Today, Synology announced it has officially released the latest release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) NAS operating system: Version 6.0
Some of the key features in DSM 6.0 include:
Visualization for Flexible Resource Allocation: The new Virtual DSM (beta) and Docker DSM packages allow one to run multiple instances of DSM on a single Synology NAS device. Think creating a multi-tenant environment without taking up the space of multiple servers.
Secure and Intuitive Mail Solution: With MailPlus and MailPlus Server (beta), you can have your own secure and private email server that allows for high-availability and load balancing. Allowing your users access to a modern mail client all locally within your business.
Private Cloud Collaboration Suite: The Spreadsheet package allows you to create, edit and collaborate on spreadsheets with other people through your Synology NAS and your favorite web browser.
Business-Ready Storage and Backup: PetaSpace package allows you to make use of a single folder that can be located across multiple volumes and be expanded to over 1PB (Petabyte). You can have 5-minute snapshots to help ensure optimal recovery times when things go south. Synology Hyper Backup allows for multi-version backup to various destinations including other Synology NAS and cloud storage.
Cloud and File Syncing: Cloud Station has been revamped with DSM 6.0 and includes speedier performance, group memberships and bandwidth control.
Anyway Access to Multimedia Files: Video Station and DS Video have been redesigned and include offline transcoding for watching movies and videos anytime, anywhere. Synology's apps support platforms such as the new Apple TV, Apple Watch and Windows 10.
Strengthened Security: More advanced control over application framework, DSM 6.0 provides role-based for non-root WebAPI.
More Great Features: DSM 6.0 expands support to the Btfs file system for Synology NAS devices that support 64-bit procssors, full-content search indexing, 64-bit architecture, improved accessibility for visually impaired users and a redesigned interface for mobile devices.
With those key features plus more, we're going to be busy upgrading our own Synology NAS devices to DiskStation Manager 6.0 and check out what other goodies have been included. Best of all, DSM 6.0 is free to download! Full press release below.
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Synology® Announces Official Release of DiskStation Manager 6.0
Redefine how your business works with non-disruptive maintenance, enterprise-ready disaster recovery, and private cloud collaboration tools.
Bellevue, WA—March 24, 2016—Synology® Inc. today announced the official release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.0, the latest version of its award-winning NAS operating system. DSM 6.0 marks the beginning of a new era for Synology’s DiskStation and RackStation products, expanding their role in professional environments with an exciting array of virtualization, data replication, and productivity tools.
“We would like to express our gratitude to the enthusiastic users who submitted thousands of ideas and suggestions during the 6-month long beta program, helping to shape the future of DSM and create an unparalleled experience,” said James Chen, CEO of Synology Inc. “The need for cloud-based collaboration tools that don’t sacrifice users’ privacy and ownership of data will continue to grow. With DSM 6.0, we aim to be at the forefront of this trend, helping professionals work together while maintaining an efficient data protection solution.”
“With DSM 6.0, Synology brings advanced technologies that go beyond the management and storage of enterprise data, and are designed to enable Synology NAS as a fully equipped server that boosts productivity and efficiency in business environments,” said Michael Zimmerman, Vice President and General Manager of Connectivity, Storage and Infrastructure at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. “We applaud Synology on its newest offering, and are excited that our innovative 32-bit and 64-bit ARMADA® embedded processors, ranging from single to multi-core ARM Cortex®-A9, -A53 and -A72 device families, are helping power feature-rich applications and services.”
Key features of DSM 6.0 include:
Ÿ Virtualization for flexible resource allocation: The new Virtual DSM (beta) and Docker DSM packages enable businesses to run multiple instances of DSM on a single Synology NAS, allowing them to consolidate multiple physical servers and build a reliable, flexible, and multi-tenant environment.
Ÿ Secure and intuitive mail solution: The MailPlus and MailPlus Server (beta) packages allow your business to set up a secure, private mail server featuring active-active design for high-availability and load balancing, and at the same time give your employees a modern mail client for receiving, sending, and organizing messages with labels, separate inboxes, and filters.
Ÿ Private cloud collaboration suite: With the SpreadSheet package, you can create, edit, and collaborate on spreadsheets with other people — using just your Synology NAS and a browser. Note Station introduces an offline app for Google Chrome and makes it possible to create beautiful graphs, handy to-do lists, and presentations in a simple way.
Ÿ Business-ready storage and backup: With the PetaSpace package, a single shared folder can now be located across multiple volumes and be expanded over 1PB, making it easy for IT administrators to manage large spaces. Snapshot Replication provides businesses with multi-site, up to every 5 minutes backups, ensuring optimal recover times if the unexpected occurs. With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication, Synology Hyper Backup allows for multi-version backup to various destinations including Synology NAS and cloud storage.
Ÿ Cloud and file syncing: The revamped Cloud Station Suite is now perfect for businesses with speedier performance, group permissions, and bandwidth control. Synology’s exclusive Intelliversioning algorithm keeps the most relevant historical version of each file while saving storage space.
Ÿ Anywhere access to multimedia files: The beautifully redesigned Video Station and DS video include offline transcoding for watching movies and videos anytime, anywhere. Plus, Synology’s array of multimedia apps work with more platforms, such as the new Apple TV, Apple Watch, and Windows 10.
Ÿ Strengthened security: For more advanced control over application framework, DSM 6.0 provides role-based access for non-root WebAPI. You can tackle authentication challenges with DSM 6.0's support for the 802.1X protocol, or save time and energy when executing your SSL strategy thanks to Let’s Encrypt integration.
Ÿ More great features: DSM 6.0 expands support for Btrfs file system to Synology NAS equipped with select 64-bit processors. DSM 6.0 also introduces many more useful features, such as full-content search indexing, 64-bit architecture, modularization of less essential applications, improved accessibility for visually impaired users, and a redesigned interface for mobile devices.
To learn more about the new features in DSM 6.0, please visit https://www.synology.com/dsm/6.0
Synology DSM 6.0 is free to download for users who own a DiskStation, RackStation or Embedded DataStation 11-series and onward. Supported models include:
Ÿ 16-series: RS18016xs+, RS2416RP+, RS2416+, DS416j, DS416, DS716+, DS216se, DS216play, DS216j, DS216+, DS216
Ÿ 15-series: RC18015xs+, DS3615xs, DS2415+, DS2015xs, DS1815+, DS1515+, DS1515, RS815RP+, RS815+, RS815, DS415play, DS415+, DS715, DS215j, DS215+, DS115j, DS115
Ÿ 14-series: RS3614xs+, RS3614xs, RS3614RPxs, RS2414RP+, RS2414+, RS814RP+, RS814+, RS814, DS414slim, DS414j, DS414, RS214, DS214se, DS214play, DS214+, DS214, DS114
Ÿ 13-series: DS2413+, RS10613xs+, RS3413xs+, DS1813+, DS1513+, DS413j, DS413, DS713+, DS213j, DS213air, DS213+, DS213
Ÿ 12-series: DS3612xs, RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, RS2212RP+, RS2212+, DS1812+, DS1512+, RS812RP+, RS812+, RS812, DS412+, DS712+, RS212, DS212j, DS212+, DS212, DS112j, DS112+, DS112
Ÿ 11-series: DS3611xs, DS2411+, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211RP+, RS2211+, DS1511+, RS411, DS411slim, DS411j, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS211j, DS211+, DS211, DS111
Synology at a Glance
Synology creates network attached storage, IP surveillance solutions, and network equipment that transform the way users manage data, conduct surveillance, and manage network in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, implement professional surveillance solutions, and manage network in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.