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Synology talks virtualization @Gitex 2017
Anil George
October 12, 2017

Surveillance is key

Synology is no stranger to GITEX Technology Week, and Gitex 2017 marks the 5th year that they are participating at GITEX Technology Week. Coming off their Synology 2018 user events in Taiwan [including Computex 2017] and 16 other countries around the world, Synology is showcasing networking, application, and storage technologies at the event. I met Max Wu, Product Marketing Manager at Synology, and he ran me through their new products for both end consumers and enterprise.

Max ran me through some new features of their DiskStation Manager (DSM), which includes collaboration tools, data protection and virtualization processes for SME’s. Key highlights include Synology Drive, a file access, synchronization and management portal integrated with Synology Office;  Active Backup for Business; Synology Chat; Active Backup for G Suite / Office 365; Virtual Machine Manager, which allows you to set up and run various virtual machines on one Synology NAS and iSCSI Manager. Interestingly, they have announced a new customer win in Cresco Holding, who becomes the first client case in Middle East region to adopt Synology Chat application to build its company employee communication platform and con-call system between HQ and branch offices.

jcrop-previewSurveillance has also been one of Synology’s key product focuses and at GITEX, the company unveiled new Network Video Recorder products in the NVR1218 and VS960HD. NVR1218, for instance, supports 12 concurrent recording channels and a COM port interface that works perfectly to support POS integration in Surveillance Station 8.1. The VS960HD is a palm-sized local display companion to Surveillance Station, with up to 96-channel HD live view and dual HDMI for 4K and 1080p output, making it an ideal TV wall solution.

During the event, Synology introduced new capabilities for its Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Network Video Recording (NVR) products. Upcoming Desktop Plus Series products include the DS218+, DS718+ and DS918+, which are armed with advanced Intel solutions, providing doubled transcoding performance and better RAM expansion options. The company also unveiled the DS3018xs and FS1018, which are a new 6-bay NAS and 12-bay all-flash solution that will bring top-notch performance to compact desktop storage to enable compute-intensive application scenarios.

The Synology booth at Gitex 2017 is located in DWTC, Hall 6, CLD-34.

by Anil George

Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East’s first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: