Nexenta and Medialine AG Partner to Deliver Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage Solutions in EMEA

Nexenta Continues Its Market Leadership by Joining Forces with the Dell Storage Partner of the Year in 2014 for EMEA

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & AUSTIN, Texas - October 20, 2015Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced its partnership with leading German IT&C system integrator and service provider, Medialine AG. This latest partnership demonstrates Nexenta’s continued, successful expansion into the European market.

With today’s businesses increasingly embracing Software-Defined Storage (SDS) technology to support a range of workloads – including those that are performance hungry and mission critical – the popularity of Nexenta’s open source-driven unified product portfolio for file, block and object storage continues to grow rapidly. Entirely hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic – Nexenta solutions ensure today’s businesses remain agile and avoid getting locked into costly, proprietary, monolithic architectures. By partnering with Medialine AG – the number one partner of Dell Germany – end users in the region will have access to premium technical support and on-site cloud and data center service maintenance when they need it.

“Medialine AG’s passion for SDS technologies, coupled with its broad partner structure and dense network of resources, makes it a perfect match for us as we continue to scale globally,” said Mark Jordan, GM EMEA of Nexenta. “We’re seeing significant market demand in EMEA for solutions that will help organizations prepare their infrastructure for the brave, new data everywhere world ahead. By partnering with Medialine AG today, we’ll be able to bring the most effective storage tools to customers in Europe and further afield.”

“Today’s data center infrastructures must offer flexibility, improved productivity and efficiency in order to properly meet the demands of enterprises today. Unsurprisingly, given the inherent scalability at the heart of SDS solutions, we see this technology resonating strongly with the companies we work with,” said Martin Hörhammer, CEO of Medialine AG. “Our partnership with Nexenta will provide customers with the best-of-breed solutions on the market today and ensure their storage setups adequately support business processes as they adapt and change.”

“Regardless of application, system, device in use or amount of data being processed and stored, we want every organisation to fulfil its technology promises and unlock the true power of IT for the benefit of their business,” said André Braun, Director Storage, Dell Germany. “We warmly welcome today’s news that sees two of our key, long-standing trading and solution partners – Medialine AG and Nexenta – come together to join forces and, by doing so, offer customers a comprehensive enterprise-class storage architecture that suits their needs.”

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About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 33 patents, and more than 1,200 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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