Synology Debuts DiskStation Manager 4.1 Beta

👤by Tony Le Bourne Comments 📅10.07.2012 15:38:29


Synology announced the beta availability of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1, which is engineered to:
- Deliver leading and robust storage solutions for virtual infrastructure.
- Boost business productivity and management efficiency with evolved Cloud Station, Syslog Server and Mail Server.
- Offer efficient resource allocation and powerful data sharing solutions to comply with large enterprises’ standards.
- Unlock multimedia sensations with the brand-new Video Station, advanced Photo Station, Audio Station and mobile apps.
- Elevate surveillance intelligence with overhauled and robust Surveillance Station 6.

“The DSM 4.1 makes DiskStation and RackStation capable of so much more than you ever imagined. It demonstrates Synology’s unrelenting pursuit to elevate standards for excellence in business ready solution and multimedia experience,” said Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc.

Among the first to support VMware vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) technologies, DSM 4.1 offloads various data operations from Hypervisor to DiskStation and RackStation by performing Full Copy, Zero Block, Atomic Test & Set (ATS) and Storage Reclamation, resulting in boosted performance and optimised storage space in demanding vSphere 5.0 environment.

DSM 4.1 brings the intelligence business users need to increase productivity. Cloud Station evolves to support two shared folders in sync and get files on mobile devices synced. Cloud Station also supports encrypted transmission, HTTPS and proxy server setting. Syslog Server is more proactive by presenting instantaneous overview, notification rules with keywords matching and customisable archiving policies. The Mail Server becomes full-fledged, which supports SMTP relay services, email alias, multiple domains, spam filter, auto-reply, plus real-time monitoring of mail quantity and bandwidth.

DSM 4.1 provides powerful resources sharing solution. Traffic Control and Speed Limit prioritise, reserve or limit bandwidth usage for different applications, users and groups. Resources Monitor additionally offers real-time and historical report of disks’ IOPS and transfer rate. By supporting SFTP, FXP and settings of connecting to the Internet via proxy server, file sharing is more efficient yet secure to comply with large enterprises’ standards. Furthermore, shared folders from multiple DiskStation and RackStation can be synchronised to a common destination.

DSM 4.1 unlocks multimedia sensations. The all-new Video Station greets users with film posters and detailed information gathered online automatically. With TV Recorder module, users can watch TV shows or set a recording schedule. DS video lets users watch videos and manage recording schedules on iOS devices. Furthermore, Photo Station introduces timeline to chronologically map out users’ albums pinned on a Google map. Location and name tags with automatic facial recognition help users filter out photos easily. Audio Station can displays lyrics and allows every account user to host a personal library. iOS users can enjoy music stored in cache despite no access to Internet. DS audio and DS photo+ additionally support Windows Phone. Furthermore, the new DS download allows users to manage download tasks.

With an overhauled interface for intuitive navigation, Surveillance Station 6 now features four time-sliders corresponding for different channels for video playback, finding critical moments is a lot easier. Various object tracking features, including Tally Counter, Virtual Fence and No-idle Zone helps users stay alert of intruders. Web APIs make it easy for developers to integrate Surveillance Station with their applications.

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Synology DSM 4.1 Beta Reward Program

Synology will hand out a DS213air to three beta testers who provide the most valuable assistance and feedback.
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Synology DSM 4.1 beta is free to download for users who own a DiskStation and RackStation x09 series and onward. Supported models include:
DS712+, DS212, DS212+, DS212j, RS212, RS812, DS1512+, DS1812+, DS3612xs, RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, DS112j, DS112, DS412+, RS812+, RS812RP+, RS2212+, RS2212RP+, DS112+, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211+, RS2211RP+, RS411, DS3611xs, DS2411+, DS1511+, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS411j, DS411slim, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS1010+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j, RS409+, RS409RP+, RS409, DS509+, DS409+, DS409, DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS209j, DS109+, DS109, DS109j, DS409slim

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