NexentaStor is a fully featured NAS/SAN software platform with capabilities that meet and exceed the capabilities of legacy storage systems. NexentaStor continues to build on its position as the superior alternative to expensive, vertically integrated, proprietary storage technologies, saving customers 70-80% over proprietary solutions.
Running on any industry standard hardware, NexentaStor helps organizations implement high-performance, yet cost-effective data storage solutions with features such as inline deduplication, unlimited snapshots and cloning, unlimited file size, and high-availability support. In addition, NexentaStor functionality includes full integration with virtualization approaches, even in mixed vendor environments. This solution can create shared pools of storage from any combination of storage hardware, including SSDs, and delivers end-to-end data integrity, integrated search, and inline virus scanning. NexentaStor also enables efficient one-click virtual machine and other storage provisioning.
In addition, the power of NexentaStor is extended by the use of Nexenta Plug-ins, which broaden the platform’s functionalities for specific storage systems, such as SAN. Plug-ins (such as the High Availability Cluster Plug-in,and more) provide enhanced capabilities for management and administration and integrate fully with other products, such as virtualization suites.
128-bit File System:
ZFS-based technology provides the most scalable and flexible 128-bit file system.
Unlimited Storage Capacity:
Designed for large-scale growth with unlimited snapshots and copy-on-write clones.
Unlimited File Size:
While most legacy solutions limit the size of the file system, there are no such limitations with ZFS.
Support for NAS (NFS, CIFS WebDAV, FTP) and support for SAN (iSCSI & FC) means flexibility.
Data Deduplication & Native Compression:
Inline data deduplication and compression reduce the use of primary storage.
Hybrid Storage Pools:
Exploit I/O cache to accelerate read & write performance—SSD.
Integrated Snapshot Search:
Perform indexing & Boolean searches from the file system to search for files within snapshots.
Heterogeneous Block & File Replication:
Synchronous or asynchronous replication for easy disaster recovery.
Setup remote backups and disaster recovery at off-site locations
Simplified Disk Management:
Manage disks and JBODs using either command line or NexentaStor Management Viewer (NMV).
Total Product Safety:
Proactive, automated alert mechanisms send alerts when configuration deviates from “Golden Image” (best configuration).
VMware, XEN, Hyper-V
End-to-End Data Integrity:
No silent data corruption.
Support of stretch cluster deployments:
Real-time failover between sites spanning up to 30 miles apart.
Reduce the amount of required storage in VDI deployments:
SCSI UNMAP as a client-side feature frees up storage in the back end, in the context of thin provisioning (a 100-to-one reduction in space for VDI when using NexentaStor).
Reserve space for future growth:
Reserve pool space, ensuring to never run out of space accidentally, allowing for work continuation without disruption. with ZFS.
Synchronization to multiple destinations:
Site-to-site replications across disparate destinations.
Between different data centers asynchronously through the use of a new Layer 5 multi-connection, multi-destination, multi-pathing protocol.