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Open-E®, Incis a leading provider of unified file and block storage management software solutions. The Open-E Data Storage Software (DSS V7™) offers support for Network Attached Storage (NAS), iSCSI, InfiniBand and Fibre Channel SAN (Storage Area Network) functionality all in a single, easy to use storage application. Open-E DSS also provides, Automatic Failover and Failback for high-availability, Remote Mirroring for disaster recovery, WORM (Write Once Read Many) support for digital archiving, and NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) support for universal backup – ensuring better data security, increased fault tolerance, and improved availability of all data, ultimately delivering better overall performance and value.Open-E DSS V7 is well-known for offering exceptional hardware independence and compatibility in the storage market. For more than 15 years, Open-E has invested significant time and effort to apply new technologies into their products as soon as they are released – Avago Technologies Syncro® RAID Controllers being the best example. They allow the software to create active-active cluster setups with Fibre Channel or iSCSI Shared Storage.The combination of Open-E DSS V7 software with Avago Technologies Syncro® High Availability and various hardware manufacturers delivers a powerful storage solution that offers many benefits to IT departments including enterprise-class failover, substantially lower implementation cost, high-class redundancy and easier system manageability.

Advantages of Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution

  • Flexible storage solution for Fibre Channel and iSCSI environments providing high performance and low latency
  • Platform-independent: usable with commodity hardware
  • Doubled bandwidth through MPIO
  • Cost-effectiveness in hardware: both head nodes access all drives simultaneously
  • Power usage and heat generation reduced by 50%
  • Based on stable Open-E DSS V7

Platform-independent storage clusters

By offering Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Technologies Syncro® Solution, white box builders can deliver a Fibre Channel or iSCSI active-active dual controller SAN for the first time, using rock-solid, field-proven and well-tested hardware RAID with SSD Cache. Such setups eliminate any single-point-of-failure while using all available components to accelerate throughput and IOPS per HDD. Additionally, up to half a petabyte of storage can be stored with a white box commodity server into an HA implementation, insulating their applications, operating systems, and data from server and drive failures.