NAS vendor Synology released DSM 7.0, the latest version of the data management operating system that powers over eight million NAS/SAN solutions. The release includes numerous features focused on making the platform more flexible and capable, including integrating cloud-powered capabilities.
What are Synology NAS and DSM 7.0?
NAS (Network Attached Storage) is an intelligent storage device connected to your home or office network. Aside from storage and remote access, the magic of NAS comes from its operating system (OS). Synology NAS can be considered as a little computer, in which DiskManager (DSM) is its OS. The recent release of Synology DSM 7.0 aims to simplify routine IT tasks and give system administrators more control, visibility, and powerful management features into their Synology servers.
1. Multiple enhanced applications for system security
Many businesses still use external hard drives and USB to store confidential data. At face value, it seems to be a safe option because the data won’t be hacked when it’s not connected to computers. However, the scattered data in bulks of hard drives can risk the loss of data due to the lack of volumes and hard drives status monitoring. Synology Storage Manager on DSM 7.0 is built to solve this IT challenge. To provide clear insights, the UI of Synology Storage Manager is designed to enable IT to allocate storage space with ease and avoid costly mistakes when maintaining or upgrading storage capacity.
Storage Manager helps to detect the problem in a NAS. How about companies having several branches? Synology Active Insight monitors all your NAS from a single portal, delivering cloud-hosted automatic and real-time monitoring, resource analysis, anomaly diagnosis, and troubleshooting advice to guard the health and performance of multiple Synology NAS across branch offices and remote sites.
2. Secure authentication with military-grade encryption
In today’s connected world, strong authentication is needed everywhere.
Authentication is the first line of defense against external threats while business IT is facing the dilemma between strong security and ease of use. DSM 7.0’s best-in-class technologies are to shield your data against unauthorized access and provide a smooth user experience at the same time.
To make good security easy and effective, DSM 7.0 introduces new authentication methods, including approve sign-in with Synology Secure SignIn and authentication support like Windows Hello, macOS TouchID, and FIDO2/U2F USB security keys.
3. Comprehensive backup applications without license fee
Hardware or software failures, data corruption, ransomware attacks, or simply accidental deletion can result in large amounts of data being lost. Only a well-structured backup strategy enables data recovery when you need it. Synology NAS comes with various backup functions. DSM 7.0 keeps offering comprehensive solutions that bring innovation to both business continuity and data protection.
Synology backup applications capability:
- Back up data from multiple devices to Synology NAS
- Back up data from Synology NAS to multiple destinations
- Near-instantaneous replication and fast recovery
Start small and easily scale up with one-time cost investment
Synology NAS comes in desktop and rackmount form factors that support from 50 to thousands of simultaneous users. Its design mindset is that business storage will grow over the years. Instead of replacing the entire NAS, IT can simply connect the Synology expansion unit to the original NAS server. In other words, business can start with just 2-bay or 4-bay NAS in around PHP30,000 and take advantage of built-in applications mentioned above without additional costs.
Want to learn more about how your business can better protect data with Synology? Contact them here: https://sy.to/3podq
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