3614xs and RS3614RPxs deliver high performance and storage efficiency at a cost-effective price point," said Michael Wang, Product Manager of Synology Inc. "Synology even brings a higher value and peace of mind to users by offering 5-year warranty coverage on the RS3614xs and RS3614RPxs." Both models feature substantial platform and bandwidth upgrades to a dual core 3.4 GHz CPU and dual PCIe slots that support up to four 10GbE connectivity, achieving 74% performance gains at 3,518 MB/s and 282,660 IOPS. They come with native SATA III 6 Gb/s support and read/write-optimised SSD cache support to efficiently boost throughput while minimising cost per gigabyte. Equipped with 4 GB ECC RAM expandable to 32 GB, the RS3614xs and RS3614RPxs provide superior performance as well as data accuracy. To ensure continual service, they support Synology High Availability and offer a suite of redundancy mechanisms including redundant system fans and network ports with failover support. Redundant power supplies are available on the RS3614RPxs and the RX1214RP expansion unit to further maximise system uptime. Designed to grow with business, the storage capacity of the RS3614xs and RS3614RPxs can be scaled to 216 TB when paired with two RX1214 or RX1214RP expansion units. They are ideal storage solutions for major virtualisation servers by achieving certifications of Microsoft® Windows Sever 2012 with Hyper-V™, VMware® vSphere™ 5 VAAI, and Citrix® XenServer™. Synology RS3614xs and RS3614RPxs run on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.0, an intuitive operating system that provides a host of applications to bring better productivity at work. Synology was voted as "PCMag Business Choice Award 2013 winner" and received the highest rating in every element of the survey, including reliability, overall satisfaction, value, and likelihood to recommend.