Nexenta Systems-Powered Storage Solution Achieves 1.6 Million IOPS

  Nexenta Systems-Powered Storage Solution Achieves 1.6 Million IOPS

  Configuration Demonstrates Power of Nexenta’s Software-defined Storage in
     Delivering High-end IOPS and High-availability at an Unmatched Price

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 19, 2013

Nexenta^®Systems, the world leader in Software-defined Storage, together with
its Premium Partner Area Data Systems, today announced they achieved 1.6
million IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) and high-availability with
no single point of failure. Comparable solutions from proprietary vendors cost
significantly more than the Nexenta and Area Data Systems solution and cannot
guarantee high-availability. With the combination of Nexenta’s
Software-defined Storage, NexentaStor™, and high-performance, all-flash
hardware, there is now a clear enterprise-class alternative to meet the
scalability demands of big data.

“Our customers can now reach well over one million IOPS and capitalize on big
data opportunities without breaking the bank on proprietary storage
technologies that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars,” said Bridget
Warwick, Chief Marketing Officer, Nexenta Systems. “This is further proof that
Nexenta’s Software-defined Storage is changing the economics of the enterprise
storage market.”

Nexenta is demonstrating the 1.6 million IOPS storage configuration at Intel®
Solutions Summit 2013 from March 19-21, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. Nexenta is
a Silver Sponsor and will be at its booth in the storage zone to discuss the
enormous opportunity for Intel channel partners to drive ideal storage
solutions, powered by Nexenta, to their customers. Architecture recipes using
Nexenta and Intel products are listed on Intel’s website at:

“As an ongoing Nexenta partner, we are impressed with the results that have
been achieved with NexentaStor and the Intel® Xeon® E5 Server Platform,” said
David Brown, director of marketing for Intel’s Enterprise Products and Systems
Division. “By choosing the Intel Xeon E5 processor, Nexenta is taking
advantage of key technologies like Intel® Integrated I/O to deliver
outstanding storage performance and scalability to end-users.”

Area Data Systems leveraged its expertise with NexentaStor’s ZFS file system
to achieve the 1.6 million IOPS milestone with a configuration of NexentaStor,
dual Intel Xeon E5-2643 3.3GHz processors, and DataON Storage’s external
storage stack, DLS-1640S (“Delivering Lightning Speed”). An elite Nexenta
Partner, DataON Storage’s solution is based on Nexenta-certified,
best-of-breed components: DataON 24 bay 2u JBODs, LSI Serial-attached SCSI
(SAS) host bus adapters (HBAs) and switches, and STEC enterprise-class, SAS
solid-state drives (SSDs). The overall cost of Area Data Systems active/active
high availability 9.6TB flash-based solid state solution is an estimated

“Our customers trust us to architect unified storage solutions that can adapt
to their business today and provide the performance needed for the future.
Nexenta’s Software-defined Storage changes the game by enabling Area Data
Systems to offer high availability, clustered high-IOPS solutions that are
more resilient and more affordable than those offered by the pure flash
storage purveyors,” said Trenton Baker, vice president of business
development, Area Data Systems.

About Nexenta Systems:

Nexenta Systems is the world leader in Software-defined Storage. Its flagship
software platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable,
cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS
technology and running on a broad choice of industry-standard hardware,
NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage
management at significantly less cost than legacy systems.

More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based
NexentaStor, can be found at or by calling (855) 639 3682.
Partners selling NexentaStor-based hardware/software appliances can be found


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