Nexenta Extends its Market Leadership in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage at OpenStack Summit; End-to-End Integration into OpenStack Framework

OpenStack Foundation, 451 Research, Solinea, Canonical, Mirantis, Wipro and GMO of Japan Join Nexenta on Live Partner Panel Around OpenStack Market Momentum  

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 13, 2015 – Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced its participation in the OpenStack Summit, which will be held from May 18 – 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Nexenta will be present within Solinea’s booth # T-10 and Canonical’s booth # P-3, where demonstrations of NexentaEdge will be shown daily from 2-4pm PT.

Nexenta is also announcing availability of its updated NexentaStor Cinder Driver, which offers new certification for the Kilo release of OpenStack.   Nexenta was first to offer the first commercially available cinder driver. The new NexentaStor Cinder Driver, reflects its continued contribution to the cinder project for OpenStack, providing high performance block storage services for OpenStack cloud-based solutions using NexentaStor.

While at the Summit make sure to attend the #vBrownBag TechTalk featuring Nexenta, Wipro and Canonical open source experts.  Their talk, “Open Source From Your OS to Your Data Center” will discuss how deploying OpenStack can require multiple different solutions for storage of files and VMs, utilizing Nexenta software-defined storage solutions eases deployment and management whether for block, file, or object use cases. Combining OpenSDx systems with OpenStack results in the next generation of the data center, the Open Data Center.

Date:                    Monday, May 18 at 1:00 pm PT
Location:              Level 1, Room 106 (across from Registration / Summit entrance)

Speakers:            Mike Letschin, Field CTO, Nexenta
                             Anuj Bhalla, VP & Global SI, Maint, Srvs & Products, Wipro Technologies
                             Christian Reis, Storage CTO, Canonical

Nexenta will also host an evening of stimulating networking with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the Nexenta OpenSDx VIP Reception on Tuesday, May 19, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PT at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Dell, Canonical, Intel and Solinea are platinum sponsors of this event and will present during the welcome session.  Other sponsors of the reception include: Big Switch, Cumulus, Micron, Puppet Labs, Rancher Labs, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware and Wipro.

Nexenta will be conducting a Passport Program, requiring attendees to visit the booths of Big Switch, Canonical, Cumulus, Puppet Labs, Rancher Labs and Solinea, as well as attend the Nexenta OpenSDx Reception.  A fully stamped passport will be entered into a raffle at the reception, for a chance to win 1 of 3 Apple Watches and Apple TV’s.  Must be present to win.

On May 20 at 8:00 am PT, Nexenta will also deliver a live webinar from the show floor entitled, Leading Insights on OpenStack, Today and Tomorrow. Moderated by Nexenta’s Chairman and CEO, Tarkan Maner, this webinar will feature thought leaders from the OpenStack Foundation, 451 Research, Solinea, Canonical, Mirantis, Wipro and GMO. The panelists will offer their insights and projections surrounding OpenStack and offer examples of how OpenStack implementations are evolving and maturing with new and growing customer deployments.

“Nexenta Software-Defined Storage solutions have been integrated into OpenStack since the Essex release and Nexenta continues to expand its support as OpenStack evolves, in collaboration with our marquis group of OpenStack ecosystem partners,” said Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman for Nexenta. “We’re honored to showcase this ongoing support by applauding and inviting others to celebrate OpenStack, bringing together an inspiring group of thought leaders and continuing our legacy as a pioneering contributor to the cinder project. 

“Nexenta continues to advance the goals of the OpenStack community,” said Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation. “Innovation and choice are key benefits of OpenStack, and Nexenta offers both via their software-defined storage solutions based on Cinder and Swift.”

Tweet This: Visit @Nexenta at @OpenStack Summit.  See them in @Solinea & @canonical booths, #vbrownbag TechTalk, #OpenSDx  VIP Party & live webinar!

About OpenStack and Nexenta’s Support for OpenStack

OpenStack® is the most widely deployed open source software for building clouds. Companies use OpenStack to control large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface. OpenStack has support for both Object Storage and Block Storage, with many deployment options for each depending on the use case. 

Nexenta is an active participant and contributor to OpenStack efforts, helping to promote the standard. The company not only participates in the vibrant software development community via the Nexenta Community, but also contributes through multi-OS support (e.g., Illumos, BSD, LINUX, OSX, etc.), and along with other major brands, through efforts.

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1,000 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation. Nexenta OpenSDS solutions are 100% software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive vendor lock-in. Nexenta provides organizations with the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta OpenSDS 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 with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. 

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