Synology was founded in 2000 in Taiwan, by former Microsoft employees Philip Wong and Cheen Liao. Their primary dedication was developing an operating system to combine with NAS hardware, called Filer OS. In 2004, they completed their first project: DiskStation DS-101 and DiskStation Manager. Since their release of the first DiskStation product, the company has grown exponentially, concentrating on providing NAS solutions for small businesses.
Their Flagship product, DiskStation Manager, is the foundation of everything; integrating file sharing, RAID storage, multimedia streaming, centralized backup and virtual storage. Synology began producing mobile applications supporting windows, android, iOS and Kindle. The DSM receives two large updates a year, and minor updates all year long. It is completely free for their users. They launched their first hot-swap capable product in 2006, The RackStation Rs-406. (The name Cube Station had been used previously but was discontinued). They opened a second location in Bellevue, Washington a few months later, then a third in England in 2008. That same year they launched their first DiskStation with 5 bays, the DS508. In 2011, a location opened in Dusseldorf, Germany; the same year as the release of their XS Series which is scalable to over 100TB. A location was opened in Suresnes, then relocated to Courbevoie, France in March of 2013. Things have not slowed down since.
Synology Products we work with include, but are not limited to:
- DiskStation 3612xs
- DiskStation 214+, 415+, & 713+
- DiskStation 1513+, & 1515+
- DiskStation 1813+, 1815+, & 2413+
- DiskStation 114, 214, & 214play
- DiskStation 414, & 414play
- DiskStation 115j, 213j, & 213air
- DiskStation 214se, 414slim, & 414j
- RackStation 3614xs/3614RPxs, & 3614xs+
- RackStaion 10613xs+
- RackStation 814+/814RP+
- RackStation 2414+/2414RP+
- RackStation 214 & 814