Synology launches new RackStation and expansion unit

RackStation RS18016xs+ and RX1216sas expansion unit provide up to 1 PB of storage

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Synology launches new RackStation and expansion unit The RS18016xs+ delivers over 3,900 MB/s and 348,000 IOPS throughput, Synology said
By  Tom Paye Published  July 5, 2015

Network-attached storage (NAS) specialist Synology last week launched the RackStation RS18016xs+ and an expansion unit for the product, dubbed the RX1216sas.

In a statement, Synology said that the products provide vast expansion capacities, point-in-time data backup for enterprises, and high-performance throughput.

"Belonging to the next generation of NAS servers, RS18016xs+ can be extended beyond 1 PB of storage capacity while simplifying any backup strategy, making it the perfect choice for businesses in need of a cost-efficient, scalable, and modern storage solution" said Michael Wang, product manager at Synology.

In terms of performance, the RS18016xs+ delivers over 3,900 MB/s and 348,000 IOPS throughput, Synology said, claiming that these stats make the device ideal for serving hundreds of users. The device also features a dedicated encryption engine, meaning it can read encrypted files at over 3,000 MB/s.

The RS18016xs+ also features snapshot technology, which allows businesses to automatically capture point-in-time copies as often as every five minutes. Synology added that businesses can save up to 256 recovery points on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.

Meanwhile, the device comes with support for Synology High Availability, an uptime-focused solution. It also has numerous redundant hardware components to ensure high availability, including data paths, power supplies, system fans, and four network ports with failover support.

And when storage capacity on the RS18016xs+ reaches its limit, the RX1216sas provides a way to immediately scale up. Stacking up to 14 RX1216sas expansion units creates a 180-drive cluster managed from a single point of entry, Synology said.

Both devices run on DiskStation Manager, Synology's web-based operating system for NAS. The products are available worldwide. 

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