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  • I love this day. The day when Synology releases an update to their operating system, DiskStation Manager.  Today, it's 5.2.  We have talked about the beta on the podcast and now it's baked and ready to go for anyone with a x10 or later Synology NAS.  I'm especially excited because a DS1515 just arrived and it will get 5.2 immediately!  I'll be comparing some of the new features on the 1515 to the DS415+.  Stay tuned for more on that but in the meantime, read to the bottom and go download 5.2!






    Synology Refines Award-Winning OS with New DiskStation Manager 5.2


    New Features Help Customers Optimize NAS for Better Usability, Efficiency, and Security


    Bellevue, WA – May 12, 2015 – Today, Synology America Corp. announced updates to the company’s award-winning operating system with the launch of DiskStation Manager 5.2.  The new OS offers more features to help businesses create customized storage solutions for development, backups, restoration, cloud technology, security, and caching. To improve the multimedia and mobile experience, DSM 5.2 also added refinements to Note Station, DS note, DS audio, DS photo+, and Audio Station.



    “At Synology, we are constantly improving our software, so companies can access the full power of their NAS. From Docker to enhanced backups, we designed DSM 5.2 to help customers get the most all around value out of their storage,” said Jason Bonoan, product marketing manager at Synology.


     


    UPDATED BUSINESS FEATURES


    More Development Tools
    .
    With the addition of
    Docker, developers and system administrators can simplify the process for creating, deploying, and running virtualized applications on Synology NAS.



    Upgraded File Backups and Replication.
    Smart Recycling, Single File Versioning, and iSCSI LUN snapshot make it easier to backup files, restore data, and optimize storage for greater efficiency. iSCSI LUN
    snapshots guarantee data consistency
    . When combined with Smart Recycling,
    users can set the NAS to automatically delete redundant file versions, and free up storage for other uses.


     


    Added Security for Cloud Technology, File Syncing, and Encryption.
    Cloud Sync now offers one-way sync to help prevent unauthorized file updates. Additional advancements allow data encryption before it is transferred to the Cloud. The new DSM 5.2 also supports SMB 3 encryption for more security options.



    SSD Caching that Uses 90 Percent Less Memory.
    With the DSM 5.2, SSD caching memory requirements have been reduced by 90 percent compared to the DSM 5.1. Now, IT departments can lower acquisition costs for memory.


     


    A REFINED MULTIMEDIA & MOBILE EXPERIENCE


    Improved Organizational Tools for Better Project Management.
    Updates to Note station and DS note make it easier to create, organize, and use to-do lists.



    Better Music Streaming.
    With enhancements to DS audio and Audio Station, users can navigate playlists with greater ease, while enjoying better sound quality.


    The Ultimate Slideshow.
    For captivating slideshows and presentations,
    DS photo+
    has added support for Chromecast and DLNA-compatible devices, so users can display photos on their TV screens.


     


    Availability


    The Synology DSM 5.2 is free for users who own a DiskStation, RackStation, or Embedded DataStation x10 series and onward. To download, visit:
    www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/5.2
    . For DSM 5.2 release notes go to:
    www.synology.com/en-us/dsm/5.2/software_spec
    .


    About Synology


    Synology creates network attached storage and IP surveillance solutions that transform the way users manage data and conduct surveillance in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, and implement professional surveillance solutions in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in-class customer services.  For more information about Synology visit:
    www.synology.com


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