I have 8 synology boxes as I have increased the need for storage at my firm. I have a Dot Hill ISCSI San and am looking for an alternative as it comes of lease. It seems Qnap has taken the tech lead away from Syno with the new enterprise box they have with active active controllers (which syno doesnt have) but they went for zfs vs Syno and its FS choice. Does QNAP win out in a shoot out as a result ? They also have tiering and dedupe options, seems syno is getting left behind in the chase for enterprise features.
Indeed, Qnap is much more innovative. Whereas Synology chooses to add extra functionality only after other innovators have proven the technology work. Similar like Apple attitude. Synology does not have Active-Active Dual Controller, because they think their solution is better. They prefer two identical NAS servers – allowing broken one to be automatically replaced by the backup server. Synology also has no tiering function created. They want you to buy flash station instead. They have deduplication available though and they are quite innovative in software development side. But Qnap does stand out with their solutions.
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