NETWORKING/STORAGE

Open-E Data Storage V7

25 February 2014

Open-E

Open-E, a developer of data storage software used for building and managing centralised storage servers, . The software that provides 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.

The 10X performance improvement in Open-E's DSS V7 Synchronous Volume Replication with Failover feature is a fault tolerance process via iSCSI volume replication that creates mirrored target data volumes. Data is copied in real-time, and every change is immediately mirrored from the primary server to the secondary storage server. In case of a failure, scheduled maintenance of the primary server, or loss of the primary data source, failover automatically switches operations to the secondary storage server, so processes can be continued without interruption. The performance improvement is a significant achievement considering random writes to a volume can result in a large amount of transferred data, even if the actual data changes are small.

The latest release of Open-E DSS V7 continues to provide significant advantages including the following:

  • Advanced system tuning parameters network, iSCSI, Volume Replication, NFS, and IPoIB to deliver performance out of the storage system

  • Superior stability and performance in Hyper-V Clusters

  • Improved overall performance with multi-core CPU optimizing application operation

  • Expanded VMware tools for ESXi 5.x (plug-in)

  • Added support for Adaptec Series 8 (maxCache Plus caching technology

  • Added tuning tools and support for Mellanox Ethernet cards 40Gbps (mlx4_en, v.2.1) and Mellanox Infiniband cards 40Gbps (mlx4_ib, v.1.0

  • Expanded capability to assign snapshots to logical volumes via API

  • Updates for support of Kernel 3.4.69, DRBD version 8.4.3, IRQ-balance version 1.0.7

  • Major RAID and NIC drivers and their adaptor configuration tools

The update is available immediately and at no extra cost to existing customers.

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