The all-flash Synology FlashStation FS3017

Synology launched FlashStation FS3017, the company’s pioneer product within an entirely new all-flash series, a solution for heavy video production.

All flash for the new Synology FlashStation FS3017

Capable of handling over 200,000 IOPS in 4k random writing with RDMA technology enabled, the FS3017 is perfect for video post-production, while offering a raw capacity of 90TB.

While flash-storage is notoriously expensive, it seems to be the direction the market is moving towards. The FS3017 also has one advantage: it accepts both high-end SAS SSD and the more mainstream SATA SSD, so users can conrol their investment, while using a system that is designed to be future-proof. The FlashStation FS3017 is is perfect for big data analysis, video post-production, virtualisation, and handling any demanding database application that requires high IOPS and low latency at the same time.

FS3017 won Synology another Best Choice Award from the 2016 Computex, maintaining the company’s six-year winning streak, just a few months after topping TechTarget’s Quality Awards survey for NAS systems.

FS3017 features dual Intel Xeon 6-core processors, 64GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (expandable up to 512GB), dual built-in 10GBase-T ports, and supports optional 10GbE / 25GbE / 40GbE NICs, guaranteeing stable performance in multitasking and data throughput. In addition, you can leverage iSCSI over RDMA technology to enhance iSCSI performance by up to 80% with an optional purchase of supported NIC on FS3017.

All flash for the new Synology FlashStation FS3017

“With Synology’s new signature feature RAID F1, we unevenly distribute parity bits across all SSDs to prevent RAID crashes,” says Vice President Vic Hsu, “when the oldest SSD handling the most write-intensive operations wears out, users simply replace it with a new disk without interrupting the RAID.”

FS3017 runs on Synology’s award-winning NAS operating system DSM, with built-in Snapshot Replication which creates 65,000 backup copies to offsite servers, and an inclusive virtualisation solution that incorporates VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V, and OpenStack integration. With Windows ACL, Windows AD and LDAP integration support, plus various application privileges, the FS3017 will soon become, according to Synology, the go-to choice for large-scale businesses.

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