Open-E (company)

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Open-E, Inc.
Industry Computer Software
Founded 1998
Headquarters Marietta, Georgia

JovianDSS DSS V7


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


Open-E was founded in 1998 in Germany. Its head office was relocated to the USA after receiving venture capital funding from OpenView Venture Partners in 2007.



Open-E JovianDSS is a ZFS and Linux-based software-defined storage system designed for data center storage environments. It can be deployed on servers with commodity storage to create a storage area network using iSCSI.[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.

DSS V7[edit]

Open-E Data Storage Software V7 (DSS V7) is a Linux-based data storage product 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 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]

DSS V7 SOHO[edit]

Open-E Data Storage Software V7 SOHO (DSS V7 SOHO) is a free version of Open-E DSS V7, delivering functions used for managing NAS and SAN. With Open-E DSS V7 SOHO, up to 4TB of storage capacity can be managed for free; additional capacity of 4, 8, 16 or 32TB may be purchased. It is offered with a technical support option in form of 'Single Case Basic Support', which provides e-mail assistance for technical issues with DSS V7 SOHO.


  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. 

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