Synology: More than a NAS

Synology DS214I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar showcasing Synology’s lineup of network-attached storage (NAS) devices. Their offering is truly impressive, with everything from two-disk home units up to massive enterprise devices that can expand up to 180 disks and over a petabyte (1000 terabytes) of storage.

Of course lots of companies make NAS devices. What sets Synology apart is its Disk Station Manager (DSM) software. Built on Linux, this operating system not only supports traditional file sharing across a network, it can also handle many small server functions:  local and cloud backups, email and web serving, video surveillance monitoring and storage, and even iSCSI for expanding hypervisor storage.

Windows Server is great in environments where you want centralized management and updating of Windows desktops, and it’s a requirement when you run Windows server software for accounting or database applications. But in situations where the main need for a server is to share and back up files. but you can also use a few additional functions, a Synology NAS might just fit the bill.

MCB Systems is now a silver-certified Synology partner. Contact us today to discuss whether a Synology NAS can meet your server needs.


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