The Synology DS716+II has a Celeron N3160 processor (64-bit Quad-Core 1.6GHz, burst up to 2.24GHz) and 2GB of RAM (DDR3).
So out of the box this model is capable of performing the proxy role. RAM is upgradable to 8GB. (single module, CT102464BF160B)
In my very small biz setup (<10users), I have a local DS716+II as a Veeam backup repository. I'm using NFS since Synology has a VAAI plugin for ESXi. Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 installed on a windows VM, backup repository is on a drive letter mounted on that NFS datastore. I'm happy with this solution so far (Backup Essentials).
Where I need the proxy (aka data mover) is on the off-site Synology box. It's just an off-site repository to satisfy the 3-2-1 rule, as we do not have a remote office.
I'd like to perform backup copy jobs over a somewhat slow WAN link (50/10Mbps). I'm told the proxy at the off-site box would help. I also hear there's a new Veeam Linux agent that has been released (not sure whether that can be installed on the Synology box).
All in all, my daily incremental backups add up to at most 7GB (4 VMs), and the full backups add up to 289GB. I see no problem moving 7GB nightly over this connection, but a full backup would take days.
The SMB market is saturated with businesses that have gone to virtualized environments and need a simple backup solution, but aren't willing to go the route of monthly fees for cloud backup.
Am I alone here?