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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

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.

Advanced Metro HA Cluster

By using the Open-E JovianDSS Advanced Metro High Availability Cluster Feature Pack, you can create High Availability for two server nodes over Ethernet using a storage system at each location (Dual Storage). Since the connection of cluster communication and data mirroring between nodes works over Ethernet, the nodes might be located far from each other as a (stretched) metro storage cluster. It can be 50 miles (80 km) in case of point to point fibre optic connection, or even more when using an additional switch between nodes – provided that network latency will not exceed 5 ms. The Feature Pack also supports configurations of the Open-E JovianDSS Standard HA Cluster Feature Pack.

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

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

Storage and Backup for Virtual Environments

Combined with VMware vSphere ESXi, Open-E JovianDSS is a cost-effective, flexible and scalable solution for virtualization that offers highest performance and data efficiency. In a virtual environment, Open-E JovianDSS provides the storage appliance, a physical data storage server or Storage Virtual Appliance, accessed via the iSCSI or NFS protocol. Additionally, the storage has a built-in native backup and recovery functionality. The compatibility is confirmed through the “VMware Ready for Storage” certification, including the products ESXi 6.5, 6.0 U3, 6.0 U2 and 6.0 U1, 5.5. The software also contains built-in VMware Tools, including VMware storage and network drivers.

Hyper-converged Storage Environments

Hyper-convergence is a software-defined way of storage management which combines storage, networking, compute, and virtualization technologies in only one physical unit. Hyper-converged environments with Open-E JovianDSS, used as a Storage Virtual Appliance (SVA), provide administrators with an integrated solution, including a cluster with one or more JBODs attached. This results in high performance, High Availability, and reliability for Enterprise setups as the HA cluster environment balances the load, and ensures uninterrupted service with failover in case one node fails. Due to only one required set of hardware per location such a solution is cost-effective and can be flexibly scaled when requirements grow.

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 focuses on developing IP-based data storage software used for building and managing centralized storage servers. Its well-established Open-E JovianDSS is a ZFS-based Data Storage Software created particularly for enterprise-sized Software Defined Storage environments. The software has been appreciated for highest performance, flexibility, reliability, integrity, and return-on investment. In order to achieve optimal data storage, protection and recovery as well as to fulfill the needs of enterprise users seeking a unified NAS or SAN, JovianDSS supports iSCSI, SMB/CIFS and NFS protocols, and is packed with advanced enterprise-class features like Off-site Data Protection, thin provisioning, compression and de-duplication.
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