Featured White Paper
NexentaStor: ZFS File System Features, Technical Overview
ZFS hybrid storage pools intelligently combine DRAM, flash, and hard disk drives to achieve the right balance of cost and performance for any given working set, while reducing the need for administrators to constantly monitor storage for I/O bottlenecks. By reducing both read and write latency with the use of flash in a ZFS hybrid storage pool, we end up with a system that performs far better than legacy storage systems, while having a much lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Forrester Total Economic Impact Study
Forrester Consulting conducted a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examined the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Nexenta-based storage solutions to enterprise storage environments. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of NexentaStor on their organizations.
IDC Vendor Profile: Helping to Define the Software Defined Enterprise
Nexenta is well-placed to take advantage of the growing market for Software Defined Storage (SDS), as noted in a new report from IDC. The report highlights that the emergence of SDS will help to address top CIO and IT concerns around convergence, big data, hybrid architectures, cloud, and agnostic platforms, while helping companies to avoid vendor lock-in, and achieve performance and scalability, all with attractive economics.
Looking to Save Money on Storage?
UBM Tech White Paper: Software Defined Storage: Ending the reign of high cost, legacy storage vendors
The increasing sophistication of software-defined storage solutions now delivers enterprise-class storage capabilities at unexpectedly affordable prices. Nexenta is in the vanguard of storage providers, forging new ground in low-cost, high-performance solutions.
RCO – Real Cost of Ownership
Business owners and senior management should be concerned about the Real Cost of Ownership (RCO) of storage when they do financial planning. But what should be included in RCO? This document answers these questions and more to provide an understanding of RCO and how it can affect how you manage your storage.
Big Data Solution
Making Big Data Work: Storage is the Key to Exponential Data Growth
With big data, companies are generating breakthrough insights and analysis like never before. Yet they are stymied by how to store and extract the maximum value from vast volumes of raw, unstructured data piles. If you’re going to collect terabytes, and even petabytes, of business-impacting information, you need to store it smartly. Traditional storage products and architectures might no longer be technically or financially suitable to provide the scale needed to support this new paradigm.
Adding Nexenta Storage and Functionality to Hadoop
Large organizations, whether they be government entities or public/private businesses, are generating huge volumes of data—both structured and unstructured. This data needs to be gathered, processed, and analyzed quickly and efficiently. The real advantage of Hadoop is that it can directly manipulate unstructured or freeform data. It does not require a front end application to parse the data, organize it into database tables, or load those tables into a database. Breaking up huge amounts of data into smaller offerings, and spreading that over many machines, then having each of those machines process smaller portions of data in parallel, can result in obtaining detailed information extremely fast.
Intel Cloud Builders Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Platforms
For service providers, hosting providers, or enterprise IT organizations looking to implement a cloud infrastructure, the knowledge, experience, and best practices gained from previous implementations can help to expedite planning and deployment. This paper outlines a reference architecture for a cloud storage infrastructure that integrates pivotal "scale-out" technologies including NexentaStor from Nexenta Systems, Intel Xeon processor-based servers, and Intel X-25M and Intel X25E SSD Solid State Drives (SSDs).
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Solutions
Best Practices for Deploying Citrix XenDesktop on NexentaStor OpenStorage
Desktop virtualization is increasingly popular, allowing organizations to rapidly provision one or more virtual desktop sessions for individual users. As a leading desktop virtualization solution, Citrix XenDesktop transforms Windows desktops into an on-demand service available to any user, any device, anywhere. To do this, XenDesktop lets organizations easily accommodate a wide range of needs without deploying custom desktop hardware to each user.