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Synology® and Symform® Team Up to Protect Data in the Cloud

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Synology® today announced a new partnership with Symform, a revolutionary cloud storage and backup service, to provide users with an alternative way to backup data. By installing the SymformBeta package from Synology Package Center, users can receive 10 gigabytes of free storage from the Symform Cloud Storage Network, a globally distributed, peer-to-peer cloud storage network.

“Data protection is a top business concern for users who turn to Synology NAS servers for primary local backup,” said Wayne An, Product Manager of Synology Inc. “Our partnership with Symform and their distributed storage model is ideal for our community, and we believe it will bring added value to our users.”

“The cost of remote backup is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today, even though data protection is the top IT priority for most companies. As a result, we’re making it easy and free to extend critical data in NAS devices to the Symform Cloud Storage Network,” said Margaret Dawson, vice president of product management and marketing at Symform. “Synology is a great partner to team up with on this offer because they understand the importance of keeping data safe and making data backup fast, reliable and affordable.” 

With Synology NAS servers and the Symform cloud data backup, SMBs can follow data backup best practices with secure, reliable local backup combined with secondary, remote backup.


This package is available for select Synology NAS servers: DS413j, DS213, RS812RP+, RS812+, RS812, RS2212RP+, RS2212+, RS212, DS712+, DS412+, DS212j, DS212+, DS212, DS1812+, DS1512+, DS112+, DS112j, DS112, RS411, RS2211RP+, RS2211+, DS411slim, DS411j, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS2411+, DS211j, DS211+, DS211, DS1511+, DS111, RS810RP+, RS810+, DS710+, DS410j, DS210j, DS110j, DS1010+, RS409, DS409slim, DS409, DS209, DS109

General availability with more Synology NAS servers is expected by Q4 of this year. The package can be downloaded from the Package Center of Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1.

About Symform

The Symform Cloud Storage Network is a better way to store and backup all of your data. As the world’s first distributed and crowdsourced data backup solution, Symform enables users to pay with bytes instead of bucks. Every business on the network contributes excess local drive space to the grid in exchange for secure, fast and reliable cloud data backup. Before data leaves the source device, it is encrypted and shredded, redundancy added, and then geo-distributed across the global network. With its proprietary and patented technology, Symform is building the world’s largest virtual data center using existing Internet infrastructure.  Go to

Synology at a Glance

Synology is dedicated to taking full advantage of the latest technologies to bring businesses and home users reliable and affordable ways to centralize data storage, simplify data backup, share and sync files across different platforms, and access data on-the-go. Synology aims to deliver products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.


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