Open-E JovianDSS - General information

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Open-E JovianDSS is a ZFS- and Linux-based Data Storage Software designed especially for enterprise-sized Software Defined Storage environments.

With its unique features, the product ensures highest data reliability and integrity – for optimal data storage, protection and recovery. It addresses the needs of enterprise users seeking a unified NAS and SAN solution with thin provisioning, compression and deduplication.

Store your data

Open-E JovianDSS provides unlimited options to architect HA storage environments with SMB/CIFS, NFS and iSCSI protocols. It is the answer to almost any storage requirement, either as a single node, a virtualized HA setup or a Big Data cluster environment. Open-E JovianDSS High Availability Clusters with Ethernet, SAS or Fibre Channel connections ensure reliability and redundancy by eliminating single points of failure.

The Standard HA Cluster Feature Pack enables High Availability for two server nodes connected to a single storage with one or more JBODs.

  • HA supported protocols: iSCSI, SMB, NFS, FC
  • Supported SSD/HDD disks: SAS, FC

With the Advanced Metro HA Cluster Feature Pack you can achieve High Availability for two server nodes with storage mirror over Ethernet of up to 50 miles (80km), using a storage at each location (Dual Storage).

  • HA supported protocols: iSCSI, SMB, NFS, FC
  • Supported SSD/HDD disks: SAS, FC, SATA
  • Advanced feature: Site-to-Site Mirror over Ethernet

Benefit from a full-service, Software Defined Storage package which you can customize according to your needs.

Protect your data

On- & Off-site Data Protection in Open-E JovianDSS provides a strategy for Backup, Archiving and Disaster Recovery by enabling asynchronous replication to local sites or co-locations. This way, servers with crucial data can be easily and instantly restored in case of an unexpected disaster. The functionality allows to create consistent snapshots and to asynchronously replicate snapshot deltas to local or remote destinations. Additionally, replication tasks can be scheduled according to the specific user requirements for secure archiving. Encryption enhances security even further while buffered data replication significantly increases the efficiency of storage environments with Open-E JovianDSS. The functionality can be managed via the Command Line Interface (CLI). The software now also includes VMware vSphere Storage APIs - Array Integration (VAAI) for iSCSI data acceleration.

Recover your data

On- & Off-site Data Protection effectively prevents data loss and minimizes the recovery time with high-speed Disaster Recovery, lowering the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) in every backup strategy. It allows setting up an application-consistent backup with a retention interval as a Disaster Recovery plan for virtual environments based on VMware. The software does not require the installation of any backup agent. This way, servers with crucial data can be easily and instantly restored in case of an unexpected disaster.

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Open-E JovianDSS is not compatible with Open-E DSS V6 or V7, as it uses a different file system. Please be aware that for this reason an update is not possible, and make sure to choose your product according to the functionalities you require.

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