Nexenta Powers Leading Global Research Center in Neutron Science and Technology

Nexenta Powers Leading Global Research Center in Neutron Science and Technology

Software-Defined Storage underpins Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) user data and ensures business continuity

Paris, France, and Santa Clara, CA, USA, June 30, 2014 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced that the world renowned, Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), an international research facility, has deployed NexentaStor to support its rapid data growth and to ensure business continuity.

Funded and governed by France, Germany and the UK, in partnership with 12 countries, ILL is at the forefront of neutron science and technology. Every year 1500 researchers visit the centre in Grenoble, France and carry out more than 800 experiments.

With unpredicted increases in scientific research data and the organizations’ own data growth rates rising by 25% every year, ILL’s existing NetApp infrastructure constantly needed more capacity. However, it was becoming harder to manage the entire upgrade process and the cost was escalating. ILL decided to split its data in two. The scientific research data would remain on the incumbent solution and the growing amount of user data would be moved to a new platform. ILL was also looking to add high availability capabilities to protect against disasters and ensure business continuity for its users.

Following a recommendation from Dell, ILL turned to Nexenta for an SDS solution. Not only did NexentaStor offer high availability, unlimited snapshots and automatic failover, it was based on the open source file system ZFS which integrated perfectly with the ILL’s existing Solaris storage platform.

Stephane Armanet, System Administrator, Instiut Laue-Langevin comments: “Once we had decided on the Nexenta SDS solution, it only took five days to deploy it and migrate all of the user data. Once installed, the SDS solution simplified everything; reducing overhead, personnel costs, cut out risk and solved our business continuity challenges. NexentaStor has provided us with a strong technological foundation to build an ongoing scalable storage environment.”

Tarkan Maner, CEO, Nexenta, concludes: “The Nexenta SDS solution has allowed ILL to break out of the expensive and inflexible proprietary upgrade cycle which is forced on many enterprises by the massively expensive storage system (MESS) providers. It now has an award-winning, industry-leading storage solution to underpin its rapidly growing data centre, which will ensure its continued global expansion and success.”

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