Nexenta, SanDisk Go in Together on OpenSDS Array
The new-gen storage system combines NexentaStor with InfiniFlash IF100 data center hardware and is designed to scale from 64TB to 2PB configurations.SAN FRANCISCO -- Big data storage software provider Nexenta and flash hardware maker SanDisk on Sept. 2 announced jointly what they described as the first Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) all-flash array. The two companies made the announcement at VMworld 2015 here at Moscone Center. The new-gen storage system combines Nexenta's flagship open source-based platform, NexentaStor, with SanDisk's all-flash InfiniFlash IF100 data center hardware. The system is designed to scale from 64TB to 2PB configurations. The Nexenta-SanDisk package supports a range of deployment scenarios and workloads, including big data analytics, data warehousing and dynamic modeling. Built on ZFS (Zettabyte File System, a very speedy file system that originated at Sun Microsystems a long while back), this unified block and file storage system provides very high-level functionality and performance, the companies said.
Key differentiators inside this joint solution include NexentaStor's inline data reduction and high-performance dual parity RAID capabilities, as well as the InfiniFlash IF100's extra low space, power and cooling requirements.