CES gave me the opportunity to ask Synology for a product overview, right there in their booth. Franklin Hua did a wonderful job talking not only VMware compatibility, but also IOPS and other actual speed measurements, as also seen at his excellent technical blog here:
FYI, the Synology DSM (DiskStation Manager) 4 software will be coming out Monday, January 16 2012, as described here:
New Synology DSM and Cloud Front beta Imminent:
Alternative, behind the scenes views of most of the same video above found here:
CES 2012 – A Demo of Synology DiskStation Manager 4
Network Attached Storage That Doesn't Suck - Synology's DS1812+ at CES 2012
Check out the video below, and let us know what you think of what Franklin has to say, and/or your own experiences with Synology and VMware.