Nexenta and Mirantis Advance Software-Defined Storage in OpenStack

NexentaStor Certified with Mirantis OpenStack, Interoperable with OpenStack Juno

Santa Clara, CA and Mountain View, CA - October 29, 2014Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), and Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today announced Nexenta’s certification as a Mirantis Technology Partner. Customers are now able to use the NexentaStor block and file storage solution with Mirantis OpenStack, the leading OpenStack distribution.

“Mirantis OpenStack gives developers and operators the reliability, choice and freedom they want for their private clouds.  Working with Nexenta extends these values to their storage requirements,” said Mirantis CMO, Boris Renski. 

“We are delighted to extend the value of our customer’s investment in their Software-Defined data centers with our partnership with OpenStack leader, Mirantis,” said Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman of Nexenta.  “Nexenta’s unified Software-Defined Storage portfolio supporting file, block and object services is an enterprise-ready option for customers and partners deploying OpenStack.”

Nexenta has updated the Cinder driver for NexentaStor in OpenStack Juno, providing customers with a cost-effective and scalable backend for storing both virtual machine images and application data. OpenStack Compatible certification will become available in the upcoming weeks.

Mirantis and Nexenta will extend their technical and commercial collaboration to other parts of their portfolio including Mirantis OpenStack’s on-demand, hosted option, OpenStack Express, and to NexentaEdge, Nexenta’s high performance object storage platform

To learn more about using NexentaStor with Mirantis OpenStack, see the NexentaStor Solutions Guide for Mirantis OpenStack.

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Join Mirantis and Nexenta, November 3 – 7, at the OpenStack Summit, Paris. The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software.  Learn more at

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 organizations to realize the "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.

About Mirantis
Mirantis is the world’s leading OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all the software, services, training and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Expedia, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Symantec, Samsung, and WebEx.

Mirantis is venture-backed by Insight Venture Partners, August Capital, Ericsson, Red Hat, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.


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