Nexenta Continues to Lead Open Source Advancements through Software-Defined Storage Innovation at OpenZFS Developer Summit 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Sept. 21, 2016— Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that OpenZFS Developer, Saso Kiselkov, will speak at the fourth annual OpenZFS Developer Summit on Sept. 26-27 in San Francisco, Calif. Since the Summit’s inception, Nexenta continues as a lead platinum sponsor.

OpenZFS is derived from the ZFS file system originally developed by Sun Microsystems for the Solaris operating system. Today, 30 technology companies, including Nexenta, have developed products based on OpenZFS.

The first day of the summit will feature presentations from a variety of companies including Delphix, Canonical, LLNL, Oracle and Intel, among others. Saso will present on behalf of Nexenta in a session titled, “Scrub/Resilver Performance” from 1:10-1:50 p.m. PT, where he will discuss the forthcoming work Nexenta has done for OpenZFS. He will delve into where the company has achieved performance improvements on resilver by implementing an intelligent block sorting pre-scanner ahead of the regular resilver repair code, allowing the I/O to be reordered in a way that enables achievements of near sequential resilver throughput.

The second day revolves around the OpenZFS 2016 Hackathon for the collaboration among developers using different platforms under the OpenZFS umbrella, including illumos, Linux, FreeBSD and OS X platforms. The second day also includes “Lightning Talks” where speakers will share brief updates on projects that were discussed at past conferences. Saso will present on Persistent L2ARC and TRIM, which he discussed during his presentation at the 2015 Summit, as part of the Lightening Talks from 9-9:45 a.m. PT.

Additional details on this event can be found below.

Who: Saso Kiselkov, OpenZFS Developer, Nexenta
What: Open ZFS Developer Summit 2016   
When: Sept. 26, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PT and Sept. 27, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. PT
Where (Day 1): The Children’s Creativity Museum located in Yerba Buena Gardens, 221 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Where (Day 2): Delphix Office, 343 Sansome Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94104

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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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