Max Wu
November 21, 2018

Everything you need to know about Synology 2019

Synology 2019 annual event has already come and gone, but there’s plenty to catch up on, with Synology unveiling a variety of new products and sharing market trends for the future. Featuring smart, streamlined, and solid, Synology 2019 invited users to bear witness to how our household- and enterprise-level solutions offer a simple management experience while taking stability to new heights at the same time. Let’s see what the future holds for Synology and what’s in store for our users.

The all-inclusive solutions center around storage, off-site backup, networking technology, and cloud services, including DiskStation Manager 7.0 (DSM 7.0) that revamps user experience, dual-active Unified Controller UC300 that maximizes service availability, license-free Active Backup suite aimed at protecting workloads, and Mesh Router MR2200ac along with Synology Router Manager 1.2 (SRM 1.2), and more.

DSM 7.0: Streamlines system management & user experience

  • Interactive guidance: Over 1,500 guided interactive messages allow IT staff to quickly pinpoint problems and solve them right away.

  • RAID fast re-build: This exclusive technology reduces the processing time based on data usage and minimizes system exposure to risks.

  • Disk failure prediction: With machine learning from more than 3 million hard disks, this technology proactively informs the admin of a failing drive.

  • Login via QR code: Users can log in to DSM simply by scanning the QR code from DS finder App.

  • Central Management System 2.0 (CMS 2.0): Manage up to 10,000 NAS devices, making large-scale deployment possible for business users.

 

Dual controller UC300: Ensures continuous service

  • Synology’s first dual-active iSCSI server: Armed with two pieces for important hardware units when encountering a single point of failure, UC300 makes for a robust storage infrastructure.

  • Uninterrupted iSCSI service: When one server goes offline, services are automatically switched over to another controller without any data loss.

  • High performance with over 100,000 IOPS

 

Active Backup for Business: Protects business workloads free of licenses

  • License-free: Completely free of charge

  • Centralized management: Configure and monitor backup tasks from one single console.

  • Versatile backup solutions: Provide comprehensive protection for important data stored on Windows servers and computers, VMware virtual machines, and file servers (supports SMB and rsync).

  • Optimal storage usage: Leverage global deduplication technology to delete duplicate data across devices and platforms, and perform incremental backups with Changed Block Tracking (CBT), greatly enhancing backup efficiency.

 

Mesh Router MR2200ac: Simplifies network management

  • WPA3-certified: MR2200ac is one of the very first routers to be certified by WPA3, capable of operating independently or forming a mesh Wi-Fi system with multiple routers.

  • Single Wi-Fi dashboard: All Wi-Fi nodes and wireless devices are presented through map visualization, allowing you to view network connection status at a glance.

  • Latest mesh technology: Automatically selects the best topology (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, or Ethernet) between other MR2200ac nodes and networking devices, ensuring the fastest Internet connection.

  • Simple setup: You can add MR2200ac through a browser or DS router, and it will automatically set up and optimize your mesh network.

 

Synology Router Manager 1.2 (SRM 1.2): Safeguards network security

  • Safe Access: You can set time limits and schedules to prevent your kids from unrestrained use of electronic devices. Apply web filters to keep kids away from adult-only content and create a whitelist of approved websites to gain robust parental controls.

  • Built-in Google Safe Browsing and DNS/IP threat intelligence: Filter out inappropriate and malicious websites including malware, phishing, botnets, social engineering, thereby protecting your network devices.

  • Supports Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12: You can establish a network management assistant through user-defined voice commands to make operation simpler and more intuitive. For instance, you can understand how many hours your family members spent online or display a QR code to allow visitors to connect to guest Wi-Fi, and much more.

Another addition in the pipeline set to launch in 2019 is Surveillance Station Deep Video Analytics (DVA) — powered by deep learning technologies. DVA rules enhance the accuracy of object recognition and thus avoid sending false alarms. DS1419dva, equipped with a built-in graphics card and advanced DVA technologies, will make its debut as well. Aside from the above innovations revealed at Synology 2019, Synology also announced file streaming capabilities in Synology Drive, image correction technology leveraging deep learning in Moments, integration between Synology products and Alexa, Siri, and Google voice assistants, and more.

Check out the recap videos, slides and photos from the event!