Dell and Nexenta Software-Defined Storage


End-to-end software-defined storage solutions

Great for desktop consolidation and virtualization, SAN and native NAS support, digital media applications, and large-scale archive repositories.

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Dell Nexenta Storage


Dell Nexenta Storage - Manage data efficiently and cost-effectively

Manage data efficiently and cost-effectively

The Dell and Nexenta software-defined solutions combine proven Dell hardware coupled with comprehensive, open source-based Nexenta software. These solutions enable enterprise data centers to meet capacity and performance requirements cost-effectively and to upgrade as needed, without disruption. The complete hardware and software stack of server, network and storage includes:
  • SAN and NAS support
  • Unlimited snapshots and cloning
  • Block and file replication
  • Inline deduplication
Dell Nexenta Storage - Enhanced capacity for virtualized and file-based workloads

Enhanced capacity for virtualized and file-based workloads

Choose from the family of Dell and Nexenta solutions for capacity optimized configurations that can handle large-scale virtualization and file-based workload requirements to:
  • Accommodate unforeseeable growth and technology advances
  • Leverage flexible memory and connectivity options
  • Cost-effectively scale as storage requirements evolve
Dell Nexenta Storage - Enterprise features enhance efficiency and protect data

Enterprise features enhance efficiency and protect data

Efficiently manage and protect your data with comprehensive enterprise-class features that streamline storage administration and improve utilization with:


  • Native compression to help eliminate redundant data and reduce capacity needed to store block and file data
  • Unlimited snapshots for improved recovery time and recovery point objectives
  • Simplified disaster recovery configurations and protection of block and file data without time consuming backups

Flexible, cost-effective scalability

Expand and adapt to business growth without incurring additional software licensing costs and choose from a range of solutions with 44TB to 1.92PB raw capacity. Dell and Nexenta solutions are also available in build-to-order configurations based on Dell’s 13th generation servers and 12Gb SAS storage enclosures. You can use PowerEdge R730 rack servers with a choice of processors and memory options. Dell MD storage enclosures are available in 12-, 24- or 60-drive configurations with rotating disk or solid-state drives that have various capacity and speed options.

Meet capacity and performance requirements with a choice of CPU, RAM, read/write cache and drive  options.
Grow without additional software costs and upgrade to the latest hardware technology platform for your business.
Expand capacity without disruption when you add Dell storage enclosures.