Cisco Systems, INC
"In our Cisco Lab we were looking for a complete Enterprise class NAS/SAN solution that would work across our Mobile Internet Technology test beds used for product testing, solution testing, PoC’s and IOT’s for MITG solutions. The solution needed to be reliable, feature rich and flexible. We looked at FreeNAS and other commercial products such NetAPP and EMC. In the end Open-E DSS V7 had the features and flexibility we needed to complete our projects. The flexibility of the Open-E DSS V7 on our Cisco UCS HW was key to being able to move quickly between ever changing storage needs. It has been straight forward to setup, maintain and tuning was effortless. We can quickly setup many and modify the Open-E DSS V7 volumes from 200GB to 5TB for usage with our file protocols with CIF’s, NFS and Fibre Channel volumes as well. The design of the GUI is very easy to navigate which reduces the learning curve allowing us to be more productive. Open-E DSS V7 has been proven to be reliable and robust for our storage and database needs. Support was another factor in our requirements and that has been proven to be excellent before install, during install and with the ongoing usage of Open-E DSS V7."
"Open-E DSS V7 ist ein großartiges Produkt, meiner Meinung nach eine der besten SAN-Lösungen auf dem Markt. Ich bin besonders von der Stabilität der Software überzeugt - das Active-Active Failover Feature hat uns schon einige Male gerettet. Bei einer Änderung der RAID-Konfiguration (welche laut Hersteller online durchgeführt werden kann) ist unser primärer SAN-Server abgestürzt. Unser Hyper-V Cluster hat davon nichts zu spüren bekommen, da das Failover perfekt funktioniert hat. Wir haben durch dieses Feature außerdem einen erheblichen Performance-Vorteil und bei Wartungsarbeiten weniger Down-Time. Auch die Programmoberfläche ist sehr intuitiv und gut durchdacht. Zudem sind die angebotenen Webinare eine große Hilfe - gute Webinare in deutscher Sprache sind selten."
"As an Open-E Partner, I took part in one of Open-E's Certified Engineer Trainings. It has been a great experience for me - very, very interesting! Open-E DSS V7 is a really great product from my point of view (and not only mine) but now I know the people behind this project are great as well, it is an important added value for me."
"We have been running Open-E software for two years now as an MPIO’d ISCSI SAN without a single issue. Installation / configuration was relatively painless, there is a multitude of configuration options and the software seems very stable. Open-E software is a cost-effective and reliable storage solution."
"We use Open-E DSS V7 for storing our mission critical backups and as a collaborating platform for mixed clients (OSx, Windows and Linux). What I really like about Open-E is the fact that it's hardware independent and a set and forget appliance. In the near future we will start using multiple Open-E appliances for replicating data over multiple branch offices."
Association of Professional Accountants
"Association of Professional Accountants is an accounting firm. The specifics of accounting are a smooth workflow, and the discretion regarding all customer data - the stability of our client’s business depends on these two factors. And if our work is interrupted, it affects us, our clients and client’s customers. That’s why continuity and security are our first priority. For the same reason, disaster recovery and limited downtime are important to us. For these purposes we use a virtualized storage environment based on Open-E DSS V7 and Citrix XenServer. To ensure additional data security we also encrypt the operating system. This way we can provide highest security and reliability of our customer data, protecting the core of our business with Open-E software."
CCS Tecnologias e Informação
"We started using Open-E on an Intel SAN back in 2008 with iSCSI-R3 but changed to Open-E DSS V6 at the end of 2009. Early this year the boot drive malfunctioned and I had to replace it and reinstall the DSS, which I did using a USB pen drive with the installation image. When Open-E DSS V6 booted I just had to enter the license number and register the product, then I restored the settings I had previously backed up. The unit restarted just like nothing had happened, everything was in place and working just like before. I’ve grown to appreciate Open-E’s products, and mostly how they allow me and the rest of the staff to do our work. Open-E’s software works seamlessly, is easy to install and configure, extremely reliable and offers an outstanding performance. They give me peace of mind."
