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October 09, 2015 7:53 AM ET


Company Overview of Nexenta Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

Nexenta Systems, Inc. provides software defined storage solutions. The company provides cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage software solutions for various hardware platforms. It offers NexentaStor, a software defined storage (SDS) platform, which provides file and block storage services for enterprise applications, and allows clients to transform their storage infrastructure; NexentaConnect, a suite of software solutions to optimize virtual desktop infrastructure deployments; and NexentaEdge, an object storage platform that allows a server or end user to retrieve objects without knowing the physical location of the data it contains. The company also provides NexentaFusion, which deli...

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Key Executives for Nexenta Systems, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 45
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Systems Architect
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Nexenta Systems, Inc. Key Developments

Northern Backup Inc Selects Nexenta's NexentaStor

Nexenta announced that Northern Backup Inc. has chosen NexentaStor to ensure the high levels of service, performance, agility, capacity, and redundancy. Using NexentaStor allows Northern Backup to deliver four times greater performance of IT application and data delivery at 60% of the price. Nexenta not only helps Northern Backup to meet and exceed current requirements, but also enables the company to offer new services and chart a path to greater growth. The company selected NexentaStor after it clearly out-performed all the options.

Nexenta Bolsters Market-Leading Open Source Software-Defined Storage Platform and Partnerships for Containers and Cloud Native Apps

Nexenta announced its comprehensive plan and strategy for bringing enterprise and cloud grade storage and data management to container-based cloud-native application deployments. Nexenta is integrating container technology with its scale-out NexentaEdge Software-Defined Storage solution, embracing microservice architectures to provide a high performance, enterprise-grade storage foundation for cloud-native applications. As part of this initiative, Nexenta is: Joining the Open Container Initiative (OCI) and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Other members include: Apcera, AT&T, AWS, Cisco, ClusterHQ, CoreOS, Datera, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu, Google, Goldman Sachs, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Kismatic, Kyup, the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Midokura, Nutanix, Oracle, Pivotal, Polyverse, Rancher, Red Hat,, Suse, Sysdig, Twitter, Verizon, VMware. Integrating container technology into NexentaEdge, enabling NexentaEdge nodes to be deployed as microservices on any scale-out cluster of Linux servers, providing high performance block and object storage services with enterprise grade functionality (inline deduplication, inline compression, unlimited snapshots, clones, etc.) Enabling low latency data access between application microservices and NexentaEdge storage microservices running concurrently on the same server infrastructure, eliminating the overhead associated with traditional iSCSI block access methods and delivering true container-converged infrastructure. Delivering unlimited container mobility across the entire cluster by leveraging NexentaEdge scale out architecture for any time, any server access to any container image or any application backend data. Ensuring seamless integration and management of NexentaEdge storage microservices with Kubernetes Building ClusterHQ Flocker volume plug-ins for NexentaEdge and NexentaStor to support customers who prefer to keep compute and storage running on separate physical infrastructure. Compatibility with Canonical's Juju, Charms and LXD.

SanDisk Corporation and Nexenta to Deliver the Open Software-Defined Storage All Flash Array in the Market

SanDisk Corporation and Nexenta announced that NexentaStor has been integrated with SanDisk’s all-flash InfiniFlash IF100 system. This all-flash joint solution provides data center customers with a pre-tested, full-featured, cost-effective, high-performance system for addressing today’s increasing Big Data challenges. Capable of scaling from 64 Terabyte (TB) to two Petabyte (PB) configurations, this unique software and hardware solution supports a broad range of deployment scenarios and workloads including, virtualization, Big Data analytics, data warehousing, and dynamic modeling. Built on ZFS, this resilient scale-up, unified block (FC and iSCSI) and file (NFS and SMB) storage solution provides enterprise customers with peace of mind and the assurance needed around functionality and performance. Key differentiators of this joint solution include NexentaStor's inline data reduction and high performance dual parity raid capabilities as well as the InfiniFlash IF100’s extra low space, power and cooling requirements, resulting in TCO. The coupling of NexentaStor software and SanDisk’s InfiniFlash systems delivers the lowest cost solutions for high performance (ultra low, consistent, sub-millisecond response times and more than 8 Million flash IOPS in a rack) mature unified block and file services to cloud service providers and enterprise customers. These solutions literally break new ground and make all flash storage economically practical for a wide range of use cases, from high performance databases, to virtualized environments, big data lakes and extra dense active archive repositories. The integrated system monitoring and event management capabilities of the new solution, eases system management which ensures a better customer experience. NexentaStor’s ability to support block and file services allows customers to address use cases such as: VMware vCloud Air, OpenStack and CloudStack backend storage, generic NAS file services and Home Directory storage, etc. Tested for use with both Dell PowerEdge R730 and Supermicro SuperServer SYS-6028U-TR4+, the all-flash architecture will be available through select channel partners. List price for the solution including, perpetual software licenses, controllers, InfiniFlash, 3 year support and installation starting as low as $1.5/Raw GB based on configuration and capacity requirements.

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