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Open-E OEM'd by Verari

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Open-E, Inc., a leading developer of innovative storage management software, announced today its premiere Data Storage Server (DSS) IP-Storage operating system now powers Verari’s SB5165XL StorageServer™. Verari’s all-in-one unified network attached storage NAS and iSCSI SAN solution is the industry’s first high capacity, blade-based storage appliance. Open-E’s versatile DSS, an all-in-one, fourth generation OS software for centralized IP-storage management enables the SB5165XL’s NAS and iSCSI SAN storage networking functionality, allowing for a comprehensive feature set and simplified manageability.

Verari’s high capacity blade-based NAS and iSCSI SAN storage appliance for the Verari Systems BladeRack® 2 XL platform is a powerful enabler for storage consolidation and is an effective alternative for enterprises to consolidate server virtualization resources, providing a dramatic improvement in cost of ownership.

Purpose-built for the Verari Systems BladeRack 2 XL platform and the Verari FOREST containerized data center solution, the SB5165XL StorageServer appliance consists of an SB1165XL server blade and up to two SB1056XL disk blades, providing up to 24TBs of RAID 6 protected capacity. A single platform can house up to 24 StorageServers delivering 576 terabytes of unified storage in just two data center floor tiles while a FOREST container solution boasts up to 12 petabytes of capacity.

The iSCSI capabilities of the SB5165XL StorageServer, made possible by Open-E’s DSS storage software, simplify the migration of data resident in server blades to networked storage while the StorageServer’s NAS-based file services are complementary to its IP network-based services. Applications that require file sharing are ideally suited for the SB5165XL, which may deliver significant ease of use, provide heterogeneous data sharing and enable organizations to automate and simplify their data management.

“We are very pleased to provide the utmost in versatility, robustness and simplicity offered by our DSS storage software in allowing Verari’s groundbreaking StorageServer to offer unified NAS and iSCSI storage networking,” said Krzysztof Franek, president and CEO of Open-E. “Verari’s solution is the first of its kind in the industry, and we are proud to have played a key role in enhancing a revolutionary system, but also one that demonstrates energy efficiency. Verari is a respected name in our space, and our partnership is demonstrative of the industry’s leading names putting trust in the capabilities of our blooming DSS solution.”

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