OSNEXUS is a major sponsor of open storage and gives back to the community by providing a Free Trial/Community Edition of QuantaStor SDS. With QuantaStor v4.6 we’ve now expanded the Community Edition offering to enable users to build Storage Grids of up to 3x appliances. With that comes the ability to deploy scale-out object storage (Ceph based) and scale-out NAS storage (Gluster based) with up to 20TB of data per appliance totaling 60TB per grid at no cost for non-commercial use.
OSNEXUS, which stands for “Open Storage Nexus,” is dedicated to driving broader adoption of enterprise open source technologies like Ceph, ZFS, and Gluster. With every QuantaStor deployment, we make these technologies better and the open storage community stronger for everyone.
QuantaStor Community Edition (CE) licenses are freely available from the OSNEXUS website by filling out the download license form. CE licenses may be applied to bare-metal server deployments, virtual deployments (VMware, HyperV, KVM, or XenServer) as well as to QuantaStor Virtual Storage Appliances available from cloud service providers like IBM and Microsoft Azure. QuantaStor features are license key controlled so upgrading from CE to an Enterprise Edition (EE) license with associated 24/7 support requires just replacing the license key via the QuantaStor storage grid web management interface.
Community Edition versus Enterprise Edition
To see if Community Edition will help you with your IT project we’ve made a comparison grid of the QuantaStor features that are present in Community Edition versus our standard Enterprise Edition.