Leading European Digital Hosting Company Runs its Public Cloud on Nexenta Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS)

Wirehive achieves optimal security, scalability, flexibility, resilience, and performance management with its advanced Software-Defined Data Center based on Nexenta


Santa Clara, CA and London, UK – 25 March 2015 - Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it has been chosen by Wirehive, a UK based digital hosting company, to meet its demand for a storage solution to support its public cloud offering. Wirehive required a solution that could perform at the highest level, while remaining cost effective and covering peak demands for critical customer requirements.


Wirehive is an expert and agile multi-platform digital hosting company that works exclusively with digital agencies and their clients. Wirehive has become a critical part of its clients’ brands. It serves as a managed hosting expert, building and managing customized hosting solutions with a superior level of support. The company provides public, private and hybrid cloud services to its clients through virtual dedicated servers running VMware.


Wirehive needed a solution that could support its public cloud offering. It needed to provide scalability and flexibility to deliver significant growth in services and handle sudden bursts of activity aligned with marketing campaigns. It’s existing solution was proving inadequate to the demands placed on it and incapable of keeping up with Wirehive’s growth plans. 


Simon Green, Technical Director at Wirehive, came in contact with Nexenta through a reseller. Green was quickly convinced that NexentaStor was the right solution for the job after evaluating its underlying saleable architecture. “We were pretty much sold on the technology even before we saw the pricing. Pricing was an added bonus,” Green comments. “With the Nexenta solution you get all the features straight out of the box without having to pay more to unlock additional features.”


Wirehive opted for the NexentaStor High Availability (HA) Cluster based on Supermicro servers with 70 TB of capacity utilizing multiple redundancy levels of RAID protection and additional read cache provided by HGST (formerly sTec) SAS SSD combined with write cache vis the HGST ZeusRAM SAS SSD. By choosing the HA option, Wirehive can enjoy significant resilience and redundancy capabilities while managing and controlling the shared storage. “We have no intention of using anything else apart from NexentaStor. As far as we’re concerned it’s the best solution out there, commented Green.”


“Wirehive looked for resilience and flexibility for its public cloud offering and NexentaStor was the perfect fit for the job. Nexenta’s close integration with VMware was another key factor for Wirehive as NexentaStor provided the hosting company with a platform for critical virtual applications without affecting performance or reliability,” explained Mark Jordan, VP and GM, EMEA at Nexenta. “NexentaStor also allows Wirehive to support tailored campaigns for customers and eradicated any concerns over its ability to handle short, sharp bursts.”


To learn more, please refer to the Wirehive case study.


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About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1,000 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation. Nexenta OpenSDS solutions are 100% software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive vendor lock-in. Nexenta provides organizations with the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta OpenSDS enables everyday apps 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 – for all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid. Founded around an "Open Source” platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. 


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