NexentaEdge Scale-Out Charms Now Available via Juju Charm Store; Canonical to offer NexentaEdge to Enterprise Customers Worldwide
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LONDON, UK - April 11, 2016 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu and Ubuntu OpenStack, have today jointly announced an extension of their partnership, creating a joint solution which pairs Nexenta’s award-winning SDS solution with Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack platform.
At last year’s OpenStack Summit, the companies announced their strategic alliance to support enterprise OpenStack customers and accelerate mainstream adoption of both software-defined storage and OpenStack technologies. Today, more than half of the world’s OpenStack deployments are built on Ubuntu, and the company has selected Nexenta to help expand its enterprise storage portfolio. Canonical and Nexenta integrated NexentaEdge, which delivers high performance object and block storage services, with Juju, a high-level service model for automating the deployment and management of applications. The joint solution allows Ubuntu customers to leverage NexentaEdge as their choice in storage solutions and provides seamless integration with Canonical OpenStack clouds.
Canonical customers can now purchase NexentaEdge in two unique ways: directly from the Juju Charm Store, a collection of immediately installable workloads which allow customers to deploy whatever services they need with Juju, or from their preferred Canonical sales representative or partner. For additional information, please contact the Ubuntu sales team by clicking here.
Nexenta and Canonical are both attending the OpenStack Summit hosted in Austin, Texas from April 25-29. In association with OpenStack Summit, Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber, will be a keynote speaker at Nexenta’s OpenSDx Summit on Monday, April 25th at 6:30pm at the Four Seasons Hotel. This night will continue the industry-wide dialogue on the next big thing: Open Source inspired collaboration and "Software-Defined Everything" innovation. Nexenta OpenSDx Summit will be an exciting evening of stellar networking opportunities, special guest speakers, delicious cocktails and dinner.
“We’re proud to support Canonical in accelerating mainstream adoption of OpenStack technologies and are excited to provide customers with advanced and enterprise-ready scale-up and scale-out solutions, service and support they need for their OpenStack environments,” said Tarkan Maner, CEO & Chairman at Nexenta. “We joined forces last year and will continue to extend our strategic partnership to meet the needs of an evolving market requiring better scale, service and support via Open Source inspired collaboration and Software-Defined Data Center innovation on certified, tested and packaged reference architectures and beyond.”
“Nexenta is a commercial leader in software-defined storage and we are delighted to offer their comprehensive solutions to our enterprise OpenStack customers, and in addition, to collaborate on optimizing ZFS for Ubuntu,” said Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical. “Together, we’re combining the benefits of OpenStack and software-defined storage to deliver flexibility unparalleled by anyone else on the market.”
Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project and the leading provider of support services for Ubuntu deployments in the enterprise.
Ubuntu is a free, open-source platform for client, server and cloud computing. Since its launch in 2004, it has become a natural choice for users of all kinds, from Fortune 500 companies to hardware makers, content providers, software developers and individual technologists.
With developers, support staff and engineering centres all over the world, Canonical is uniquely positioned to help its partners and enterprise customers make the most of Ubuntu. Canonical is a privately held company.
Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 42 patents, and more than 1,500 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates deep software-only “Open Source” collaboration with one of the largest and most vibrant Open Source communities (46,000 members) and a comprehensive vision around a commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation enabling ANY app, cloud platform and protocol. Nexenta is 100% Software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, cloud platform-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive “vendor-lock-in”, “vendor-bait-n-switch”, and “vendor-rip-n-replace” gimmicks. Nexenta provides enterprises with the "true" benefits of “true” Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta 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 along with enterprise-scale 24x7 - around the globe - All Love - service and support with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, Lenovo, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta: 100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.
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