|[February 26, 2014]
Nexenta Delivers Next Generation Software Defined Storage Solutions
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & LONDON --(Business Wire)--
(@Nexenta), the global leader of Software Defined Storage (SDS)
(#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced the latest release
of NexentaStor™, the award-winning SDS solution and a key building block
of the Software Defined Data Center. The announcement was made today at Cloud
Expo Europe 2014 in London. This release of NexentaStor will be
available in Q2, 2014.
NexentaStor has strategically impacted the storage industry to lower
TCO, and with the imminent release of NexentaStor 4.0 the business and
technology benefits will exceed basic economics. NexentaStor is the
leading commercial-grade SDS implementation, and SDS is key components
of the mounting shift towards a Software Defined Data Center.
"The volume and type of data being collected by enterprises today is
moving storage to the forefront of CIO and IT agendas," according to
Donna Taylor, Research Director, IDC (News - Alert). "This data deluge is creating very
real and very pressing issues to organizations struggling to keep up. In
such environments, storage is becoming a strategic company-wide issue
and companies are eager to find solutions that balance security, price,
performance and reliability."
Today, Nexenta shares the continued innovation of its industry-leading
NexentaStor open storage solution. Enhancements include:
50% reduction in HA failover times
Embedded intelligence in the Fault Management Architecture (FMA) which
detects and resolves issues around failing hardware to reduce
Improved problem isolation that provides better reliability and
Reduced latencies to end users with the addition of Server Message
Block (SMB) 2.1 support
Simplified administration with the new wizard-driven storage pool with
configuration and deployment tools
Dramatic improvement in performance with support for 512GB memory
Significant replication improvements with a highly improved AutoSync
Numerous additional SNMP MIBs and Traps for increased observability
Code base migration to Illumos open-source operating system, for
improvements in security, management and monitoring
Improves stability and supportability
Seamless upgrade from all existing NexentaStor versions
"Software Defined Data Center is the future in IT; and Nexenta is at the
forefront of this movement," said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of
Nexenta. "Our Software Defined Storage solutions have already changed
the traditional storage management approach with our fast-growing
customer and partner ecosystem. With today's announcement of NexentaStor
4.0, we are extending our substantial TCO advantages by adding
disruptive technology capabilities along with additional business
benefits for organizations who are sick and tired of the IT status quo."
With NexentaStor 4.0, enterprises can continue to liberate themselves
from the traditional hardware-centric storage approach and have a fully
featured, unified solution that scales to meet growing storage
requirements on any platform. NexentaStor offers enterprise capabilities
for data integrity and workload performance, providing customers the
flexibility to select their storage operating system independently from
the hardware on which it runs, while commodity storage hardware tends to
lack defense against silent data corruption, is difficult to manage, and
suffers in performance as storge needs grow.
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Additional Supporting Quotes from Customers:
"Nexenta's progressive thinking and innovative products have them riding
high on the SDS wave that is set to disrupt how data centers operate
today; the combination of flexibility - on hardware vendors and
architecture - with attractive economics makes their solutions the right
choice for us, " said Steve MacPherson, CTO of FrameStore,
an Oscar-winning visual effects company. "It's a pleasure to work with
their knowledgeable and highly technical team - their support helps
enable our success."
"With Software Defined Storage being at the heart of nearly every
product we sell, Nexenta helps our team at ScaleMatrix deliver the best
performance at a competitive cost," according to Chris Orlando,
Co-Founder of ScaleMatrix, a Nexenta customer focused on private
cloud services. "The end result is more value for our end users!"
"As a leading specialist in virtual desktops, our storage needs are
demanding to enable us to deliver a premium desktop solution to our
customers. Working with Nexenta, we have been able to help our clients
reduce their storage complexity and to help them achieve the real
benefits which VDI delivers. We are really looking forward to the new
features that Nexentastor 4.0 offers, including the dramatically
improved performance and 50% reduction in HA failover times. Nexenta is
disrupting the storage market, Nexentastor 4.0 will take it to the next
level." says Mike McGuigan, CEO, Molten Technologies, a
leading Cloud Service Provider.
"I am extremely interested in the new features offered by NexentaStor
4.0, especially the ability to off-load metadata and the asynchronous
deletes capability," said John R. Schleigh IV, IT Manager for ESRG,
a leading data analysis and remote monitoring technology firm that uses
a unified storage appliance supplied by Silicon Mechanics. "I expect
that being able to get that out of RAM will help us a lot. I am also
looking forward to taking advantage of the improved compression ratio
and the updated Common Internet File System (CIFS)."
