NexentaStor is a software based iSCSI and NAS solution with features that are superior to those of legacy hardware based NAS solutions, including unlimited incremental backups or 'snapshots', snapshot mirroring (replication), block level mirroring, integrated search, and easy management of extremely large storage pools. Built upon our OpenSolaris distribution, NexentaStor adds several capabilities that are required by most organizations that result in improved reliability, manageability, and performance.
NexentaStor is optimized for use in 2nd-tier NAS and iSCSI applications requiring open, low cost, high performance storage as well as dramatically simplified provisioning, expansion, backup, replication and archiving. NexentaStor is also used as a primary NAS in businesses that wish to expand at closer to commodity pricing.
Recent releases have extended the capabilities of NexetaStor to include improved security and integration into enterprise environments through LDAP and Active Directory support as well as native CIFS and NFS support. More information about recent releases, including the just released 1.0.3, can be found under 'release notes' here.
Cost: Save 80% or more over proprietary legacy solutions! Leverage industry standard x86/64 servers and storage hardware. Unmatched price / performance and price / capacity. Savings grow over time.
Freedom: Simplify storage deployment by running NexentaStor on x86/64 hardware, server blades, or common virtualization platforms.
Control: Open source base, open standards, and community participation allow for faster feature integration, better quality assurance, the ability to build your own custom solutions, and an end to legacy vendor lock-in.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This release includes a number of key features, including some significant improvements for performance and manageability. Folks using SCSI target mode will probably see the biggest performance boost relative to earlier versions of NexentaStor, especially those folks using NexentaStor to serve up storage to VMware guests -- thanks to the VAAI offload support that is part of this release. And yes, this release includes the fix the long-standing problem with iSCSI timeouts. For ZFS fans, this release also includes the updates for ZFS version 28