Open-E Expands Hardware Certification Program for Partners

When purchasing new hardware and having a particular software in mind you can never be 100% sure if they will be compatible.

For this reason leading storage software developer Open-E, Inc. introduced their own Hardware Certification Program. It offers Open-E’s partners the opportunity to guarantee the compatibility of their systems with Open-E Data Storage Software V6 (DSS V6).

Open-E Certified Hardware is suitable for different storage applications. Since the systems include various equipment and configurations, they show an even better performance in specific situations. To help end users making the best possible decision on which hardware to choose, recommendations are provided.

Open-E Tested Hardware is a new quality label offered by the company. Systems have gone through the full process of testing in Open-E’s laboratories. They are usually offered at a lower price and are recommended for only specific areas of usage.

The advantages of the program are obvious: “All systems are fully tested by our experienced and professional technical engineers,” explains Krzysztof Franek, CEO and President of Open-E. “With certified or tested hardware our partners are able to increase their sales potential and become better recognized in the channel. Additionally we are offering end-customers an easy and reliable way to choose the best solution for their storage needs.”

The process is easy: Hardware systems have to meet the minimal requirements and the latest version of Open-E DSS V6 must be installed. Then partners can choose to have all the tests done in the Open-E Labs or perform the tests independently. They include tests of hardware components being detected and recognized by the software or administration functionality and network solutions working properly. The results for performance and stability also have to be on a high level to pass for the certification.

It usually takes no more than 16.5 working days for the engineers to complete a certification or testing process. After successful testing, partners receive a full report including test results and all information about the hardware.

Open-E already certified 15 systems since the second half of 2011. Certifications can be found on, including the latest tested hardware by Open-E’s Japanese partner Newtech.

About Open-E

Open-E, Inc. is a pioneering leader and developer of IP-based storage management software. The Open-E DSS V6 and Open-E DSS V6 Lite line of products are aimed at the SMB and SME markets.

Open-E DSS V6 is a robust, award-winning enterprise storage application which offers excellent compatibility with industry standards (vast variety of supported hardware), and is easiest to use and manage. Additionally it is one of the most stable solutions on the market and an undisputed price performance leader.

Open-E counts over 25,000 installations in Fortune 500 organizations world-wide in over 100 countries for over a decade and received numerous industry awards and recognition from PC Professional, Tom’s Hardware, Storage Awards, PC Pro and more.

Thanks to its reputation, experience and business reliability, Open-E is an esteemed technological partner of industry-leading IT companies such as Citrix, Intel, LSI, VMware, and Adaptec.

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