Synology NAS the Perfect Solution for Managing Data

Introduction to Synology Network Attached Storage

Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) is the perfect solution for managing data. It is a great way to keep all of your data organised and safe is easy to set up and use. You can access your data from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Synology is also very scalable so you can easily add more storage as your needs grow. Designed for business or home users there is a Synology NAS model that will suit your use case and application

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The Different Types of Synology Network Attached Storage

A Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) is a great way to manage your data. There are different types of NAS depending on your needs. The most popular type is the 2-bay NAS. This type is good for small businesses or home offices. It can hold up to two hard drives and has a maximum capacity of 20TB.

Synology Desktop NAS

If you need more storage, you can get a 4-12 bay desktop Synology NAS with expansion up to 36 drives. Thus enabling an initial 12 bay to scale massively using extra chassis.

If you want to use your NAS for backups, you should get a unit with redundant storage. This means that if one hard drive fails, the other one will take over. This way, you won’t lose any data.

If you need a more enterprise class solution then choose a rackmount Synology NAS instead, these provide additional redundant features such as additional power supplies. The rackmount models also support multi-gigabit, fibre channel or iSCSI connections with improved performance and support for over 180 or 300 drives!

Some people use their Synology NAS as a media server. This means they store all their music, movies, and photos on the device and access it from any computer on their network. To do this, you need a unit with good performance and plenty of storage space.

No matter what you need your NAS for, there’s a unit that’s perfect for you.

Virtual Machine Manager

Turn your NAS in to a virtual machine host with support for various operating systems including Windows, Linux and Virtual DSM.

The Virtual Machine Manager presents a plethora of opportunities. With it, you can effortlessly create and operate multiple virtual machines, such as Windows, Linux, or Virtual DSM, on a single Synology NAS. Furthermore, you can experiment with new software versions within a safe sandbox environment, segregate your clients’ machines, and enhance your server’s versatility.

The supported operating systems include:

Windows FamilyLinux FamilyLinux Family Cont.
Windows 10 or 11 21H2Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9. 8.6 or 7.8Fedora 36 or 35
Windows Server 2022CentOS 8.5, 7.9 or 6.10Oracle 8.6
Debian 11, 10 or 9

If you need a support for high availability create a Synology cluster with support for up to 7 NAS. Depending on the NAS model it supports up to 32 VM instances.

Synology NAS Active Backup for Business

Synology’s all-in-one commercial data protection solution, Active Backup for Business (ABB), is based on the award-winning DSM operating system. ABB centralises data protection across a variety of IT environments, including virtual machines, physical servers, file servers, and personal computers. Administrators can deploy their preferred protection plan single-handedly through ABB’s centralised admin console.

ABB also offers a wide range of backup options and restoration tools, as well as a number of optional technical and safety features.

Why should you use Active Backup for Business?

  • Your one-stop-backup solution – Ensuring that everything in your backup environment is compatible can be a challenge, especially with so many factors to consider. ABB simplifies things by providing an all-in-one solution right on your NAS.
  • Smart storage – ABB is designed with cross-platform, device, and version deduplication to help reduce backup time and improve storage efficiency.
  • Unrestricted expand-ability – Increasing your number of devices and data? No problem. With ABB, you can protect an unlimited number of devices and data, license-free.
  • Centralised management – Remove the burden on IT workers of managing backup tasks and devices across several platforms by using ABB’s intuitive, web-based portal.
  • Integrated support – When something goes wrong, whether it’s hardware or software-related, Synology Technical Support is ready to help, reducing the time and effort needed when looking for help from different providers.
  • All versions of Windows Server from 2008 R2 onwards. Windows PCs from Windows 7 SP1 to Windows 11 including Apple Macs!
Office 365 – OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Teams, no matter whether you have the Business, Enterprise, or Education plan.
Google Workspace – Workspace. Mail, contacts, calendar, and Drive data

Backup and recovery for VMware and Hyper-V

Back up unlimited VMware® vSphere™ and Microsoft® Hyper-V® virtual machines with powerful storage space reduction technologies.

Global deduplication

Deduplication greatly reduces identical blocks across devices, platforms, and versions – with the proven 50%+ deduplication rate in real customer environments.

  • Forever-incremental backup identifies and transfers only changed blocks to reduce backup time and bandwidth.
  • Ensures backup consistency of VSS-aware applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, and SharePoint.

Synology NAS Performance

Depending on the Synology NAS chosen some models support 24x 2.5″ SSD 4Kn Enterprise SATA 7TB SSD drives and over 240,000 4K random write IOPS ensures awesome performance. Alternatively you choose a model that initially supports 60x SAS HDD and this can grow to support 300 drives offering a storage capacity of 600TB or a SATA SSD storage capacity of 420TB.

Why Synology is the Perfect Solution for Managing Data

When it comes to managing data, there are a lot of options out there. But if you’re looking for the perfect solution, Synology is the way to go. Here’s why:

  1. Designed specifically for data management.
  2. Synology offers a variety of features and tools to make data management easy and efficient.
  3. Synology is reliable and scalable, so you can always count on it to meet your needs.
  4. With Synology, you have complete control over your data – meaning you can keep it safe, secure, and organised exactly the way you want.
  5. Synology is cost-effective, so you can save money while still getting all the features and benefits you need.

There are plenty of other reasons why Synology Network Attached Storage is the perfect solution for managing data – but these five should be enough to convince you! So if you’re looking for the best way to manage your data, look no further than Synology NAS.

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Synology NAS Applications

Synology provides an extensive array of additional add-on packages for you to choose including, backup, collaboration, communication, and management tools. Download and install Synology-developed and third-party packages directly from Package Center.

This link enables you to view and explore more details on the NAS applications available.

How to Set Up and Use Synology

Setting up and using a Synology NAS is easy and straightforward. In this section, we’ll show you how to set up and use your new NAS so that you can get the most out of it.

To get started, simply connect your Synology Network Attached Storage to your router using an Ethernet cable. Once it’s connected, open up your web browser and type in the IP address of your NAS. This will bring you to the Synology web interface.

From here, you can begin setting up your NAS. First, you’ll need to create a administrator account and password. Once that’s done, you can create user accounts for each person who will be using the Synology NAS. You can also set up shared folders for each user account can have its own private space on the NAS as well as access to any shared folders that you’ve set up.

Once everything is set up, you’re ready to start using your Synology! Simply navigate to the web interface and log in with your user account. From here, you can access all of the features and functions of your NAS.


Synology NAS is the perfect solution for managing data of any size and type. This system provides a powerful, reliable and secure platform to store your files in an easily accessible manner. With its intuitive user interface, you can quickly set up and customise your own personal or business cloud storage environment that meets all your needs. With its advanced features such as active backup, virtualisation capabilities and mobile access synchronisation, you have the ultimate data management tool at your fingertips.

If you would like a highly scalable solution that can support 300 drives, then choose the Synology HD6500, alternatively if you want an all-flash array choose the Synology FS6400.

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