NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN Completes Software-Only Hyper-Convergence Solution via File Services
Nexenta Offers Free License and 12-month Technical Support for NexentaConnect in Exclusive Promotion
SANTA CLARA, Calif.— Feb. 10, 2016 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) today announced the company has extended its support of VMware Hyper-Converged Software environments via interoperability with VMware’s newly announced Virtual SAN 6.2. NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN provides file services for VMware Virtual SAN environments by adding NFS and SMB access on top of an existing Virtual SAN to complete the software hyper-convergence model.
Nexenta, in partnership with VMware, has also extended its exclusive promotion, allowing any validated VMware Virtual SAN customer to achieve file services via NexentaConnect. The promotion is available through June 30, 2016 and includes a NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN license, unlimited raw storage capacity to match VMware Virtual SAN licenses and day-zero Nexenta technical support for 12 months.
“The introduction of VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 is yet another example of VMware’s commitment to driving innovation in virtualized environments,” said Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer at Nexenta. “VMware provides an ideal platform for our software-defined solutions, and together, we are delivering flexibility, simplicity and lower cost of ownership for the software-defined data center.”
VMware Virtual SAN is an enterprise-class, policy-driven storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for vSphere virtual machines, delivering an efficient and cost-effective operational model. VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 will build upon these benefits by further lowering the cost of high-performance, all-flash hyper-converged infrastructure solutions with new space efficiency features that include data deduplication, data compression and erasure coding.
“We have been impressed by Nexenta’s dedication to delivering unparalleled technical support and their ability to leverage our existing VMware environments,” said Igor Tsinovoy, IT Specialist at SCIEX. “NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN provided a cost-effective, high-performance solution to meet our storage needs in supporting complex science and research labs.”
"With VMware Virtual SAN and Nexenta's plugin for file services we were able to deploy a complete hyper-converged solution. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with Nexenta as they expand their software-defined storage portfolio," said Yuri Andamasov, CIO at Sentrium.
Nexenta’s support for VMware ecosystems extends beyond NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN, offering VMware interoperability across its entire OpenSDS portfolio. NexentaStor, the company’s flagship SDS solution, offers vSphere APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) support and multi-tenant management with a vCenter Server Plug-in for vSphere. NexentaEdge offers scale-out block storage with inline deduplication and compression for OpenStack and VMware vSphere.
“Nexenta joins us in providing organizations with the freedoms that virtualized environments allow,” said Howard Hall, senior director, Global Technology Partner Organization, VMware. “Coupled with our enhanced VMware Virtual SAN solution, NexentaConnect will strike the balance of high-performance and low cost that enterprise data ecosystems demand.”
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 Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, Lenovo, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta: 100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.
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