Open-E (company)

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Open-E, Inc. is a software development company primary focused on IP-based storage management software with headquarters in the USA[1] and Europe.

Open-E, Inc.
Industry Computer Software
Founded 1998
Headquarters 2820 Lassiter Rd., Building C, Suite 100
Marietta, Georgia
(Worldwide Headquarters)
Area served
Key people
  • Krzysztof Franek, CEO
  • Moya Joosten, Senior Director of Finance
  • Janusz Bąk, CTO
  • Ted Finch, VP of Marketing
  • Todd Maxwell, Director of Technical Sales
  • Mirosław Franek, VP Engineering

Open-E JovianDSS

Open-E DSS V7

Open-E DSS V7 Lite


Open-E was founded in 1998 in Germany but head office was relocated to the USA after receiving venture capital funding from OpenView Venture Partners in 2007. Today, the company is known for Open-E JovianDSS, Data Storage Software (DSS) V7 and DSS V7 lite.


Open-E JovianDSS[edit]

Open-E JovianDSS is a ZFS and Linux-based software-defined storage system designed for enterprise sized storage environments. It can be deployed on any standard server with commodity drives to create iSCSI SANs.[2] The software provides RAM ARC and SSD L2ARC caching, thin and over provisioning, data deduplication, data compression, check-sum data integrity and self-healing to repair data corruption. All through ZFS features.

Open-E DSS V7[edit]

Open-E Data Storage Software V7 (DSS V7) is a Linux-based data storage software used for building and managing centralized data storage servers: Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN), including Fibre Channel, NFS, iSCSI and InfiniBand. The software can be used for storage virtualization, high availability storage clusters, network environments with many clients, CCTV or backup.[3] It features active-passive failover for NFS and iSCSI, active-active failover for NFS and iSCSI, replications, snapshots, built-in backup agents, multipath I/O, NICs bonding and more.[4] Open-E DSS V7 is VMware Ready, Citrix Ready and supports Microsoft Hyper-V.[5]

Open-E DSS V7 Lite[edit]

Open-E Data Storage Software V7 Lite (DSS V7 Lite) is a free version of Open-E DSS V7, delivering functions used for managing NAS and SAN. With Open-E DSS V7 Lite, up to 2TB of storage capacity can be managed for free; additional capacity may be purchased. As freeware, it is offered without technical support but users help each other through the Open-E forum.[6]


  1. ^ NetworkWorld. "German storage vendor Open-E launches in U.S." 25 January 2008.
  2. ^ "Open-E aims Jupiter DSS software defined storage at enterprise SAN". Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Geier, Eric. "Review: Software-based NAS offers free/low-cost storage". Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Xelsys, Alan. "Open-E how to". Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "How to Provision ISCSI target LUNS in Open-E DSS ?". Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Review: Software-based NAS offers free/low-cost storage". Retrieved 16 September 2014. 

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