NexentaStor Developer Edition 2.2.1 available

NexentaStor Developer edition versioon 2.2.1 was released a couple of days ago.

Check the release notes before downloading the NexentaStor iso image.

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Nexenta Systems announces record growth in 2009

Nexenta Systems, the leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced that 2009 was a breakthrough year for the company. Key milestones for the year included a 740 percent increase in full year revenue from the previous year and an increase in quarterly sales of 630 percent from the last quarter of 2008. The growth reflects the overwhelming global demand for an open alternative to legacy proprietary enterprise storage, particularly in virtualized environments, and Nexenta’s flagship product, NexentaStor, as the product best able to meet this demand.

“We will ramp up open source innovation even higher in 2010 to meet our customers most complex storage and data center requirements.”

NexentaStor is the leading hardware independent storage solution built upon the breakthrough open source ZFS file system. With NexentaStor, customers can for the first time experience the benefits of enterprise storage, including high performance and air tight data integrity with multiple replication methods, without the vendor lock-in and aged technologies of legacy storage vendors. Nexenta’s OpenStorage model allows customers to save up to 80 percent of storage costs while reaping the benefits of superior storage functionality, tight integration across virtualization products, and faster development cycles versus proprietary storage products.

Customer, Partner, Revenue and International Growth

2009 was a breakthrough year for the company in which it achieved remarkable growth in virtually every area of the company. Key milestones for the year included:

  • NexentaStor license sales increased by almost 700 percent year over year. Sales to service providers (such as Hosting and Internet Service Providers) and Research and Development departments within large organizations fueled a significant part of the growth.
  • Addition of 50 partners worldwide, reflecting the company’s commitment to the channel. Sales through the channel grew to account for 75 percent of total revenues.
  • Sales in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) grew from 10 percent to over 25 percent of overall sales year over year.

Open Storage Innovation

The driving force behind Nexenta’s growth is the company’s commitment to delivering a robust commercial solution to handle the most extreme enterprise storage requirements at a fraction of the cost of legacy proprietary offerings. In 2009, Nexenta advanced its commitment through strategic partnerships and product innovation, including:

  • Incorporation of enhancements to the open source ZFS file system within NexentaStor, enabling the company to collaborate with customers and partners to provide best of breed solutions. This integration led to the embedding of NexentaStor into numerous storage solutions sold by resellers globally.
  • Increased virtualization implementations with VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft as enabled by Nexenta’s VMDC virtualization management application and the StorageLink Adapter for Citrix XenServer. VMDC is unique in the industry in that it helps manage storage in heterogeneous virtualization environments. The StorageLink adapter helps manage storage for Citrix/Xen and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
  • The introduction of Pomona, an advanced software suite that automates the provisioning and management of multiple NexentaStor and other storage systems. With Pomona, customers can define flexible and reliable policies for storage provisioning that dramatically reduces the labor involved with storage provisioning and management, particularly in virtualized environments.

“Nexenta’s OpenStorage approach gives customers a viable choice to proprietary closed storage software and is the driving force behind our rapid growth and the increased reach of our channel program,”

said Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta. “We will ramp up open source innovation even higher in 2010 to meet our customers most complex storage and data center requirements.”

About Nexenta Systems

Founded in 2005 and privately held, Nexenta Systems, Inc., has developed NexentaStor™, the leading open storage enterprise class hardware independent storage solution and sponsors NexentaCore, an open source operating system that combines the high performance and reliability of OpenSolaris with the ease-of-use and breadth of applications of Linux. Both solutions leverage the revolutionary file system ZFS.

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OpenMediaVault : new additions and services

Volker has added TFTP, zeroconf/mDNS and a very useful button: a ‘Send test email’ button on the notification page where users can configure their email settings.

Last, but not least: OpenMediaVault supports the XFS journaling filesystem.

XFS is a high-performance journaling file system created by Silicon Graphics, originally for their IRIX operating system and later ported to Linux kernel. XFS is particularly proficient at handling large files and at offering smooth data transfers – wikipedia

XFS Homepage

Posted in OpenMediaVault

High-availability storage with GlusterFS on Ubuntu

This tutorial shows how to set up a high-availability storage with two storage servers (Ubuntu 9.10) that use GlusterFS.

Each storage server will be a mirror of the other storage server, and files will be replicated automatically across both storage servers. The client system (Ubuntu 9.10 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem.

GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

About Glusterfs: Gluster Storage Platform is an open source clustered storage solution. The software is a powerful and flexible solution that simplifies the task of managing unstructured file data whether you have a few terabytes of storage or multiple petabytes. Gluster Storage Platform integrates the file system, an operating system layer, and a web-based management interface and installer.

Posted in Data Storage, File Systems

Diskless NAS shares USB storage via WiFi

The Iomega® iConnect Wireless Data Station is a simple way to bring all of your desktop and portable USB storage into your network. Plug your external USB drives or USB thumb drives (any brand) into the Iomega iConnect device and they are automatically connected to and accessible on your network. Remote access allows you to connect, share, and access your files securely from anywhere in the world via the Internet. Wireless connectivity allows you to place the Iomega iConnect device in the most convenient location in your home without having to run another cable. Taking backup data off-site for disaster recovery has never been easier. Simply back up all your networked computers through the Iomega iConnect device, and then take your hard drive off-site for safekeeping.

The Iomega iConnect device truly makes your USB drives “smart” and includes the ultimate set of advanced media features, such as the DLNA®-certified UPnP® AV media server, and iTunes™ server so that content can be easily shared between computers and any other digital media adapters such as game consoles, Iomega ScreenPlay products, digital picture frames or networked TVs. Picture Transfer Protocol, torrent download compatibility, and the Cooliris™ slide show plug-in round out the advanced media features. Embedded RSA® BSAFE® encryption for protected installs and upgrades..

LifeLine supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), enabling users to save, store, and play back music, photos, videos, and other digital content. The software is also said to offer an integrated iTunes server, as well as a torrent download manager for managing peer-to-peer file transfers. In addition, users can remotely access and administer the device through a personalized web address, says the company.

The Iomega® iConnect Wireless Data Station is the simple way to bring all of your USB storage into your network. Connect, share and access files anywhere – even over the Internet.

More info about features, prices etc can be found on the iConnect website

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