VMware Selects Nexenta Open Software-Defined Storage Platform for VMware Virtual SAN File Services for Complete Software-Only Hyper-Convergence Solution

SANTA CLARA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 1, 2015Nexenta (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solutions, in partnership with VMware, today announced that any validated VMware Virtual SAN customer could receive an exclusive promotion of NexentaConnect to achieve file services. NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN provides file services for VMware Virtual SAN environments by adding NFS and SMB access on top of an existing Virtual SAN to complete the software hyper-convergence model. 

This promotion is available for a limited time starting September 1st:

  • NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN license
  • Unlimited raw storage capacity to match VMware Virtual SAN Licenses
  • Nexenta technical support for 12 months (technical support purchase required after 12 months)

Additionally during VMworld 2015, Nexenta will showcase this combined solution within VMware’s Hands-on Lab (HOL). This much-anticipated participation in VMware’s Virtual SAN A-to-Z HOL session will provide event attendees with the opportunity to discover NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN ™.  This is the only file services offering for VMware Virtual SAN in the HOL.  In 45 minutes, HOL guests will experience everything from initial installation and configuration to storage policy management and data recovery via snapshots. This training will also be available after VMworld here.

“Of all the solutions we evaluated, NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN was the most mature, the easiest to implement and use, and delivered the best performance.  If you’ve got a VMware Virtual SAN set up already, implementing NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN takes about ten minutes,” said Phil Bedard, Principal Network Design Engineer for Cox Communications.  “Full integration into our infrastructure was easy, too.  My team and the network designers we serve, don’t want to become storage experts.  Our real job is testing. While I have experience with storage, I was looking for a product that would be easy for my network experts to manage.”

“We are thrilled to select Nexenta as our file services component of VMware Virtual SAN,” said Gaetan Castelein, Sr. Director Product Management at VMware. “Nexenta’s disruptive OpenSDS solutions, combined with VMware’s SDDC vision is empowering users with agile, scalable and sustainable architectures, and the booth demos, joint promotion and HOL will provide attendees with first-hand experience of what our partnership is all about.”

“Now, more than ever, as storage requirements grow, end-users demand their data centers are built on a simplified  infrastructure, reducing costs and achieving automated scalability,” said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO at Nexenta. "Nexenta and VMware are changing the industry with our full featured Software-Defined Storage solutions that can deliver flexibility, simplicity and lower total cost of ownership for the SDDC.”

Additional Resource: https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/

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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. 

For more information, visit, www.nexenta.com, 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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