UPDATE: 07/012/2020 - added information about the event
Looks like Synology will also end 2020 with a bang just as they did in 2019 with a public preview of DSM7! They have just announced that on December 7th, 2020, there will be an official Synology 2021 event!
What to expect?
Well, we can be sure that DSM7 progress will be the main topic of this event as well as new products that will come out during 2021.
The public beta of DSM7 is expected to be out on the 3rd (but that is still unconfirmed), so even if it's not out it will come out soon for sure to be in line with this upcoming event.
Official press release:
Taipei, Taiwan—November 30, 2020— The countdown has begun for our annual event, where Synology announces the latest development on our data management solutions and more. Last year, the conference gathered thousands of users worldwide to join in and learn about the latest solutions from Synology. Due to the current global situation, the event has transformed into an online session, where more people can simultaneously tune in.
2021 AND BEYOND focuses on our major innovations that will be introduced in 2021, featuring the largest ever update to Synology data management products, DSM 7.0. In addition to new features and management tools in DSM, our speakers will also introduce our take on a hybrid-cloud infrastructure and how data backup is evolving.
The session is scheduled to be released on December 7th, 2020. Interested viewers can sign up for a reminder on the event portal or follow our social media accounts to receive the latest information when they get released.
More info on the event in this article (and potentially in some new ones) depending on what products and news will be announced.
07.12.2020 event informations
All the event elements are on YT:
Synology 2021 sessions
System Management with DSM 7.0
Key DSM7 focus points
Secure SignIn feature - more details on it here.
Drive Replacement - less stress more gain
Rotate out old drive with a new one without the need to degarde the array. Nice one.
NOTE: you will need and extra bay to do Drive Replacement
Automatic repair feature will come with DSM7 making an automatic repair kick in as soon as you replace the drive without the need to engage Storage Manager repair function
Rebuilding the array will only effect the used space not the entire volume
Faster HA failover, up to 30%
DSM 7 updates are less disruptive
RAID6 80% higher performance, and also 70% better performance when RAID6 is degraded.
With DSM7 you can enable SSD cache without disrupting current services.
DSM7 will include Fiber Channel supprot
Data Deduplication for the entire NAS not just Hyper Backup or Active Backup solutions.
Exciting December ahead and hopefully a great 2021!