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    All You Need to Know About Open-E DSS V7 End-of-Life

    Open-E DSS V7, the product that you have been using and loving for years, is reaching its end of life on November 1st, 2024. This means that after this date the product’s licenses will not be available for purchase anymore, and Open-E will no longer provide any software updates.

    Open-E DSS V7 is a Linux and XFS-based data storage software that was first released back in 2012. It was one of the best-selling Open-E’s data storage products, appreciated by customers and data storage experts around the world. The system was awarded numerous data storage market awards, such as the Storage Insider Readers’ Choice Award 2019 and the IT Professional Product of the Year 2018.

    Open-E DSS V7 EOL Most Important Dates

    To help you with this transition, we have prepared some important dates and information for you:

    Q4, 2023: In Q4 2023 there will be the last Open-E DSS V7 software update, Up75. After that, no further updates will be provided.

    October 31th, 2024: This will be the last order date (LOD) for Open-E DSS V7 licenses and support renewals. After this date, you will not be able to purchase or renew any licenses or support contracts for Open-E DSS V7.

    November 1st, 2024: This will be the end of life (EOL) date for Open-E DSS V7. You will still be able to use your existing licenses and support contracts until they expire, but you will not be able to extend them.

    Why Open-E DSS V7 Will be Discontinued?

    The reason for discontinuing Open-E DSS V7 is our focus on the ZFS-based product, which offers superior performance, reliability, and scalability for data storage solutions. Open-E JovianDSS, a high-performance ZFS- and Linux-based data storage software designed for enterprise environments. It supports features such as tiered RAM and SSD caching, thin provisioning, deduplication, compression, snapshots, clones, replication, and high availability.

    We encourage all our customers to consider migrating to Open-E JovianDSS to enjoy the benefits of ZFS technology and to ensure the continuity and security of their data storage operations.

    How Will Open-E DSS V7 EOL Affect You?

    The end-of-life of Open-E DSS V7 will affect its users in different ways, depending on their needs and preferences.

    1. If you are satisfied with the current features and performance of Open-E DSS V7 and do not require any further updates you can continue to use the product until it becomes obsolete or incompatible with their hardware or software environment. However, you should be aware of the potential security risks and performance issues that may arise from using an outdated, legacy product.
    2. If you want to keep up with the latest technology and benefit from new features and improvements, you can migrate to Open-E JovianDSS. The successor software is compatible with most of the hardware and software platforms that Open-E DSS V7 supports, and it also provides advanced features not available in the previous product generation. This option is highly recommended by Open-E.

    Open-E DSS V7 to Open-E JovianDSS Upgrade Options

    If you are interested in transitioning from Open-E DSS V7 to Open-E JovianDSS, please contact your Open-E Sales Representative for a personalized special offer that will include:

    • A preferential licensing model that will allow you to transfer your existing licenses to the new product at a discounted price.
    • Additional upgrade support in terms of both hardware and system architecture. We will help you choose the best hardware configuration and system design for your new data storage solution.
    • Consulting services that will guide you through the migration process and ensure a smooth and successful transition.

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