Synology Inc. today announced its new operating system, DSM 7.0, is generally available for the vast majority of its storage devices, including its enterprise NAS and surveillance-focused offerings, following a first point release focused on expanding support.
Since its official release, DSM 7.0 has received praise for its greater speed and efficiency. DSM 7.0.1, besides expanding availability to Synology’s top-of-the-line devices, sees the release of several advanced functions, including expedited processing of support requests through Active Insight integration, Fibre Channel support, flash volume deduplication, and a K8s CSI driver to improve volume management in Kubernetes.
Together with this update, Synology is officially launching Hybrid Share, its hybrid cloud solution that brings the flexibility and scalability of cloud services to on-premises deployments. Hybrid Share enables simple and fast file synchronization between locations or offices, combining efficient local file caching with bandwidth offloading to the cloud to improve productivity while reducing IT burdens.
VPN Plus Permanently License Free
Synology has also announced that its VPN server solution for Synology Routers, VPN Plus, has transitioned to a permanently free licensing program.
“We first launched this program to support businesses worldwide during the initial phase of the COVID-19 crisis. Fast forward 18 months and the trend is now irreversible. Working from home has become the new normal,” said Rebecca Lin, Product Manager for VPN Plus at Synology Inc. “We think our users should continue to enjoy full free access to all the best VPN technologies that Synology has to offer. That is why we are announcing forever free licenses for all previously paid features of our premier VPN server solution, Synology VPN Plus.”
Under the new program, new and existing owners of Synology’s RT1900ac, RT2600ac, and MR2200ac wireless routers can activate perpetual Client VPN Access and Site-to-Site VPN licenses at no additional cost, forever.
About VPN Plus
VPN Plus allows your Synology Router to host a powerful VPN server that is easy to set up and manage. It supports SSTP, OpenVPN, L2TP over IPSec, as well as Synology’s own SSL VPN protocol and lightweight desktop client. Web-based portal VPN gives users direct access to company intranet sites and there is even an option to provide employees with browser-based remote desktop access.
Owners of XS, SA, FS, NVR, and DVA Series devices can obtain DSM 7.0.1 by heading to the Synology Download Center or upgrade directly from within DSM once the update is rolled out in their regions.
Synology Hybrid Share is automatically available to all C2 Storage Advanced Plan (previously Plan II) subscribers at no additional cost.
Synology at a Glance
Staying at the forefront of data management, Synology innovates and adapts to ever-evolving technologies. It continues to bring new possibilities to the table, including but not limited to: solutions for data storage and backup, file collaboration, video management, and network infrastructure – all designed with one goal in mind – presenting a centralized platform to simplify IT administration while driving digital transformation for businesses worldwide.