Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution Feature Pack

Open-E DSS V7 Avago is no longer supported

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End of Life: 31st December 2021

End of Technical Support: 31st December 2022

Platform-independent storage clusters

Avago Technologies Syncro® RAID Controllers allow Open-E DSS V7 to create active-active cluster setups with Fibre Channel or iSCSI Shared Storage. The combination of Open-E's software with Avago Technologies Syncro® and hardware of various white box vendors delivers many benefits to IT departments including enterprise-class failover, high-class redundancy, substantially lower implementation cost and easier system manageability.

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Advantages of Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution

  • Flexible storage solution for Fibre Channel and iSCSI environments providing high performance and low latency
  • Platform-independent: usable with commodity hardware
  • Doubled bandwidth through MPIO
  • Cost-effectiveness in hardware: both head nodes access all drives simultaneously
  • Power usage and heat generation reduced by 50%
  • Based on stable Open-E DSS V7

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Product description

Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution

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Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution offers a compressed high availability solution and powerful alternative to overpriced Fibre Channel and iSCSI solutions.

Open-E DSS V7 Active-Active iSCSI Failover

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The load balanced Open-E DSS V7 Active-Active iSCSI Failover is a different solution, where two systems are connected via Ethernet and form a metro cluster for high availability between locations within a distance of 10 km.

Learn more about Open-E DSS V7

Active-Active iSCSI Failover Feature Pack

Failover type

Shared storage

Metro cluster


Each volume shared and active on both nodes

Active and a passive copy on each node for each volume





SAS Dual Expander

SATA/SAS Single Expander


RAID level

RAID level – 2 copies of data

Cooling & electricity

More efficient

Less efficient

Supported protocols in HA

Fibre Channel and iSCSI


Connection details

Multipath on client side

Any Ethernet network

Caching options

SSD read cache

SSD read and write cache

Additional protocols


NAS and Fibre Channel (only single node)

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, digital, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing. Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property, Avago products serve four primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, enterprise storage, and industrial and other.

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Free trial

Free trial version of Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution:

  • All features enabled
  • Unlimited supported storage space
  • 60 day version

Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution is available only through the Open-E sales Team:

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Take part in our live demos with Open-E Engineers

  • Several online meetings - each discussing a different Open-E JovianDSS functionality.
  • Chance to ask questions while and after the presentation.
  • Opportunity to understand how Open-E JovianDSS works without any installation or setup.