Products comparison & recommendations

Open-E offers various storage software products – each of them recommended for different purposes: from software dedicated for small and medium businesses to software for highly demanding environments such as data centers. Find out more about the differences and advantages on this page.

Open-E JovianDSS

Open-E DSS V7

JovianDSS Data Storage Software DSS V7 Data Storage Software
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ZFS-based storage operating system: Offers unlimited scalability and high performance, at the same time providing back-end storage for virtualization and backup.

Thin provisioning, tiered caching and De-duplication make this a solution for demanding enterprise environments.

One year of software support included.
XFS-based unified storage operating system: iSCSI and NAS unified in one software to be used for any storage installation.

Thanks to Business Continuity features, such as: iSCSI and NFS active-active failover and iSCSI and NFS active-passive failover, extra performance is added for your demanding installations.

One year of software support included.
ZFS XFS and block device
Performance Very high High
Maximum storage Unlimited Unlimited
(recommended < 200 TB)
Maximum volume size Unlimited 64 TB
Hardware recommendation 8 CPU cores, 64 GB RAM, HBA 4 CPU cores, 8 GB RAM, H/W RAID adapter
Architecture 64-bit 64-bit
Cost dollars dollar
High availability
NFS and iSCSI metro cluster No Yes
NFS and iSCSI shared storage cluster Yes No
Usage recommendations
Virtual desktops 300+ virtual desktops 1-500 virtual desktops
Virtualization 100+ virtual servers 1-200 virtual servers
Backup Yes Yes
NAS Yes Yes
iSCSI Yes Yes
NAS (SMB/CIFS, FTP, Secure FTP, HTTP, Apple Talk, NFS v2, v3) NFS Yes
Fibre Channel No Yes
IP over Infiniband Yes Yes
Caching Native, tiered RAM and SSD Hardware support
Thin Provisioning Yes No
Deduplication Yes No
Compression Yes No
Snapshots Unlimited Up to 20
Clones Unlimited No
VSS Yes Yes
VMware certification VMware Ready V5.5 and V6.0 VMware Ready V5.5 and V6.0
Citrix certification In progress Citrix Ready
Hyper-V certification In progress Tested and confirmed