Nexenta Named a Finalist in the 2018 CRN® Tech Innovator Awards

NexentaCloud in AWS Recognized in the 2018 Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Category

Nexenta Provides the Complete SDS Platform for Multi-Cloud Data Management

SAN JOSE, Calf. – November 12th, 2018- Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), announced today that CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Nexenta as a finalist in the 2018 CRN Tech Innovator Awards for their latest product NexentaCloud in AWS. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software, and services that are moving the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2018 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 300 products across 34 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users' IT challenges. NexentaCloud in AWS took top honors in the Software-Defined Storage category.    

Released just this last year, NexentaCloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows enterprises to run their core business applications, which utilize file and block storage native to AWS, while fully integrating with on premises solutions. Offering enterprise-class features such as snapshots, cloning, thin provisioning and data compression, NexentaCloud for AWS delivers a comprehensive data storage solution that supports business-critical functions including business continuity and self-service test/development.

NexentaCloud for AWS offers a simple and effective way to manage on-premises and cloud based IT infrastructure. It provides:

  • Replication: integrated management of replication and storage operations for all workloads
  • Advanced Analytics Insights: utilizes deep storage analytics across data centers and cloud environments
  • Pre-configured AWS instances: optimized for size and performance
  • Lower TCO: optimizes storage costs with rapid deployment and removal of storage solutions

“We are honored to have NexentaCloud recognized for the Software-Defined Storage category by CRN” said Don Lopes, Vice President, Marketing and Channels at Nexenta “We has always prided themselves on creating the most innovative, modern software-based storage products, and we are happy to say NexentaCloud is no exception, offering customers the ability to leverage the public cloud in just minutes after deploying”.

“Each year, the CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize technology vendor offerings that are reshaping the IT channel landscape by increasing worker productivity, reducing cost, and minimizing complexity for solution providers, IT departments, and end users,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The winners in this year’s awards bring breakthrough ideas to the table for solution providers and their customers, in areas ranging from cloud to security to business intelligence to IoT. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to their future endeavors.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at


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About Nexenta 

Nexenta is the market creator and leader in Open Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) software solutions for Hybrid and Multi Cloud enterprise environments via Nexenta AnyCloud vision; with nearly 3,000 enterprise customers, 300 partners, 50 patents, and more than 2,000 petabytes of storage capacity under management; disrupting and democratizing one of the largest and most oligopolistic IT market segments nearing $120B in size by 2020. Nexenta uniquely integrates its hardware-agnostic software-only enterprise OpenSDS innovation with deep “open source” collaboration via some of the most active communities with 45,000+ members. Nexenta enables a wide variety of workloads from legacy enterprise to next-gen cloud-native apps, on any cloud platform, any protocol and any hardware infrastructure to power the largest and most cost/performant data centers globally. Nexenta OpenSDS solution portfolio is 100% software-based for both on and off premise settings; delivered as a bare metal solution on a partner hardware system, as a Virtual Storage Appliance (VSA) or as a cloud service solution. Nexenta provides organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive legacy storage hardware vendor practices including, long term “vendor-lock-in”, “vendor-bait-n-switch”, and “vendor-rip-n-replace.” Beyond its industry-leading software innovation and multi-channel distribution, Nexenta also provides comprehensive enterprise-class support and services 24x7, globally.

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