Synology has announced the public beta of its latest DiskStation Manager operating system, DSM 5.0. The beta will introduce users to the first major point-release of the platform-ubiquitous OS in almost two years. With it, come a range of features and performance enhancements.
QuickConnect is now fully integrated into the OS, and makes it possible to access “all” user data without any complex router configuration required. QuickConnect credentials are also uniform across mobile applications, such as: DS Photo+, DS Video, and DS File, taking remote accessibility beyond current limitations, with only a data connection as a requisite.
Cloud Station is now more versatile. A single client is now able to sync between multiple DiskStations, making it possible to keep specific files, file-types, and folders from work and home current across all devices.
DiskStations can also sync between each other without any mediating hardware. Businesses as well as families can keep shared pools of data harmonized whether cities, states, or continents apart.
New to DSM 5.0 Beta is the Central Management System (CMS). This new utility makes it possible to manage multiple Disk or RackStations from a single interface. It’s also at the core of Synology’s new ability to scale. From the CMS, clustered arrays can be aggregated to scale to a petabyte of storage–with the ability to scale-out even further in the near future.