From October 1, 2015 Open-E DSS V6 is no longer available for purchase

All functionalities delivered by Open-E DSS V6 are now available in the latest version of Open-E DSS V7.

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Open-E Data Storage Software V7 - General information

Open-E Data Storage Software V7 is a Linux-based data storage software used for building and managing centralized data storage servers - NAS and SAN

Open-E DSS V7 offers built-in enterprise-class features, such as:

  • Active-Active Failover for NFS and iSCSI (Feature Packs)
  • Active-Passive Failover for NFS and iSCSI
  • Full Hyper-V Cluster Support
  • Volume Replication
  • Snapshots
  • Continuous Data Protection
  • Storage Virtualization
  • VMware Ready and Citrix Ready certifications
  • And more...
Open-E Data Storage Software V7

Industry-leading High Availability Failover Cluster

Active-Active Failover for NFS and iSCSI boosts overall system performance and minimizes downtime since the read, write and replication traffic is balanced over two nodes. Active-Passive Failover provides fault tolerance via synchronous Volume Replication for NFS or iSCSI shares.

Publicly acclaimed and Award winning

Open-E’s DSS family of products is widely recognized and awarded by the storage industry. There are over 27,000 installations worldwide among which there are many Fortune 500 companies.

Affordable and flexible Support Plans

Open-E’s highly qualified support engineers offer technical guidance during deployment and everyday use. Wide range of affordable and flexible Support Plans suits the needs of any company.

Product brochure

Printer-friendly brochure with all information about Open-E DSS V7.


Why Open-E Data Storage Software V7

We understand there are many solutions to choose from when selecting your storage software. You should consider our product if you want to quickly get more from your existing hardware, accelerate performance, minimize downtimes and assure uninterrupted business operations. With Open-E DSS V7, you will also experience significant time, cost and storage volume savings.

You need robust storage software for the network, however many software solutions...

...don't support legacy drivers or the latest hardware standards...

...won't let you continue using your preferred and popular backup software...

...have a lot of features, but the interfaces are almost impossible to use... on unstable OS's that require periodic re-boots and unappreciated downtime...

...are open-source and cheap, but offer little support and stability - with intermittent bugs...

...seem affordable, until you include all the add-ons you need for your network - then they are grossly overpriced.

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Open-E DSS V7

Robust, award-winning storage application

Supports both legacy and modern hardware, popular backup software and appliance API.

Provides excellent compatibility with industry standards

Full iSCSI and NAS support, network client protocols supporting all popular operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux), backup agents.

Easiest to use and manage

Easy configuration with wizard, task and schedule manager, email notifications, automated OS updates and rollbacks.

The most stable

Based on Linux industry proven for its stability, the most stable journaling file system runs on its own independent OS making purchase of host OS unnecessary.

Price performance leader

Greatest storage features for an affordable price.

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Common questions

How does it compare?

  • Open-E has a ton of storage features, but so do several competitors.
  • However, many of these competitors are not compatible with new or legacy hardware,
  • Have terrible interfaces and are difficult to use,
  • Are unstable
  • Or have outrageous prices

How do I expand my storage?

Expanding storage is dead easy. You just need to purchase a storage extension key, add it to your system and that's it. You can also buy a version with unlimited storage.

Why not use open source?

Missing critical features, sketchy support, bugs and notoriously unstable. Many people try it, but quickly switch to Open-E (can’t risk the downtime or data loss).

How technical is the setup?

Open-E uses a setup wizard which is acclaimed as the easiest way to setup.

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Enterprise-Class Storage Software for Every Business

Open-E DSS V7 is a fully featured NAS (Network Attached Storage) and SAN (Storage Area Network) software platform. NAS offers support for multiple file protocols which enable you to build cross-platform solutions and SAN offers iSCSI Target and Fibre Channel Target functionalities.

The flexible design and excellent scalability of Open-E DSS V7 enables companies and institutions of all sizes to create effective storage solutions that can meet and adapt to the simplest or the most complex data management needs.

Open-E DSS V7 brings superior performance, extensibility and reliability, and is out of the box tuned to provide high data-throughput and data protection for centralized storage.

No need for an additional operating system - Open-E DSS V7 helps businesses to implement cost-effective data storage solutions by providing complete management software.

Open-E DSS V7 will turn any commodity server into an enterprise data storage appliance. Thanks to compatibility with VMware, Citrix Xen and MS Hyper-V, the software is an ideal tool for cloud storage and virtualization environments.

Building a storage server using can be done in minutes! It is fast and easy thanks to the simple installation and configuration process. Additionally, ongoing management and maintenance of the server is straightforward and user-friendly.