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Synology unveils two DiskStation servers for SMBs

DS715 and DS215+ now shipping globally, company says

Synology unveils two DiskStation servers for SMBs
The DS715 is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM

Synology today launched two new products for its DiskStation line-up, the DS715 and DS215+. The DS715 is a scalable NAS server equipped with a quad-core processor, while the DS215+ is a dual-core, two-bay NAS server.

Aimed at SMBs, Synology said that the two new servers were designed to provide an all-in-one and compact NAS solution. Both are equipped with a hardware encryption engine, the vendor added.

"Small business workgroups expect a reliable and high-performance storage solution for their increasing needs, while minimising the initial investment. The DS715 and DS215+ provide performance, reliability, and data encryption at a competitive price." said Chad Chiang, senior product manager at Synology.

The DS715 is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Synology claimed that the device could provide data transmission rates of over 216 MB/s for reading, and 142 MB/s for writing with Link Aggregation. Encrypted data can be read at up to 205 MB/s, thanks to the hardware encryption engine, Synology said.

The DS715 also supports Synology High Availability, providing redundancy in the event of unexpected network failure and ensuring a smooth transition between clustered servers. It also supports the vendor's Surveillance Station offering, providing centralised management for hosting and viewing 30 IP cameras (900 FPS at 720p). It can also scale up to seven drives when paired with one DX513 expansion unit.

The DS215+, meanwhile, is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM. Transmission rates reach 209 MB/s for reading and 139 MB/s for writing with Link Aggregation, while encrypted data is read at up to 145 MB/s.

Synology added that the DS215+ comes with a tool-less drive bay design, hot-swappable support, and dual Gigabit LAN ports with failover support to ensure continual service. Moreover, it features two USB 3.0 ports and one eSATA port as an extensive external backup option, Synology said.

Both devices run Synology's DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system for NAS devices. Both servers are now shipping globally, the company said.

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