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Reviews & Awards

Open-E received numerous industry awards and recognition in the media. Reviews and awards shown below relate not only to Open-E DSS V7 but also to previous versions of our software (Open-E DSS V6 and older).


DCS Awards 2014 - Finalist for Datacentre ICT Storage Software Product of the Year

The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in data centre arena. The Awards recognise achievements of vendors and their business partners alike. Open-E DSS V7 is a finalist for the Datacentre ICT Storage Software Product of the Year.

TheKnowList Awards 2014 - Shortlisted for Leadership Award

TheKnowList is an exclusive trusted network for the business technology community. It facilitates high-level senior introductions through events, collaboration and thought leadership content. Open-E was shortlisted for the Leadership Award in 2014.

2012 - Product of the Month July

Out of numerous storage products, nominates five each month. In July, Open-E DSS V7 was awarded the best out of those five by readers. More on


PC Pro

Verdict: A unified storage solution offering massive capacity and expansion potential for a very good price!

The Storage Awards Finalist

2010 - nominated as finalist for Storage Award 2010-07-21
Open-E, Inc. was nominated by Storage Magazine as a finalist for their 2010 Storage Award.


PC Pro Award

Verdict: at the A-List as the "Best Storage Appliance" on the market:

Broadberry-Cyberstore-316S-DSS - A compact 1U rack server that delivers a good hardware specification for the price along with a low power consumption and near silent operations

PC Pro

A low-cost NAS and IP SAN appliance with huge expansion potential and excellent performance:

Network Computing

In the Network Computing's "Real-World Labs" the Open-E DSS and its voluminous features could convince one more time. Especially highlighted were the performance, the functional range and the simple configuration.


Network Computing

Storage: Maxdata SU 1202 – OEM version of Open-E DSS server and up to twelve fast SAS devices drive the Unified-NAS-/SAN-storage system.

  • high performance
  • USS compatible with Open-E DSS
  • easy administration

Innovation price 2008

From 1,600 candidates Open-E GmbH receives an award for its product Open-E DSS in the category “Storage/Netzwerke”. The “Initiative Mittelstand” every year awards the most innovative and appropriate medium-sized business products and solutions.


Toms Hardware Guide 2006

SAN-storage device instead of fileserver: iSCSI performance test: DataCore SANmelody 2.0 vs, Open-E iSCSI Enterprise 1.51

While it is the top version of the product family, Open-E iSCSI Enterprise is only half the price of the basic SANmelody kit. The latter is clearly more sophisticated, but Open-E provides a better price-per-performance ratio for small - to medium - sized enterprises. Proof can also be found in the benchmark results: Open-E iSCSI dominates all disciplines except in I/O performance.

Network Computing

Many Ways lead to IP-SAN

Open-E-Storage-Appliances are well suited for administrators that like to assembe their storage systems themselves. The bootable thumb driver is very flexible insertable and supports many prior and current storage components as well as processors. The iSCSI-target of the DSS and the iSCSI-R3-Appliance have therefore proved of value in the Real-World Labs Poing in the long run.

50 Emerging Vendors You Should Know

Solution providers take note: This is vendor which have some hot technology and want to work with the channel.

Intel Innovation Excellence

This year Intel held the first-ever Intel Server & Storage Innovation Awards. Honorable mentions included: Open-E.

Innovation price 2007

Open-E GmbH receives an award, which is assigned annually through the “initiative mittelstand”; the storage software Open-E DSS was awarded as „innovative product" in the category Storage/Networks.

Network Computing

Kleiner Stick, großer Speicher

Open-E software provides full SAN/NAS functionality and high performance with low hardware load over easy to use GUI...



The Deloitte Technology Fast 50-Awards were granted on 25th of October 2006 in the HVB-Forum Munich. Open-E GmbH is one of the 50 fast-growing technology leaders (place 37 on the ranking list) of market segments IT, Communication and Life Sciences in Germany. The magazine “Capital” reported about the contest in issue 23 (26.10. – 08.11.06).

PC Professionell

Performance test of seven entry-level NAS systems. The N-Tec Rapid NAS SR104, based on the Open-E NAS Enterprise, wins the “Recommendation of the Editorial Staff”

Very good overall impression, outstanding performance; no other NAS-System shows the same balanced performance in all disciplines, over-averaged performance for a moderate price. This makes it the test- winner

Test results: “Recommendation of the Editorial Staff”, test winner: score “good”


Storage & Security eGovernment

Best Practice: Storage problems cost-effectively solved Electronic records of patients is in Oldenburg reality

Two NAS-modules of the software house Open-E managed to cost-effectively resolve the present and future storage problems associated with maintaining electronic patient records. They keep 800 Gigabyte and provide solid 20 Gigabyte of new data on-line.

Computer Partner

iSCSI-SAN to plug-in
With the iSCSI-modules from Open-E you can easily create Storage Area Networks based on Ethernet. The software is especially suited for environments with many workstations, which need high data throughput but without the costs of Fibre-Channel-SAN

Test result: Cost-effective entry in the SAN-Technology

PC Professionell

Single test: NAS-system in 10 minutes
In only 10 minutes a normal PC can be turned into a NAS server with the NAS-SOHO module from Open-E. This provides an easy way to create centrally managed storage capacity in small network environments on which the single client can store and retrieve his data.

Test result: Score good

PC Professionell

Storage without limits
The need for storage in the network is growing and growing. Modern NAS systems satisfy the hunger of storage in networks.

Three Linux-based NAS-systems and two Windows Storage Server 2003 systems compete in a benchmark test.

N-Tec Rapid SR316SL (with Open-E NAS Enterprise). Very fast and good expandable NAS system, no local port for tape drive. Virus scanner and Backup only external.

Test result: Nr. 2 Score: satisfactory


Mikro Datorn Sweden

NAS-Benchmark test: Dell, ICP, Iomega, DTC (powered by Open-E)
Excellent performance, best price/GB and brilliant (ingenious) solution with the integrated operating system and NAS-functionality in the small Linux module (Open-E NAS)"

Result: Test winner


Network Computing Plug-In NAS

The Open-E NAS Module turns any standard Computer with RAID-controller and some hard disks into a NAS-Filer with Web-GUI for administration.

Test result: Open-E fits into IDE slot of any PC