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Virtualization with Synology

Virtualization is a big part of any companies IT infrastructure, and it is only become more and more prominent. While server virtualization is the main type talked about there are other types of virtualization that could be beneficial for companies to consider. A big one being storage virtualization.

Storage virtualization pools all of the physical storage from multiple storage devices and presents it all as a single storage device that is managed from a central console. This relies on software to identify available storage and then present it as a pool of storage to be used in virtual environments. Figuring out what software to use and how to set this up could be complicated. However, Synology makes it easy with their Virtual Machine Manager Pro software.

Synology’s Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Pro is designed with technical professionals in mind and is a part of the Synology Plus, FS, and XS Series NAS systems. It allows for Synology NAS systems to run multiple virtual machines no matter the operating system. It even makes it easy for users to integrate and manage multiple Synology NAS systems, as well as easily schedule data protection plans with snapshot and remote replication through additional features such as Synology Hyper Backup and CMS (Central Management System).

Key Features of Virtual Machine Manager Pro Include:

  • Cluster infrastructure: Create a cluster infrastructure with up to seven Synology NAS systems. VMM Pro enables migration and flexible scalability for load balancing and resource allocation.
  • Fully protect your virtual machines: Snapshot features enable the ability to clone and restore virtual machines in seconds. Even create failover virtual machines for full protection.
  • Live migration: Seamlessly migrate virtual machines from one Synology NAS system to another. Also allows for storage on a third NAS system.
  • High Availability: In the event of server failure, affected virtual machines are automatically restarted on another NAS system in the cluster.

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