Nexenta, Global Leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage, Named to CRN’s 2015 Virtualization 50

List Recognizes the Most Innovative and Disruptive Vendors in the Virtualization Space

Santa Clara, CA, May 11, 2015 – Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Virtualization 50. The annual list recognizes channel-friendly companies that provide the most innovative virtualization technology available.

Selected by CRN editors, the 2015 CRN Virtualization 50 highlights vendors that are addressing a growing market need for state-of-the-art virtualization solutions. Building virtualized environments is the first step in taking customers to the cloud. Selecting the right virtualization tools puts solution providers on the path toward successfully building virtualized environments that solve customers’ problems. The list aims to help solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization technology vendors and programs that will help them to grow their business.

Nexenta offers software solutions to optimize enterprise applications including VDI built on a virtual infrastructure, at any scale, on legacy shared storage or converged infrastructure.  As enterprises expand virtualized environments, they want to be able to quickly and inexpensively move to more cost-effective, better performing storage environments.

“Virtualization is one of the hottest segments of the IT industry. As virtualization adoption continues to flourish, our Virtualization 50 list serves as a valuable resource in the purchasing process,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “These virtualization vendors definitely deserve to be on the channel’s radar. We congratulate the winners and look forward to their continued success.” 

“Providing SDS storage solutions that optimize virtual environments gives resellers great power to help organizations expand and improve both new and legacy ecosystems,” said Don Lopes, Director of Channel Sales at Nexenta. “Resellers become an essential partner to enterprise growth by helping their customers boost performance while cutting costs by a third.  Working together, we can free companies from the overkill of binding storage vendor contracts and deliver on the freedom that virtualization promises to provide.”

The 2015 Virtualization 50 list is featured online at, and will be published in the June issue of CRN.

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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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Allison Darin
Nexenta Systems, Inc.

Marc Courchesne
The Channel Company