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Synology Introduces DiskStation DS214

Synology Inc. today launched the DiskStation DS214, a feature-rich 2-bay NAS server that delivers an optimal price-to-performance solution to share and protect data.

"The introduction of DS214 continues Synology's dedication to create intuitive and efficient storage solutions to satisfy the demands of our beloved users," said Chad Chiang, product manager at Synology Inc. The DS214 is built to deliver optimal multi-tasking experience at best price/performance ratio. Powered by a dual core 1.066 GHz CPU and 512 MB DDR3 memory, the DS214 outperforms its predecessor and delivers an average read and write speed of 111 MB/sec and 105 MB/sec respectively under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows environment.

Synology Launches RackStation RS2414+/RS2414RP+ and RX1214/RX1214RP NAS Servers

Synology today launched RackStation RS2414+ and RS2414RP+, the 2U 12-bay rackmount NAS severs that deliver high performance and scalability to small and medium businesses.

"RS2414+ and RS2414RP+ are built to address SMB's growing needs of performance, capacity and reliability", said Chad Chiang, Product Manager of Synology Inc. "An array of advanced hardware designs and reliability features are thus applied to ensure those needs are perfectly answered," added Chiang.

Synology Releases DVBLink Server Package for DiskStation DS213j

Synology today partnered with DVBLogic to extend the availability of DVBLink Server to DS213j. Developed by DVBLogic, the DVBLink Server package is an alternative TV program recording and streaming solution. "We're very excited to have DVBLink Server support our latest DiskStation 2-bay member," said Darren Lin, senior product manager of Synology Inc. "Combined with DVBLink Server's rich features and unsurpassed recording experience, we believe DiskStation DS213j is the ideal model for anyone looking for a personal video recorder."

DVBLink Server turns DiskStation DS213j into a personal video recorder, allows users to record TV programs distributed via Satellite (DVB-S/S2) or Terrestrial (DVB-T) in original quality, and streams live or recorded programs to Windows Media Center, XBMC, Plex Media Server clients, DLNA compatible devices and iOS and Android devices by using DVBLink mobile apps. DVBLink Server supports up to 4 DTV tuners and features integration with the premium EPG services of Digiguide, EpgData.com, IceTV, PercData and TimeFor.TV.

Synology Releases Peripherals Update with WD Red 3.5" and 2.5" Hard Drives

Synology Inc. today announced the compatibility of its DiskStation & RackStation lineup with WD Red NAS hard drives that include the new 3.5" 4 TB capacity (WD40EFRX) and 2.5" 1 TB (WD10JFCX) and 750 GB (WD7500BFCX) capacities. The above models have successfully passed stress and compatibility test from Synology, and proven to be compatible with select Synology DiskStation & RackStation from the x14, x13, x12, x11, x10 and x09 series.

WD Red hard drives are designed specifically for home and small office NAS server. Powered by NASware 2.0 and 3D Active Balance Plus technologies, the WD Red line delivers improved drive reliability, enhanced performance, and simplified integration process.

Synology Launches RackStation RS214

Synology today launched RackStation RS214, a 1U 2-bay rackmount NAS. Featuring easy data sharing and management, RS214 is specifically designed to serve growing businesses of any size, along with a myriad of office applications that enhance working experience and productivity. "With enhanced hardware architecture, advanced fail-proof mechanism, and comprehensive business solutions, RS214 provides users with an affordable and reliable solution at an optimal price/performance ratio," said Wayne An, product manager of Synology Inc.

The RS214 is built to deliver optimal performance. Powered by a 1.2 GHz processor and Link Aggregation, the RS214 delivers an average over 70 MB/sec writing speed under RAID1 configuration in a Windows environment, and over 160 MB/sec reading. The built-in floating-point unit enhances the overall capability of the main CPU, enabling RS214 to work in higher efficiency when it comes to multimedia processing. With 512MB DDR3 RAM, twice the size of its predecessor, RS214 exhibits a surprising boost in multi-tasking performance, making it one of the best values in 2-bay rackmount NAS devices available today. With two USB 3.0 interfaces, RS214 greatly improves file transfer rate to external hard drives.

Synology Announces DiskStation Manager 4.3

Hot on the heels of its successful public beta, Synology advances DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.3 to an official release. Building on its award-winning OS, DSM 4.3 brings dynamic new ways for users to share and display their digital assets; as well as expand on its feature-rich back-end for business. The private cloud has gotten even better. Cloud Station is now 30% faster with delta-updates. Linux users are now supported with an official desktop client. DS Cloud has been enhanced with selective sync; allowing users to select which file types, even down to which documents get synced. "For accessing and sharing digital assets, your private cloud just got a lot better," said Thadd Weil, Public Relations Manager at Synology America Corp.

