Smart move which continues to pay dividends
April 22, 2020

Smart move which continues to pay dividends

Paul Tedder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Synology DiskStation

We have two Synology DiskStations. One we use in our production environment as network file storage for all of our users as well as a general file share. The other we use as offsite backup. We take our Virtual Servers VHDs and back them up there. Using Rsync we also backup our on-prem Synology.
  • Software interface is not overwhelming and relatively easy to use.
  • Reliable. Never have any issues with it.
  • Pricing. Much less expensive than other options we looked at.
  • It's different than a Microsoft solution - things laid out differently.
  • Meets our needs so hard to identify examples of improvement.
  • ROI is high since the cost is much less than other products and dramatically cheaper than a SAN.
  • Very little support needed - I spend hardly any time doing support on the device.
We transitioned from a standard Windows File Server. This solution is much cheaper. Easy to use and extremely reliable. We will be replacing our two Synology boxes in 2020 with newer versions.
Haven't really used their support, but I don't think it is all that robust. There does seem a good community of users though.

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It does not replace a SAN, but for light to general usage, it has worked great for us. The web interface works well. I like it so much that I bought a smaller version to use in my home.

Using Synology DiskStation

50 - Our entire operation uses it. Everyone has a shared folder on Synology.
1 - Basic IT skills
  • File Server
  • VM offsite backup
  • General file storage
We are planning on buying two more this year.