Synology is the new Apple Server
March 03, 2021

Synology is the new Apple Server

Justin Esgar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Synology DiskStation

We deploy Synology DiskStation across many clients who needed to have their Apple-based servers replaced. With easy filesharing on AFP or SMB protocols, the Disk Station was a no brainer. We have them deployed as a backup solution for some clients, and a Plex server for others. Using the built in tools that came with Synology DiskStation - such as Hyperbackup and Cloud Sync has made it very easy to provide solid solutions for clients.
  • Easy of Use
  • Storage controls are simple to use and manage
  • Ease of access, using their built in DDNS/QuickConnect tool
  • Price for the unit itself (w/out hard drives) is very competitive
  • They have been promising the next OS for over 2 years now
  • Support is iffy depending on the problem
  • Reporting is cumbersome - there are SO many reports - to manage them all is a pain.
  • Positive - a great, cost effect server replacement for the now defunct Mac Server solution
  • Can't think of a negative ROI.

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It's great if you need a simple server for filesharing, or to use one of the built in components, such as Drive Sync, Google/Office365 backups.

Due do the lack of fiber connectivity, or thunderbolt connectivity - doing video editing has been tough, even on units where we can bind all the ethernet ports (such as the RS4017).