Synology Unveils the DS1513+ SMB NAS

Synology America Corp. is proud to announce the release of the DS1513+, the latest in Synology's versatile business-class product line. The DS1513+ features increased throughput, more redundancy, and ease of use for businesses. The DS1513+ offers what small to medium sized businesses need: High Availability to minimize downtime, increased network load balancing and redundancy, plus the ability to scale out to 60TB of raw storage. The DS1513+ brings high-end enterprise functionality, down to desktop dimensions.

With link aggregation enabled, using all of the four 1Gbps NICs, the DS1513+ can reach speeds of over 200 MB/Sec writing, 350 MB/Sec reading. Additionally, link aggregation provides redundancy for SMB's in the event that a network node breaks down.

Synology Announces Availability DiskStation DS213j NAS

Synology America Corp. announces the release of the DS213j, the latest in their line of affordable, energy-efficient, dual bay NAS devices. Serving up advanced storage for the home user, the DS213j is the ideal companion for users who want complete control over their cloud-accessible content. Powered by a 1.2Ghz processor with an integrated FPU, the DS213j can generate multi-sized thumbnail images faster than its predecessor. The unit also includes 512MB of RAM; furthering overall performance when running multiple applications. The DS213j takes advantage of Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM 4.2). With DSM, the DS213j makes features and accessibility easily available to users.

Synology Launches DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.2

Synology today released the official version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.2. "Synology has once again pushed the possibilities of NAS servers to new dimensions by releasing DSM 4.2," said Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc. "It helps businesses achieve agility as well as productivity in big data storage, and reshapes users' multimedia experience with a suite of advanced features." DSM 4.2 delivers:

DSM 4.2 features LUN Snapshot and Clone to provide up to 256 snapshots per LUN and near-instant duplication of virtual copies of a LUN, with no impact on system performance and minimal extra storage space. Synology High Availability (SHA) now supports more DiskStation/RackStation, and together with Global hot spare disks, ensures business continuity across enterprise and SMB environments. Two-step verification reinforces security with a pre-defined password and a one-time six-digit code.

Intel Introduces Atom CE5300 SoC for Consumer NAS Servers

With consumers increasingly sharing and viewing content among different devices, Intel Corporation today introduced storage solutions based on the Intel Atom media processor CE5300 series. The new low power system-on-chip (SoC) enables high definition (HD) video to be simultaneously watched on smartphones, tablets and other smart devices, in real time, while also shared with consumer devices such as a Smart TV. "Streaming content across numerous mobile devices, not just from the cloud but locally, has become a common practice for today's consumers," said Bev Crair, general manager, of Intel's Storage Division. "New storage solutions based on the Intel Atom CE5300 series elevate this to a whole new level by making it simple to 'browse, click, and play'. The new SoC provides an excellent foundation for creating compelling entertainment experiences."

The powerful, dual-core Intel Atom CE5300 series delivers simple application and I/O support, making it ideal for synchronizing and streaming video content without compromising power for the performance necessary to allow seamless I/O and media transcoding. Storage solutions based on the Intel Atom CE5300 series allow consumers to easily set up all of their media in one place and avoid capacity limitations of mobile devices. They can use their storage system either as an iTunes server or DLNA (Digital Network Living Alliance) media server, and access that content from their mobile device of choice. Users can also simultaneously transcode 1080p video content to a smartphone, tablet, TV, Ultrabook or other smart device. The media processor system intelligently adapts to the screen resolution for each of these devices.

Synology Unveils DiskStation Manager 4.2 Beta

Synology today announced the beta availability of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.2. "DSM 4.2 provides the architecture and manageability that enterprises depend upon and amazes individuals with multimedia feast. Also, it realizes our determination to preclude the big data challenges users are confronted with," said Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc.

Synology continues to bring storage efficiency to virtual environment and data center. LUN Snapshot creates up to 256 snapshots per LUN with minimal storage space and no impact on performance. Virtual copies of data can now be replicated instantly with LUN Clone without compromising performance or demanding additional storage space, creating identical deployments in different environments quickly and effortlessly.

Synology Unveils VisualStation VS240HD NVR

Synology Inc. today launched VisualStation VS240HD, a cost-effective surveillance solution designed for ease of multi-channel viewing on local HDMI displays.

VS240HD boasts powerful image decoding capability by supporting up to 24 channels of simultaneous high-definition viewing at 240 FPS in 720p. Dual HDMI video outputs make it an ideal surveillance solution for large-scale deployments, allowing users to stream high-quality footage to different screens in a state-of-the-art security control center.