"We have been extremely happy with NexentaStor and excited by the
promise of the 4.0 release with the added functionality around HA, Fault
Management, as well as the scale and performance benefits," said Doug
Soltesz, VP and CIO of Budd Van Lines, a leading transportation
network company. "We look forward to continuing our success with Nexenta
Additional Supporting Quotes from Partners:
"The combination of Dell Storage, Dell PowerEdge servers, and SDS
software from vendors such as Nexenta provides excellent value and
performance for customers," said Alan Atkinson, Vice President and
General Manager at Dell. "The advances in NexentaStor point to
continued adoption of Software Defined Storage as a model for
storage management, and Dell is committed to offering the industry's
best technology platform for SDS delivery."
Howard Hall, senior director of Technical Alliances, VMware,
stated, "We are pleased to have a quality partner like Nexenta
delivering certified solutions on vSphere® 5.5 that bring additional
features and benefits to our joint customers. Nexenta brings storage
solutions to software-defined data centers that are unique and
"Nexenta continues to advance the software-defined storage category with
its NexentaStor platform, and we're pleased to support their innovative
approach," said Mark Long, president, Western Digital (News - Alert) Capital.
"Solutions such as NexentaStor provide the building blocks for a
virtualized storage tier and delivers numerous benefits to enterprise
and cloud datacenter customers. Western Digital continues to work with
partners to support and grow the innovation of the broader storage
Aimee Catalano, VP Alliance Marketing at Citrix Systems (News - Alert), Inc.
said, "Nexenta's open storage solution, NexentaStor, offers Citrix
customers the freedom of hardware choice and provides a forward-thinking
path to Software Defined Storage."
"Nexenta was one of the first storage vendors to integrate with
OpenStack and has since been a committed member and an
active contributor to the community," said Boris Renski, Mirantis,
co-founder and OpenStack foundation board member. "We've seen strong
interest in Nexenta solutions among organizations adopting OpenStack and
our partnership enables us to provide choice and best possible
experience to the customers and partners."
"Inventec's (News - Alert) commitment to core philosophies such as innovation and
quality also extends to the companies and partners with whom we work,"
according to George Wang, Chief Advisor at Inventec Corporation.
"For this reason and more, we are pleased to see Nexenta continue to
innovate and extend the capabilities of NexentaStor. As software defined
storage continues to be adopted throughout the enterprise, we are
confident Nexenta's offerings will be held in high regard."
"Customers want complete, validated, and cost-effective Software Defined
Storage solutions," said Mike Yang (News - Alert), General Manager of Quanta QCT.
"Our partnership with Nexenta makes it simple for cloud-scale datacenter
customers to add storage based on NexentaStor 4.0, pre-certified on
"We are seeing that forward-thinking enterprises are looking at storage
strategically, and not as a check-box item," according to Guy Watts,
Managing Director, at Getech Ltd., a leading UK IT distributor
and VAR. "In the same way that virtualization impacted the server
industry a decade ago, we are seeing SDS impacting legacy storage
"Nexenta's innovative broad SDS solutions, in addition to the continued
improvements of their portfolio with new disruptive releases like
NexentaStor 4.0, are just some of the key reasons that we team so
successfully with Nexenta," said Nao Sato, Founder and CEO at Ascentech,
a leading IT Solution Provider and Value Added Distributor, in Japan.
"Silicon Mechanics' strong partnership with Nexenta has been
instrumental in helping customers realize the benefits of Software
Defined Storage with an innovative product that improves our product
performance and reliability," said Eva Cherry, CEO and President of Silicon
Mechanics, a leading IT solution provider. "As a premier reseller
for Nexenta, we are excited about how the enhancements in NexentaStor
4.0 will continue to help customers address the challenges inherent in
Patrick van Helden, Chief Architect at Proact Netherlands B.V, a
leading Nexenta value added reseller, says, "This latest version of
NexentaStor shows us that Nexenta has a strong focus on adding features
and functionality to the newest release based on customer needs
requirements and not on industry buzzwords."
Nexenta is the global leader in Software Defined Storage. Nexenta
delivers secure, easily-managed, highly available, reliable, and
scalable storage software solutions via ultra-low TCO. Nexenta solutions
are hardware-, protocol-, workload-, and app-agnostic, providing
innovation freedom for organizations to realize "true" benefits of Cloud
Computing via virtualization-enabled Software Defined Data Centers.
Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Media to
Mobility; from Internet of Things to Big Data. Built on an "open source
platform," Nexenta delivers award- and patent-winning software-only
unified storage management solutions with a global channel partner
network. For more information, visit www.nexenta.com
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