#1 Software for Data Storage, Backup & Business Continuity
Storage Company of the Year
Entry Description
Open-E, Inc. is a pioneering leader and developer of IP-based storage management software with headquarters in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1998, the company sells its line of storage management software through a world-wide network of system integrator and reseller partners. The Open-E® JovianDSS and Open-E® DSS V7™ line of products enjoy a reputation for best-in-class performance, flexibility, reliability, scalability and return-on-investment.

Open-E storage management products are known throughout the storage industry for their robust architecture, ease-of-use and affordability. The products are also highly flexible, and have the ability to support a variety of protocols, such as iSCSI, Fibre Channel or Infiniband, in either file or block data transmission. Open-E works with technology industry leaders to deliver our software on a variety of industry-standard hardware platforms.

Our philosophy is simple: we support the commoditization of data storage. Historically, enterprise-class storage solutions have been monolithic, proprietary and expensive. Buyers were locked into one vendor, for one set of technologies and products. Scalable solutions, with advanced storage management features and capabilities such as remote replication, snap copy and automatic failover were costly and affordable only by large enterprise customers.

We endeavor to ensure that our software is not only affordable and easy to use, but also rich in the features that SMBs and SMEs want. By using industry standard server building blocks, such as rack mount chassis, x86 server boards and low cost SATA RAID controllers, our system integrators can build storage hardware platforms at a fraction of the cost of Tier1 storage vendors.

We also invest heavily in engineering-based relationships with vendors across the server and storage industry to ensure interoperability with our software. We have an extensive compatibility list, which offers not only tremendous choice and flexibility to our system integrator partners, but allows them to build the exact, cost-effective solutions their customers want.

Finally, we believe in partnering with our system integrators and resellers - not competing with them. We do not have a direct sales force. Also, unlike other storage software vendors, we are one of the few storage software companies not to sell our own branded storage appliance. As a result, we can focus exclusively on developing, selling and supporting world-class storage management software.

Open-E® JovianDSS is a ZFS- and Linux-based data storage software designed especially for enterprise-sized storage environments. With its unique features, the product ensures highest data reliability and integrity, and addresses the needs of enterprise users seeking a unified NAS and SAN solution with thin provisioning, compression and deduplication.

Open-E® DSS V7 is designed for building and managing centralized data storage servers. The unified file and block-level operating system offers NAS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel functionality in a single application. The software includes high-end features such as Active-Active Failover for iSCSI Volumes in high availability clusters, Remote Replication for disaster recovery or multiple scheduled Snapshots for data protection.

Open-E has an extensive technology compatibility list for OEMs and system integrators to choose from, featuring over 500 products from nearly 30 vendors. We work closely with leading technology hardware and software vendors to ensure interoperability with our software. Our alliances include technology industry leaders such as Intel, Microsoft, VMWare, Symantec, Adaptec, Supermicro and many others. We also work with emerging vendors to deliver support in our software for upcoming technologies such as 10Gb Ethernet, Infiniband and virtualization. This allows our OEM and system integrator partners to customize and build the affordable, scalable and secure storage systems of their customer's choosing.

Open-E delivers its software exclusively through a world-wide network of experienced system integrator and reseller partners. With an extensive network of over 550 certified OEMs, distributors and reseller partners, our customers have the flexibility to work with the hardware solution provider of their choosing, allowing Open-E to focus on its core competency of storage software development.

With over 27,000 installations, in over 100 countries, Open-E data storage solutions are used by Fortune 500 customers world-wide.

Why Open-E?

- Global Business

To us, it means not only that we sell our products in over 100 countries around the world and our customers are the largest multinational corporations like Orange, Philips and Bosch. First of all, we are a global company with an international, multicultural and diverse team of professionals who are the best in their fields. Thanks to them, we have a strong position in the industry and more than 20-year history of successes in the global IT market.

- Modern Technologies

We strongly believe in the power of innovative technology and progress. This belief is also reflected in our actions. That is why, we are always one step ahead of others, not only by using the latest programming tools but also by participating in their active development. What the majority considers just a fascinating novelty, has probably already been used or tested by our specialists. Our team is also engaged in the growth of Linux and the effective popularization of this system around the world.

- Best Practices

We use the best practices in efficient project management and agile teamwork. Dynamic and continuous development of our product has been achieved through SCRUM methodology and the fact that continuous integration and code revisioning are in our DNA. It has always brought us closer to all of our ambitious IT goals. It also allows our employees to have a real influence on the direction of product progress and a significant impact on company development.

- Reliable Business Partner

We are proud to offer an award-winning, proven software used by the world's biggest companies. Confidence in our product has brought more than 35,000 installations all over the world. But that's not all! Thanks to our reputation, experience and business reliability, we are esteemed technological partners of industry-leading IT companies

- Poeople are our most important resource

We appreciate just how significant the input to development of our product has been by the people who work on it. That is why we employ the most qualified, experienced and professional people in their given fields and we invest in their continuous progress. We make our best efforts to provide our team with a friendly working environment and many opportunities to acquire new skills and qualifications. Through various foreign training and business trips, they can exchange experiences with our international team deployed worldwide.

Why our products?

With Open-E software you can quickly get more from your existing hardware, accelerate performance, minimize downtimes and assure uninterrupted business operations. A number of 27,000 installations in over 100 countries speaks for itself. Open-E data storage solutions are used by Fortune 500 customers worldwide, enabling them to experience significant time, cost and storage volume savings. If your priorities are lower TCO, scalability and great functionality, then Open-E software is the best option for you. You don't have to compromise your business needs, as we offer you advanced features and best in-class performance at an affordable price. In case of an Open-E DSS V7 16TB license this means less than 9 cents per 1GB. Plus, it runs on an independent OS, so there is no need to purchase any host OS. When it comes to Open-E JovianDSS, the licensing is based on the storage capacity and designed to be as fair as possible for users: You license only the usable capacity for mirrored arrays. For arrays with single, dual or triple parity, the license counts all disk capacity in the array but without cache and spare disks. If you want to widely improve your storage performance, reduce connection latency and maximize bandwidth, then Open-E software will provide a rapid improvement in efficiency of storing and delivering even massive amounts of data. Extensive tests proved that Open-E DSS V7 and Open-E JovianDSS both offer one of the highest data throughput and performance levels. Proven features protect the continuity of server operations and enable your company to work without interruption despite any disasters. By implementing our software, you can eliminate the risk of costly downtimes and loss of crucial data. With Open-E DSS V7 iSCSI Active-Active Failover you can simultaneously run volumes in the active mode on two nodes - providing high availability of data. Open-E JovianDSS uses shared storage to provide unlimited options to architect HA storage environments. It is the answer to almost any storage requirement, either as a single node, a virtualized HA setup or a Big Data cluster environment.

Our flagship product is Open-E JovianDSS, a ZFS- and Linux-based Data Storage Software designed for businesses of any size, especially for Enterprise Software Defined Storage environments. Mor details on the product here: https://www.open-e.com/products/jovian-data-storage-software/general-information/
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