Global Unified Communications and Collaboration Service Provider Selects Nexenta Software-Defined Storage to Meet Challenges of Growing Software Defined Data Center Requirements

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – December 11, 2014Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, has announced it has been chosen by Arkadin to meet its rapidly expanding enterprise storage requirements. The NTT Communications Company is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing providers of Collaboration and Unified Communications services. After collaborating with partner Actualis, Arkadin selected the Nexenta solution to meet its rapidly expanding enterprise storage requirements.

Founded in France in 2001, Arkadin offers a complete range of integrated audio, web, video conferencing and Unified Communications solutions via a network of 53 offices in 32 countries across the globe, delivering its business solutions using a software as a service (SaaS) model that provides customers with fast, scalable deployments with a high ROI.

With storage requirements at Arkadin’s R&D data center, which holds more than 600 virtual machines (VMs), growing at more than 20% annually, it was important to have an alternative storage solution to support its current capacity and future growth needs.  The solution needed to be simple to use and efficient for hosting all of its environments, in addition to delivering optimal performance and resiliency with limited administration at a competitive price.

Arkadin was keen to explore open storage solutions to avoid being locked into proprietary hardware platforms. After exploring alternatives, it selected Nexenta’s state-of-the-art NexentaStor solution, opting for a NexentaStor Enterprise Edition license coupled with the NexentaStor High Availability (HA) Cluster option, as well as hard drives from Nexenta partner, Supermicro. 

 “Working closely with Arkadin we were able to design a solution to match their exact storage requirements,” said Eric Pinatton, CTO at Actualis. The combination of Nexenta’s scalability and management simplicity coupled with Supermicro hardware gives Arkadin the high-performance storage the business needs. This highly-available storage environment is ideally suited to growing enterprises and we are delighted to be partnered with such a dynamic, industry-leading SDS provider.

Vincent Thinselin, Senior Technical Architect at Arkadin said: “Installing an SDS solution from Nexenta has enabled us to address current and future capacity and performance requirements in a cost-effective manner. If additional storage capacity is required, the Nexenta solution can be seamlessly scaled for delivering reliable, uninterrupted service, a key requirement for ensuring an excellent customer experience.”

“As one of the world’s fastest growing Collaboration Service Providers, it is vital that Arkadin’s R&D infrastructure is underpinned by a scalable, reliable storage platform,” explained Mark Jordan, VP and General Manager EMEA at Nexenta. “Nexenta’s Software-Defined Storage solutions are ideally suited to this type of environment, where mission critical data needs to remain highly available. Our scalable Software-Defined offering allows our customers to step away from the Massively Expensive Storage Systems (MESS) offered by legacy vendors, and are designed with business growth in mind.”

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Further resources:

Link to NexentaStor Datasheet

Link to Arkadin Case Study

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom and speed for organisations to realise "true" benefits of Software-Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments. Founded around an "open source” platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network. For more information visit, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.


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