Government of Kursk Region
"Currently, the priority of the IT-industry regarding the development of an e-government concept lies on the transfer of public and municipal services in an electronic form and the electronic provision of those services. In the Kursk region, a centralized information system was formed which includes data storage, the registry and a portal of public services, as well as an electronic document management system. Open-E's software is included in this system and allows us to solve current and future challenges due to its scalability, performance and reliability."
"In my workflow, I use Open-E DSS V6 as a 4GB Fiber channel storage / NAS for after effect and avid audio-video postproduction. Despite the fact that I didn't use high-end computer hardware to build the machine, the performance and stability of this operating system are astonishing! No other market solution gave me the ability to create NAS and Fibre Channel network storage so easily. The interface is rich and well done, the possibilities endless. The server is running rock-solid for 3 years now without any major crash."
Department of Pediatrics University of Padova
"Our storage environment runs on Open-E DSS V6 for four years now, and consists of two Open-E NAS servers in an active-passive setup. Every six hours we have a replication task running to ensure high availability of all company data. The only issues we had in the past were strictly hardware-related, and we are convinced to have chosen the best and most cost-effective storage software to keep our data safe - thanks Open-E!"
"We have been using Open-E software for more than 3 years now and when we had to contact Open-E's support for trouble shooting we were satisfied with the quick responses. I think it’s a very nice product with a good price, so we can afford to have many more SANs to distribute load and risk than we would have had if we had gone with one of the major ones like EMC or NetApp."
CENTIMFE – Centro Tecnologico da Industria de Moldes
"When I started with CENTIMFE, they already used Open-E DSS V6 and decided to keep it due to its proven stability and security. Then I installed Open-E DSS V7 to deploy backup over a NAS connection and it worked perfectly. I’m very impressed by the software as it works under iSCSI and NAS without problems. It is easy to install and deploy and it’s very robust. I don’t recall a single crash over half a dozen years – it simply ensures my peace of mind."
"We have been running Open-E for several years and we've always been satisfied. It's very easy to get started with Open-E and when it's up and running the maintenance and upgrading is very safe and straight forward. We at FS Data can warmly recommend Open-E as a very good and stable product."
"Open-E DSS V7 has revolutionized storage here at the CML Microsystems Plc group, moving us from traditional direct-attached RAID drives to flexible SAN storage, making it easy to rapidly deploy storage to our virtual, Windows and Linux platforms. We're expanding steadily and that will include further global deployments of Open-E DSS V7, no doubt. Backed up by Open-E's first class support, it's an easy choice."
"Fazit nach Installation auf einem Intel Server: Erstklassig, die neue Failover- / Replikations-Integration. Da macht das Konfigurieren so richtig Spaß! Und was noch viel besser ist, ist offenbar die Intelligenz dahinter, dass sich der Cluster nach einem Neustart von selbst wieder abgleicht! Weiter so!"
"We are using Open-E DDS V6 for our hosting platform and have two Open-E NAS servers in an active-passive environment. All data and virtual disks of the servers are located on the NAS servers, so in case of a failure the other NAS server takes the services over. The snapshot option works great and the software is easy to use. Our company sells Hosted Desktops for small companies, so we are glad to offer this stable and cost-effective solution to our customers."
