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

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

Products comparison

  Open-E DSS V7 with Avago Syncro® Solution Open-E DSS V7 Active-Active iSCSI Failover
Product description
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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.
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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. 
Failover type Shared storage Metro cluster
Volumes Each volume shared and active on both nodes Active and a passive copy on each node for each volume
Disks SAS SATA and SAS
JBOD SAS Dual Expander SATA/SAS Single Expander
Redundancy RAID level RAID level – 2 copies of data
Cooling & electricity More efficient Less efficient
Supported protocols in HA Fibre Channel and iSCSI 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: