Nexfs
Notable
Features

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Nexustorage

Nexfs
Notable
Features

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Reliability

At Nexustorage we understand the business importance of continued and uninterrupted access to data. Furthermore, confidence in the integrity of the data is essential.  Reliability is the highest priority in the software architecture of Nexfs.
 
Before we GA a release, there must be complete trust in that product. Not only do we stand behind our product, here at Nexustorage, we trust it to serve and protect our data and systems.

By offering Nexfs as software, we enable you to balance the hardware deployed to meet your business reliability needed. You gain the assurance of traditional storage data protection techniques for your most active data, backed up by the data protection awarded by the new-age object and cloud storage in protecting your less active data. 

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Scalability

Scale Nexfs to meet your business demands, add the perfect amount of high-performance SSD or cost-effective SATA storage to meet daily operational data needs while expanding the nexfs storage pool to near-limitless Object or Cloud Storage.      

 

The unique Nexfs method of combining traditional with modern object and cloud storage technologies creates a massively scalable single pool of accessible storage.

 

Nexassert (Patent Pending) removes the Achilles-Heel of many existing solutions allowing Nexfs to directly locate and access data belonging to a single file that resides on different storage classes without the added latency of maintaining a separate index or manifest.

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Ease of Use

Today's storage systems should manage themselves.

 

Once a storage system has been set up, an IT department needs the confidence to let it do its thing, long gone are the days for daily storage administration. An IT department's time is far more valuable elsewhere.

Nexustorage aims to make Nexfs as simple as possible with every release, and we strive to provide the best user experience. 

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Yes, Nexfs can be up and running on your waiting operating system in minutes!

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Setup in Minutes

 
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Flexibility

At Nexustorage we believe that technology should support business processes, not the other way around.

We provide the knobs to allow Nexfs to suffice your business needs, right down to single file management. Flexibility is as much about not enforcing every little bit of a system to be configured. With Nexfs, you can change as much or as little as needed to achieve your storage goals.

As a Software-Defined Storage solution, you also gain the flexibility to deploy hardware that balances your budget and needs, no need to buy new hardware if you can reuse existing assets. No more being forced into choosing from any vendors fixed "menu" of appliances, which frequently means a business must buy a system too small for its needs or waste budget and resources purchasing a more extensive system than needed. 

Nexfs offers flexibility, including the ability to configure and deploy storage systems your way; you choose the type of hardware, be that physical, virtual, cloud, or hybrid.

 

Nexfs provides the flexibility to add capacity as and when demand grows, from a few TBs at a time to PBs.      

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Free Standard Edition

Free Limited Capacity Nexfs Standard Edition* 

 

Significantly reduce enterprise data risks and costs through intelligent, simplified, scalable, secure, self-protecting unified storage

* Free limited License Capacity when used within the bounds of the Nexustorage Terms and Conditions  

 
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No Hardware Lock-ins

Today, a business must reject vendor lock-in, from which only the vendor profits. Hardware Lock-in removes flexibility, increases risk, and increases costs.  

 

No longer should a business have to replace any working and sufficient system only because a vendor decided it is end-of-life. End-of-life is seldom for technological reasons, it is a vendor's way to increase profits by forcing its customers to upgrade.

 

Not only do those vendors gain, but they also create vast amounts of unnecessary, environmentally damaging electronic waste.

Vendors offer significant discounts to win new business, knowing that they will later make vast profits through maintenance and system upgrades, having created hardware lockin.  

Software-Defined Storage like Nexfs allows a business to avoid hardware lock-in. We are lowering the total cost of ownership compared with overpriced traditional storage appliances.

Deploy Nexfs on any cost-effective industry-standard x86 server, and disk hardware matching required performance, durability, and availability requirements.

 

When it comes time to add capacity or upgrade, you have the option to choose another vendor, ensuring you continue to get the best technology and price.

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Nexfs provides an underlying filesystem, which can be presented using common software and methods supporting multiple standard file and block protocols and the S3 Object API.

Supported protocols  include:

  • Block:    iSCSI

  • File: SMB/CIFS, NFS v3/4

  • Object/Cloud: S3 API 

Multi Protocol Support

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Combine SSD SSATA CLOUD OBJECT STORAGE

Nexfs creates a single intelligent pool of storage, combining the benefits of Traditional Block, Cloud, and Object Storage.

No other third party tiering software is required to sit as the go-between your block and cloud or object storage; with Nexfs this technology is entrenched deep within its core.

By self-managing the different storage tiers, Nexfs places variable-sized chunks of file data on different performing tiers of storage; unlike other solutions, files no longer have to reside entirely on a single storage tier. 

Nexfs only retrieves or updates any bits of data requested or updated in performing file operations. This technology with Nexassert allows massive multi Terabyte sized files to be stored in the cloud or object storage and then treated as though they resided on traditional block storage.

Nexfs intelligently places parts of files on the most cost-effective available storage performance matching demanded performance! 

No longer does a large amount of data need to hog your expensive high preforming SSD storage when only a small amount of the data is in use!

There is no longer a long delay in serving the first requested byte of a large file residing in Cloud or Object Storage!

 

No longer does the whole file need to be demigrated to tier-1 storage when only a small part of it needs updating!  

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BLOCK ON OBJECT

Have you heard that you can't run a block-style workload with Object and Cloud storage?

 

Well, that is what many storage vendors would like you to believe. Why?  They can't make it work. They designed their storage systems without consideration for block-on-object, and without a significant and expensive redesign to modernize their technology for them, it will not work.

At Nexustorage, we set out to create a system that embraced block and object within its core; moreover, it was the first workload we tested and demoed.

 

With Nexfs, you can Store, Run, Clone, Archive VMs, and many other block workloads within your choice compatible S3 Cloud and Object storage.

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Tier to Amazon S3 and Compatible Cloud or Object Storage

Existing storage systems tend to either move an entire file to cloud or object storage or to store file blocks as separate objects or cloud files.

 

Those methods are slow and cumbersome and result in unhappy storage users and administrators, additionally often third party systems are often utilised as the "go-between" to move data between traditional and object storage, adding an extra layer of expense, complexity, latency, and risk. 

Intelligent data placement is a core functionality of Nexfs,  there is no longer a need for any middle man or for users to experience slow file migrations.

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