NexentaStor 4.0 Community Edition Now Available!

This latest version of NexentaStor delivers significant performance, reliability and functionality improvements to NexentaStor. Having passed through rigorous engineering, customer and partner testing with flying colors. NexentaStor will continue to be available in two editions: Community Edition (free, full-featured, community supported software for configurations up to 18TB), and Enterprise Edition (licensed by the size of the storage pool). NexentaStor 4.0 is Citrix and VMware Ready and … [Read more...]

NexentaStor Community Edition 3.1.3.5 Released

I was waiting for the 3.1.4 version to be released, but instead Nexenta released the 3.1.3.5 version. So, What’s new in this release: Romley Motherboard support VMXNET3 driver (Wait… 10G Networking support for Virtual Storage Appliance, NICE) General Stability (See the list of bug fixes.) Note for VMware Appliance users. It’s important that you read the complete release notes, lots of new improvements and instructions how to install the new open vmware tools in the appliance … [Read more...]

Building superfast whitebox storage with Nexenta CE

I spent some time this weekend upgrading my home lab. I needed to improve my shared storage and hoped that I could reuse old h/w instead of buying something new and expensive. I’ve been using an QNAP TS-459 Pro II Turbo NAS for the last couple of year. It’s iSCSI performance is acceptable for 1-5 VM’s but when I needed to build a complete View environment or vCloud Director lab I usually reverted to local storage which rather defeated the purpose. I started to look around for storage … [Read more...]