Bächler-Sidler AG über SSE AG
"Für Daniel Scheuber, SSE AG ist das Erfolgsgeheimnis einer künftigen, langjährigen Zusammenarbeit die seriöse Vorbereitung und eine individualisierte Lösung für den Kunden. Die Kundenmeinung bestätigt dies: „Genau heute vor 1.745 Tagen haben Sie bei uns einen NAS-File-Server inkl. Backup-Station installiert. Wir sind auch heute, knapp 5 Jahre nach der Installation, immer noch sehr zufrieden mit dem gesamten System. Der Server hat unsere Ansprüche perfekt erfüllt und wird tagtäglich von verschiedensten MACs und PCs angesteuert. Gerne würde ich mich für den super Support bedanken. „Leider“ brauchte unser System diesen nicht wirklich... und ich möchte ja bei der Wahrheit bleiben. So bedanke ich mich im Namen des ganzen Druckvorstufen-Teams einfach für die super tolle Zusammenarbeit. Auf viele weitere supportfreie Tage! Vielen Dank und freundliche Grüße Bächler-Sidler AG, CH-6003 Luzern Sandro Hofmann”
Open-E DSS V6 has been a tremendous benefit to our company with regards to speed, ease of use and disaster recovery. The speed that we have out of our systems are meeting or beating the offerings from the major vendors at almost half of their premium price tags. The product support is fantastic and we have not had any situations that cannot be resolved by their team. We are making the move into virtual environments and the DSS product has handled it with flying colors with speeds being well above our expectations. Thank you so much for a product that gives us the flexibility we want and the enterprise grade reliability and speed that we need.
Clear Channel Satellite Services
The support that the team at Open-E provides is far superior to that of just about any other company in the IT industry. Regardless if they are supporting their product or another vendor’s issue, these guys know what they are doing and are always great to work with. There are a lot of major IT players in the industry that could learn a thing or two from the Open-E approach to quality customer service.
Onestepahead.com and Leapsandbounds.com
Open-E DSS V6 is wonderful! It is very easy to install and since it is able to be installed on a USB stick, I was able to allocate the disks I would have used for OS to actual storage space! The interface is intuitive and can easily be setup by a novice user. I have pushed the software, and can honestly say that it can support several iSCSI connections simultaneously without crashing. I am using and would definitely recommend Open-E DSS V6 as a production capable iSCSI target OS.
Wir benutzen nunmehr seit 2007 Produkte der Firma Open-E. Angefangen mit Open-E DSS als iSCSI-virtuelle Bibliothek für unsere Backup Software bis hin zu Open-E DSS V6 als NFS Storage Repository für unsere virtuellen Server. Performance-mäßig braucht sich Open-E in keiner Weise hinter größeren Storage-Herstellern, die ein Mehrfaches teurer sind, zu verstecken. Alle Systeme, die wir benutzen, laufen sehr stabil und zuverlässig. Zum Support kann ich leider nichts sagen, da die Systeme so gut laufen und einfach aufgebaut sind, dass wir bis jetzt keinen Support in Anspruch nehmen mussten.
I used Open-E ISCSI-R3 before switching to Open-E DSS V6 and I am totally satisfied with the product. I have a SAN of 2 units of 5To and one unit of 2To. The support is perfect, they know how to explain and resolve the problems quickly and remotely. The product is simple of use and has most of the characteristics of a more expensive product. I recommend and shall continue to rely on Open-E.
Everything Virtual Blog
“I recently came across your product and have to say I am very impressed. I run a blog over at www.everything-virtual.com and I have carried out performance testing using Open-E DSS V6 and posted the results of that testing. Against other software solutions it's compared very well, with the NFS testing showing a remarkable improvement over them.”
Seit über einem Jahr haben wir in unserem Labor für Informationstechnologie die Open-E Lösung in Verbindung mit Virtualisierungsumgebungen im Einsatz. Die einfache Verwaltung, der geringe Wartungsaufwand und der zuvorkommende Support bestätigen uns, dass es genau die richtige Entscheidung war auf dieses Produkt zu setzten. Durch die Verwendung der zentralen Storage-Lösung von Open-E kann daher für die unterschiedlichsten Lehr- und Forschungsprojekte welche im Rahmen der Masterausbildung „ERP-Systeme und Geschäftsprozessmanagement“ an der FH Kufstein durchgeführt werden, die ideale Plattform zur Verfügung gestellt werden.
