Nexenta Systems is a California-based software-defined storage solutions provider with an emphasis on open source-driven storage solutions. The company defines its key competency as Open Software-Defined Storage or OpenSDS, which basically means that the company exclusively integrates open-source software only. Moreover, the storage solutions provided by Nexenta are accessible on all platforms, operating systems, hardware, protocols or apps. Storage products are accessible on multiple cloud platforms including VMware, Citrix, Cloudstack, Microsoft, Openstack andAmazon Web Services.
Nexenta Systems and SanDisk Corporation announced an agreement to provide integrated storage solutions with Nexenta’s flagship NexentaStor OpenSDS software platform with SanDisk’s all-flash InfiniFlash IF 100 storage systems. The integrated OpenSDS and all-flash array can scale up from 64 TB of data in a default configuration to two petabyte (1 petabyte = 1,000 terabytes) configurations. The storage system is a cost-effective solution for data centers helping Big Data challenges including virtualization, scaling up, data analytics.
The cost-effectiveness is highlighted by low-power consuming flash storage and relatively lower cooling costs associated with the product. The InfiniFlash IF100 integrated with NexentaStor has a starting price of as low as $1.50 per GB of raw storage, which is much lower than competing products. The Dell SCv2000 entry-level array costs over $4 per GB raw, Kaminario K2 v5.5 starts at about $3 per GB raw, while the latest Dell all-flash arrays of the SC series are priced at about $1.66 per GB of raw storage. Comparable products also include the Tegile IntelliFlash systems that cost about $1.50 per GB of raw storage (assuming a data reduction rate of 3:1 bringing the cost from $0.50 per effective GB up to $1.50 per GB of raw storage).