Nexenta, Ascentech, SanDisk and GMO Internet Group to Showcase the Power of Software-Defined Data Center and Cloud Transformation at Software-Defined Storage Summit in Tokyo

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and Tokyo, Japan — May 18, 2016 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it will be hosting a summit, May 20th 2016, 14:00–17:00 (JST), dedicated to highlighting the capabilities of NexentaStor. The summit will be held in conjunction with GMO Internet and sponsored by partner SanDisk and certified reseller Ascentech, at Fujisoft Building Akiba Plaza 7F, Tokyo, Japan.

As organisations continue to deploy ever-more data demanding workloads, the need for advanced large-scale storage solutions that provide flexible and reliable architecture is becoming a necessity. Through case study and expert-led presentations, attendees of the half day seminar will discover how NexentaStor, Nexenta’s flagship unified file and block OpenSDS solution, is empowering organizations to increase agility and availability, and simplify the management of their storage infrastructure; all the while removing the shackles of expensive vendor lock-in, enabling them to cherry-pick best-in-breed technology for their required environment.

Summit timetable

What:              [Special case lecture] GMO Internet explains why it chose Nexenta and
                          SanDisk’s joint NexentaStor / InfiniFlash solution for its ‘ConoHa’ public cloud service
When:             14:00-14:45     
Speakers:        Mr. Hironobu Saito, Technical Evangelist, Hosting Division, GMO Internet Inc.
Details:            Virtual private server (VPS) hosting service ‘ConoHa’, which was introduced by GMO
Internet to kick-start the internet hosting industry in Japan, was revamped into a public cloud
service in May 2015. With the need for a cloud storage infrastructure that could provide high
scalability, availability and performance to meet the needs of its growing customer base, GMO
Internet chose to deploy the joint NexentaStor /InfiniFlash solution. Attendees will discover
why the solution was selected, including the review process and verification statistics. 

What:               All-Flash SDS: The next-generation of storage performance
When:              14:45-15:45     
Speakers:         Jun Matsuura, Japan representative, Nexenta Systems Japan Co., Ltd.
Details:             Nexenta’s disruptive SDS portfolio is empowering businesses across the globe with
agile, flexible and scalable storage infrastructure. This presentation will delve into the capabilities
of the technology, explaining how it’s enabling organisations to support more demanding VM
environments and large-scale computing deployments, by referencing national and international
user-case examples.

What:               InfiniFlash: The new era of all-Flash storage
When:              15:55-16:35     
Speakers:         SanDisk  
Details:             Flash storage achieves significantly better performance compared to conventional
hard disk-drive based set-ups. It provides seamless integration, is easy to manage and is a cost-
effective solution to many of today’s data center performance issues.In this talk, SanDisk will
discuss its partnership with Nexenta, including the joint NexentaStor / InfiniFlash IF100

What:               Peace of mind: Ascentech’s Nexenta support services               
When:              16:35-16:55
Speakers:        Ascentech Co., Ltd.
Details:            In this presentation, attendees will discover how Ascentech aids Nexenta in Japan,
                          including its product support services, and will receive a demonstration of the
                          Nexenta’s OpenSDS portfolio.

Registration for the summit is free, just visit

Tweet this: Join @nexenta @sandisk Ascentech & @GMO_Group at their #OpenSDS seminar in Tokyo to discover the power of #NexentaStor

About Nexenta
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 Canonical, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, IBM, Lenovo, Micron, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta:  100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.

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