Equus Computer Systems
There might be something cheaper out there, but in terms of support, compatibility, scalability and functionality, Open-e is priced well below all Tier one platforms. And it performs as well, if not better, using common off-the-shelf components for hardware. Anytime you have a question, the answers come almost instantly from their website or phone support lines. It is obvious why so many choose Open-e for their Enterprise Storage platforms.
Mass Storage Systems Inc.
Open-E did a great job in getting the revision completed and available. We brought a system with us to Michigan and we were able to OEM the new Disk-on-Modules. With the updates. Everything worked as planned and we went from goats to heroes in an hour, on site. It's great to have things go smoothly even though the road to completion was bumpy, it happened. Thanks
TERA Environmental Consultants
We're really impressed with the performance and compatibility of Open-E. We've been running it now for a couple of weeks and can see we made the right decision - not only does our meager Dell+MD1000 array outperform anything else we have, but it was so much less expensive.
Tizor Systems, Inc.
"...What we are really looking for is a way to add a Tape Autoloader to our current NAS solution. I realize that this may be challenging, since we are running an older version, namely the Open-E Enterprise NAS software, but we have not had any reason to even think of upgrading until now. Our NAS has been rock solid, and the very few times we had any issues understanding our configuration options we were taken care of by the excellent support..."
Our campus wide environment is very demanding and one of our main interests was to implement an Enterprise NAS solution for our departments for file sharing. This required file sharing for Windows and Linux servers with out license cost that are typical with Windows products. Data Replication is a must for our servers so some type automated synchronization for the data was top priority. The NAS XSR Enterprise provided more then what we needed to fulfill our requirements with a price point to allow us to purchase several for additional backup procedures. Support was another factor that played in this decision as we have many systems and little time; this was not an issue when contacting the support team to provide us quick answers to our questions. Thanks Open-E!
NPL Construction Company
Our requirements where solved with the Open-E NAS XSR Enterprise for our many offices located in 22 states in USA. The remote offices need continuous updates to our main office to provide them the documents for major construction projects that change consistently. This is where the NAS XSR Enterprise provides FTP services for employees and integrates with our ADS server to allow users the ability to access these files without adding another Windows server, saving us money to grow in other areas. The NAS XSR Enterprise connected to our ADS server porting all users and groups without an issue. This allowed us to expand our data and provide the authentication methods necessary to integrate with our existing servers. The time it saved us was impressive, we just plugged the NAS XSR Enterprise in one of our decommissioned servers and we where working within 15 minutes. This pre-installed software saved us from installing another OS that would involve time installing on drives then mirroring the drives for redundancy. This is the way of the future!
Midrex Technologies, Inc.
Midrex is a Steel, Coal and Mining Industry company so capacity and replication is our main concerns. I have experienced many different systems in the market to provide iSCSI Targets to our systems and by the reviews and contacting Open-E to inquire about DSS we made the decision to go with DSS. We grow a 1TB minimally every 3 months using SAS controllers for our capacity needs so this requirement to expand is a must. The DSS allows this with its Physical Volume expansion feature allowing us to add to our Volume Groups with ease. Now came the real test to provide Volume Replication, this was just as simple as the expansion using the two DSS servers. We tested the failover to our DSS destination server and without a problem the data was intact. Many tests where compiled over the months in search for a product to perform these simple tasks and the Open-E DSS handle very well.
Emedis Systems For Healthcare
Healthcare environments are critical, as well as ever changing so our requirements needed multiple-snapshots to allow us specific times to define exactly the schedules as needed and added data recovery point with backup frequencies. After testing with the Demo-CD of the DSS (Data Storage Server) this was clearly a product we embraced to perform this task effortlessly. The navigation of the GUI interface is simple enough that training was not necessary. We tested adding additional capacity to our Logical Volumes, this will always be changing for our environment, then added additional space to our Snapshots and without any issues this was effortlessly done allowing us to get back to daily operations. We feel very confident that DSS will handle our SQL database needs with its combined iSCSI features all on one system. Satisfied is not enough to say about DSS features and options we feel confident and secured for Emedis with DSS.
