DELL/EMC Centera is dead! Dont panic SUSE, iTernity and HPE are here to help
Replace EMC Centera hardware silos with future-proof iTernity iCAS, SUSE Enterprise Storage and HPE industry standard hardware
DELL/EMC Centera is dead! The End-of-life date in March 2018 poses a big challenge for storage administrators and IT managers. The software-defined archiving approach of iTernity iCAS and SUSE Enterprise Storage helps to overcome the limitations of legacy archiving silos and their lock-in related to proprietary APIs. Take the chance, act now and unchain your archive data!
iTernity, SUSE and HPEe redefines audit-proof data storage and long-term archiving. The solution acts as a software layer between business applications and your storage infrastructure – independent of the utilized hardware.
SUSE Enterprise Storage solutions provide a single unified software-defined storage cluster that provides applications with unified object, block and file storage designed with unlimited scalability from terabytes to petabytes. iTernity, SUSE and HPE partner to provide fully software-defined archive storage architectures that meet regulatory requirements AND the need for cost effective solutions. iTernity Compliant Archive Software (iCAS) is integrated with SUSE Enterprise Storage and enables you to use standard x86 server solutions from HPE to build legally compliant archives from terabyte to petabyte scale.
The TCO has been done and the numbers speak for themselves
The Dell EMC Centera solution as well as being proprietary was 2 times more expensive than the comparably configured HPE/SUSE/iTernity iCAS solution because the hardware is 47% more expensive, the service and support costs 354% more, and the software is 97% higher with Centera. Clearly, much of the lower cost of industry standard servers and open source software is passed on to customers with the HPE/SUSE/iTernity solution.