Open-E Data Storage Software V6 Improves Security, Performance

Volume replication, auto failover with iSCSI logical volumes up to 16 TBytes

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Open-E, Inc. has updated its Open-E IP-storage management software, Open-E Data Storage Software V6 (DSS V6) enriches the functionality by adding iSCSI volume replication and failover of logical volumes up to 16 TByte. Support for the Qlogic 8Gb FC HBA's is now fully ready for initiator and target.

The increase of capacity for volume replication to 16 TByte brings considerable availability advantages by extreme short recovery time from databases and archives. Classical backups need hours to days for these capabilities during restore. Open-E volume replication only needs minutes to a few hours using real-time synchronization and incremental replication.

Because the data is constantly mirrored resyncing is required only for the time period without connection between the original data and replication.

The storage operating system from Open-E received extensive enhancements and feature updates. The QLogic 8Gb FC HBA is now supported as initiator and target, and the overload of the system by file I/O iSCSI volumes and FC volumes has been fixed. In addition, the system now shuts down correctly and reliably when it is connected to an iSCSI target via the internal iSCSI initiator.

The Open-E Data Storage Software V6 is a unified file and block storage management operating system (OS) that offers network attached storage (NAS), iSCSI, InfiniBand, and Fiber Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) functionality. Its performance, security, and scalability is offered at a fraction of the cost of alternative storage options. Advanced features of Open-E DSS V6 include data and volume replication, snapshot volumes, and automated failover for iSCSI volumes, WORM and NDMP.

More information is available at www.open-e.com.