Synology has recently announced the latest evolution of its on-premises and cloud solutions. it includes the DSM 7.1, Surveillance Station 9.0, SRM 1.3, and significant updates to C2 Backup, C2 Identity, C2 Password, C2 Storage, and C2 Transfer.
Synology also announced research and development into scale-out file servers to meet even greater requirements, whether for capacity, service availability, or management needs.
The DSM 7.1 has SMB multichannel and DFS support that will bring improved file sharing performance and convenience. Multichannel support enables users to leverage all available network adapters, facilitating the aggregation of network bandwidth and unlocking network fault tolerance when multiple paths are available. New connections are detected and configured automatically, reducing configuration time.
It also has an Active Insight, a cloud monitoring and troubleshooting service, that was introduced with DSM 7.0. Hyper Backup tasks from each device can now be monitored directly from Active Insight. In addition, there are new bandwidth control capabilities and expanded client triggers in Active Backup for Business, plus support for Virtual DSM deployment in MailPlus to reduce operational complexities. DSM 7.1 will also introduce support for full DSM backups, providing another way for administrators to protect and restore entire Synology devices.
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Surveillance Station 9.0
The Surveillance Station 9.0 now sports a refined user interface that is now claimed to be faster than before. The new Monitor Center centralizes all important feeds with convenient playback controls and alerts. It also has better map integration that even multi-site deployments can be efficiently monitored, providing security teams with precise information and easy-to-act-on graphics.
Moreover, it has a new onboarding wizard to easily set up cameras through the option to import and copy settings. Improvements to Central Management System (CMS) are also available, it includes flexible device update options, simultaneous dual recording, and HTTPS/SRTP support. The new Synology C2 Surveillance service will enable homes and businesses to simultaneously and securely record surveillance footage to the C2 cloud. In addition, with the new DVA1622 NVR, face recognition, people counting, and other AI-powered surveillance analytics are now more accessible for smaller stores or even SOHO environments.
SRM 1.3 and the RT6600ax router
The SRM 1.3 and the Wi-Fi 6 Synology RT6600ax router are said to introduce faster networking and greatly expand network management capabilities. SRM 1.3 ships with full VLAN support through an intuitive interface that anyone can use to partition and separate their devices, including IoT sensors and other potentially insecure gadgets.
The flagship RT6600ax tri-band router is one of the first to support the expanded 5.9GHz spectrum, which delivers much more room and uninterrupted operation for 160MHz devices. The 2.5GbE port ensures support for faster uplinks and internet connectivity. Additionally, there’s also a redesigned DS router app that brings nearly all of the management capabilities of SRM into the smartphone.
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Launched a few months ago, C2 Backup, C2 Identity, C2 Password, and C2 Transfer are services provided by Synology to solve specific IT challenges in a simple and accessible way.
You can also visit the official Synology website to know more about these services.
Synology is constantly introducing new features to each C2 service, maximizing convenience and on-demand scalability without burdening users with maintenance. Multiple data residency options enable administrators to achieve maximum compliance with local data retention regulations. In 2022, Synology will be introducing a C2 Object storage service for S3-compatible applications.
Synology DSM 7.1 and Surveillance Station 9.0 will be released in Q1 2022 as public previews. SRM 1.3 will debut on the RT6600ax router in Q1 2022.
Support for RT2600ac and MR2200ac will be added in Q2 2022. More detailed information on other features and services will be available at a later date.
Synology 2022 AND BEYOND
The Synology 2022 AND BEYOND event that premiered on December 3, goes into more detail and introduces even more features and services. You can watch the keynote and seven dedicated sessions online at this link.