Nexenta via Its Industry-Leading Open Software-Defined Storage Platform Collaborates with Veeam to Provide Availability Solutions for Virtualized Data Centers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 24, 2015 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) is collaborating with Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™), to provide fast, flexible, reliable and cost-effective recovery and availability solutions for modern data center providers and enterprises. Customers can realize recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for applications and data via a single storage solution that manages all tiers of storage: production, backup, and archive.

With Veeam and Nexenta solutions, organizations can enhance their ecosystem resilience by continuing to deliver services—even from tertiary storage systems—if production storage systems are interrupted or backing up.  They can:

  • Gain enterprise-grade capabilities across all tiers of source and target storage with a single easy-to-use solution
  • Reduce capital investment by selecting the most cost-effective storage hardware for each tier and create higher utilization rates with market leading inline data reduction
  • Reduce operational costs by streamlining and unifying management of all storage resources

Companies looking for cost-effective backup and recovery on premises or in the cloud turn to Veeam Backup & Replication™ for fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. Combining Veeam with NexentaStor—the leading Software-Defined Storage solution for unified block and file —provides companies with a comprehensive backup tool and storage environment that delivers fast, flexible, and reliable backup,  recovery and availability. 

Nexenta offers Veeam customers a single solution for enterprise-grade capabilities across all tiers of target storage, from high-performance production-grade configurations to archival backup, so companies can continue to deliver services from tertiary systems while backing up their primary systems. Because NexentaStor is an OpenSDS solution, companies can select the most cost-effective level of hardware for each tier, including existing hardware. While NexentaStor can serve as both source and target storage, you can use any storage array as your source and manage a diverse set of storage appliances as one seamless solution.

Companies have two options for using NexentaStor as storage for their Veeam backup environment. They can back up VMware production workloads running on NexentaStor primary NFS storage, using NFS to connect with a Veeam proxy and then to a NexentaStor backup. Or they can snapshot data from primary to secondary NexentaStor storage then back it up with a Veeam proxy and store it in a backup repository.

NexentaStor is the most widely deployed OpenSDS platform, allowing thousands of customers all around the world to transform their storage infrastructure to realize:

  • Increased flexibility, agility and innovation capability
  • Simplified management and ease of use
  • Reduced costs without compromise

“Trying to backup and store virtualized data with 20- to 30-year-old tools just isn’t going to cut it,” said Oscar Wahlberg, Sr. Director of Product Management at Nexenta.  “The combination of Veeam’s VM-aware backup and NexentaStor is a nice marriage.  It allows the IT administrators to figure out which VM is associated with which array to simplify management and provide ease of use while ensuring that backups and restores occur with their required SLAs and with the right economics.”

“Veeam is committed to providing Availability for the Modern Data Center, which for us means taking advantage of modern technologies such as virtualization, cloud and software-defined storage like Nexenta’s NexentaStor.  The combined validated solution strengthens both our enterprise and service provider offerings,” said Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam.

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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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Allison Darin
Director of Communications & Public Relations
Nexenta Systems, Inc.