Synology Intros DiskStation DS2015xs and DS3615xs NAS
Author: Hrvoje Jakovac
Date: 05 Dec 2014

Synology launched the new DiskStation DS2015xs and DS3615xs. Coming with built-in 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports, the 8-bay DS2015xs marks the advance of 10GbE solutions into small and medium-sized businesses. For large-scale businesses, the 12-bay DS3615xs offers the superior throughput and accuracy required for centralized data storage, management, and virtualization in distributed offices."Highly efficiency-minded companies are reaching beyond their limits every day, and their productivity simply should not be constrained by hardware infrastructure," said Michael Wang, product manager at Synology Inc. "We believe both SMBs and large businesses deserve storage solutions that can prepare them for a much more challenging - but rewarding - future, while carefully considering their different needs. That is how we designed DS2015xs and DS3615xs."

Powered by an all-new ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core CPU and a RAM module expandable to 8GB, DS2015xs delivers over 2,090 MB/s throughput at a cost little more than standard NAS storage for SMBs. Its two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports as well as two 1GbE RJ-45 ports not only pave the way for businesses to transition to a 10GbE environment, but also provide support for Link Aggregation and failover. All these features, combined with the native SATA III 6Gb/s support, make DS2015xs capable of handling intensive multitasking with the kind of performance that used to be the privilege of costly enterprise-grade servers.

DS3615xs is equipped with a 3.4 GHz dual-core x64 processor with an AES-NI hardware encryption engine, giving it exceptional throughput at over 2,350 MB/s and over 268,060 IOPS with a 10GbE NIC installed. For mission-critical applications where data accuracy is paramount, the expandable ECC RAM module (up to 32GB) ensures data is correctly read and written with ultra-high performance. Through the four Gigabit LAN ports along with a PCIe 3.0 slot, DS3615xs also marks its place in the high-speed data transfer era, and is particularly suitable for virtualization deployment. In addition, backed by read/write-optimized SSD cache and SATA III support, the model is designed to unleash the full potential of blazing fast SSDs while minimizing the cost per gigabyte.

Both DS2015xs and DS3615xs can be scaled up to a raw capacity of 120 and 216 TB respectively by connecting DX1215 expansion units. Taking advantage of their multiple LAN ports, the support of Synology High Availability also ensures the highest uptime and resiliency. Certified by VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V, both NAS servers can be seamlessly integrated into a company's virtualization environment and act as a powerful central storage.

DS2015xs and DS3615xs are backed by a limited 5-year warranty, and on top of it, the next-day Synology Replacement Service in selected countries.