CAMPBELL, Calif., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Open Source Storage, the pioneer company behind enterprise data storage solutions, today announces the new, compact Z1C platform and open source storage solution designed to help customers launch or evolve any storage environment flexibly and cost effectively at an SMB price point. Consisting of industry standard commodity x86 hardware integrated with an open-source software stack, the Z1C platform is a Unified Software Defined storage appliance featuring the Zettabyte File System (ZFS) that delivers scalability and reliability with enterprise-level support and professional services hosted by Open Source Storage.
Unlike other proprietary storage hardware and software licensing that forces customers to overpay for unnecessary capabilities, Open Source Storage offers a licensing model on a fixed perpetual cost, providing the ability to grow the solution based on business needs without paying for additional licensing. The Z1C platform sits on top of an open source framework, which grants customers the flexibility to evolve their storage systems, effectively freeing them from proprietary vendors who may phase out as the market consolidates.
"We at Open Source Storage believe that customers should be free to choose what platforms they want to run their storage environment on," said Patrick Willis, EVP of Partnerships at Open Source Storage. "Whether your storage needs are virtualization, database, archival, streaming media, organizational shared file access, disaster recovery, or high throughput and low latency volumes, the Z1C can do it all."
Data integrity is the basis of the design pyramid for the Z1C. It's an ideal storage appliance for highly-available, tier one storage environments. The Z1C is scalable from terabytes to multiple petabytes and can be deployed with multiple levels of built-in redundancy. The solution delivers a multi-tiered environment under one pane of management, ultimately eliminating the need for multiple vendors and systems while still meeting all data requirements.
"We offer the Z1C in two forms: 11TB usable or 16TB usable in a high-performance RAID10 configuration, which is perfect for hypervisors and databases. The Z1C provides around 10,000 4K IOPS with a mixed workload," said John Sanderson VP Solutions Architect at Open Source Storage. "From a business perspective, our customers are saving time and money by only using 3U of space, less power consumption and seamless management."
The Z1C offers customers:
- A single 3U system that hosts two controller nodes with shared storage
- Highly-available storage for database and hypervisor hosts
- Best file system for data integrity (ZFS)
- Hybrid storage (HDD and SSD)
- Low-latency write requests
- Meets high IOPS demands for database and hypervisors
Pricing and Availability: Z1C is available direct from Open Source Storage with a list price of $24,000. Price discounts will be available through the month of July. Contact [email protected] for more details.
ABOUT OPEN SOURCE STORAGE LLC
Open Source Storage was created in 2001 by Eren Niazi who envisioned an open source free minded world where new disruptive technologies could be created cost effectively. Eren has disrupted the industry with open source since 1998 through open source enterprise deployments, end-to-end open source solutions and data migration.
Open Source Storage is the original creator of the open source storage movement with expertise in scalable systems, large scale deployments, data migration, software development and data center services. Open Source Storage solutions are experts in enterprise level open source deployments and integrating open source solutions into existing business infrastructures offering flexibility with products designed as building blocks supporting end-to-end scalability. Open Source Storage is an end-to-end solution customized to support big data analytics, web 2.0, database clusters and high density compute servers. Products include cloud, data storage and media systems. All solutions and products are built in the USA using integrated open source software and open standards hardware reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) by an average of 50 percent. At Open Source Storage, Freedom Matters.
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