The RackStation RS2212+ 10 Bay 2U Rackmount NAS Server from Synology offers a high-performance, scalable and a full-featured network attached storage solution. It meets the needs of businesses that require an efficient way to centralize data protection, simplify data management and rapidly scale storage capacity with minimal time spent on setup and management.
The NAS server incorporates a passive cooling structure to avoid the dependency of a dedicated processor-cooling fan and mitigate any critical point of failure. The Link Aggregation on the NAS delivers an average 200.73 MBps reading speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment and 194.32 MBps writing*.
When the storage capacity of the RS2212+ NAS server is nearing its limits, the RX1211** expansion unit can easily expand it. It securely connects to the RX1211 expansion unit with a specially designed connection cable which carries SATA signals to ensure maximum throughput.
The NAS server runs on the operating system, DiskStation Manager (DSM), which integrates file level and block level storage in one unified storage system. The applications and features of NAS server is designed for large-scale businesses. Windows ADS integration allows this NAS server to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment without recreating user accounts. It has comprehensive network protocol support (AFP, FTP and NFS) which assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
Note! *The performance figures could vary on different environments.
- High Performance Data Throughput
- Link Aggregation on the NAS delivers an average 200.73 MBps reading speed under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows environment and 194.32 MBps writing*. The server has high performance that your data-intensive applications demand for a storage system and offers the ability to scale the storage capacity. 1
- High Reliability for Critical Business Applications
Businesses need a strong foundation to face mission-critical tasks. The NAS delivers high data availability to ensure access when it is needed. The 2 LAN with failover support and hot-swappable drives will ensure continual service uptime should the drives need replacement or experience an unexpected LAN failure.
The NAS server incorporates a passive cooling structure to avoid the dependency of a dedicated processor-cooling fan and mitigate any critical point of failure. When the system detects fan failure, the built-in redundancy mechanism will spin up the functional fan(s) to properly ventilate the system and support continuous operations until the replacement fan arrives. Therefore, potential system damages are minimized and system availability is maximized.
- Robust & Affordable Scalability Up to 88 TB
- When the storage capacity of the RS2212+ NAS server is nearing its limits, the RX1211 expansion unit can easily expand it. It securely connects to the RX1211 expansion unit with a specially designed connection cable which carries SATA signals to ensure maximum throughput. The RS2212+ NAS server can be expanded up to 22 drives with 88 TB capacity.
- Fit to Business Environment
Windows ADS integration allows the server to quickly and easily fit in an existing business network environment with no need to recreate users' accounts on the Synology RS2212+. The User Home feature minimizes the effort in creating a private shared folder for a large amount of users.
Windows ACL support provides much finer-grained access control and efficient privilege settings, allowing you to set up privileges to files and folders on NAS through their familiar Windows user interface. The privileges set on Windows ACL will be applied to all access entries, including AFP, FTP, File Station, NFS and WebDAV. The secure privilege offers no worries about any loopholes.
- iSCSI and Virtualization Ready
- With the iSCSI support in DSM, the NAS provides a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers, such as VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix. It is the ideal alternative to SAN solution for businesses. Affordable and cost-effective, iSCSI allows SMB users to consolidate storage into data center storage arrays while providing hosts with the illusion of locally attached disks.
- Full-featured Business Applications
The NAS runs on the renowned operating system, Synology DSM, offering comprehensive applications and features designed specifically for SMBs. Comprehensive network protocol support assures seamless file sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux platforms.
The encrypted FTP server and the web-based file explorer, Synology File Station, simplify internet file access. HTTPS, firewall and IP auto-block support ensures the file sharing over the Internet is protected at a high security level.
A wealth of additional features allows the NAS to replace several pieces of network hardware. Synology Web Station with support for PHP/MySQL content allows for the hosting of up to 30 websites on a single server. Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to safeguard the office environments by deploying IP cameras throughout the network. It features a mail server that can work with mail clients such as Mac Mail or Windows Outlook and the USB printer sharing capability minimizes businesses' printing costs by sharing printing resources throughout the office.
