Wipro Selects Nexenta Open Software-Defined Storage Platform for Its Hybrid Cloud

Wipro Leverages Nexenta's Open Source-driven Data Center Software to Create a Scalable Data Storage Infrastructure for Thousands of Virtual Desktop Users

San Francisco and Santa Clara, Calif.  – August 28, 2015 – Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (#OpenSDS), today announced at VMworld® 2015 US that Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a global information technology, consulting and business process services company has selected NexentaStor to create a storage infrastructure for Wipro’s virtual desktop requirements based on VMware Horizon® 6.

Wipro will deploy NexentaStor, Nexenta’s flagship OpenSDS platform, on x86 hardware in its facility in Bangalore, India. Subsequent to successful internal deployment of VDI Infrastructure, Wipro will also deploy the Borderless business project infrastructure to 4,000 users in its Bangalore facility. The deployment of Nexenta SDS, SSDs, NL-SAS disks as well as VMware Horizon and VMware NSX, will enable employees to work seamlessly from anywhere and get the respective desktop image, while ensuring data security.

"We needed a cost-effective storage solution that could scale with our VDI implementation.  Nexenta demonstrated that we can achieve great performance metrics while being able to scale the storage capacity at an optimal cost," said Raja Ukil, Chief Information Officer, Wipro Limited. He added, “We are excited to work with Nexenta for our internal storage requirements and also offer the same solution to our customers."

“The combination of VMware Horizon 6 and NexentaStor solutions enables streamlined deployments of virtual desktops and applications,” said Shankar Iyer, vice president, Products, End-User Computing, VMware. “Together, the two solutions offer customers the ability to realize enhanced value and improved return on investment.”

"Skyrocketing storage costs and vendor-specific legacy hardware lock-in via long-term punitive contracts are paralyzing organizations across the globe, but it doesn't have to be that way," said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO, Nexenta. "At Nexenta, we combine cost-optimization, performance, and scalability to deliver a software-defined storage solution that provides economic viability, flexibility, and open source-driven customization for Wipro and, more importantly for its customers."

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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. 

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