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Nexenta Delivers Next Generation Software Defined Storage Solutions

New Solutions Enable Enterprises to Easily Migrate to Software Defined Data Centres and the Cloud with Improved Simplicity, Reliability and Management

 
PRLog - Feb. 26, 2014 - Cloud Expo, ExCel, LONDON, United Kingdom — February 26, 2014 — Nexenta (http://www.nexenta.com/) (@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 Centre.  The announcement was made today atCloud Expo Europe 2014 (http://www.cloudexpoeurope.com/) 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 Centre.

"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.  "This data deluge is creating very real and very pressing issues to organisations 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 performance impacts
Improved problem isolation that provides better reliability and visibility
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 service
Numerous additional SNMP MIBs and Traps for increased observability and monitoring
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 Centre 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 organisations 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 storage needs grow.

For additional information, contact sales@nexenta.com

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 centres 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 and NexentaStor."

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