Synology unveils hybrid cloud innovations

At its recent London event, Synology has unveiled a series of hybrid cloud innovations.

the company showcased a data management platform which seamlessly integrates its hardware and software infrastructure and its cloud services to “help businesses effectively manage exponential data growth”.

At the core of the platform lies the new DiskStation Manager (DSM) 7.0 operating system. The highlights include streamlined on-premises storage management, cloud-based monitoring and issue prevention, and native hybrid cloud storage capabilities.

It is further backed by an expanded product portfolio designed to meet enterprises’ high performance, availability, and density requirements.

Synology has been managing data for more than 6 million homes and businesses worldwide, which is remarkable not only in the storage industry but also in the whole data management market,” said Philip Wong, Synology’s founder and CEO.

“Building on the blueprint we created 20 years ago, we are now seeing all three pieces connected in DSM 7.0: our hardware, software, and cloud offerings. It will serve as the foundation of all our products and services in the coming decade.”

DSM 7.0 is developed around three key elements:
– User empowerment: new Storage Manager, enhanced SSD cache, and deeper integration with virtualisation environments
– Smart insights: 24/7 server monitoring and issue prevention with Active Insight
– Cloud connectivity: native hybrid cloud storage with Hybrid Share

DSM 7.0 comes with several new or updated packages, most notably Synology Photos. Unifying the experience of Photo Station for photographers and Moments for personal users. Synology Photos aims to provide one intelligent, collaborative, and highly customisable photo management solution that can be tailored to fulfill professional or casual needs in any setting.

Finally, to meet the growing demands in its high-end storage segment, Synology also announced an ongoing expansion of the enterprise product portfolio since the second half of 2019, including:

– Performance-oriented: all-flash FS series and SAS-based SA series catering to different IOPS, capacity, and budgetary requirements.
– High-availability: active-active dual controller UC3200 for non-disruptive iSCSI services and active-passive SA3200D for full DSM functionality.
– High-density: 4U 60-bay HD6400 to deliver close to 1PB capacity with controlled infrastructure costs.
– Fibre-channel SAN: support for fibre channel network cards presents SAN administrators with an appealing, cost-effective option that can be seamlessly integrated into their existing environments.

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