Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS)
Features and Functionality
  • Unified File (NFS and SMB) and Block (FC and iSCSI) services
  • Built on ZFS for Enterprise grade data integrity, scale and performance
  • Scales from 10’s of Terabytes to Petabytes
  • Unlimited file system sizes
  • Inline data reduction for additional storage cost savings
  • Unlimited space optimized snapshots and clones
  • Periodic asynchronous long distance replication

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  • Dramatically lower storage costs for Cloud and Enterprise workloads
  • Eliminate lock-in with 100% software deployed on industry standard hardware
  • Simple swap-in replacement of legacy block and file storage appliances
  • One software stack for all-disk, hybrid and all-flash storage configurations
  • Proven Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage with more than 1 Exabyte deployed to date

Use Cases
  • VMware cloud backend storage
  • OpenStack and CloudStack backend storage
  • Generic NAS file services and Home Directory storage
  • Near-line archive and large scale backup repositories

Silicon Mechanics and Nexenta

For over 3 years Silicon Mechanics and Nexenta have partnered to help customers deploy software-defined storage solutions quickly and easily. Whether you need NAS storage services, cloud back-end storage, or an archive/backend repository, Silicon Mechanics and Nexenta have designed and tuned hardware to meet your needs. Coupling our industry-standard hardware architecture with NexentaStor software-defined storage allows your hardware to be reused at each stage as your cluster grows.

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About NexentaStor

NexentaStor is Nexenta’s flagship Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform, allowing thousands of customers all around the world to transform their storage infrastructure, increase flexibility and agility, simplify management, and dramatically reduce costs without compromising on availability, reliability, or functionality. NexentaStor delivers unified file and block storage services, runs on industry standard hardware, scales from tens of terabytes to petabyte configurations, and includes all data management functionalities.

NexentaStor is Software-Defined Storage with SMARTS: Security, Manageability, Availability, Reliability, (lower) TCO, and Scalability.

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom and speed for organizations to realize the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments. Founded around an "open source” platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network.