Nexenta to Showcase Innovative Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) and All-Flash Solutions at VMworld 2016

Leading Nexenta Partners to Showcase OpenSDS-Based All-Flash Solutions via All-Flash Zone; Executive Sessions on New OpenSDS Innovation

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—August 23, 2016— Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced their participation in VMworld 2016, where they will lead speaking sessions and showcase their OpenSDS product portfolio within the Nexenta Booth #1757, including an All-Flash Zone with partner participation from Dell, Lenovo, Mellanox, Micron, SanDisk a Western Digital brand, Supermicro, and VMware.

Nexenta and VMware have forged a long-term strategic partnership to deliver solutions that work with any hardware, any protocol, any cloud, any app and any stack, virtualizing the data center. VMware-Nexenta solutions can offer enterprise customers a myriad of benefits including high performance, simplicity, agility and lower cost of ownership for the Software-Defined Data Center. Additional information on these solutions can be found here

“We are thrilled to continue developing our partnership with VMware and showcase our joint solutions at VMworld again this year,” said Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman at Nexenta. “Nexenta is proud to work with such an innovative company that is continuing to optimize its virtualization services for organizations across the enterprise. VMware shares our passion and ongoing dedication to providing customers with solutions that can be successfully implemented across any platform or environment.”

Nexenta will present two speaking sessions during the conference. Nexenta’s Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Michael Letschin (@mletschin) will lead the first session titled, “Journey to the SDDC: The Who, What, Why and Oh No of Moving to a Modern Data Center Platform.” Letschin will discuss how the data center of today is dependent on flexibility and efficiency, which is a drastic change from vendor-driven monolith solutions of the past. He will delve into how the data center has transitioned from the cost center of old to today’s software-defined center and will focus on exploring the types of solutions that can enhance today’s systems, from all-flash to software-defined storage and networking. In this session, multiple customers will share their insights on the pros and cons of making this transition into the modern data center. This session (STO9449-SPO) will take place on Wednesday, August 31, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. PT at South Pacific D, Level 1, Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Letschin will also present with Bryan Young, Senior Product Line Manager at VMware, in a joint session titled, “File Services on Virtual SAN.” Letschin and Young will discuss the considerations for using Virtual SAN to deliver file services to an organization and will explore virtual NAS based solutions that address file services with both NFS and SMB protocols. They will share reasons as to why Virtual SAN is ideal for file services, while providing details of several partner solutions and design tradeoffs when selecting a particular solution. This session (STO9423) will take place on Wednesday, August 31, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PT at Islander G, Level 1, Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Letschin will also participate within a panel at the VMware Opening Acts on Sunday, August 28th at 11am in the Liberty Loft meeting space at New York-New York Hotel and Casino.  The panel focuses on how to move your career forward.  In this panel, they’ll discuss how to act professionally on social media even when you’re in competition with other folks in technology, tips on how to cope with imposter syndrome, and how to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Nexenta will be in booth 1757, where they will offer daily cash raffles and demos encompassing their full product suite, including NexentaStor, NexentaEdge, NexentaFusion, and NexentaConnect, over the course of the four days. Nexenta will also be hosting Next.Talks, where customers and partners will join Nexenta in discussing the latest trends in the software-defined storage market and highlighting their newest products, and the ways in which they work with Nexenta.  Attendees will also receive a gift for listening.

Nexenta’s booth will also feature the “All-Flash Zone,” which will showcase joint software-defined storage solutions optimized for all flash deployments with partners including Dell, Lenovo, Mellanox, Micron, SanDisk, Supermicro, and VMware.

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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, 42 patents, and more than 1,500 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates deep software-only “Open Source” collaboration with one of the largest and most vibrant Open Source communities (46,000 members) and a comprehensive vision around a commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation enabling ANY app, cloud platform and protocol. Nexenta is 100% Software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, cloud platform-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive “vendor-lock-in”, “vendor-bait-n-switch”, and “vendor-rip-n-replace” gimmicks. Nexenta provides enterprises with the "true" benefits of “true” Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta 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 along with enterprise-scale 24x7 - around the globe - All Love - service and support with a global partner network, including Canonical, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, IBM, Lenovo, Micron, Quanta, SanDisk a Western Digital brand, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta:  100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.

For more information, visit, www.nexenta.comTwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

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