Dave Hamilton

Your Home Network, Supercharged

Dave Hamilton

Saturday, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

About the Talk

Audience Level: Intermediate
NAS has long been thought about as storage – after all, it’s in the name: Networked Attached Storage (NAS). But what you really have with NAS is another computer on your network, and that computer can be used for private cloud (host your own private cloud files like Dropbox!), virtualization, media management (Plex and Music streaming), backup (including Time Machine), web-based documents and spreadsheets (like Google Docs!), chat server, file sharing, and more. In this session, we’ll talk about the types of differentiators to look for when selecting a NAS, as well as specific ways to implement some of the more popular and useful features and engines to make the most of your network.

What you’ll learn:

  • What features a Synology NAS can bring to your home (or small office) network
  • How to select the right NAS for your home (or small office)
  • Why and where a Synology NAS is better than other, free cloud services
  • How to get started with your Synology NAS