Nexenta and Storage Switzerland Present the “How Snapshots Can Be Backups” Webinar

Participants Will Learn How to Architect Primary Storage to Ensure Snapshots Meet Data Protection Requirements with Software-Defined Storage

Santa Clara, Calif.—February 12, 2015—Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced it will be hosting a complimentary webinar, “How Snapshots Can Be Backups,” in partnership with Storage Switzerland, an analyst firm focused on the storage, virtualization and cloud marketplaces. Snapshots have been a key feature of primary storage infrastructures that IT professionals have relied on for years, but storage systems have traditionally only been able to support a limited number of active snapshots and these snapshots, being pointers and not actual data, are susceptible to a primary storage system failure. As a result, most IT professionals use snapshots sparingly for protecting data.

This webinar will enable an actionable strategy to create a primary storage infrastructure that can replace much of the data protection process, while significantly improving your ability to meet recovery point and recovery time objectives. Additionally, attendees will learn about the types of snapshot technologies, the weaknesses of snapshots and the benefits of self-protecting primary storage architecture. 

Additional details on the event can be found below.

What: “How Snapshots Can Be Backups" complimentary webinar
When: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET
Who: George Crump, Storage Switzerland

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Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1 Exabyte (1,000 petabytes) of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Everything” innovation via its industry-leading OpenSDx vision. Nexenta 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 Data Center-centric Cloud Computing. 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 – from Private to Public to Hybrid Clouds. 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, and many others.

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