Nexenta Unveils Big Data Storage System for OpenStack
NexentaEdge is a high-performance manager of petabyte-scale repositories that runs on so-called "shared-nothing" clusters of commodity Linux servers.Nexenta, one of the few big data storage providers that specializes in direct-attached, software-defined storage, on May 18 launched NexentaEdge, a block- and object-storage system for petabyte-scale cluster stores. The announcement was made at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, B.C., which continues through May 22. NexentaEdge is purpose-built as a high-performance manager of petabyte-scale repositories, and is the first software-only, scale-out storage system to deliver cluster-wide inline deduplication and compression, Director of Product Management Oscar Wahlberg told eWEEK. Naturally, NexentaEdge is optimized for OpenStack clouds, object-based active archives and big data applications.
NexentaEdge runs on so-called "shared-nothing" clusters of commodity, industry-standard Linux servers. "Shared-nothing" computing systems use a distributed architecture in which each node is independent, with no nodes sharing memory or disk storage.