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Open-E, Inc. is a pioneering leader and developer of IP-based storage management software with headquarters in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1998, the company sells its line of storage management software through a world-wide network of system integrator and reseller partners. The Open-E® DSS V7™ and DSS V7 Lite® line of products are aimed at the SMB and SME markets and enjoy a reputation for best-in-class performance, flexibility, reliability, scalability and return-on-investment.

Open-E storage management products are known throughout the storage industry for their robust architecture, ease-of-use and affordability. The products are also highly flexible, and have the ability to support a variety of protocols, such as iSCSI, Fibre Channel or Infiniband, in either file or block data transmission. Open-E works with technology industry leaders to deliver our software on a variety of industry-standard hardware platforms.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is simple: we support the commoditization of data storage. Historically, enterprise-class storage solutions have been monolithic, proprietary and expensive. Buyers were locked into one vendor, for one set of technologies and products. Scalable solutions, with advanced storage management features and capabilities such as remote replication, snap copy and automatic failover were costly and affordable only by large enterprise customers.

We endeavor to ensure that our software is not only affordable and easy to use, but also rich in the features that SMBs and SMEs want. By using industry standard server building blocks, such as rack mount chassis, x86 server boards and low cost SATA RAID controllers, our system integrators can build storage hardware platforms at a fraction of the cost of Tier1 storage vendors.

Open-E Products

The Open-E® DSS V7 and DSS V7 Lite™ line of products are aimed at the SMB and SME markets and enjoy a reputation for best-in-class performance, flexibility, reliability, scalability and return-on-investment. Open-E's flag ship product, Data Storage Software V7 (DSS V7) has the features that SMBs need the most, for applications ranging from:

  • File Sharing
  • Backup & Restore
  • Storage Consolidation
  • Remote Replication for Disaster Recovery

The company's robust software is also designed with the simplicity and ease-of-use demanded by SMB customers, along with the advanced features required by SME customers.

Open-E JovianDSS

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Software Defined Storage: Easy and reliable

Open-E JovianDSS is a ZFS- and Linux-based Data Storage Software designed especially for enterprise-sized storage environments. With its unique features, the product ensures highest data reliability and integrity. It addresses the needs of enterprise users seeking a unified NAS and SAN solution with thin provisioning, compression and deduplication.

Open-E JovianDSS delivers software defined storage which results in a wide variety of different hardware requirements such as performance range, capacity capability, and connectivity. To ensure compatibility and robust storage environments, all selected partners offer storage systems which are tested, benchmarked and certified by Open-E.

This way, customers are able to use solutions that require exceptional security and redundancy, without compromising performance.

Open-E JovianDSS contains the following features:

  • Tiered RAM and SSD caching
  • Data compression
  • Inline data de-duplication
  • Data integrity
  • Thin provisioning
  • Over provisioning
  • Unlimited scalability
  • Self-healing

View our Open-E DSS Jovian based Igloo 2U-19T-Stor

Open-E Active/Active Failover feature:

Thanks to the Active-Active functionality, overall cluster performance is improved since the read, write and replication traffic can be balanced on both nodes. Within just a few minutes, you will have up to several hundred gigabytes available on your network - without much effort and no downtime.

Active-Active Automatic Failover for iSCSI is a crucial Data Storage functionality used for:

  • High Availability
  • Cloud Storage
  • Storage for Virtualization
  • Business Continuity
  • and many more.

Recent Articles

Open-E Releases Major Update for Open-E DSS V7
In the major update for the XFS-based storage software, Open-E's developer team compiled many smaller patches and fixes from the last months.
11 June 2015
Open-E Data Storage Software V7 Delivers 10X Replication Performance Boost
Open-E has announced its latest version of Open-E Data Storage Software (DSS) V7 that provides an up to 10X random writes performance improvement over existing volume replication implementations, superior performance with Hyper-V clusters and multi-core CPUs, and expanded support for networking cards and VMware tools.
25 February 2014
New product update of Open-E DSS V7
Storage software developer Open-E announced the new update "up11 build8826" for its product Open-E DSS V7. Users can now download the update from the company's website and benefit from significant improvements including new and updated features.
01 November 2013
Open-E Introduces New Support Products
Open-E adds new support products to its portfolio. Starting October 1st, 2013, the company will offer Support Upgrades, Renewals and Reinstatements - making support maintenance even more flexible for their customers.
17 September 2013
Boston presents certified Solution with Open-E, Adaptec and STEC at CeBIT
Storage specialist Boston offers a variety of industry leading solutions at CeBIT 2012. A special highlight is the Boston Igloo E-Storage platform certified by software developer Open-E which will be presented in Hall 2 at stand E51 of Supermicro.
05 March 2012

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