The DiskStation provides a solution for the standard NAS roles such as file sharing, scheduled backups, remote access, and centralized management.
Additional services can also be enabled, such as a built-in web server capable of hosting up to thirty sites at once, or an add-on email server. Remote access has been further enhanced with apps available for free on Android and iPhone smartphone platforms.
Priced under $900, the new DiskStation runs Synology’s DiskStation Manager (DSM) 3.0, including all the features that entails. DSM 3.0 offers users an intuitive desktop-like interface to simplify access to the DiskStation, whether locally or remotely. With its user-friendly Storage Manager and Synology Hybrid RAID, users can quickly and easily create redundant volumes.
DSM 3.0 also brings a rich integrated feature set for business users. Enhanced iSCSI support (including MPIO and MC/S) allows businesses to consolidate their storage without the cost and complexity of a SAN (storage area network).
ADS integration allows use of existing domain users and groups for domains up to 100,000 users and groups. Access control lists (ACLs) allow file-level privilege control using NTFS-style permissions.
The DS1511+ also includes Surveillance Station 5, turning it into a network video recorder solution. Surveillance Station 5 offers a unified interface for multiple cameras, and supports over 700 models of IP camera. In addition, the DS1511+ is backed by a competitive 3-year warranty and in-house technical support at no extra cost.