Synology adds new functionality to Cloud Station

Within the release of DSM 4.1 BETA Synology adds new functionality to the Cloud Station package. The following is now possible;

  • Shared folder can now be synchronized to different Cloud Station users on Windows PC or Mac Client. The maximum number of shared folder can be synced on Cloud Station is 2.
  • Data transmission is now encrypted by SSL to provide a layer of security over the Internet.
  • HTTPS tunneling is supported to sync data via HTTPS Tunnel with QuickConnect.
  • Proxy is now supported to establish connection to your Cloud Station server though your local proxy server.
  • Cloud Station package is not available on DS108j, DS109j and DS209j.

Also the DS File app for iOS and Android are updated with support for Cloud station. So now you can take your important documents with you on your laptop, phone and tablet.

DS File for iOS:
DS File for Android:

Synology CloudStation

Because of the popularity of my post Synology CloudStation (DSM 4.0)  and the final release of Synology DMS 4.0 if written a new post about how to setup Synology Cloud station, this time in English.

First of all, what is CloudStation? Well I can try to explain but this is what Synology writes about Cloud Station;

Automatic sync
Whether you are at home or outdoor, your PC always carries important files with the latest versions in a single folder. For that, Cloud Station does the work for you. It may looks like any other folder on your PC, but the Cloud Station folder is actually a private cloud that always prepares itself up-to-date. Cloud Station pushes files, songs, and photos to any PC that you are working on, and syncs automatically.

Offline viewing
View and edit your files anytime you want via the Cloud Station folder even without the Internet connection. You can edit spreadsheets, create a new document, or upload photos all within the folder offline. After Internet access is resumed, all changes will be automatically synced onto Cloud Station and will be ready again for next offline viewing. Your files are made truly available.

Everybody’s cloud
A single Synology NAS is everyone’s private cloud. Every user can own a Cloud Station folder on their own computers and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer. All clouds sit safe and sound in one DiskStation, where data security and privacy are guaranteed. In addition, when your PC and DiskStation are in the same local area network (LAN), you can also enjoy the speedier transfer rate than what’s offered over the Internet. Large file uploading and syncing just become faster.

So it’s a kind of private implementation of DropBox to run on your own storage solution. Now we know what Cloud Station is and we’re convinced we want to run this on our DiskStation we take a look on how to do this.

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Synology CloudStation (DSM 4.0)

UPDATE: I’ve written a new post in English based on the final release of Synology DSM 4.0 and Cloud Station. You can read it here; Synology CloudStation.

Op 16 januari heeft Synology de 1e beta versie van DSM 4.0 online beschikbaar gemaakt. In DSM 4.0 is waarschijnlijk CloudStation de meest gewilde toevoeging.

Allereerst, wat is CloudStation? Iedereen heeft denk ik weleens gehoord van DropBox, CloudStation is vergelijkbaar maar dan worden alle clients gesynchroniseerd met de DiskStation.

In deze post beschrijf ik stap voor stap de acties welke gevolgd moeten worden om CloudStation in te richten. De eerste voorwaarde is wel dat de DS de beta van DSM 4.0 draait, is dit nog niet het geval dan verwijs ik je naar mijn eerdere post; voor de stappen om de DSM 4.0 beta te installeren.

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