Open-E JovianDSS
Data Centre ICT Storage Product of the Year
Entry Description
Open-E JovianDSS is a unified data storage software based on Linux and ZFS (Zettabyte File System). The software is designed especially for Enterprise Software-Defined Storage environments. There are three main areas covered by Open-E JovianDSS:

1. Data Storage
2. Backup & Disaster Recovery
3. Business Continuity

The first area is Data Storage, where the centralized data storage is accessible over protocols such as iSCSI, Fibre Channel (FC), NFS and SMB/CIFS. Open-E JovianDSS, based on the Linux architecture, provides better hardware compatibility compared to other products. It also supports VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V making it a perfect fit for any virtualized storage environment.
Open-E JovianDSS can be easily set up as a virtual storage appliance in a virtual environment or can be installed on a physical server. Thanks to the implementation of the most advanced file system - ZFS, it provides multiple layers of data protection mechanisms including: Self-healing, Data and metadata check-summing, Atomic Transaction Writes and more.

Backup & Disaster Recovery is supported in Open-E JovianDSS by On- and Off-site Data Protection feature. It allows you to perform data backup and data restore in case of a disaster. The backup is independent of underlying data - everything can be backed up. This functionality is based on snapshots which can be restored on local as well as on remote destinations. The data can also be instantly accessed from the backup destination. You are also able to define retention plans that will help you to set up even very complex backup schemes, according to your needs. This solution is especially useful when working with Open-E JovianDSS in a data center.

The third area, Business Continuity is related to the continuous availability of all company’s data that is essential when maintaining critical business operations in case of unexpected harmful events. Business Continuity in Open-E JovianDSS is achieved by a High Availability failover clustering which minimizes server downtime periods, eliminates single points of failure and provides the highest performance, reliability, and data availability. The built-in solution supports a huge number of topologies ranging from small cluster-in-a-box setups to big rack servers with multiple JBODs, local clusters up to stretched metro clusters, handling both: shared and non-shared data storage environments.