Synology launches two new backup applications

Synology launches two new backup applications
The new Synology solutions are intended to provide businesses with more powerful backup solutions.
Published: 25 June 2018 - 12:13 a.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Synology has released two new backup applications, to help companies manage data in cross-platform environments.

The new solutions for the Active Backup suite include the official version of Active Backup for Office 365 that supports SaaS cloud backup, and the beta version of Active Backup for Business that provides data availability for workloads in physical and virtual environments.

"More and more companies and organizations are operating across physical, virtual, and cloud platforms. This phenomenon presents a tremendous challenge to IT departments for ensuring the safety of the growing data in this cross-platform environment." said Jia-Yu Liu, Director of Application Group at Synology Inc. "To tackle this problem, Synology provides a new, all-in-one solution that closely integrates software and hardware for businesses of varying scale."

Active Backup for Office 365 employs single instancing technology to not only help businesses with the management and availability of Office 365 data, but also significantly lower the space occupied by backups, Synology said. The solution also includes content search function to improve search in mail and attachments.

Other features includes support for multiple Office 365 endpoints, centralized management through a single interface on a Synology NAS, Granular restoration, search, and export from self-service recovery portal, and improved backup and storage efficiency through single instancing and block level deduplication.

The Active Backup for Business solutions integrates multiple technologies adopted by DiskStation Manager (DSM). For Btrf file system, Synology has developed the Global Deduplication function to greatly reduce the required storage for backup. The integration with Virtual Machine Manager allows NAS backups of physical servers or virtual machines to directly run on DSM, maximizing the availability of data and applications.

The solution provides PC and server protection with image-based backup by users; virtual protection machine to backup VM workloads using just VM vSphere and technologies for faster, more reliable backup with greater storage efficiency.

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