Nexenta Continues its Market Expansion via New Operations and Partnerships in Japan

Taking Advantage of Rapid Market Growth in Asia around Software Defined Storage-centric Cloud Computing

Santa Clara, CA and Tokyo, Japan - December 4, 2014 -- Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage), today announced the launch of its Japanese office located in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, and led by Jun Matsuura, Japan Country Manager.  The goal of the office is to further expand Nexenta’s purpose-built storage OS offerings in the Japanese market.  Nexenta Japan will achieve its growth goals by distributing Software-Defined Storage solutions through partners Core Micro Systems Inc. and Ascentech K.K.

NexentaStor, the first Software-Defined Storage solution released by Nexenta in 2008, is deployed on close to an Exabyte of raw capacity, across thousands of customer deployments in the United States, European and Asia Pacific markets.  In Japan, Nexenta solutions have already been proven as enterprise class storage solutions delivered on industry standard x86 servers and disk enclosures (JBOD).  Nexenta Software-Defined Storage solutions deliver high capacity storage with performance, flexibility and scalability on par with traditional storage offerings and at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).  The performance and robustness of Nexenta offerings enables end users to address the issue of exponentially growing data stores, managed under a shrinking IT budget.

Nexenta specializes in software development of storage solutions, and enables organizations to integrate with various hardware providers via certified reference architectures.  Additionally, in cooperation with virtualization and cloud platform partners including VMware, Citrix, OpenStack, CloudStack, and others, Nexenta engages industry-wide in the challenge of managing data growth.  In Japan, Nexenta will offer products and support through distributors and system integrators.

Nexenta's Software-Defined Storage Products

NexentaStor, the flagship product of Nexenta, is based on the proven ZFS file system.  In addition to high reliability and availability, NexentaStor has features essential for enterprise systems, such as High Availability (HA) Cluster and replication, easy management though a web console and integration with VMware and OpenStack.  The NexentaConnect product suite accelerates VDI environments, and supports performance monitoring and other enhancements of Citrix XenDesktop, VMware Horizon View, Virtual SAN and others.

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Mr. Naohiro Sato, President and CEO, Ascentech K.K.

“Ascentech welcomes Nexenta’s Japan entity. Nexenta provides very trusted storage software based upon ZFS file system. We are pleased to work with Nexenta as the Global Leader of Software-Defined Storage which has the rich experience and strong growth in the market. The opening of the Nexenta Japan entity will bring a revolution in the storage market in Japan and this is truly beneficial for those customers who want to have an enterprise level storage solution with reasonable pricing. Ascentech as Nexenta Distributor in Japan, will work with existing partners to expand this new Software-Defined Storage market together.”

Mr. Yasuo Miki, President, VMware K.K.

“VMware K.K. welcomes the opening of the Nexenta Japan entity. Nexenta Software-Defined Storage solutions work very well with VMware virtualization solutions. Both companies will bring a great benefit to the Japan market for our customers. Our combined solution can deliver more efficient and high performance in IT infrastructure with great management.”

Mr. Shozo Takahashi, President and CEO, Core Micro Systems Inc.

“Core Micro Systems welcomes Nexenta’s new Japan entity. We have been working with Nexenta solutions for the last 5 years as a Premium Partner in Japan, and sold more than 50 customers with 10PB under management so far. We are pleased that the support and service will be more enhanced for Japanese customers.  Core Micro Systems is also bringing our own technology to enhance the performance for ZFS file system in Japan and will work together with Nexenta to expand this technology to the rest of the world. We are expecting that the Nexenta Japan entity supports our vision for storage solutions: “the most effective QoS appliance for any workload” and “the most effective storage solution in terms of performance, capacity, pricing.”

Mr. Michael King, President and CEO, Citrix Systems Japan K.K.

“Citrix Systems Japan is very pleased to welcome the opening of Nexenta Systems Japan Inc. Today, VDI customers are expecting high performance with the best price storage solution to appreciate the best ROI. Nexenta Software-Defined Storage solutions have proven to bring the best ROI for the VDI with the Citrix XenDesktop solution under Citrix VDI Capacity Program analysis examination. We are very pleased that Citrix will work with Nexenta to bring the best solution for our VDI customers to grow their business.”

Mr. Shinichiro Kohri, President and CEO, Dell Japan

“Dell is very pleased to welcome Nexenta Japan entity to expand their business. Dell is No.1 solution provider for Software-Defined field for the new IT world. We already integrate Nexenta software with Dell PowerEdge servers in the Japanese market to strengthen our storage solution. We are very pleased to work with Nexenta to expand our solution combined with Open Source technology and bring the best benefits to all our Japanese customers to support their business.”

Mr. Shoichi Morita, President and CEO, Networld Corporation

“We at Networld Corporation are very pleased with the establishment of Nexenta Systems Japan. Through the cooperation of virtualization solutions provided by Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, we are convinced that Nexenta’s Software-Defined Storage solutions enables IT efficiency and enforcement of performance.  As we boast experiences as a leading IT solution distributor with a wide range of product portfolio for our customers in Japan, Networld will closely work with Nexenta’s Software-Defined Storage solutions.”

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.


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