Synology Unveils Two New Storage Server Systems

Storage technology vendor Synology is continuing its push into high-end server storage with the launch of two new RackStation solutions, RackStation RS2421+ and RS2421RP+. Both storage systems are built to excel at large-scale general storage applications, including as backup, file, or private cloud server.

The new storage systems would boast significant performance improvements over their predecessors. According to Synology, the new systems deliver 103% higher random write IOPS and 161% higher random read IOPS. They would also offer 26% higher sequential read performance at 2200 MB/s and 63% higher sequential write throughput at 1154 MB/s.

Both the RS2421+ and RS2421RP+ can be fitted with a Synology 10GbE or 25GbE NIC for improved network throughput or with Synology SNV3400/3500 NVMe SSD cache using an M.2 adapter card. It would provide a cost-effective method to boost random read/write IOPS of hard drive arrays without occupying standard drive bays.

The units support up to 32 GB of ECC DDR4 memory while 12 additional drive bays can be added with the addition of an RX1217(RP) expansion unit for a total of 24 bays.

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Synology RackStation

Over 150 Apps

To extend its functionality beyond a storage server, these storage systems come with more than 150 apps. The DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system runs on all Synology NAS devices, connecting them to this feature-rich ecosystem of “powerful” solutions.

Hyper Backup lets users back up NAS data to the cloud and other destinations, while the Active Backup Suite provides robust backup of Windows clients, servers, file servers, and virtual machines. Synology DriveChat, and Office would enable fluid collaboration between remote workers by providing browser-accessible office applications, file sharing, and chat functionality. Surveillance Station transforms the models into all-in-one surveillance solutions supporting up to 40 cameras.

Certified integration with VMware, Windows, and other virtualization platforms would ensure painless management of VM storage.

System Availability

The RS2421+ and RS2421RP+ are available now from Synology resellers in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific countries.

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