Nexenta to Showcase the Latest in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage Solutions at Citrix Synergy 2015

Nexenta Demonstrates Leading Platform-, Protocol-, and Hardware-agnostic Unified Storage Management Solutions for Citrix Portfolio; Enabling Cloud Computing Deployments via Data Center and Desktop Virtualization

Santa Clara, Calif. and Orlando, Florida — May 11, 2015 — – Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it will be present at Citrix Synergy, the premier industry event on cloud computing, collaboration, networking and virtualization solutions, taking place May 12-14, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. 

Nexenta experts, along with partners and customers will be at Nexenta's booth #401 to demonstrate how the software defined approach is revolutionizing the data center.  Nexenta will be showcasing its latest solution to be verified as Citrix Ready, NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop designed to manage data efficiently and cost effectively. 

NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop provides virtual desktop administrators with faster performance of their organization's desktops on new or existing storage arrays. The solution reduces the cost per workspace and the amount of storage required for a Citrix XenDesktop deployment. Delivering greater density at a much lower price point, the solution allows for real-time visibility and management of individual desktop users using storage resources. The Nexenta solution addresses the top three most common challenges customers identify when deploying virtual desktops: performance, density and cost.

Ricardo Antuna, VP Corporate & Business Development, Nexenta comments: “As a Citrix partner we are excited and proud to be part of such a great event year after year. Citrix Synergy is a strong platform for Nexenta to showcase the latest in Open Source-driven SDS. Our partnership with Citrix is phenomenal and continues to grow within our latest products. Throughout the event, demos will take place of the NexentaConnect for Citrix XenDesktop product, it’s not to be missed.”

Sid Rabindran, Senior Manager, Citrix Ready program, at Citrix said: “Nexenta offers illustrates the strength and value of the Citrix Ready program, by offering a compelling software-defined storage option that has been verified as Citrix Ready, NexentaConnect for XenDesktop. As a result, our customers have the confidence that Nexenta Connect has been tested to ensure quality storage management support to deliver great XenDesktop performance.”

Duane Booher, Software Systems Engineer Senior at Northern Arizona University, a joint Citrix and Nexenta customer comments: “Nexenta and Citrix make a great partnership and Citrix Synergy is a strong platform for current and future customers to view the latest solutions in the storage market.”

Nexenta is hosting its OpenSDx VIP Reception, a networking event for partners, customers and Synergy attendees at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Complimentary Transport will be provided from the Hyatt Regency Hilton and the Rosen Plaza Hotel. Space is limited. Click here to RSVP.

Nexenta is also offering Citrix Synergy attendees the chance to win 3D Robotics Drone at the OpenSDx VIP reception. Entrants are required to take a photo in front of iconic destinations within Cuba. These photos will be compiled into a movie and the winner will be randomly selected. The winner must be present at the event.

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About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1,000 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
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