Synology presented DiskStation Manager (DSM) 7.0, which comes with several updates on the most notably packages – Synology Drive and Active Backup for Business.
“More and more companies and organizations are operating across physical, virtual, and cloud platforms. This phenomenon presents a tremendous challenge to IT departments for ensuring the safety of the growing data and collaborate efficiently in this cross-platform environment.” said Mike Shay, Sales Manager, Synology Inc.
“To tackle these problems, Synology provides Active Backup for Business and Synology Drive.”
Synology Drive provides an integrated file syncing, sharing experience into on-premises file servers and combines the flexibility of the cloud. Files can be access via mainstream browsers, mobile devices, FTP, WebDAV, and SMB. Storage capacity is scalable to up to 180 drives.
New features in Synology Drive include On-demand Sync, which allows files to be downloaded to users’ computer only upon request to reduce local storage consumption, while keeping the full sync directory up-to-date. In addition, the Drive ShareSyncpackage is able to sync files between multiple NAS devices, facilitating cross-site file collaboration. As for backing up PC’s files to Synology NAS, users now have the flexibility to choose between scheduled or continuous backup.
Active Backup for Business
Active Backup for Business is a one-stop backup solution which consolidates backup tasks for VMware, Windows PC & Windows Server, Office 365 & G Suite to Synology NAS – and lets users manage from one simple console. Backup time and storage capacity can be reduced effectively with incremental backup and global deduplication technology.
Key features include:
- Protect Windows PC/Server supports snapshot-based backup and the bare-metal restoration of the OS, applications, settings and data.
- Protect virtual machines: data from virtual machines will be protected without requiring guest agents. It supports single file restoration and full VM recovery to VMware or Synology NAS to achieve RTO in seconds. This package now additionally supports Hyper-V.
- Protect Office 365/G Suite: Active Backup for Office 365/G Suite protects unlimited users account for free. Its centralized interface coming with auto account discovery for effective backup and management, the continuous backup mode for minimizing the risk of data loss. This package now additionally supports Microsoft SharePoint.