Open-E iSCSI Data Storage Solutions

Create a high-performing, cost-effective, and secure iSCSI data storage solution with Open-E software that simplifies configuration processes and maintenance tasks.

Main Open-E JovianDSS Features for iSCSI Data Storage Solutions

iSCSI, the Internet Small Computer Systems Interface protocol, is a block-based set of commands that connects computing devices to networked storage. iSCSI transports data between the iSCSI initiator and the storage target over TCP/IP (Ethernet) networks. 

Thanks to the simplicity of the configuration and the possibility of using the Ethernet network, the iSCSI protocol is an ideal choice for SMB companies as well as budget server setups. The main advantage of iSCSI is the ability to create an iSCSI SAN through the extensive use of typical networking elements which in turn facilitates system building and reduces its costs.

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Key Uses for iSCSI Protocol

 

  • SAN (Storage Area Network) storage systems

  • Data centralization

  • Simplified storage management

  • Reduced downtime and maintenance time

  • Usage of SCSI disk arrays and Ethernet

Benefits of Using Open?E’s
iSCSI Data Storage Solutions


VMware-Ready Storage Solution

Open-E software is certified with it’s iSCSI drivers by VMware to meet the most demanding requirements of virtualization. Create hundreds of virtual machines on your Open-E iSCSI data storage solution with no risk of affecting performance or data loss.

Flexible Configuration

iSCSI LUNs (LUN is a logical unit number that identifies a configured set of disks that is used as a single logical data storage unit) that can be attached to any system in the network. This allows an administrator to design the setup to optimize system performance and usability. Open-E software simplifies this configuration process even more by using the iSCSI initiator to allow other iSCSI sources to be attached to the system and you can even grow the volume space of iSCSI volumes without the need to switch off the system.

Excellent Performance for a Reasonable Price

In comparison to Fibre Channel, Ethernet networks are less expensive and can reach a level of performance that is high enough to suit most customers’ requirements. iSCSI uses standard Ethernet switches and can run different Ethernet speeds (1, 10, and 40GbE). The performance can be further improved with multi-pathing and tuning tools that adapt to different scenarios. Open-E software is a great option when it comes to high availability storage for a reasonable investment, especially for SMBs.

Hardware Independence

Build your storage system with hardware components that suit your needs and requirements. There’s no need to be stuck with a certain vendor or to cope with capacity limitations. You can easily expand your storage space as your data grows and adapt your storage to control your total cost of ownership.

Easy to Use Software

Open-E’s data storage software is easy to install and provides simplified maintenance of iSCSI SANs via the WebGUI. No special training is required, as storage administrators already use common TCP/IP network protocols. The iSCSI session manager makes storage management a simple task by displaying current connections to iSCSI targets with all the necessary details i.e. target name, IP address, CID (connection ID), etc. The entire configuration can be done solely in the WebGUI and there is no need to use complicated command lines.

Data Storage Security

To ensure data storage security, Open-E’s software provides security tools for iSCSI such as a Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) and an Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) network protocol suite for secure connections. Also, snapshots are a great addition to your backup plan as they allow you to restore deleted files or recover them after a virus attack.

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