Nexenta Delivers Next Generation Software Defined Storage Solutions

  Nexenta Delivers Next Generation Software Defined Storage Solutions

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

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & LONDON -- February 26, 2014

Nexenta (@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. "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 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 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 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 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!”

“Asa leading specialist in virtual desktops, ourstorage 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
storagecomplexity 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 and50% reduction
in HA failover times.Nexenta is disrupting the storage market,Nexentastor
4.0 will take it to the next level." saysMike 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."

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 bringsstorage solutionsto software-defined data centers
that are unique and innovative."

“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 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 ecosystem.”

Aimee Catalano, VP Alliance Marketing at Citrix Systems, 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 activecontributor to the community,"
said Boris Renski, Mirantis, co-founder and OpenStack foundation board member.
"We've seen strong interest in Nexenta solutions among organizationsadopting
OpenStack and our partnership enables us to provide choice andbest possible
experience to the customers and partners."

"Inventec's 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, 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 Quanta gear."

"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 vendors."

"Nexenta's innovative broad SDS solutions, in addition to the continued
improvements of their portfolio with new disruptive releaseslike 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 big storage.”

Patrick van Helden, Chief Architect at ProactNetherlands 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.”

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About Nexenta

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

Contact:

Nexenta Headquarters
Angela Ausman
Nexenta
1-408-791-3355
pr@nexenta.com
or
In U.S.
Tim Smith
Element PR
1-415-350-3019
pr@nexenta.com
or
In U.K.
Emily Gallagher
Touchdown PR
+44 1252 717040
nexenta@touchdownpr.com
 
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