|[November 14, 2012]
Nexenta Systems Launches Nexenta EcoSystem Alliances Program (NESA)
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Nexenta® Systems, the leader in Software-defined Storage solutions for
the enterprise, today launched its Nexenta EcoSystem Alliance (NESA™)
program to facilitate and grow the market for OpenStorage solutions that
provide enterprise-class features.
More information about the Nexenta EcoSystem Alliance can be found at: http://nexenta.com/corp/nexenta-ecosystem-alliance-program-nesa.
Working with an ecosystem of technology partners is fundamental to the
objective of providing "enterprise class storage to everyone," a main
tenet of Nexenta's business philosophy.
This program was created to address the growing breadth of Nexenta's
technical partners. Its mission is to provide technical and marketing
assistance to those partners that help to deliver a complete
Software-defined Storage solution to the market. It also provides
customers of Software-defined Storage guidance on the products and
vendors that make up the Nexenta EcoSystems.
By joining NESA, partners can extend the sales and market reach of their
organizations and promote their products to Nexenta's resellers and
customers. NESA is designed to co-market joint solutions through
collaborative marketing, selling, and lead-generation activities.
Partners also can take advantage of the Nexenta lab for certification,
customer demos, and proof of concept (POCs).
Nexenta's long standing technology partners immediately become charter
members of the program and can start taking advantage of its benefits.
"Our technology partners play a huge role in Nexenta's overall success,"
Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta. "Investing in programs like NESA allos us
to reward our existing partners with a variety of benefits and attract
additional partners to deliver complete storage solutions."
"We are excited to see Nexenta, a key partner in Software-defined
Storage, take this next step in its growth by launching the NESA
program," said Brent Blanchard, senior director of worldwide channel
sales and marketing, LSI Corporation (News - Alert). "We have been working closely with
Nexenta since its earliest days and believe that the NESA program will
help drive adoption of certified OpenStorage solutions using our HBAs,
SAS (News - Alert) Switch and Nytro™ portfolio of PCIe flash adapters."
"The exceptional level of storage performance with NexentaStor and
STEC's SSDs is a reflection of the close, symbiotic relationship between
STEC and Nexenta," said Farzin Baz, director of channel sales at STEC.
"The NESA program gives STEC the opportunity to certify more products
quickly and take advantage of multiple options for joint marketing,
leveraging both of our storage expertise."
"We at SuperMicro have seen Nexenta as a natural ally in the mission of
delivering Software-defined Storage with industry standard, Intel (News - Alert)-based
hardware. We always have seen the benefit of testing and certifying
solutions together so as to give our customers and channels the
confidence they seek in their enterprise storage solutions," said Wally
Liaw, vice president of sales and co-founder of SuperMicro. "We see the
NESA program streamlining this process. It gives us a perfect way to
grow our market share in storage while promoting our joint value through
Along with formalizing partner relationships with key existing partners,
NESA will address the growing list of new partners wishing to join in
the OpenStorage revolution. Nexenta's goal is to not only accommodate
system, HDD, and SDD vendors but also vendors in areas that complete the
data center storage ecosystem.
The NESA program offers a tiered model with three membership levels:
Affiliate, Certified, and Elite. Each level provides an increasing
number of benefits and commitments from Nexenta, and serves as the
foundation for a technical relationship with the company.
This program assures Nexenta customers that there is a solution in the
ecosystem to address all their needs. Some of the recent additions to
NESA include CommVault (News - Alert) and LakeSide Software.
The program also includes product certification to ensure
interoperability and time-to-market delivery of the latest innovations
in Software-defined Storage solutions. As the result of a stronger
relationship with technology partners, customers can focus on growing
their OpenStorage infrastructure, confident in their technologies'
About Nexenta Systems
Nexenta Systems is the leader in Software-defined Storage solutions. Its
flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance,
ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualisation-optimised storage solutions.
Built upon ZFS technology, and running on industry-standard hardware,
NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage
management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.
More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based
NexentaStor, can be found at www.nexenta.com.
Partners selling NexentaStor-based hardware/software appliances can be
found at: www.nexenta.com/partners.
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