RAID 5: How does it work?


A few years ago we published an article ‘How does RAID 5 work? The shortest and easiest explanation ever’. We have to admit that this article enjoyed great popularity among our readers. That’s why we would like to explain this matter once again, but this time we also took into consideration our readers’ questions. RAID (redundant array of independent disks; originally redundant array of inexpensive disks) is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple […]


OECE technical trainings for ZFS-based Open-E JovianDSS


Each year, Open-E organizes Open-E Certified Engineer (OECE) Trainings – technical training programs designed for partners. During a two day session engineers gain hands-on experience and knowledge about Open-E products. With this philosophy, Open-E is committed to partner success and ensures high quality support. This year, participants learned how to work with Open-E’s advanced storage software: Open-E Jovian DSS – available only via Open-E’s most experienced partners. During the first day, our technical trainers provided […]


50% discount on Open-E DSS V7 upgrades


Open-E DSS V6 will officially become end of life (EOL) on June 30, 2015. Thankfully, Open-E prepared a special upgrade promotion for its users. Now, each Open-E DSS V6 user can upgrade their existing software license to the full Open-E DSS V7 version for 50% off the regular price. Hurry up as this promotion lasts only until December 31, 2014. What does Open-E DSS V7 offer? Open-E Data Storage Software V7 is a Linux-based enterprise […]


New Feature Pack: Open-E Data Storage Software V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution

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Good news! Today, Open-E, Avago Technologies and AIC jointly announced the general availability of a new feature pack: Data Storage Software V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution, integrating Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Storage powered by LSI and the AIC HA401-CP2 cluster-in-a-box solution. “The combination of Open-E DSS V7 software with Avago Syncro High Availability and hardware manufacturers, such as AIC, deliver a powerful storage solution that offers many benefits to IT departments, including enterprise-class failover, […]


Open-E DSS V7 Active-Active HA-Cluster with VMware ESXi 5.5


We prepared an easy to follow video tutorial for our data storage software – Open-E DSS V7. Our moderator will take you through the complete configuration process of creating Active-Active High Availability Clusters using the VMware platform. As you know, Open-E DSS V7 has achieved the VMware Ready™ status which means that after a detailed validation process it has met specific VMware integration and interoperability standards, works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure and is listed […]


TAROX Inside 2014: we were there!

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June 27, 10:15 a.m. at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund: Open-E booth setup – check! Open-E servers running – check! Open-E staff ready – check! At 10:30 a.m. the doors opened to our partner’s TAROX roadshow “Inside 2014”. This year, over 60 TAROX partners presented their IT solutions and services to more than 1,100 visitors. Lots of interesting presentations, workshops and live demos filled the event, accompanied by great networking opportunities. The Open-E Team met […]


Introducing: Open-E JovianDSS – Software Defined Data Storage

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Today, Open-E revealed the newest data storage software designed for enterprise-sized storage environments: Open-E JovianDSS Open-E JovianDSS is a ZFS- and Linux-based storage operating system, perfect for Enterprise users requiring highest levels of performance with nearly unlimited capacity. It is the next-generation storage solution that is cost-effective and can easily scale as data grows.   The software includes high-quality and easy-to-use storage features such as: Tiered RAM and SSD caching for IOPS performance boosts when […]


Supermicro security update for IPMI / BMC firmware. Update now and be safe!


A new security feature to encrypt passwords is available from Supermicro for systems running IPMI 1.5 & 2.0 protocols and/or BMC firmware. If you haven’t done so already, please update your firmware as soon as possible. Update BMC firmware >> The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a standardized computer system interface used by system administrators for out-of-band management of computer systems and monitoring of their operation. It is a way to manage a computer […]


Hyper-V setup and tuning iSCSI failover (SAN)


During the past few years more and more businesses of all shapes and sizes started taking advantage of server virtualization. After all, thanks to this technology organizations are able to cut costs while improving scalability, flexibility, and robustness of their IT systems. In the latest webcast our Director of Technical Sales, Todd Maxwell, hosted a very special guest – Sam Giray – the solutions architect for Cloudgent. Together, they discussed hypervisor-based server virtualization, Hyper-V setup […]


Tuning iSCSI Target settings for VMware ESX


Lately, we have been getting enquiries from Open-E DSS V7 users about VMware settings. That’s why we decided to prepare a webcast explaining how to tune iSCSI Target settings for ESX. In just 14 minutes, our moderator will take you through the entire process. iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) is based on familiar SCSI and TCP/IP standards and offers many benefits, not only for data centers. iSCSI storage lets you effectively use disk space […]


  • Support for NAS, iSCSI, FibreChannel
  • High-Availability over 2 nodes
  • Reasonable pricing

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