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Dell and Nexenta Software-defined Storage Solution

Define your own storage solution
Dell and Nexenta software-defined storage solutionsManage data efficiently and cost-effectively with Dell and Nexenta software-defined storage solutions. 

Dell has an established experience and knowledge base working with our open-source storage software partners. Coupled with our server, network, and storage technology and services, we can help our customers evaluate, configure, and deploy cost-effective software-defined storage solutions for their environments. Delivering highly flexible software-defined storage, Dell - Nexenta solutions offer enterprise customers several benefits, including high performance, SAN and NAS protocol support, unlimited snapshots and cloning, block and file replication, inline de-duplication, and comprehensive management capabilities.
High performance for virtualized and file-data workloads

Optimize performance and capacity with a family of solutions based on Dell hardware and Nexenta storage software. Dell’s partnership with Nexenta gives customers more choices, including performance and capacity-optimized configurations to handle large-scale virtualization and file-based workload requirements. These solutions help customers:

• Accommodate unforeseeable growth and technology advances
• Leverage flexible memory and connectivity options
• Easily scale performance as storage requirements evolve

Enterprise features enhance efficiency and protect data

Dell and Nexenta solutions help IT organizations efficiently manage and protect their enterprise data. Comprehensive enterprise-class management features streamline storage administration and improve utilization. These features include:

• Inline deduplication and native compression help eliminate redundant data and reduce capacity needed to store block and file data
• Unlimited snapshots help improve recovery time and recovery point objectives
• Simplify disaster recovery configuration and protect block and file data without time consuming backups
Enterprise features enhance efficiency and protect data
Flexibility to easily expand as neededFlexibility to easily expand as needed
Expand your environment with a software-defined storage architecture that readily adapts to business growth. With the flexibility to adapt to best-in-class hardware, IT organizations can use the latest server and storage systems to handle ever-increasing workload requirements without incurring additional software licensing costs. Dell and Nexenta solutions are pre-configured, pre-sized and certified to offer customers a range of solutions with 44TB to 1.92PB raw capacity.

• Meet capacity and performance requirements with a choice of CPU, RAM, read/write cache, and drive options
• Upgrade to the latest hardware technology platform as your business grows without additional software license costs
• Expand capacity non-disruptively by adding additional Dell storage enclosures




Compare Storage

Compare Storage

Entry level
ND-44-13G
Midrange
ND-88-13G
Midrange Expanded
ND-176-13G
Large
ND-224-13G
Large Expanded
ND-456-13G
NexentaStor SKU on Dell S&PA6996189 16TB
A7166467 32TB
A6996198 8TB
A6996189 16TB
A6996184 64TB
A6996189 16TB
A7166467 32TB
A6996193 128TB
A7166467 32TB
A6996184 64TB
A6996193 128TB
A6996198 8TB
A6996184 64TB
A6996193 128TB
A6996138 256TB
Raw capacity44TB88TB176TB224TB456TB
Data drive #4444444444
Form factor (total system)8U12U12U8U12U
Memory (total system)192GB192GB192GB512GB512GB
Read cacheUp to 800GBUp to 800GBUp to 1.6TBUp to 1.6TBUp to 1.6TB
DRAM96GB (12 x 8GB DIMMs)96GB (12 x 8GB DIMMs)96GB (12 x 8GB DIMMs)256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)
SAS HBA2x Dell 12Gb SAS4x Dell 12Gb SAS4x Dell 12Gb SAS4x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)4x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)
Storage enclosure2x MD1420 (24-bay)4x MD1400 (12-bay)8x MD1400 (12-bay)1x MD3060e (60-bay)2x MD3060e (60-bay)
Data HDD1TB NL-SAS 7.2K 2.5”2TB NL-SAS 7.2K 2.5”2TB NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”4TB NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”4TB NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”
L2ARCUp to 800GB (0 – 2x 400GB)Up to 800GB (0 – 2x 400GB)Up to 1.6TB (0 – 4x 400GB)Up to 1.6TB (0 – 4x 400GB)Up to 1.6TB (0 – 4x 400GB)
ZIL/SLOG2x Toshiba Phoenix M2 200GB SSD2x ZeusRAM Z4RZF3D-8UC 3.54x ZeusRAM Z4RZF3D-8UC 3.54x ZeusRAM Z4RZF3D-8UC 3.58x ZeusRAM Z4RZF3D-8UC 3.5

The following specifications apply to all Dell and Nexenta configurations:

10GbE port

2

Software
NexentaStor 4.0

Protocol
NFS v3, NFS v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, Fibre Channel, iSCSI

Client OS
Red Hat® Linux Enterprise®, Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, VMware®, OpenStack®, CloudStack®

Server
2 x 2U PowerEdge R730 rack servers

Processor
2-socket, 4-core, 3.5GHz Intel® Xeon® E5-2637

Boot drive
2 x 1TB 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5” HDD

NIC
1x Intel X520 10GbE DA/SPF+

Compare Backup/Archive

Compare BackupArchive

Backup and Archive 1
ND-960-13G
Backup and Archive 2
ND-1440-13G
Backup and Archive 3
ND-1920-13G
NexentaStor SKU on Dell S&PA6996184 64TB
A6996193 128TB
A6996138 256TB
A7312723 512TB
A6996184 64TB
A6996193 128TB
A6996138 256TB
A7312723 512TB
A6996184 64TB
A6996193 128TB
A6996138 256TB
A7312723 512TB
Raw capacity960TB1440TB1920TB
Data drive #240360480
Form factor (total system)20U28U36U
Memory (total system)512GB512GB512GB
Read cacheN/AN/AN/A
DRAM256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)256GB (16 x 16GB DIMMs)
SAS HBA4x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)4x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)4x LSI 9207-8e (6G SAS)
Storage enclosure4x MD3060e (60-bay)6x MD3060e (60-bay)8x MD3060e (60-bay)
Data HDD4TB NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”4TB NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”4TB NL-SAS 7.2K 3.5”
L2ARCN/AN/AN/A
ZIL/SLOGN/AN/AN/A

The following specifications apply to all Dell and Nexenta configurations:

10GbE port

2

Software
NexentaStor 4.0

Protocol
NFS v3, NFS v4, CIFS, SMB 2.1, Fibre Channel, iSCSI

Client OS
Red Hat® Linux Enterprise®, Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft Hyper-V®, VMware®, OpenStack®, CloudStack®

Server
2 x 2U PowerEdge R730 rack servers

Processor
2-socket, 4-core, 3.5GHz Intel® Xeon® E5-2637

Boot drive
2 x 1TB 7.2K RPM NL-SAS 3.5” HDD

NIC
1x Intel X520 10GbE DA/SPF+