Open-E releases major update for High Availability in Software Defined JovianDSS

Atlanta, Georgia; January 22, 2016: – Open-E, a leading developer of innovative data storage software used for building and managing centralized storage servers, released today the new update 11 for its Software Defined Storage solution Open-E JovianDSS. The software is now equipped with advanced features for High Availability in Software Defined Storage environments.

Open-E’s developers included a major feature in Open-E JovianDSS: the High Availability Load-Balanced cluster option for NFS and iSCSI. Customers can now enjoy even higher data security in cluster setups, and benefit from the Active-Active failover functionality of the software. This way, High Availability is ensured through a setup of two servers, in which data is saved on two server nodes simultaneously. If one system fails, its processes and resources are being relocated and restarted on the second node. Apart from the high data security of such setups, administrators are able to significantly increase the performance of their system in an Active-Active configuration, where they can decide which volumes are active on which node. This way, servers can utilize their full network performance and unnecessary costs for idle hardware are eliminated.

The software was also updated to latest ZFS file system, on which Open-E JovianDSS is based. This improvement enhances the stability and performance of the software even further.

Users of Open-E JovianDSS can now update at no cost and get the up11 from their respective Open-E Partner. To support customers with configuring an Active-Active Load-Balanced HA Cluster, a detailed video tutorial is now available, showing the setup step by step.

For taking a first glance at the software as well as the new and updated features, Open-E is offering a free online demo on their website. This simulated version of Open-E JovianDSS does not require any installation.

About Open-E

Open-E is a well-established developer of IP-based storage management software. Open-E JovianDSS, Open-E DSS V7 are robust, award-winning enterprise storage applications which offer excellent compatibility with industry standards, and are the easiest to use and manage. Additionally, they are some of the most stable solutions on the market and undisputed price performance leaders.

Open-E accounts for over 27,000 installations world-wide and has received numerous industry awards and recognition. Thanks to its reputation, experience and business reliability, Open-E has become the technology partner of choice for industry-leading IT companies such as Citrix, Intel®, LSI, VMware, and Adaptec.

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