Open-E DSS V7 Achieves VMware Ready™ Status

Atlanta, GA, February 15, 2013 --( Open-E - a leading developer of innovative data storage software used for building and managing centralized storage servers, today announced that its Open-E DSS V7 has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process Open-E Data Storage Software Version 7 has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement, and can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at

“Open-E is committed to provide affordable cloud and virtualization solutions that deliver superior performance,” says Krzysztof Franek, CEO and president of Open-E. “The certification of Open-E DSS V7 continues our partnership with VMware and proves the effectiveness of our software solution. By using Open-E DSS V7 with VMware vSphere® 5.1 enterprises can easily achieve business continuity and high availability in a virtualized storage environment, thanks to functionalities like the Active-Active iSCSI Failover.”

“We are pleased that Open-E DSS V7 qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware integration and interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware cloud infrastructure, which will speed time to value within customer environments,” said Sheryl Sage, director, Alliance Programs, VMware.

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

Open-E DSS V7 can be found within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at

About Open-E

Open-E, Inc. is a pioneering leader and developer of IP-based storage management software. The Open-E DSS V7 and Open-E DSS V7 Lite line of products are aimed at the SMB and SME markets.

Open-E DSS V7 is a robust, award-winning enterprise storage application which offers excellent compatibility with industry standards (vast variety of supported hardware) and is the easiest to use and manage. Additionally, it is one of the most stable solutions on the market and an undisputed price performance leader.

Open-E counts for over 27,000 world-wide installations in Fortune 500 organizations in over 100 countries for over a decade and received numerous industry awards and recognition from PC Professional, Tom’s Hardware, Storage Awards, PC Pro and more.

Thanks to its reputation, experience and business reliability, Open-E is an esteemed technological partner for industry-leading IT companies such as Citrix, Intel, LSI, VMware, and Adaptec.

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Vera Neumeyer
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