- Energy Efficient Design
The RS2212+ NAS server is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with the average storage server counterparts, it consumes a relatively low amount of power. The support of Wake on LAN/WAN and scheduled power on and off can further reduce power consumption and operation cost. HDD hibernation can be configured to take effect automatically when the system has been inactive for a specified period of time. This not only saves energy but also extends the lifespan of the hard disks.
The NAS server has RoHS compliant parts and is packed with recyclable packing materials.
DiskStation Manager (DSM)
- Apps on Demand
The Web Based Platform:
DSM is a web based platform. This means that you can select the service that you want to use and install the corresponding apps, only when you need it. So you can choose from Photo Station, Download Station, Cloud Station and other web apps to install from Package Center. The total customization gives you more control over your network storage.
- Cloud Station
The Cloud Station folder is a private cloud that always prepares itself up-to-date. It pushes files, songs and photos to any PC that you are working on and syncs automatically.*
You can view and edit files anytime via the Cloud Station folder even without an Internet connection. Now edit spreadsheets, create a new document or upload photos all within the folder offline. After Internet access is resumed, all changes are automatically synced onto Cloud Station and can be viewed offline.
A single Synology NAS is everyone's private cloud. Every user can own a Cloud Station folder on their own computers and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. All clouds are on one DiskStation, where data security and privacy are guaranteed. In addition, when your PC and DiskStation are in the same local area network (LAN), the transfer rate is higher than what's offered over the Internet. You can upload large files and sync faster. 2
- Synology ezCloud
Even without any network settings, you can still access your files remotely. With Synology's ezCloud, there's nothing you can't retrieve over the Internet. Once the network cable is connected to your DiskStation, you can use Cloud Station and DS file to access and sync files. There is no need to configure a router or any other network device.*
Control the internet presence of your cloud with Synology's DDNS service. Free and reliable, ezCloud lets you directly register a personalized domain name from Synology. There are no more hassles of seeking third party service. Synology also allows you to monitor your DiskStation online for troubleshooting. You can log into the MyDS Center webpage and see the status of your registered Synology NAS right away.
Stay Connected with Notifications:
You can get notifications on the status of your DiskStation through multiple channels. On top of SMS and email notifications, Synology now provides free push services on Skype, Windows Live Messenger and DS finder for iOS devices. You can decide which event notifications to trigger and avoid unnecessary alerts. Event categories can be precisely set for you to take appropriate action as needed. 3
- Synology Hybrid RAID
Instant Volume Creation and Optimized Storage Capacity:
DSM makes volume creation simple with Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR). You don't need to study the difference between RAID types and requirements. SHR offers instant volume creation and optimized storage capacity.
Unlike traditional RAID that creates volume based upon the smallest hard disk within the array, SHR divides each hard disk into smaller chunks, creating additional redundant storage. The capacity of each disk can be utilized to the maximum, thus optimizing total volume capacity.
Store Files Quickly:
You do not need to wait for the volume setup to complete before storing data in NAS server. With SHR, you can start moving data into DiskStation during the volume creation.
Reliable Fault Tolerance Mechanism:
Depending on your choice, SHR provides 1 to 2 hard disk fault tolerance of data protection. If one hard disk fails to function properly, your data is still accessible unaffected.
- Synology's Virtualization Support
VMware vSphere 5 Support:
Synology is the leading NAS server provider to offer support on VMware vSphere 5. When deploying NAS Server, businesses are entitled to:
•Better flexibility to deploy and migrate VMs
•Higher storage performance and storage efficiency with VMFS-5 file system
•Smooth access and management efficiency with load balancing automation in Storage vMotion
Synology NAS servers also support other major virtualization solutions. Synology is dedicated to simplifying virtualized storage management while increasing business agility within large data centers. This dedication extends beyond the support for large-scale businesses. Even budget minded SMBs are able to introduce virtualization into daily operations.
Synology NAS servers run on the same operating system, DiskStation Manager. Therefore, all Synology NAS servers are capable of operating within a virtualized environment.* 4