Data Storage Software (DSS) V7

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Open-E, a developer of data storage software for building and managing centralised storage servers, has announced the general availability of its flagship product, Open-E Data Storage Software (DSS) V7 now with Hyper-V Cluster Support.

The release of Hyper-V Cluster Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 provides optimisation of virtual storage environments. The newly added feature allows Open-E customers to set up a virtualised storage environment with no single point of failure, affording the highest reliability possible with server clusters, as well as offering outstanding price performance with an Active-Active iSCSI Failover setup.

Based on the persistent reservation synchronisation mechanism, data can be synchronised on both cluster nodes and services will not be interrupted even if a failover happens on the storage backend.

'The addition of Hyper-V Cluster Support for Windows continues our commitment in providing the SMB and SME communities with an all-in-one universal storage systems strategy that can deliver superior performance and enterprise level reliability at an attractive price point,' said Krzysztof Franek, CEO and president of Open-E.

'Our all-in-one universal storage systems strategy allows businesses of all sizes to leverage off-the-shelf servers to simply build and operate the virtualised storage infrastructure they need to support their big data, cloud, and other enterprise applications.'

The Hyper-V Cluster Support adds to the Active-Active Failover for iSCSI Volumes for Open-E's DSS V7, released in July 2012. The Active-Active Failover feature eliminates any single point of failure; has a self-validation functionality that checks all critical settings on each node; provides enhanced cluster security and fully utilises all processing power of the data storage servers, increasing their performance up to 600 per cent.