OWC Jupiter High-Performance NAS

OWC has announced its new Jupiter High-Performance NAS systems that are available in capacities of 20-100TB.

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OWC Jupiter is an easy-to-use network attached storage (NAS) built to scale from small workgroups to large-scale deployments backed by enterprise-grade hardware, software, and support.

OWC Jupiter is available in the following versions:

Key features

  • Reliable Data Integrity with an Enterprise-class File System
  • Ultra-fast Networking for speedy access to data
  • Easy-to-Use #1 Enterprise NAS Operating System
  • Scale with Enterprise-grade CPU + RAM and Expandable Storage
  • Support backed by 35+ years of Professional After-Sales Assistance

Jupiter Mini’s 2X 10GbE and 2X 1GbE Ethernet ports enable ultra-fast access to files across your team. You can connect users directly to the Ethernet ports, add a switch for supporting larger workgroups or a wireless access point to enable wireless access.

Callisto provides 10GbE over 10GBASE-T ports (as opposed to SFP+ ports that require costly transceivers and cabling) so you can utilize lower-cost CAT6a and CAT7 copper cabling at distances up to 100 meters in a single run. Callisto does all that while maintaining compatibility with 1GbE networks, so you can upgrade computers to 10GbE as needed. With the option of adding 40GbE or 100GbE uplink interfaces, Callisto can support much larger network environments with drastically lower latency.

Jupiter also includes networking features that are usually exclusive to Enterprise environments. The Ethernet ports can use subnets to act as virtual fences that separate different parts of your network (each subnet can have its own security measures). Or you can opt to combine the speeds of the ports on the Jupiter with port bonding, providing a single high-bandwidth connection.

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After a quick initial setup, Jupiter operates in the background with no babysitting by you. Jupiter is pre-loaded with TrueNAS, the #1 open-source NAS OS that automatically protects and mirrors your data. TrueNAS is open source, meaning that it constantly receives security patches, and feature updates, and has been refined to be as easy-to-use as possible. The TrueNAS dashboard can be accessed from any user’s MacOS, Windows, Linux, UNIX, iOS, and Android devices.

Storing files amongst scattered, standalone hard drives risks data becoming lost, corrupted, and wastes valuable time searching. Jupiter utilizes an Enterprise-grade file system called ZFS RAID. ZFS RAID is a modern file system that goes beyond typical storage redundancy. ZFS routinely collects data on your hard drive status, records snapshots, and has built-in parity protection. Even in the case of a drive failure, ZFS keeps your file data available. Upon replacement of the failed drive, the system will repopulate the data that was on the original failed drive keeping your data available and your operation running smoothly.

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