Synology has released the beta version of the DiskStation Manager 7.1 that lets eager system admins to test out the expanded functionality included within the build that provides more options and flexibility towards the brand’s storage solution.
Users will find a brand new interface called the File Aggregation portal where SMB DFS capability is added to enable system admins to unite multiple Synology systems under a one belt to create a seamless file access pathway for end users. On the other hand, the new interface that popped up in version 7.0 has been further optimized by consolidating all background tasks into a simple overview across different users accounts for full system governance. or Synology High Availability clusters, users can now view and manage drives on both systems from a single instance of Storage Manager for easier maintenance and management. Performance wise, version 7.1 takes the SSD economization game further down the line by enabling speedups across multiple storage volume at the same time for better random I/O performance.
Diskstation Manager 7.1 is also leveraging the security and protection aspect by introducing the Synology Active Backup for Business into the ecosystem to give users the ability to clone and replicate an entire Synology system to greatly accelerate recovery time during total site failure. With this, 100% data destruction doesn’t always mean a complete business wipe.
Aside from them, there’s also a couple of other things worth mentioning towards Synology’s other related applications and services where they have their fair share of updates too:
- Active Backup for Business: bandwidth control, expanded monitoring and reporting capabilities, and support for DSM backups
- Active Insight: centralized login activity monitoring and Hyper Backup task statuses
- Synology C2 Hybrid Share: server-side snapshots for better file protection
- Directory Server: support for read-only domain controllers to improve deployment security and flexibility
- Synology Drive: revamped mobile user experience and improved monitoring/auditing capabilities
- MailPlus: Virtual DSM support, expanded management options, importing and migration improvements
- Virtual Machine Manager: storage I/O performance improvements and QoS capabilities
You can get the Synology Diskstation Manager 7.1 beta release starting today by applying for the pre-release program although the brand recommends interested users to install the pre-release software on non-production or virtualized systems for testing purposes.