NexentaConnect Offers Software-Defined File Services for Enterprise VMware Virtual SAN Customers

Free License Promotion to Speed Adoption of File Services for the leading Hyper-converged Infrastructure Software-only Storage Solution

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, NV — August 29, 2016 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) today announced that validated VMware Virtual SAN™ (VSAN) customers are eligible for an exclusive promotion of NexentaConnect.  NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN provides NFS and SMB file services for Virtual SAN with integrated management through VMware vCenter™.  The resulting solution brings software-defined file services to VMware Virtual SAN hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) customers.

The promotion is available through December 30th, 2016 and includes a NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN license with an unlimited number of licensed sockets to match customer’s  VMware Virtual SAN licenses as well as day-zero Nexenta technical support for 12 months.

Additionally during VMworld® 2016, Nexenta will showcase this combined solution within the Nexenta booth #1757, as well as within VMware’s speaking session #STO9423, “File Services on Virtual SAN.”  Join Bryan Young, senior product line manager at VMware and Michael Letschin, Nexenta’s Field CTO, on Wednesday, August 31st at 4pm at Islander G, Level 1, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, as they discuss virtual NAS based solutions that address file services with both NFS and SMB protocols.

VMware Virtual SAN is an enterprise-class, policy-driven storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for vSphere virtual machines, delivering an efficient and cost-effective operational model. VMware Virtual SAN lowers the cost of high-performance, all-flash hyper-converged infrastructure solutions with data deduplication, data compression and erasure coding.

“NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN provided a cost-effective, high-performance solution for file services and enabled us to deploy a complete hyper-converged solution and leverage our existing VMware environment with ease,” said Benjamin Ulsamer, Virtualization Team Leader at teamix GmbH.

“The majority of Virtual SAN customers now run business critical applications on their hyperconverged Infrastructure,” said Lee Caswell, VP Products, Storage and Availability Business Unit at VMware. “With Nexenta’s software-defined file services, they can extend the use of Virtual SAN to file service use cases with a simple, flexible software-defined experience that is fully integrated with VMware management tools.”

“VMware Virtual SAN provides the ideal platform for our NexentaConnect file services solution, and together, we are delivering flexibility, simplicity and lower cost of ownership for the Software-Defined Data Center,” said Michael Letschin, Field CTO at Nexenta. “Nexenta and VMware are committed to driving innovation in virtualized environments with full featured Software-Defined Storage solutions.

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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 Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, Lenovo, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta:  100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.

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Media Contacts:
Allison Darin
Director of Communications and Public Relations, Nexenta