To offer NAS, iSCSI, InfiniBand and fibre channel SAN functionality
Open-E, a developer of storage management software, has introduced a new version of Data Storage Software (DSS) V6 IP-Storage Operating System (OS).
The new DSS V6 is a unified file and block storage management operating system that offers Network Attached Storage (NAS), iSCSI, InfiniBand and Fibre Channel Storage Area Network (SAN) functionality.
According to Open-E, the new DSS V6 features include data and volume replication, volume snapshot, WORM and NDMP, and built-in virus protection. Designed to support an array of hardware RAID platforms, it allows users to combine NAS systems with iSCSI SAN systems, while enabling the connection of multiple network interface controllers, including Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand.
The enhanced functionalities of the new DSS V6 includes: the new web-based graphical user interface which allows remote management of the storage device; automatic failover for iSCSI volumes, SCSI-3 persistent reservation and SNMP based system monitoring.
The Open-E DSS V6 integrates the Network Data Management Protocol 4.0, which defines a network-based mechanism and protocol for controlling backup, recovery and other data transfers between primary and secondary storage devices.
The company said that the new DSS V6 can be installed to any media including internal HDD, RAID Array, USB, SATA and IDE DOM (Disk-On-Module) or any other bootable media. The software is available with standard license capacity of 4, 8, and 16TB.