Storage firm Synology has unveiled two network-attached storage appliances that can be used as application or backup servers.
The one-drive bay DiskStation 111 and two-drive bay DiskStation 211 models feature a Gigabit Ethernet port, as well as support for USB and eSATA drive connections, and contain a 1.6GHz CPU and 256MB of RAM.
The devices are equipped with backup software and web hosting tools. Synology said that the DiskStation Manager 3.0 software interfaces with Linux, Windows and Mac systems.
Synology also noted the potential for the DiskStation models to function as web servers. The Web Station software allows the servers to be configured to host up to 30 web sites.
Bundled software also allows the appliances to serve as FTP, mail, printing and surveillance servers.
"We are happy with the price-to-performance ratio of the Synology DS211 and DS111, delivering an average of over 100MB/sec reading speed in a Windows environment, and over 53MB/sec writing," said Synology product manager Peter Chen.
"Together with a ton of ready-to-use business applications and features, users can get as much value from a single purchase as possible."
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