Open-E Announces Data Storage Software Version Six
Storage management software specialist Open-E announced the
availability of its sixth generation Data Storage Software (DSS) V6 IP-Storage
operating system. The new DSS V6 storage management software, featuring an
upgraded architecture, user interface and with more functionality than previous
versions, can be downloaded from Open-E's website and installed to any media
including internal HDD, RAID Array, USB, SATA and IDE DOM (Disk-On-Module), or
any other bootable media.
DSS V6 is a unified file and block storage management
operating system (OS) that offers Network Attached Storage (NAS), iSCSI,
InfiniBand and Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) functionality and
includes features like data and volume replication, volume snapshot, automatic
failover for iSCSI volumes, WORM and network data management protocol (NDMP)
and built-in virus protection.
The free version Open-E DSS V6 Lite, licensed for 2TB of
storage and up to 10 downloads per user, can be downloaded by registering and
downloaded at Open-E's portal. To accommodate growth, Open-E DSS V6 Lite is
extendable with capacity license and support keys and can be upgraded to the
full working version of Open-E DSS V6. Older Open-E DSS versions can be
upgraded to Open-E DSS V6 for a $420 end user price.
"We're very pleased to offer our new Open-E DSS V6, which is
the culmination of eight years of development and feedback from thousands of
our worldwide customers ranging from micro businesses to the SMB and SME
markets," said Open-E president and CEO Krzysztof Franek. "In keeping
with our customer centric focus on providing a complete storage management
application range that can easily install to solve their simplest to the most
complex storage needs, all previous versions of our software can be easily
upgraded to the full version of Open-E DSS V6 for a nominal charge."
The company said DSS V6 is designed to be versatile and
flexible to support a variety of hardware RAID platforms from the industry's
vendors. DSS V6 allow users to combine NAS systems with iSCSI SAN systems,
while enabling the connection of multiple Network Interface Controllers,
including Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand.
The Open-E DSS V6 supports logical volumes greater than 16TB. The software is available
with standard license capacity of four, eight, and 16TB. Extension keys can be
purchased to add additional storage capacities from 2TB to 64TB.
Another included feature is an automatic failover for
Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) volumes, which provides fault
tolerance via iSCSI Volume Replication. The real time data of the primary
server is immediately mirrored to a secondary server. In the event of a failure
of the primary server, DSS V6 automatically switches operations to the
DSS V6 also integrates the latest network data management protocol 4.0 (NDMP 4.0), which defines a network-based mechanism and protocol for controlling backup, recovery, and other data transfers between primary and secondary storage devices, and new simple network management protocol (SNMP)-based system monitoring.