Nexenta to Present Software-Defined Storage Solutions at Storage Field Day 6

Santa Clara, CA, November 5, 2014 — Nexenta (@Nexenta) the global leader in Software- Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced that Nexenta was selected to be a presenting sponsor at Storage Field Day 6 on November 5th -7thin Silicon Valley.

Beginning in 2012, Gestalt IT’s Storage Field Day (SFD) focuses on enterprise storage and data protection in both physical and virtual worlds. SFD brings together the best independent thought leaders in data storage to discuss pressing issues and technology advancements with key companies in the space.

During Nexenta’s presentation on Thursday, November 6th, speakers will discuss Nexenta’s overall solution portfolio and provide a detailed description of each product offering. The session will be attended in-person by twelve hand-picked industry thought leaders.  These delegates are amongst the best known, most respected industry bloggers specializing in storage technology. In addition, a live stream video will be available for the general public here:

Nexenta will present on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM PST. Details are as follows:

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM      Jill Orhun, VP of Marketing & Strategy

Introducing Nexenta & the Benefit of Software-Defined

In this industry perspective, we will introduce Nexenta, our Software Defined Storage solution portfolio, business model and market position; we will also discuss the definitions of "true" Software-Defined Storage, how differentiated technical capabilities map to tangible business benefits, the observed results that demonstrate this, and additional statistics on the state of industry around SDS.

10:45 AM -11:00 AM       Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management

NexentaStor - Software-Defined Unified Storage Using Industry Standard Hardware

In this session, we will discuss the high level architecture of NexentaStor, a Software-Defined solution for unified file and block storage. We’ll provide a high level overview of how Nexenta helps solve customers’ pain points by delivering flexible, scalable and cost-efficient software-defined storage solutions, and share some of our upcoming plans for all-SSD configurations.

11:00 AM -11:45 AM       Murat Karslioglu, Director of Storage Systems

Software-Defined Storage for VSAN and VDI 

In this session, we will talk about the NexentaConnect product family focusing on the upcoming release of NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN and Nexenta's vision of simplifying storage for everyone. Session includes deep dive into architecture of the NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN, automation and ZFS fine tuning.

11:45 AM -12:15 PM    

Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management

Robert Novak, Director of Systems Architecture

Why Eventually Consistent Object Storage Should Not Use Consistent Hashing

In this session we will introduce Nexenta’s next generation object storage solution, NexentaEdge, and provide an architectural overview of the integration with OpenStack before diving deeper into the technical details in a "chalk talk”.  The “chalk talk” will demonstrate the architecture of the NexentaEdge Object Cluster that supports a unified global namespace across clusters of clusters and performs distributed deduplication, leveraging off a new form of hashing, Flexhash(TM) and Replicast, a reliable form or Multicast UDP.

12:15 PM -12:30 PM       Open Discussion

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About Nexenta
Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom and speed for organizations to realize the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables workloads 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. Founded around an "open source” platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network. For more information visit,, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.  Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

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