On the 1st of July 2020 Synology C2 Cloud opened a new Data Center in Seattle. This is good news for those of you who live in the United States and want to store your files in a Cloud data storage center on American “soil”. Once you log into your Synology C2 account, you can choose which Data Center you want your backups to be saved in. If you are a resident of Europe, I recommend you stick to the Europe – Frankfurt Data Center. While if you are a resident of the United States of America, I recommend you use the new Seattle Data Center, that is, US – Seattle. But if you are residing in another country outside Europe and outside the United States of America, which data center should you use? In this case, I’d say choose the data center that is nearest to you, whether it’s the Europe – Frankfurt data center or US – Seattle one. The biggest benefit to choosing the data center nearest to you is reduced latency. At the same time, the Europe – Frankfurt data center offers more privacy. Read more about it in the notes below.
- What do I need to use Synology C2 Backup? To use Synology C2 for backup, you need a Synology Account, a physical Synology NAS server with DSM 6.0 (or above) and Hyper Backup 2.1.2 (or above).
- How do I subscribe to C2 Backup? Synology C2 Backup plans can be purchased in Hyper Backup on your Synology NAS. All new users are offered a 30-day free trial subscription. Users are free to cancel their subscription at any time during their trial period. Synology C2 accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. SEPA Direct Debit payment is available in participating countries.
- Where does Synology C2 have data centers? Synology C2 currently operates data centers in the US and Germany. Users are asked to select a data center location when they sign up for a C2 Backup plan. All data stored on Synology C2 are kept exclusively in the country and data center to which they were originally uploaded.
Note: All data stored on Synology C2 will remain only in the data center to which they were originally uploaded.
Note: The Germany – Frankfurt data center is better than the US one in terms of privacy protection because it’s part of the EU.
Note: All Data Center locations from both the US and Germany are available Worldwide.
Note: How much does Synology C2 cloud backup cost? Here is the detailed pricing for US and Germany.
Note: In the beginning there was only the Europe – Frankfurt data center. Now came the US – Seattle one. Maybe, in the not so distant future, we’ll also get a Synology data center in Asia. The benefit of an extra data center would be better coverage for all regions.
This post was updated on Thursday / August 27th, 2020 at 1:35 AM