NAS (Network Attached Storage) can be perfectly configured to the user's needs thanks to different designs and sizes.
If you store data not on a local hard disk, but on a network storage, you always have access to it where you need it – even on the road!
What a NAS system can do..
- Data storage
- Data Protection Storage
- Video surveillance and much more. (on the last page you will find the most important packages)
- at the very end even more….
Advantages of a NAS system
NAS systems offer enormous advantages, especially for small and medium-sized companies, but also as central departmental data storage: they can be easily integrated into the local network without major effort, they offer management software for convenient administration of the storage components, allow professional functions such as iSCSI in the professional segment, can be used as a cloud appliance and can even be virtualized – provided the right software is available.
Power consumption: NAS systems consume significantly less power than traditional PC or server systems
File access point: NAS can handle large amounts of data and allow multiple users to access the data at the same time. A NAS can also be used as a perfect backup solution for existing computers.
Most NAS systems can accommodate multiple hard drives that can be combined into a logical volume in a RAID. This allows a NAS to be configured precisely in terms of data availability, security or speed. Mirroring of hard disks (i.e. fault tolerance through RAID 1) is also possible and reduces failure.
NAS System – A Server Replacement?
A NAS is effectively a low-cost, all-in-one server for startups and SMBs with some interesting features. Whether a NAS can be a server replacement is to be considered on a case-by-case basis in relation to the requirements of a company. There are some criteria which must be considered there. We will discuss the latter topic in a later post.
Following are a few areas of application how a NAS can be used especially with regard to the use in SME's.
Replication, backup and recovery
Companies need an efficient data backup strategy to avoid the risks of data loss. With the introduction of Snapshot Replication, Disk Station Manager offers with version 6.0 for businesses provide virtually uninterrupted data protection as well as multi-site recovery, ensuring truly comprehensive protection. In addition, Synology Hyper Backup package can perform backup tasks for different versions in different target files.
Private cloud: access to your files, even on the road!
No matter what device you use, it is important to have access to your files at all times. Cloud Station makes it easier than ever to sync files across multiple devices and create your own private cloud. In addition, Cloud Sync provides more precise controls for syncing and backing up files from your Synology NAS to a variety of cloud storage services
Video images generated by a surveillance system must be reliably stored in a central repository without delay or loss. This requires special NAS systems, which on the one hand have high read and write capabilities and on the other hand can cope with the common video cameras. In addition, software is required to make video surveillance possible in the first place. Synology, for example, has such a program up its sleeve called Surveillance Station. The Surveillance Station web-based application manages IP cameras to protect your home or office. Record videos and watch them live. Notifications can be sent when important events occur.
For businesses where 24/7 service is of the utmost importance, Synology DSM (Disk Station Manager) provides a range of high availability and security measures to protect against unexpected disruptions and data loss.
To bridge a possible power failure or to shut down the devices "cleanly" we recommend the use of a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). Just ask us – we know how to do this as well.