The Backblaze alternative to Amazon S3 is out of beta with new support for Synology Cloud Sync. I'll be sticking with my Amazon Cloud syncing because it works for me and is cheaper. But I have to say the Backblaze B2 option is pretty compelling. By my calculations it would only cost about $35 per month to store 7TB of data.
Synology's DSM 6 has reached "RC" status. Now's probably an OK time to consider it. Try at your own risk, but I'm envious if you do.
The latest Synology DSM update out this week adds some critical security fixes but there's also a nice update to the Cloud Sync application.1 If you are using Amazon's new Cloud Drive service your Synology can now automatically sync (both directions) with the service.
The Amazon Cloud ...
BitTorrent Sync, Dropbox, Amazon Cloud, Google Drive — There's no shortage of ways I can store files on the Internet. I've been a dedicated Dropbox user for many years and continue to pay for their "Pro" consumer product. The announcement of a new Amazon unlimited storage option is compelling ...
The Synology 5.2 beta is available and they are moving in a very interesting direction. DSM 5.2 will add support for Docker apps and a Synology SSO. A new self-hosted task manager is also making a premier with this version of the NAS operating system. There's plenty ...
I've used the Surveillance Station on Synology for a couple of years now and it's great. It's revealed misbehaving teenagers, dishonest house sitters, rafters of turkeys, and drunk trash can bulldozers. I'm mostly happy when I don't need it but when I do use it ...
I've used the Synology 1812+ for 2 years and upgraded to the 1815+ the day it was released. The 1815+ is an 8-bay NAS device powered by the Synology DSM software and is currently around $1,000 on Amazon without any drives. The 1812+ originally cost me ...
Synology is emailing registered users regarding the Synolocker ransomware I mentioned.
The short version:
It impacts older versions of DSM and the hole was patched in 2013.
The long version:
Dear Synology users,
We would like to inform you that a ransomware called "SynoLocker" is currently affecting some Synology NAS ...
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