Synology has announced the imminent release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 7.0 and an expansion of the C2 platform with four new cloud services. 

DSM 7.0

Synology CEO and founder Philip Wong says that focusing on enhancing security, system management capabilities, and improving data collaboration, DSM 7.0 is a large step forward for Synology’s NAS and SAN product lines. What’s more, Synology is rolling out both hybrid and cloud-only products for C2, adding a new password manager, directory as a service, cloud backup, and secure file sharing solutions.

Launching at the same time as the software update are brand new hybrid-cloud services called Hybrid Share and Active Insight. Hybrid Share combines Synology’s C2 storage flexibility with on-premise solutions. It allows users to synchronize files so the data is always available. Active Insight is a large-scale device monitoring and diagnostics solution. It’s designed to allow IT admins to view all devices from a cloud-based management system. 

Additionally, software improvements include support for up to 1PB volumes and security improvements in the form of Secure SignIn. This brand-new authentication system makes two-factor effortless and straightforward to use, says Wong.

C2 new solutions & data center

Launching later this year are new cloud solutions from Synology: C2 Identity, C2 Backup, C2 Password, and C2 Transfer. C2 Identity is a hybrid-cloud directory as a service to simplify cross-site domain management. The remaining are standalone solutions that address modern businesses’ needs to protect passwords, share sensitive files, and back up any endpoints and common SaaS cloud services. 

Already in the works is a new data center in Taiwan to better serve the Asia Pacific region. The expansion enables the entire C2 portfolio to be closer to more customers, reducing latency and improving the end user experience similar to how Synology on-premises NAS and SAN solutions do for edge deployments, says Wong.

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