Nexenta Disrupts Storage Market with the First Enterprise-class Software Defined Storage Solution


Nexenta Disrupts Storage Market with the First Enterprise-class Software Defined Storage Solution

NexentaStor 4.0 Delivers Simplicity, Speed, and Performance at Lowest Levels of TCO

Santa Clara, CA – April 7, 2014 - Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced NexentaStor 4.0 is generally available worldwide at

This latest version of NexentaStor delivers significant performance, reliability and functionality improvements to the award-winning SDS solution, having passed through rigorous engineering, customer and partner testing with flying colors. NexentaStor will continue to be available in two editions: Community Edition (free, full-featured, community supported software for configurations up to 18TB), and Enterprise Edition (licensed by the size of the storage pool). NexentaStor 4.0 is Citrix and VMware Ready and certified to run on a variety of reference hardware configurations from strategic technology and channel partners.

Building on its leadership position in the emerging, high-growth Software-Defined Storage market, Nexenta delivers on its promise of providing software with SMARTS – ever higher levels of Security, Manageability, Availability, Reliability, lower TCO, and Scalability. NexentaStor 4.0 also delivers:


  • Scaling to petabyte system capacities
  • Seamless handling of intermittently faulty devices
  • Guided wizards for system setup and configuration


  • Over 50% reduction in HA failover times
  • 4X faster performance
  • 512GB dynamic read cache per head
  • Native SMB 2.1 support in addition to NFS, FC and iSCSI


  • Redesigned periodic asynchronous replication
  • Illumos kernel integration
  • Deeper VMware, Windows, and OpenStack integrations

“Nexenta has been delivering innovation in Software Defined Storage since its inception – with the release of NexentaStor 4.0, we’re taking a big step forward and delivering rock solid, full featured, enterprise grade solutions,” said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta, “Customers anticipating this release will find that it delivers on our promise for a simpler, more manageable, high performance product. And this is just the beginning!”

See NexentaStor 4.0 in action, a full line up of leading industry speakers, and Nexenta’s other SDS solutions at OpenSDx Summit EMEA (@OpenSDxSummit) on April 9 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Amsterdam Central Station in Amsterdam.

Other leading SDx vendors, such as 2Source4, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HGST, Proact, and SanDisk, and others, will be in attendance to tell their stories, share product direction and SDx influence, and discuss topics from adoption strategies, to end user pitfalls, to the open source vs. legacy systems debate and much more.

Event Details:
What: Nexenta OpenSDx Summit EMEA
When: April 9, 2014, 09:00 – 17:30 CET
Where: DoubleTree Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station, Oosterdoksstraat 4
RSVP: Click here to register for the event. Registration includes entrance to all presentations, lunch and cocktail hour.

For more information on NexentaStor 4.0, please read the February 2014 announcement.

About Nexenta
Nexenta is the global leader in Software Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software for enterprises. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, workload-, 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 Media to Mobility; from Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments. Founded on 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.