Systems Integrator NetNordic Selects Nexenta Software-Defined Storage Solutions to Build Centralised Storage Repository

Santa Clara, CA and London, UK – August 16, 2016 Nexenta, (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that NetNordic, an independent systems integrator, specialising in networking solutions and cloud-based services, has chosen NexentaStor to create a centralised storage repository for the company and its customer base.

Founded in 2001, NetNordic is comprised of two main departments – Network Solutions and Enterprise Communications.  Between these business entities, the company boasts more than 80 operators and 300 enterprise and government customers throughout Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. 

NetNordic’s business was growing rapidly and with an increasing number of customers, it found that its storage solution was struggling and suffering from high latency and low availability.  In fact, the latency would on occasion spike so high that it made the ESX freeze – a huge performance flaw that was impacting the level of service provided to customers.  NetNordic made the decision to review the market and opted for Software-Defined Storage (SDS) as it offered greater value for money and would provide the scalability needed for the coming years.

NetNordic turned to NexentaStor, which is now the organisation’s centralised storage repository for its own business, as well as its customers.  NetNordic currently uses the snapshot function for backups, and is looking to buy another Nexenta system to replicate the snapshots to another site.  NetNordic has also been highly impressed by Nexenta’s compression.  While its previous solution had very little available space, NexentaStor offered an extra 1TB of data with compression turned on.

“This was very significant to us,” said Sander Petersson, operations engineer at NetNordic. “About 97 percent of the virtual machines (VMs) that we store on Nexenta is Linux VMs which doesn’t contain anything other than just basic text files.  So this means that the built in compression in ZFS saved us about one TB of used data. Thinking of the compression, it’s excellent and when we’re looking through the figures and graphs we will not be needing to buy more storage in quite some time.”

The company has also been impressed with NexentaStor’s HA integration.  NetNordic’s NOC monitors a lot of businesses’ infrastructure and it is imperative that it does not go down.  The monitoring system is performance heavy, but the combination of NexentaStor and HA can cope with the workload, while providing good value for money.

NetNordic is delighted with the fact it now has more choice.  The team is benefitting from a scalable solution that avoids hardware vendor lock-in.  It has also been able to offer more services to its customers since installing NexentaStor and is beginning to offer more cloud services and tools where clustering is required.  Prior to implementing Nexenta, NetNordic didn’t have the centralised storage it needed to do so effectively, but now can, meaning Nexenta has provided the opportunity to do far more with its storage. 

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About NetNordic

NetNordic is an independent systems integrator, specialising in networking solutions and cloud-based services, with operations around the Nordics.  Founded in 2001, the company is comprised of two main departments – Network Solutions and Enterprise Communications.  Between these business entities, NetNordic boasts more than 80 operators and 300 enterprise and government customers throughout Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.  The company has 125 employees and a turnover of around 373m Swedish Kronor

NetNordic’s Network Solutions business provides solutions for fibre and copper broadband networks to enterprises and network providers.  It provides network integration services, such as managing infrastructure and onsite support for hardware and software products; as well as managing customers’ wider IT infrastructure.  NetNordic Enterprise Communication is an advanced communications solutions integrator that targets enterprises of all sizes.  A fully manned Network Operation Centre (NOC) is operational 24/7, 365 days a year, and provides a comprehensive monitoring service where all issues and alarms in a customer’s network can be analysed and prioritised.  When necessary, the NOC performs troubleshooting and escalates issues to the appropriate department to manage and resolve.  NetNordic also has an internal IT team to manage and monitor its own infrastructure.  The company works with a number of leading hardware and software providers in order to deliver high quality, cutting-edge services to its customers. 

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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