Synology Plus Series NAS Servers Earn VMware vSphere 5 VAAI Certification

Synology today announced select models of its Plus series NAS server achieve the status of VMware vSphere 5 ready with full support for vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI). By incorporating the cutting-edge VAAI technologies into the Plus series, Synology carves out an affordable storage solution for VMware virtual servers.

Synology supports VAAI primitives that include Hardware Assisted Locking (ATS), Block Zero, Full Copy, and Thin Provisioning. The complete VAAI support not only offloads tasks from ESXi server to storage arrays, but also achieves significant gains in system performance and more efficient utilization of storage space. When deploying the Plus series NAS servers, businesses are entitled to greater simplicity, agility and efficiency in their virtualization environments. For more information, please visit this page.

Synology DiskStation and RackStation Acquire Windows Server 2012 Certification

Synology Inc. today announced selected DiskStation and RackStation are officially certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2012, which delivers important advancements to help businesses increase IT efficiency as well as achieve a new level of availability.

The compelling combination of Synology NAS server and the new Windows Server 2012 operating system entitles businesses to boost performance and flexibility when migrating running virtual machine without downtime. Additionally, the full Windows Server 2012 support ensures business continuity and minimizes disaster recovery time with real-time virtual machine remote replication. The combined virtualized platform also enables enterprises to flexibly leverage the new VHDX format and its ability of supporting up to 64TB storage per virtual hard disk. Moreover, Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) 2.0 provides a highly scalable and flexible shared storage infrastructure with increased performance. CSV 2.0 will be supported with more workloads, including File Server for scale-out application data.

Synology Brings Advanced Product Replacement Service to 28 European Countries

Synology Inc. today implemented Synology Replacement Service Europe (SRSE) for its XS and XS+ series NAS server, which expedites the process of replacing defective products and optimizes system uptime.

"We are doing our utmost to maximize server availability and protect users' investments with premium services," said Mike Chen, managing director of Synology UK. In the event of server failures, a replacement product will be sent to the user even before the defective item being returned to Synology. Additionally, Synology will ship a replacement product as early as the next business day after receiving users' SRSE application. Please visit this page for more information.

Synology Announces RS10613xs+ and RX1213sas

Synology America Corp. today announced the launch of the RS10613xs+, following the recent release of the RS3413xs+. The new 10-bay 2U RackStation is Synology's most advanced hardware to date. The RS10613xs+ is built with SME in mind, providing fast and scalable storage at a price point that makes it peerless; the ideal storage solution between NAS and SAN. Taking advantage of up to 8 of the new RX1213sas expansion modules, it can quickly scale to up to 106 SAS drives (up to 424TB raw storage), allowing businesses to expand their capacity on the fly.

The new addition to the XS+ series is optimized for virtual network storage, supporting both iSCSI and NFS. It is certified for VMware vSphere 5, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer. It offers VAAI integration, including Hardware Assisted Locking (ATS), Block Zero, Full Copying, and Thin Provisioning.

Synology Launches RackStation RS3413xs+ NAS

Synology Inc. today launched RS3413xs+, the first XS+ series NAS server that boasts superior performance of 400,000+ read IOPS and high availability to provide a rigorous foundation for the mission-critical tasks of large-scale businesses.

Equipped with Xeon Quad Core 3.3 GHz CPU and dual 10GbE bandwidth capability, the RS3413xs+ is capable of delivering 2,000+ MB/s read throughput under RAID 5 configuration with link aggregation. The combination of SSD cache technology and SATA drives boosts throughput efficiently while minimizing cost per gigabyte. Besides, encryption acceleration with AES New Instructions ensures its performance stays uncompromised.

Synology Launches DS713+ 2-bay NAS

Synology America Corp today announced its most powerful 2-bay DiskStation NAS, the DS713+. By taking advantage of the DX513 expansion module, it can quickly scale up to 28TB of raw storage. The DS713+ is built to save users time. The dual NICs allow for link aggregation for improved throughput in multi-user environments. With USB 3.0, users can transfer data to and from external disks faster than ever.

"The DS713+ brings performance that businesses need at a price they can afford," said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. "This is quite simply the most powerful system that Synology has offered in this price range." Shipping with Synology's intuitive DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1, the DS713+ simplifies system management, allowing users to focus on productivity. The DSM operating system features a bevy of business-friendly aspects.

Synology Releases DVBLink Package

Synology Inc. introduced the DVBLink package, a 3rd party application for live streaming and recording TV programs with Synology NAS servers. The DVBLink package was developed by DVBLogic.

