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Open-E JovianDSS is a ZFS- and Linux-based Data Storage Software designed especially for enterprise-sized Software Defined Storage environments. With its unique features, the product ensures highest data reliability and integrity with optimal data storage, protection and recovery. The software addresses the needs of Enterprises, Data Centers and Cloud Providers seeking a unified NAS and SAN solution with Off-site Data Protection, consistent Snapshots, Thin Provisioning, Compression, Deduplication and more.
  • Storage

    The Open-E JovianDSS storage section provides an overview of your Zpools and allows to conveniently manage your HDDs and SSDs.
  • Wizards

    The wizards guide you through all important setups in the software so you can easily configure Open-E JovianDSS according to your storage needs.
  • System Settings

    In the system settings section you are able to configure all details that don’t involve your HDDs, i.e. Network and Administration.
  • Diagnostics

    The diagnostics section grants a quick and detailed overview of your system performance and health status.
  • High Availability

    Use the Open-E JovianDSS High Availability Cluster Feature Pack to set up a NFS or iSCSI shared cluster for highest data security.
  • Storage
  • Wizards
  • System Settings
  • Diagnostics
  • High Availability

Native backup strategy – Open-E JovianDSS Off-site Data Protection

Open-E JovianDSS combines several technologies to create the Off-site Data Protection feature – a strategy for Backup, Archiving and Disaster Recovery that allows an instant restore of crucial company data in case of an unexpected disaster. It enables consistent Snapshots for VMware virtual machines and asynchronous replication to local or remote destinations. The rotational Snapshots are stored according to a retention-interval plan for flexible data archiving that can be customized to specific user needs. Additionally, Open-E JovianDSS with Off-site Data Protection does not require any backup agent which makes additional third-party backup solutions obsolete.

Suitable for all High Availability storage setups

Open-E JovianDSS uses shared storage to architect High Availability storage environments. It includes failover functionality for SMB/CIFS, NFS and iSCSI and is used to set up HA Load-Balanced Storage Clusters that ensure reliability and redundancy by eliminating single points of failure. One set of disks is shared between two compute nodes which doubles performance and throughput to the data. It is the answer to almost any storage requirement, for SAN and NAS installations, enterprise virtualization solutions or Big Data cluster environments

Professional Open-E Partner Network and support

The software, as well as all related licenses and support products, are available through Open-E’s experienced Partners, as well as the Open-E Online Store. Users are supported with trained Open-E JovianDSS Certified Engineers to offer customers not only superior performance and usability by the product, but also professional support by best-in class specialists.

About Open-E

Open-E, Inc. is a company focusing on IP-based storage management software. It is well known for its Open-E Data Storage Software JovianDSS (ZFS Open-E JovianDSS), a file and block storage management software that supports NAS storage, InfiniBand and FibreChannel. The software is iSCSI Active-Active Ready for high-availability and additionally provides Remote Mirroring for disaster recovery, WORM (Write Once Read Many) support for digital archiving, and NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) support for universal backup. Open-E’s philosophy is simple: develop the best software in the industry, use the latest technology and maintain a competitive edge in all market areas – benefiting customers and partners.
Reliability and redundancy
Atomic Transaction Writes, Data and Metadata Checksumming, Self-Healing, N-Mirrors, up to Triple- Parity, optionally mirrored boot medium
Data Protection
Off-site Data Protection, offering built-in backup of everything and instant Disaster Recovery, as well as multiple backup destinations with user-defined Interval-Retention plans
Data Optimization
Very efficient default LZ4 compression and optional In-line Deduplication
High Availability
Active-Active or Active-Passive dual node HA Cluster for iSCSI / NFS / SMB, user authentication support in cooperation with Active Directory
Data Acceleration
Dynamic caching between RAM, SSD and HDD, most recent and most frequent (hot data) cache algorithm, random to sequential conversion on writes
Data Virtualization
Default Thin and Over Provisioning with pooled storage model, unlimited and instant Snapshots and Clones
Up to about 5PB in single namespace with the ZFS technology on Linux OS
Unified storage model
iSCSI, NFS, SMB/CIFS, OpenStack-Cinde
Quick and simple storage management
Easy-to-use WebGUI with intuitive navigation, Console UI and scriptable CLI / API and REST API
Convenient monitoring
Open-E JovianDSS monitoring system (on WebGUI, SNMP), as well as monitoring with industry-standard platforms like Nagios or Check_MK
Flexible technical support options
Technical support provided by Open-E Partners or directly by Open-E’s Support Team
Robust storage environments and compatibility
Open-E JovianDSS Certified Servers – tested, benchmarked and certified in our labs

Open-E JovianDSS specifications

Base OS
File system
Minimum hardware requirements
8 CPU cores 64GB RAM HBA SAS / FC
Connections and storage protocols
Up to 40GbE 40Gbps IP over InfiniBand iSCSI NFS v3 SMB up to 3.0.2 / CIFS
Data integrity and availability
ZFS 256-bit block level checksums Mirror (eq. RAID 10), RAID-Z1, -Z2, (eq. RAID 5, 6), -Z3 Off-site Data Protection (ODP) Active-Active or Active-Passive dual node HA Cluster for iSCSI, NFS and SMB Self-healing against silent data corruption
Data optimization
RAM, SSD and HDD hybrid pool Tiered Caching Unlimited Snapshots Unlimited Clones (writable Snapshots) Thin Provisioning Over Provisioning Inline Data Deduplication Inline Compression
WebGUI, Console UI, CLI SNMP and REST API E-mail notification Roll-back to previous configurati
Supported configurations
Single node HA Cluster for NFS, iSCSI and SMB / CIFS Off-site backup unit
Supported environments
VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, Linux, RHEL, MacOS, XEN, OpenStack