Nexenta Releases Latest Version of Its Scale-Out Block, File, and Object Storage Platform

Nexenta, global provider of open source-driven software-defined storage (OpenSDS), has introduced the latest version of its scale-out block, file, and object storage platform, NexentaEdge. Purpose-built for “today’s leading enterprise IT environment with rapidly expanding application needs,” NexentaEdge 2.0 would be a flexible and future proof multi-service storage platform.

According to Gartner, by 2021 more than 80% of enterprise unstructured data will be stored in scale-out system and object storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers, which is an increase from 30% today.

The newest release of NexentaEdge has a unique feature set to support this rapid market growth, including performance object storage and integration with Docker and OpenStack environments. In addition, Nexenta has rounded out their multi-service platform to include a shared namespace between file and object storage as well as container-converged capabilities to support next generation applications.

nexenta storage“NexentaEdge scale-out block, file, and object storage delivers performance optimizations for all-flash and hybrid configurations, and is tightly integrated with both OpenStack cloud and Docker environments,” said Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management, Nexenta. “With the introduction of NexentaEdge 2.0, features like Quick EC allow customers to build multi-petabyte, capacity-optimized object archives without sacrificing performance and use the same solution to create a container-converged storage infrastructure with tight integration and seamless management.”

NexentaEdge 2.0 product enhancements would include:

  • Multi-service scale-out platform delivering iSCSI block, NFS file and S3 and Swift object services
  • Simple to manage web-based GUI for daily management and service provisioning
  • Patent-pending Quick Erasure Coding technology, manage both active and cold object archives with storage speed and efficiency
  • Superior data protection with cluster-wide inline deduplication, compression and unlimited snapshots/clones
  • Scale-out platform for Docker Container-Converged infrastructure with seamless integration with Docker Universal Control Plane for single pane of glass management of containerized applications
  • High performance, all-flash deployment profiles with support for SSD SATA, SAS and NVMe-based storage SSDs
  • Shared namespace between File and Object Storage

NexentaEdge’s performance is powered by advanced data reduction technologies and further enhanced by the newly added feature, Quick Erasure Coding. NexentaEdge’s Quick Erasure Coding (Quick EC) technology would reduce the storage overhead required to maintain the redundancy of data across servers, without affecting read or write performance. Quick EC eliminates the performance penalty usually associated with accessing objects in traditional erasure coded solutions and is especially beneficial for large capacity S3 object clusters.

NexentaEdge 2.0 also extends functionality to containerized applications with new Docker Engine volume plug-ins and tight integration with Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP). NexentaEdge would enable complete integration into any Docker Enterprise Edition deployment and allow users to “seamlessly” deploy storage and application services as containers across servers that provide both storage and compute in a container-converged model.

“Together, Nexenta and Supermicro have formed a long-standing partnership to help customers free themselves of legacy shackles by partnering Nexenta‘s OpenSDS solutions with our leading server system and storage hardware,” said Michael McNerney, General Manager Marketing and Solutions at Supermicro. “NexentaEdge furthers this objective, providing unparalleled block, file, and object services, accelerated by our appliances, to deliver a scalable, high-performance storage infrastructure.”