Synology enables organisations protect data with new backup apps

Synology has released two major backup applications in Active Backup suite of packages, the official version of Active Backup for Office 365 that supports SaaS cloud backup, and the beta version of Active Backup for Business that provides data availability for workloads in physical and virtual environments.

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“More and more companies and organisations are operating across physical, virtual, and cloud platforms. This phenomenon presents a tremendous challenge to IT departments for ensuring the safety of the growing data in this cross-platform environment,” said Jia-Yu Liu, Director of Application Group, Synology.

“To tackle this problem, Synology provides a new, all-in-one solution that closely integrates software and hardware for businesses of varying scale.”

Active Backup for Office 365 employs single instancing technology to not only help businesses with the management and availability of Office 365 data, but also significantly lower the space occupied by backups. The content search function is particularly geared toward combing through content in mail and attachments, enabling users to find the mail in need of recovery in the shortest time.

Other features includes support for multiple Office 365 endpoints, centralised management through a single interface on a Synology NAS, Granular restoration, search, and export from self-service recovery portal, and improved backup and storage efficiency through single instancing and block level deduplication.

The Active Backup for Business solutions integrates multiple technologies adopted by DiskStation Manager (DSM). For Btrf file system, Synology has developed the Global Deduplication function to greatly reduce the required storage for backup. The integration with Virtual Machine Manager allows NAS backups of physical servers or virtual machines to directly run on DSM, maximising the availability of data and applications.

The solution provides PC and server protection with image-based backup by users; virtual protection machine to backup VM workloads using just VM vSphere and technologies for faster, more reliable backup with greater storage efficiency.

Each Synology NAS that supports Active Backup for Office 365 comes with 10 free licenses. For more information on the Active Backup for Office 365 license, please visit:

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