Nexenta Delivers Next-Generation Software-Defined Storage Solutions at Cisco Live 2014

Nexenta Delivers Next-Generation Software-Defined Storage Solutions at Cisco Live 2014

Nexenta to Optimize Desktop Virtualization-centric Cloud Deployments

Santa Clara, Calif. — May 19, 2014 — Today at Cisco Live 2014, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), announced the general availability for version 2.3 of NexentaConnect View Edition. This release follows the debut of NexentaConnect for XenDesktop announced last week; this product portfolio will now give customers VMware and Citrix end-to-end VDI storage solutions. Nexenta will be in booth #535 at Cisco Live this week and will demonstrate its SDS solutions.

NexentaConnect View Edition (formally NV4V) completes an integrated architecture utilizing Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) for a converged storage and compute platform. NexentaConnect simplifies and accelerates the deployment, management, and performance of storage in a virtual desktop infrastructure at a much lower price point. Enhancements in version 2.3 of NexentaConnect View include:

  • Enhanced Compression: the addition of LZ4 compression drives the greatest storage density possible with little to no processor overhead.
  • Global VSA: the ability to deploy multiple desktop pools across a single Virtual Storage Appliance per virtualization host, minimizing resources while providing greater desktop density without sacrificing performance.
  • Enhanced Replication: improved and faster replication of desktop pools when using remote high availability functionality to protect desktop machines and pools.
  • Additional View Parameters: updated deployment wizard matching the Horizon View deployment wizard, providing a seamless transition for existing View users.
  • Rethering: automatically migrate virtual desktops to the hosts storing their data, , resulting in increased performance.

Yale New Haven Hospital implemented the VMware Horizon View, Cisco UCS and NexentaConnect View Edition helping the primary teaching hospital for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) to deploy an innovative private cloud.

"High performance, scalability and cost-effectiveness were our top priorities when looking at a virtualized storage solution," said Dave Franco, System Manager, Yale New Haven Hospital. "Cisco UCS, VMware Horizon View and NexentaConnect provided us with an integrated solution that met the needs of our users."

"With NexentaStor for unified shared storage services and this new release of NexentaConnect for VDI storage optimization, Nexenta continues to provide the best solution for customers looking to deploy storage in a virtualized setting," said Thomas Cornely, VP, Product Management at Nexenta. "Yale New Haven is setting a great example of how NexentaStor, NexentaConnect, Cisco UCS and VMware Horizon View can help organizations scale and support more virtual desktops."

"Organizations turn to us to provide complete data and storage systems that improve the data technology infrastructure," said Rolf Versluis, CTO at Adcap Network Systems, a Cisco Gold Certified Partner. "Today's announcement provides us with the opportunity to deliver end-to-end storage solutions across Citrix or VMware, which is something that our customers seek."

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During Cisco Live, Nexenta will have booth giveaway drawings and will also be hosting an OpenSDx VIP Celebration on Wednesday, May 21st at 5:30pm -7:30pm at the St. Regis Hotel, 4th floor terrace.

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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 "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.


Allison Darin