Nexenta Showcases Industry Leading Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage Solutions at Storage Expo 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. AND UTRECHT, The Netherlands – November 03, 2015 - Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it will showcase its unified product portfolio for file, block and object storage at Storage Expo 2015, November 04 – November 05, at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. ‘Computing Everywhere’ is the central theme of this year’s event and Nexenta will demonstrate how its agile OpenSDS solutions deliver the ideal foundation for data-intensive deployments across the enterprise.

On booth B057, Nexenta’s award-winning OpenSDS solutions will be on display – these include:

  • NexentaStor, designed specifically 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
  • NexentaConnect, a fully integrated storage solution stack developed for VMware and Citrix that provides a complete suite to combine SDS with cloud, enterprise and desktop deployments

Nexenta’s Regional Sales Manager Benelux and Nordics, Rob Bloemendal, will also share insights on how to embrace a true Software-Defined Storage strategy in two guest speaking sessions at the event. Full details below:

Title:                 Storage on Your Terms: Deep Dive into Software-Defined Storage Technologies and Use Cases
When:              Wednesday 04 & Thursday 05 November 2015, 11:00 – 11:30 CET
Where:             Room 05: Cloud Computing  

Details:             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 organising a ‘Storage Expo Happy Hour’. Offering attendees the opportunity to meet with Nexenta outside of the confines of the event, they are invited to join the team and discover how OpenSDS is being utilised by some of the world’s leading corporations to drive their mission critical data deployments:

What:               Happy Hour: meet and greet the Nexenta team outside of the event
When:              Wednesday, November 4th, 17:30 - 19:30 CET
Where:             Stadskasteel Oudaen, Oudegracht 99, 3511 AE, Utrecht

To register to attend the Happy Hour, please visit:

Tweet this: Join @Nexenta at #STORAGEEXPO & discover the power of #OpenSDS with @RBloemendal's deep dive! #NexentaStor #NexentaEdge #NexentaConnect

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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