Synology’s high-performance NAS with petabyte scalability

Synology's SA3600 storage system

SA3600 allows enterprise to scale up storage effortlessly



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13 January 2020 | 0

The latest member of Synology’s SA family of high-performance, petabyte-capable, network attached storage (NAS) servers is built to accommodate both existing and future data storage requirements. The SA3600 gives businesses access to faster, larger, on-premises storage in a cost-effective package, says the maker.

Powered by an Intel Xeon 12-core processor, the SA3600 is scalable up to 180 drives. With petabyte-scale storage capacity, the system is suitable for massive surveillance deployments, video post-production, and other business environments. To minimise total cost of ownership, the storage system supports both 2.5″ and 3.5″ SAS/SATA drives, which increases its flexibility and prevents vendor lock-in, says Synology.

SA3600 has two 10GbE and four 1GbE Ethernet ports

Designed to accelerate workloads, the SA3600 boasts over 5,500 MB/s sequential throughput and 176,000 4K random write IOPS1, as well as up to 1,536 TB storage capacity and seven expansion units2. The system is virtualisation ready as it is certified for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and OpenStack Cinder.




The system has an onboard centralised back-up solution for VM, SaaS and endpoint protection. All back-up tasks can be managed from one console and restore data thanks to flexible recovery methods. Users can prevent data loss with Synology Snapshot Manage, which integrates with VMware and Windows for application-consistent protection. Snapshot Replication enables shared folder and LUN protection for all other workloads. IT departments can simplify operations with comprehensive tools designed to safeguard businesses data.

“In response to the rising demand for on-premises data storage, we built the SA series to help businesses reach petabyte-scale storage,” said Michael Wang, product manager, Synology. “SA3600 provides massive storage and high performance to meet the ever-growing compute requirements and to facilitate IT transformation for large-scale businesses.”

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