Nexenta Extends Its Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage Market Leadership via Next Generation Scale-Out Storage Software Platform

NexentaEdge Named 2016 BIG Innovation Award Winner for Innovation Excellence; Container-Ready, Petabyte-Scale, and Feature-Rich Next-Gen Architecture Designed for Largest Cloud Deployments of the Future

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—February 3, 2016—Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that Business Intelligence Group, has named NexentaEdge as a winner in the 2016 BIG Innovation Awards.

Designed from the ground-up, NexentaEdge provides a multi-service, high performance scale-out storage solution that spans environments, deployments and platforms. By integrating data reduction with networking components, NexentaEdge reduces the network bandwidth utilized between servers in the scale out cluster. This not only increases performance for data transfers, but allows for a very high reach for data ingestion.

“We are privileged to be recognized by an esteemed organization as the Business Intelligence Group for our continued dedication to providing organizations with OpenSDS solutions in demanding enterprise environments,” said Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer, Nexenta. “NexentaEdge has already delivered many important benefits for our customers and this win exemplifies our ongoing commitment to providing high value solutions and successful results.”

Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the 2016 BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions and provide feedback.

“It was clear from our judges that Nexenta was deserving of being recognized as a leader in innovation and we are proud to award them the 2016 BIG Innovation Award,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “Congratulations to the entire team. This is well-deserved recognition of your pursuit of excellence and creativity in solving problems.”

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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, 33 patents, and more than 1,200 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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About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Company Contact:
Allison Darin
Nexenta Systems

Media Contact:
Emily Carey
Karbo Communications

BIG Contact:
Russ Fordyce
Business Intelligence Group