Nexenta Raises $20 Million to Accelerate Market Growth and IP Innovation in Software-Defined Storage; SoftBank Leads the Strategic Financing Round along with a Strategic Agreement

Nexenta Continues to Disrupt Hardware-Only Legacy Storage Market via Complete Software- Only Enterprise Storage Solutions, Services and Support

Nexenta Extends its Capabilities for Any Hybrid or Multi-Cloud Deployment, on Any Hardware Infrastructure, Supporting Any Enterprise Application via Any Edge, Private or Public Cloud Data Center

TOKYO, Japan and SANTA CLARA, Calif.—November 28, 2017 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced it is raising $20 million to accelerate its global market growth and solidify its innovation and market leadership. SoftBank Corp. is leading the financing round along with a Strategic Distribution and Go-To-Market agreement. The round also attracts leading strategic and financial investors, including; Javelin Venture Partners, SV Booth Investments, SAB Capital, Lake Trail Capital, TRB Equity, and Tarkan Maner, CEO at Nexenta.

“Nexenta is continuing its massive market disruption where legacy hardware storage companies had dominated the industry for the past 30+ years. We are delighted with our solid market growth via our tight customer and partner relations, deep IP innovation and unmatched operational excellence. We believe with this strategic financing round supported by SoftBank and some of the leading global strategic and financial investors, Nexenta will extend its market and innovation leadership into new geographic, vertical and differentiated IP markets from IoT to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and Big Data supporting any type of computing from the Edge to Core and Cloud Data Center Computing – on any type of hardware or compute platform, via any protocol, for any app on any hybrid or multi-cloud deployment,” said, Tarkan Maner, CEO at Nexenta.

SoftBank and Nexenta entered a strategic agreement that involves commercial dimensions around SoftBank’s distribution and usage of Nexenta portfolio, and collaborative integrated OpenSDS systems development with SoftBank and its preferred hardware partners.

“SoftBank is focused on partnering with market-leading technology companies around the world. Nexenta is an innovator and disruptor with its deep IP portfolio, strong OEM relationships, and proven management team. We are excited to partner with Nexenta and realize the advantage of software defined storage at SoftBank and our eco-system partners,” said Ken Miyauchi, President & CEO of SoftBank Corp.”

SoftBank and Nexenta will announce the details of the strategic investment and commercial agreement in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, November 28th at SoftBank HQs with a Signing Ceremony with an audience of joint customers, partners and press.

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 6,000 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 $100B 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. 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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