Open-E Data Storage Software V7 SOHO (Small Office Home Office) is a free data storage management OS with 4TB capacity license free of charge. It delivers functionalities of advanced NAS/SAN software platform, with support for multiple file protocols (SMB, NFS, AFP, FTP), enabling to build cross-platform solutions and iSCSI Target functionalities, along with enterprise features like bonding, volume snapshots and file replication. Licensed storage capacity can be increased easily thanks to cost-effective storage extensions of 4, 8, 16 or 32TB for flexible scalability. The maximum capacity of the software is 36TB. Open-E DSS V7 SOHO brings great performance, extensibility and reliability, and is out of the box tuned to provide high data-throughput and data protection for centralized storage. With Open-E DSS V7 SOHO there is no need for an additional operating system. Additionally, it turns any commodity server into an enterprise data storage appliance.
There are no specific requirements in regard to hardware, as it usually is in many integrated solutions for small / home office use, where vendors are combining their software with lower-quality hardware to keep a competitive price. To ensure quick help for end-users, Open-E DSS V7 SOHO contains an affordable support option for the product. Thanks to the special Single Case Basic Support, all technical problems are solved by means of e-mail assistance. Additionally, Open-E offers many free resources for technical support such as a forum, knowledgebase and other free documents and videos on available on Open-E website. What is more, it is possible to upgrade to the full version of Open-E DSS V7 by purchasing a full software license. To set up the software quickly, a helpful Quick Start Guide is available, providing detailed information about the installation process.