Nexenta Collaborates with SYNNEX Corporation to Scale its North American Footprint

Exclusive Agreement between Software-Defined Storage Leader and IT Distribution Giant to Impact Storage Market

SANTA CLARA, Calif., – January 21, 2015 Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading distributor of IT products and services. The agreement provides North American solution providers with access to SDS solutions that provide innovative enterprise features at a significantly lower total cost than legacy systems.

"The Nexenta agreement helps SYNNEX enable resellers to bring innovative solutions to support customers’ Software-Defined needs while aligning with a fast-growth storage company," said Peter Larocque, President, North America Distribution, SYNNEX Corporation. "As storage management grows in cost and complexity, the collaboration among SYNNEX, Nexenta, and our solution provider community enables customers to offer a truly differentiated storage solution."

Nexenta’s sales model is 100 percent channel focused and targets existing and new partners who are rapidly expanding their businesses. The agreement enables Nexenta and SYNNEX to provide partners the ability to expand their solutions with complete, hardware-agnostic, SDS options for their customers.  Whether for the cloud, Internet of Things, Big Data, mobility or other areas of focus, Nexenta is well-aligned with the next technology trends on the horizon.  Nexenta’s Partner Program offers a tiered structure with incentives, training and benefits that help partners provide their customers with one of the most affordable storage solutions.

“With the SYNNEX agreement, Nexenta’s SDS solutions reach is broadened more efficiently and effectively through the channel," according to Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO at Nexenta.  "We are disrupting the MESS (Massively Expensive Storage Systems) by creating new ways to manage and build more efficient storage solutions through the channel today.  The expertise, programs, and relationships SYNNEX brings to our existing and future partners gives them the ability to deliver scalable storage solutions that are developed to open standards and integrate into the orchestration frameworks that power today’s data centers."

To learn more or to engage with the SYNNEX/Nexenta team, contact or 800-456-4822.

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“SYNNEX is a strategic distributor for Dell, and our mutual relationship with Nexenta helps us deliver a complete, end-to-end enterprise SDS solution with Dell hardware. This is a win-win for Dell and our customers looking to take advantage of the benefits that SDS has to offer“, said Frank Vitagliano, Vice President of Global Channel Strategy and Programs at Dell.

“The combination of SYNNEX, Nexenta and Myriad Supply is a win-win for our customers as we are able to provide the most complete data center and cloud solutions.  Nexenta’s SDS solutions are a key component to our service offerings, and the SYNNEX relationship will increase our ability help organizations be more successful and efficient in their data center,” said Andrew Fisher, CEO at Myriad Supply.

"Storage is a key component of our product and services portfolio," said Dave Levin, Sr. Director of Partner Strategy with Red River. "Nexenta's relationship with SYNNEX bolsters our storage offering and ability to deliver value to our customers."

Tau Leng, Vice President of Global Marketing at Supermicro commented, “Supermicro enables customers with highly scalable, cost-effective enterprise-class storage solutions. Our innovative Software-Defined Storage platforms with collaboration from SYNNEX and Nexenta strengthen the channel community’s ability to rapidly deploy industry-leading hardware, software, and services to help their customers enhance and expand business.”

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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 Centres (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

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