iTWire - Synology Builds Petabyte-Scale Data Warehouse for Leading AI Institute

iTWire – Synology Builds Petabyte-Scale Data Warehouse for Leading AI Institute

Taiwan AI Labs is Asia’s leading non-profit artificial intelligence research organization and has chosen Synology’s comprehensive line of storage systems to form the core of its AI training infrastructure.

The research center works with the private and public sectors and has led cutting-edge research leveraging the power of AI, including the development of automated diagnostics for COVID-19 and the design and implementation of the Taiwan’s social distancing app.

However, with requirements ranging from massive parallel processing during the training phase to high availability of data and services when powering newly developed applications, there was a large and growing amount of data. This led the IT team at Taiwan AI Labs to search for a versatile solution to manage this ever-growing pool of data generated by its diverse portfolio of sophisticated projects.

This research led the team to Synology, stating that “Synology’s unparalleled performance, scalability, and reliability are exactly what we needed to build our petabyte-scale data warehouse.”

web counter

The team chose Synology enterprise storage systems to create a powerful object storage cluster, keeping scalability and reliability requirements in mind. Storage has been supplemented with all-flash systems for increased performance when handling latency-sensitive workloads.

Individual services are provisioned and managed by Kubernetes, running directly from Synology storage. To ensure availability and provide fault tolerance and avoid disasters, the solution was deployed using Synology High Availability (SHA) clusters.

Data security is also a critical factor, which is why the solution also uses a backup architecture designed with highly scalable Synology SA Series units and Snapshot Replication to create point-in-time copies of shared folders and LUNs. These can then be quickly restored in the event of data loss, whether accidental or malicious.

Taiwan AI Labs now plans to leverage Hyper Backup and C2 Storage as one of the solutions needed to complement its 3-2-1 backup architecture, adding resiliency to deployment and further reducing IT management overhead.

“From project conceptualization to final delivery and support, Synology solutions provide us with a solid foundation to focus on research and development without being limited by infrastructure,” explained Taiwan AI Labs.


The hybrid cloud promises to bring together the best of both worlds, allowing businesses to combine the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the cloud with the performance and control you can get from your on-premises infrastructure.

Reducing WAN latency is one of the biggest hybrid cloud performance issues. Leveraging data compression and deduplication can reduce your network latency.

Markets and Markets research firm predicted that the size of the hybrid cloud market is expected to grow from US$38.27 billion in 2017 to US$97.64 billion by 2023.

Colocation facilities offer many benefits of having your servers in the cloud while maintaining physical control of your systems.

The cloud adjacency provided by colocation facilities can allow you to take advantage of their high-bandwidth, low-latency connections to the cloud, as well as provide a solid connection to your on-premises corporate network.

Download this white paper to learn what you need to know about enabling hybrid cloud in your organization.



It’s all about webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on webinars combined with lead generation.

If you want to promote a webinar, we recommend at least a 3-4 week campaign before your event.

The iTWire campaign will include numerous advertisements on our news site and a major newsletter promotion and promotional and editorial news. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV which will be used in promotional posts on the iTWire homepage.

Now that we are coming out of Lockdown, iTWire will focus on supporting your webinars and campaigns and support through partial payments and extended terms, Webinar Business Booster pack and other support programs. We can also create your advertisements and written content and coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.


#iTWire #Synology #Builds #PetabyteScale #Data #Warehouse #Leading #Institute

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *