Nexenta and Storage Switzerland Present Leading Trends and Key Success Factors for Software-Defined Data Center Transformation via Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS)

Online Seminar to Focus on Four Key Components and Best Practices that Deliver a Comprehensive OpenSDS Solution


Santa Clara, Calif.—April 29, 2015—Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it will be hosting a complimentary webinar, “Cleaning Up the SDS Mess – Four Keys to Success,” in partnership with Storage Switzerland.


At its most basic, Software-Defined Storage (SDS) is defined as the abstraction of storage services from the physical storage hardware, allowing a single software storage services stack to run on a variety of platforms and manage a variety of storage hardware.

This webinar will highlight the original intent of the pioneers of SDS solutions – to create software only solutions that could be deployed on servers of a customer’s choosing. Executives from Nexenta and Storage Switzerland will outline the four key elements that must be present for a solution to be deemed one that offers true SDS.


During the webinar, attendees will also learn what pitfalls exist in pinpointing a true SDS solution – now that the original intent has evolved and hardware vendors are also providing what they claim to be SDS solutions. Attendees will hear about some of the latest trends such as how SDS is being combined with an embedded compute function to create hyper-converged solutions. Finally, attendees will walk away with a clear understanding of different SDS approaches so they can decide what makes the most sense for their organization. 


Additional details on the event can be found below.


Event Details

What:                 “Cleaning Up the SDS Mess – Four Keys to Success" complimentary webinar
When:                 Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET
Who:                   Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer, Nexenta
                             George Crump, President and Founder, Storage Switzerland.


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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. 


For more information, visit, www.nexenta.comTwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.


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