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Nexenta Announces General Availability of NexentaEdge

May 20, 2015

Today’s digital environment is a dynamic system that is in a constant state of flux because of the rate of growth it continues to experience. In order to deal with this development, network and data center operators have to frequently adjust their ability to deal with the volume that is entering the marketplace. One of the areas that is experiencing this type of growth is the creation of new data, which requires an intelligent solution to store and manage the massive amount of information. The announcement of the general availability of NexentaEdge, by Nexenta, will introduce a solution with extensive industrywide validation and support of hyper- scale scale-out object storage management software using an open-source Software-defined storage (SDS).

NexentaEdge runs on shared nothing clusters of low cost industry standard Linux servers featuring Intel Xeon processors designed for storage workloads. Building on the company’s Nexenta IP and patent pending Cloud Copy on Write (CCOW) technology, it has delivered new levels of performance, reliability, ease of operation and cost efficiencies by exploiting the new features of the platform, including cluster-wide inline deduplication, compression, real-time self-balancing, and unlimited instant snapshots and clones.

The scale in which digital technology has been growing requires IT infrastructures to evolve with a new approach to manage the growth. This has resulted in removing the mechanical processes controlled by people and implementing software based solutions for a more intelligent and reliable delivery. Software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined data centers (SDDC) have been followed by SDS to make stored information available with more efficiency.

Software-defined storage separates the hardware from the software that manages the infrastructure to eliminate the manual oversight of storage resources. This makes it possible to provide functionalities across a range of server hardware components, including deduplication, replication, thin provisioning, snapshots and other backup and restore capabilities.

Key features of NexentaEdge include:

  • The only scale-out storage delivering low latency iSCSI Block and high performance Swift and S3 Object Services,
  • Deployed as a storage service on 10GbE connected clusters of Intel-based Linux servers running Ubuntu, CentOS or RedHat Enterprise Linux,
  • Innovative ground-up design delivering best in class performance for small random I/O generated by virtual machine boot images in OpenStack Clouds,
  • Enterprise grade data integrity and unlimited space optimized snapshot and clone capabilities with Cloud Copy On Write,
  • The only fully distributed, in-line deduplication and compression of all data ingested in the cluster, at any scale,
  • Ability to scale storage capacity and performance (I/O per second or throughput) independently of each other, supporting all HDD, hybrid and all SSD configurations, and
  • Low touch operational model with automated capacity and performance balancing that unlike any other solution, keeps large, complex clusters constantly optimized.

Nexenta’s OpenSDS 100 percent hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic platform gives organizations the freedom to implement systems without the limitations of vendor specific solutions. It provides a Software-Defined Everything-centric cloud computing addressing everyone from data centers to end-users with the scalability to handle huge amounts of stored data. With more than 30 patents and in excess of 1,000 petabytes of storage under management, the company has more than 6,000 customers and 1,000 plus global partners. This includes some of the leading companies in tech, such as Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others.

The company will demonstrate NexentaEdge GA for the first time at Nexenta’s OpenSDx VIP Reception at OpenStack Summit Vancouver on May 19. 

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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