NexentaStor storage software provides advanced features and functionality suited to handle the demands of a virtual desktop environment. Because virtual desktops create a largely random write in nature, the power and flexibility of NexentaStor, with ZFS architecture, greatly lends itself to solving workload requirements.
Arguably the most important feature is the ability to tune performance in the software and accelerate the desktop demand for low latency response times and IOPS. NexentaStor leverages system RAM as a first layer cache device. Additionally, second level cache devices, such as SSDs, can be incorporated as well.
Additional features include:
- 128-bit File System: ZFS-based technology provides the most scalable and flexible 128-bit file system.
- Unified Appliance: Support for NAS (NFS, CIFS WebDAV, FTP) and support for SAN (iSCSI & FC) means flexibility.
- Data Deduplication & Native Compression: Inline data dedupe and compression reduce use of primary storage.
- Hybrid Storage Pools: Ability to use specialized devices, such as SSDs, to accelerate read and write performance.