Taipei, Taiwan, August 17, 2010 — Synology Inc. today announced the beta release of its operating system, DiskStation Manager 3.0 (DSM 3.0), introducing its multi-tasking web UI and personalized web desktop that make Synology NAS server even more intuitive and easy to use. The enriched iPhone and Android phone support greatly increases multimedia files’ mobility. In addition, Windows ACL support simplifies file privilege management. Comprehensive iSCSI support and extended volume size capability offer businesses a scalable NAS solution with enterprise-level services.
“DSM 3.0 realizes our commitment in delivering the best in class NAS solution with forward-thinking features,” said Derren Lu, CEO of Synology Inc. “The breakthrough multi-tasking web UI has raised the bar for a NAS server user’s experience.”
The new multi-tasking web UI offers users a new way to quickly move between apps. Users can run multiple applications simultaneously on one tab browser and switch between them instantly, or perform a real-time inter-app file exchange between two or more File Browsers. Dynamic loading saves users from the constant refreshing of the whole webpage. All of these features are performed in a web browser, akin to a full desktop experience.
DSM 3.0 is our most advanced NAS operating system to date. DSM 3.0 offers a customizable web desktop that allows users to make sure their favorite apps are easily accessible and the backgrounds reflect their personalities. All accessible folders and files can be managed within File Browser.
Synology smartphone apps, the new DS photo+, DS audio and DS cam, now support Android phones in addition to iPhone. With DS photo+, users can upload photos or videos from their iPhones or Android phones straight into and download from their DiskStations. Users can also view photos and videos that are stored on their DiskStations and leave comments for their friends. The Android version of DS audio comes with a unique remote function, allowing users to remotely control the music playing on their DiskStation’s attached USB speakers.
DSM 3.0 simplifies file privilege management with Windows ACL support, allowing access permission settings for shared folders and each file object on DiskStation in a Windows environment. The comprehensive permission precedence rules form a hierarchy, with each file’s explicit permission settings rule above inherited ones. This Windows-native experience aims at providing administrators a more flexible privilege management method to meet enterprise-level demand.
For more flexible virtual storage solution, DSM 3.0 now offers multiple cross-mapping between iSCSI targets and iSCSI LUNs. It also offers multiple connections per session (MC/S) and multipath I/O (MPIO) to provide connection failover and load balancing benefits to strengthen the stability of a network storage environment. To ensure file integrity, DSM 3.0 is compliant with SPC-3 PR standard to support Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering or other systems such as VMware Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) or Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS).
DSM 3.0 with EXT4 system provides a well-structured base for enterprise-class data storage. It adopts EXT4 file system and supports the maximum volume space of 1 exabyte, equivalent to 1 million TB, with greater stability, better performance and reduced possibility of file fragmentation.
Another key enhancement in DSM 3.0 is the upgrade to the new Surveillance Station 5 that supports more than 580 IP camera models from different makers, up to 500 megapixel resolutions, and is compatible with ONVIF and PSIA industrial standards, securing users’ future investment. In addition, Surveillance Station 5 makes property safeguarding even easier to do. Users can live view up to 36 channels in one layout. The Time Slicing feature splits a playing event into four equal lengths of video clips to help users to quickly scan through the whole event.
The beta release of the Synology DSM 3.0 additionally includes WebDAV support, IPv6 integration and more new features. For further details, please visit http://www.synology.com/enu/support/beta/Synology_DSM3.0_2010.php
Synology DSM 3.0 Beta Reward Program
Synology will award a DiskStation DS110+ to three beta testers who provide the most valuable feedback and assistance for making DSM 3.0 even better when the beta program ends. Visit http://www.synology.com/enu/support/beta/Synology_DSM3.0_2010.php for details.
The Synology DSM 3.0 beta is free to download for users who own a DiskStation x07 series and onward. The supported models are:
DS411+, DS1010+, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j, DS509+, RS409+, RS409RP+, RS409, DS409+, DS409, DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS209j, DS109+, DS109, DS109j, DS409slim, RS408, RS408-RP, DS508, DS408, DS108j, RS407, CS407, CS407e, DS207+, DS207, DS107+, DS107, DS107e
The download is available at http://www.synology.com/enu/support/beta/index.php
The live demo site is available at http://www.synology.com/enu/products/demo/index.php