Synology DS1621xs+ – Part 1, what is it?

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The good folks over at Synology have been kind enough to loan me a  Synology DS1621xs+ to review and play around with. What is a DS1621xs+ I hear you ask? It is a 6 bay desktop NAS (Network Attached Storage) powered by an Intel Xeon D-1527 4-core 2.2 GHz processor with expandable memory capacity and room for a couple of M.2 SSD NVMe drives too. Head on over the Synology page to check out the spec in more detail.

In this post, I will cover what is in the box and initial setup but I am hoping to dive into some of the data protection features and virtual machine hosting capabilities in later blog posts. Synology has free functionality to protect Office 365 workloads as well as VMware based workloads, which is pretty cool in my book.

Who is Synology?

Synology as a company has been around since 2000, having created a heritage around building robust network attached storage devices for a multitude of uses to suit most budgets. Device form factors come in both desktop and rack mount with varying degrees of resilience built into those devices, such as redundant power supplies, redundant network cards and even redundant

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