Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 6.0 to Optimize Productivity

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Synology, a data storage provider, unveils DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, the latest version of its NAS operating system. The reliable platform aims at expanding the role in the private cloud environment with exciting array of virtualization, data replication and productivity tools.

DiskStation Manager 6.0 offers Virtual DSM (beta) and Docker DSM (beta) package, allowing businesses to run multiple instances of DSM on a single Synology NAS.  Furthermore, it consolidates multiple physical servers to build a reliable, flexible, and multi-tenant environment.

The MailPlus and MailPlus server is a secure and intuitive mail service that runs on Synology NAS, providing employees a modern mail client for privately sending and receiving messages. It helps organizations to achieve higher output with enhanced features in toolsets for writing, viewing, organizing and searching email messages, thus eliminating the dependency on third-party services and maintaining the control over data privacy.

The DSM 6.0 is a private cloud collaboration suite with a spreadsheet package that uses Synology NAS and browser to create, edit and collaborate on spreadsheet with other people. It features a business- ready storage and backup package, allowing single shared folder to locate across multiple volumes expanding up to 1PB. The package provides a robust solution for IT administrators to seamlessly manage across large spaces. Snapshot Replication ensures high recovery times during unexpected errors with frequent backups in every 5 minutes.

DSM 6.0 upholds BTRFS file system and includes additional features such as full- content search indexing, modularization of less essential applications, improved accessibility for visually impaired users, and redesigned interface for mobile devices.

"We would like to express our gratitude to the enthusiastic users who submitted thousands of ideas and suggestions during the 6-month long beta program, helping to shape the future of DSM and create an unparalleled experience. The need for cloud-based collaboration tools that don't sacrifice users' privacy and ownership of data will continue to grow," says James Chen, CEO, Synology.