Synology® XS Series NAS Servers Achieves VMware® vSphere 5.0 Certification

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Synology® Inc. today announced that its XS Series NAS servers are now officially certified VMware® Ready™ with full support for vSphere 5, offering better flexibility, higher performance, better storage and management efficiency in VMware virtualisation platform.

With the newly introduced Storage Distribute Resource Scheduler (DRS) technology in vSphere 5, Synology XS Series NAS servers offer a perfect solution for on-going load balancing automation, resource aggregation and automated initial placement which improves efficiency and I/O bottlenecks.

Virtual Machine File System (VMFS) 5 improves scalability and performance for virtual machines, simplifying virtual machine provisioning and administration. Storage vMotion for a virtual machine can now be used with snapshot, which greatly increases flexibility.

"We are proud to be among the first to deliver data storage solutions optimized for VMware vSphere 5," said Wayne An, Product Manager, Synology Inc. "With guaranteed compatibility between vSphere 5 and XS Series NAS servers, joint customers will benefit from increased simplicity, agility plus efficiency, and be able to get the most from their virtual infrastructure investment."

With comprehensive iSCSI support, the ultra-high performance and scalable XS series NAS servers can integrate with virtualised environments seamlessly. For more product information, please visit:

Synology XS NAS servers can be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at

About Synology

Founded in 2000, Synology is a young and energetic company dedicated to developing high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. Our goal is to deliver user-friendly solutions and solid customer service to satisfy the needs of businesses, home offices, individual users and families.