Nexenta Software-Defined Storage Underpins Cloud Infrastructure at Acclaimed European Software Company

Software Defined Storage (SDS) Improves Storage Capacity and Reliability of Infrastructure for CRM Specialist, Statigest

Santa Clara, CA and Paris, France, 18 September, 2014Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) today announced it has been chosen by the 30 year veteran of French CRM software development, Statigest, to support its entire IT infrastructure. The SDS solution has boosted capacity and performance, significantly increasing Statigest's productivity and service levels.

Founded in 1977, Statigest provides CRM and related applications for sales forces across France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. With more than 5,000 daily users, the IT infrastructure plays a mission critical role. With so much at stake, the existing mixed environment of Unix and Windows was becoming difficult to manage, particularly because it was using a number of different file services (CIFS and NFS) protocols. Statigest needed a solution that was easier to manage, but that could increase capacity and deliver a performance boost for its users.

After evaluating a number of systems, Statigest chose Nexenta’s SDS solution, NexentaStor, because it supports many different protocols, including CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, Fiber Channel and SATA. This flexibility made it possible for Statigest to introduce hybrid storage pooling and improve the capabilities of the environment.

Christophe Grun, Infrastructure Manager at Statigest explained: “We evaluated the products of a number of suppliers but Nexenta was the best on performance and total cost of ownership (TCO). The clustering capability in NexentaStor was also a major benefit because it delivers enhanced stability with recovery from failover and it takes less than one minute.”

“By using NFS with NexentaStor, numerous database requests can now be launched simultaneously on the server. This has reduced production time by more than two hours and enables us to handle more customers at the same time. Production at Statigest splits storage between 80% write and 20% read. By using SSDs for ZIL and LOG cache, we have experienced a huge boost to NFS write which, in turn, has significantly increased overall performance.”

Philippe Bruiant, Regional Sales Manager, Nexenta said: “Nexenta’s Software-Defined Storage solutions help customers implement cost-effective, high-performance storage by taking advantage of features such as hybrid storage pooling, unlimited snapshots, massive scalability and high availability. Our open source technology roots also mean that users like Statigest are not locked in to buying more expensive products from a particular vendor or paying unnecessary mark-ups for standard features.”

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About Statigest

Founded in 1977, Statigest specializes in the development of CRM software solutions and decision support tools. Its services are used daily by more than 3,000 vendors. Headquartered just outside Paris, Statigest has 50 employees and operates in France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom and speed for organizations to realize the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables workloads 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. Founded around an "open source” platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network. For more information visit, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.


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