Ellmann Elektronik GmbH
"Selten haben wir in den 22 Jahren unserer Unternehmung, mit einem für uns neuen Produkt so schnell gute Resultate erzielt. Sowohl die "Instalation", die Konfiguration als auch der tägliche Umgang mit den Open-E Produkten erweisen sich als herrlich unkompliziert und vor allen Dingen performant. Diejenigen unserer Kunden, die Produkte aus Ihrem Hause einsetzen sind einhellig dieser Meinung. Daher werden wir bei Storage-Systemen auch zukünfitig immer wieder gerne auf Sie, Open-E Produkte, zurückkommen."
G2 Media Group
.... We then did some research on the web and found the Open-E based server for about half of Apple's solution. The thougt of using a non-OS X product was intimidating, but after some tech support calls to Condre Storage, the server company, and Open-E we had our answer. With the adition of a few Jumbo Frame capable Gig-E network cards and system settings we were up and running. Three workstations have been successfully accessing multiple streams of video without a hitch! And our network structure is still Gig-E based!
"Im Zuge der Implementierung der "EagleView-Bilder" auf www.klicktel.de haben wir uns für die NAS-XSR mit 12.500 GB Festplatten entschieden. Die Storage-Box ist einfach einzurichen und in Betrieb zu nehmen und hat sich in den Monaten vor der Online-Stellung im 24/7-Rhytmus als hochleistungsfähiger, hochverfügbarer und stabiler Zwischenspeicher für die enormen Datenmengen bewährt. Positiv hervorzuheben ist nicht zuletzt der proaktive und serviceorientierte Support von Open-E."
Wohler Druck AG
Die Bewährungsprobe hat die Gesamtlösung nach einem Jahr Betrieb und der Kontrolle durch externe Inspektoren bestandenHans Wohler Wohler Druck AG Besuchsbericht von Skandia Leben AG, interntional tätige Versicherungsgesellschaft "Ziel und Zweck des Besuches bei der Wohler Druck AG war die Abklärung, wie sie bei einem Krisenfall (Brand im Firmengebäude, Probleme mit der EDV etc.) den Service für ihre Kunden sicherstellen. Anlässlich diese Besuches konnte ich feststellen, dass die Wohler Druck AG ihre IT-Sicherheit stets auf dem neuesten Stand und den Backup-Prozess professionell aufgebaut hat."
Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe Abt. 6 - Landespolizeidirektion Referat 65 - KTU
Wir benutzen nunmehr seit 2 Jahren ein Produkt der Firma Open-E (Open-E NAS 2.0). Bisher sind wir sehr zufrieden mit der Stabilität des Systems und vor allen Dingen mit dem Support. Sowohl per E-Mail wie auch via Telefonsupport bleiben bisher keine Wünsche offen. Machen Sie weiter so, so erhalten Sie sich einen zufriedenen Kunden.
BAR Ilan University
"The Open-E NAS Enterprise software is the most economic alternative the storage market has to offer for Network Attached Storage. It covers the filing requirements of even large companies with thousands of employees; in addition it integrates seamlessly into their organisational structures thanks to its integrative abilities and scalability, and thus saves additional administrative costs on a large scale"
Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron
"The SGI solution was able to serve hundreds of researchers per computer and was extremely successful," says Dr. Woller. "But scaling these systems to keep up with the fast-growing volumes of data proved almost impossible." And according to Dr. Woller, this meant DESY would have had to purchase the same system again, "which neither the budget nor reason allowed."
"From my point of view, I can wholeheartedly recommend Open-E NAS for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The system is reliable, good value in terms of setup and running costs, difficult, if not impossible, to hack, and I am also pleased with the support from the manufacturer. If need be, you have a direct line to a support team, and the sales staff is professional and knows what I’m talking about"