Synology America Corp. announced the official release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.2. This latest iteration makes enterprise features even better, as well as additions for SMBs to make this the most business-grade release to date.

To keep pace with the growing market for storage for virtualization, Synology has included more powerful tools for iSCSI at no additional charge. To add to the built-in LUN backup software, Synology now offers LUN cloning and LUN snapshots. Cloning allows for nearly instantaneous LUN replicas. The snapshot capability allows for up to 256 snapshots without impacting system performance and minimizing the impact on storage.

“Business users will surely appreciate the increased value this upgrade brings,” said Jason Bonoan, Marketing Manager at Synology America Corp. “This release shows Synology’s continued dedication to give our business customers the tools they need at a price they can afford.”

The Cloud Station package has been revamped to make it a better value for businesses with mobile assets. Cloud Station 2 now allows for a nearly unlimited number of users and folders for syncing. It can be integrated with Active Directory and LDAP domains for improved security and ease of management.

Synology’s relentless work on the High Availability packages is paying dividends for a growing number of customers. High Availability allows users to maximize their uptime by clustering storage. The High Availability package is now available for current XS and Intel-based Plus models, bringing storage clusters within the financial reach of smaller businesses than before.