If in 2017 we backed up ourselves to the cloud, then starting from 2018 we back up the cloud to ourselves to protect our calendars, mail and contacts from blocking any messengers, disconnecting accounts and others misfortunes. Synology has a great tool for backing up Google and Microsoft services, which we'll test. Since we use such business-friendly products as Office 365, Google Drive and Calendar, Gmail and Shared Folders in G-Suite, we need to make sure that this data is safe.
With this storage system, you can create a 2-node Failover Virtualization Cluster in one box. This model is designed for video surveillance, for installations on hundreds of IP cameras, for storing hundreds of terabytes of data and for analyzing video recordings. We tested it using the Macroscop software.
If you need to move hundreds of terabytes of data between enterprise data centers, science has come up with nothing better than copying them to hard drives, loading them into the trunk of a car and carrying them like any other cargo. Even large integrators with When moving data centers, HDDs are packed in cardboard where, according to their own words, the disks are systematically dying. Orico has cases for different tastes: from 1 to 20 discs, you can be sure that they are safe.
Synology is expanding the capabilities of its hypervisor and in the Pro version it is possible to create a failover cluster. We tested non-stop migration, crash recovery and also showed how BTRFS can save disk space when using a dozen virtual machines. Traditionally for Synology, every step here is intuitive and logical.
Active-Active fault-tolerant architecture and ZFS file system support puts this NAS on a par with NetAPP, Dell / EMC and HPE solutions. Total iSCSI throughput is 120 Gbps, on-the-fly deduplication saves space by tens of times when hosting virtual machines - we tested all these features, including switching times and latencies when one of the controllers fails.
Testing the top-end enterprise-class NAS from QNAP, we ask two questions: what acceleration will we get using the technology of data distribution over layers (Tiering) for each invested dollar, and whether we can use the built-in hypervisor in this storage system, set up a full-fledged remote desktop, with 3D graphics for working in 3D Studio Max and Sketchup.