The DVBLink package is compatible with a wide range of digital TV broadcast standards which include DVB-S2 and DVB-T/T2, and supports up to 4 DTV tuners. By installing the package and plugging the supported DTV tuners into Synology NAS servers, users can view TV programs live and record their favorite channels. TV content can be streamed to XBMC or DLNA compatible devices. What’s more, DVBLink mobile apps allow iOS, Android, and Windows Phone users to watch TV live and manage recording schedules remotely.

Synology Presents DX213 NAS-Expansion Module

Synology Inc. today launched the new DX213, Synology’s first 2-bay DiskStation expansion solution that satisfies the growth of storage demand from business and power users. “Managing and handling the increasing amount of data should not take time away from running a business. Therefore, Synology designed the DX213 to help users quickly and effortlessly expand DiskStation storage by an additional two bays when it reaches its maximum capacity,” said Chad Jiang, product manager at Synology Inc.

On selected DiskStation models, RAID volumes can be expanded directly across DX213 without the hassle of reformatting existing hard drives, bringing the additional benefit of continuous service uptime throughout this process. Users also have the freedom to create DX213 as an independent volume for the paired DiskStation. As such, DX213 can function as an effortless local backup solution.

Synology Releases the DiskStation DS2413+, Optimized for Photographers

Synology America Corp. is pleased to announce the release of its newest twelve-bay DiskStation, the DS2413+. Along with the DX1211 expansion module, it can scale up to 24 drives for up to 96TB storage in your choice of Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) or classic RAID, making it an ideal answer to the growing data storage needs of today’s photographers. The DS2413+ is Synology’s first 12-bay system to incorporate USB 3.0 for improved transfer speeds to and from external disks.

“The DS2413+ can easily scale its storage to keep pace with even the most prolific photographers,” said Marivel Espinoza, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. “Unlike other storage solutions aimed at photographers, this one offers excellent performance with Synology’s well-known reliability, while remaining network attached, so there are no issues with proprietary connectors.”

Synology Launches the First DiskStation NAS with Integrated Wireless, the DS213air

Synology America Corp. today announced the release of their first DiskStation with built-in wireless support, the DS213air. The new two-bay addition to the DiskStation family comes on the heels of Synology’s new Web Assistant, designed to simplify the installation process.

“The release of the DS213air is the next step on Synology’s path to simplify access to their invaluable data,” said Jason Bonoan, Product Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. “When combined with the new Web Assistant, users can now set up and manage their DiskStations from mobile devices.”

Synology and Symform Team Up to Protect Data in the Cloud

Synology today announced a new partnership with Symform, a revolutionary cloud storage and backup service, to provide users with an alternative way to backup data. By installing the SymformBeta package from Synology Package Center, users can receive 10 gigabytes of free data backup, and up to 200 gigabytes free if they join and contribute excess local drive space to the Symform Cloud Storage Network, a globally distributed, peer-to-peer cloud storage network.

“Data protection is a top business concern for users who turn to Synology NAS servers for primary local backup,” said Wayne An, Product Manager of Synology Inc. “Our partnership with Symform and their distributed storage model is ideal for our community, and we believe it will bring added value to our users.”

Synology Also Launches DX513 eSATA NAS Expansion Unit

Synology Inc. today announced the release of a new 5-bay expansion unit, the DX513, a quick and effortless storage expansion solution for selected DiskStations with hot-swappable drive design aimed at businesses and power users.

As storage drives on Synology DiskStations reach their capacity limits, the DX513 provides an immediate solution to remedy this by scaling up DiskStation storage allowance through an additional five bays. RAID volume expansion can be directly performed by the paired DiskStation without reformatting existing hard drives; this allows continuous service uptime for the paired DiskStation throughout the storage expansion process. Furthermore, DX513 can function as a great alternative local backup solution if created as an independent volume for the paired DiskStation.

Synology Releases the DiskStation DS413 NAS Server

Synology Inc. today launched DiskStation DS413, a 4-bay NAS server that incorporates the latest technologies to minimize power consumption. It is well-suited for small and medium-sized businesses to centralize data backups and synchronize files across different platforms with minimum time and effort.

"Synology DS413 has emerged as an emblem of eco-friendly design and innovation, providing businesses with energy efficient data management solutions," said Jones Tsai, Director of Hardware Design at Synology Inc. The DS413's system hibernation mode is unparalleled within the industry. In this mode, the DS413 consumes merely 3.3 watts, and can be brought back to full operation within seconds via web access using Synology's state of the art technology. In system hibernation mode, fans and hard drives also come to a halt, creating a completely quiet working environment. A further demonstration of outstanding power-saving design, the DS413 consumes only 13 watts and 35.6 watts respectively during hard drive hibernation and in full operation.

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