High-Availability ZFS Partner Nexenta Achieves 1.6 Million IOPS

Nexenta Systems-Powered Storage Solution Achieves 1.6 Million IOPS

Configuration Demonstrates Power of Nexenta’s Software-defined Storage in Delivering High-end IOPS and High-availability at an Unmatched Price

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Mar 19, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nexenta(R)Systems, the world leader in Software-defined Storage, together with its Premium Partner Area Data Systems, today announced they achieved 1.6 million IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) and high-availability with no single point of failure. Comparable solutions from proprietary vendors cost significantly more than the Nexenta and Area Data Systems solution and cannot guarantee high-availability. With the combination of Nexenta’s Software-defined Storage, NexentaStor(TM), and high-performance, all-flash hardware, there is now a clear enterprise-class alternative to meet the scalability demands of big data.

“Our customers can now reach well over one million IOPS and capitalize on big data opportunities without breaking the bank on proprietary storage technologies that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Bridget Warwick, Chief Marketing Officer, Nexenta Systems. “This is further proof that Nexenta’s Software-defined Storage is changing the economics of the enterprise storage market.”

Nexenta is demonstrating the 1.6 million IOPS storage configuration at Intel(R) Solutions Summit 2013 from March 19-21, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. Nexenta is a Silver Sponsor and will be at its booth in the storage zone to discuss the enormous opportunity for Intel channel partners to drive ideal storage solutions, powered by Nexenta, to their customers. Architecture recipes using Nexenta and Intel products are listed on Intel’s website at: http://www.esaa-members.com/recipes/advSearchList/182.

“As an ongoing Nexenta partner, we are impressed with the results that have been achieved with NexentaStor and the Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5 Server Platform,” said David Brown, director of marketing for Intel’s Enterprise Products and Systems Division. “By choosing the Intel Xeon E5 processor, Nexenta is taking advantage of key technologies like Intel(R) Integrated I/O to deliver outstanding storage performance and scalability to end-users.”

Area Data Systems leveraged its expertise with NexentaStor’s ZFS file system to achieve the 1.6 million IOPS milestone with a configuration of NexentaStor, dual Intel Xeon E5-2643 3.3GHz processors, and DataON Storage’s external storage stack, DLS-1640S (“Delivering Lightning Speed”). An elite Nexenta Partner, DataON Storage’s solution is based on Nexenta-certified, best-of-breed components: DataON 24 bay 2u JBODs, LSI Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) host bus adapters (HBAs) and switches, and STEC enterprise-class, SAS solid-state drives (SSDs). The overall cost of Area Data Systems active/active high availability 9.6TB flash-based solid state solution is an estimated $75,000.

“Our customers trust us to architect unified storage solutions that can adapt to their business today and provide the performance needed for the future. Nexenta’s Software-defined Storage changes the game by enabling Area Data Systems to offer high availability, clustered high-IOPS solutions that are more resilient and more affordable than those offered by the pure flash storage purveyors,” said Trenton Baker, vice president of business development, Area Data Systems.

About Nexenta Systems:

Nexenta Systems is the world leader in Software-defined Storage. Its flagship software platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology and running on a broad choice of industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at significantly less cost than legacy systems.