Nexenta Showcases Disruptive VMware-ready, Industry-leading Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage Solutions at VMworld Europe 2015

​Nexenta’s New Initiatives at VMworld Europe Include; Hands-on Labs, Live Demos & Guest Speaking Session

BARCELONA, SPAIN and SANTA CLARA, CA – October 7, 2015 – Nexenta (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solutions, today announced that it will showcase its unified product portfolio for file, block and object storage at VMworld Europe 2015, October 12 – October 15, at the Fira Gran Via conference centre in Barcelona. Equally, celebrating its latest innovation in OpenSDS solutions for cloud and virtualized environments, Nexenta will also demonstrate NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN through a VMware Hands-on Lab (HOL) – demonstrating how it can be extended with File Services.

On booth G305, Nexenta’s award-winning OpenSDS solutions will also be on display – these include:

  • NexentaStor, for unified file and block storage, ranging from spinning disk to hybrid to all flash solutions
  • NexentaEdge, the industry’s first software-only scale out block and object solution designed for VMware and OpenStack clouds providing scale out storage for multi-tenant vSphere environments

Nexenta’s CTO, Mike Letschin, will also share insights into how to embrace a true Software-Defined Storage strategy in a guest speaking session at the show. Full details below:

Session ID:            STO6596-SPO
Title:                        Storage on Your Terms: Deep Dive into Software-Defined Storage Technologies and Use Cases
When:                     Tuesday, October 13th, 12:30 - 13:30 CET
Where:                   Hall 8.0, Room 23

Software-Defined Storage (SDS) means different things to different people, with solutions ranging from do it yourself to full-fledged scale up and scale out architectures, the landscape can seem blurry and confusing. This session aims to eliminate the confusion on what all these terms mean by mapping each style of SDS with a corresponding environment. These solutions include the use of virtual server based solutions, containers, bare metal installs and even hyper-converged. Regardless of vertical or company size, from branch offices through the largest enterprise, the right Software-Defined Storage strategy can put you back in control and help you gain unmatched levels of flexibility, scalability, performance, and cost efficiency.

Key Takeaway 1: Defining Software-Defined Storage
Key Takeaway 2: Overview of technical solutions
Key Takeaway 3: Market perspective and putting SDS to work: customer use cases

In addition, Nexenta is sponsoring the VMworld Europe Hall Crawl. Providing attendees with the opportunity to meet the Nexenta team on stand, they will discover how its OpenSDS solutions are empowering leading organizations with unparalleled infrastructure agility and flexibility:

What:                      Hall Crawl: meet and greet the Nexenta team over cocktails and tapas
When:                     Wednesday, October 14th, 17:00 - 19:00 CET
Where:                   Solution Exchange – Nexenta booth G305

This event is free to attend and open to all VMworld Europe attendees.

Also, in tribute to its partnership with Dell, Nexenta is a co-sponsor of the Dell Welcome Reception:

What:                      Dell Welcome Reception (an RSVP event)
When:                     Monday, October 12th, 19:30 CET
Where:                   Renaissance Fira Barcelona Hotel, Plaça d’Europa, 50, 08902 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

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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, 33 patents, and more than 1,200 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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Nexenta, NexentaStor, NexentaConnect, NexentaEdge and NexentaFusion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nexenta Systems Inc., in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks and company names mentioned in this document are properties of their respective owners.

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Nexenta Systems