The DiskStation DS3617xs 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from Synology is designed for business environments in mind by offering 12 hot-swappable storage bays, an Intel Xeon CPU, 16GB of ECC RAM, and extensive redundancy features for protecting your data. The DiskStation DS3617xs comes with four failover Gigabit Ethernet ports with link-aggregation enabled as well as support for various RAID modes, so you can provide always-available data for your network. Once drives are installed into the enclosure's bays, you can configure your drives in a JBOD, Basic, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, or 10 array to meet the needs of your business.
For performance, the DiskStation DS3617xs sports an Intel Xeon D-1527 quad-core processor and 16GB of DDR4 ECC memory to run the DiskStation Manager operating system and multiple VMs smoothly. Each of the cores on the processor has a stock speed of 2.2 GHz and can operate at speeds of up to 2.7 GHz while running demanding apps. Other notable features include two USB 3.0 ports as well as two expansion ports for connecting sold separately DX1215 expansion units, allowing you to expand its storage capacity with up to 36 drives without disrupting service. There's also an available PCIe 3.0 x8/x8 slot for adding an optional 10GbE adapter or M2D18 dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card for an SSD cache.
Synology has provided apps along with support for advanced technologies to enhance the DiskStation DS3617xs' capabilities. With Cloud Station, you can have your own private cloud to sync files across multiple devices. Another useful syncing feature is Synology High Availability (SHA) technology, which replicates data in real-time to another Synology NAS at a remote location, giving you a piece of mind if one location has a fire or flood. Virtualization and iSCSI are also possible, enabling you to create multiple VMs while providing users with simulated locally-attached disks.