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November 18, 2009
NexentaStor now includes ideal software suite for managing large NexentaStor Deployments and provides unlimited cloning and replication capabilities for VM storage management
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17 -- SC09 -- Nexenta Systems, the leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced general availability of NexentaStor 2.2, the latest version of the company's enterprise class NAS/SAN solution based on the file system ZFS. The company also introduced an advanced software suite, Pomona,that automates the provisioning and management of multiple NexentaStor and other storage systems. NexentaStor 2.2 includes additional support for VM storage management making it the only OpenStorage solution on the market that is both VMware and Citrix StorageLink certified. Coupled with Pomona, NexentaStor 2.2 offers a robust commercial solution to handle the most extreme enterprise storage requirements at a fraction of the cost of legacy proprietary offerings. Nexenta is unveiling both products at this week's Supercomputing Conference (SC09) in Portland, Ore., with its partner PogoLinux (booth number 3807).
NexentaStor is the leading hardware independent storage solution built upon the ZFS file system. NexentaStor runs on industry standard x86 servers and provides NAS and SAN capabilities including support for CIFS, NFS, iSCSI and Fiber Channel storage access. For the first time, customers can experience the benefits of enterprise storage, including high performance and air tight data integrity with multiple replication methods, without the vendor lock in and aged technologies of legacy storage vendors.
"Nexenta's proof point is in the 12,000 (and growing) registered users -- a remarkable number for a product that has been available for less than two years," said Terri McClure, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "Perhaps the most important point in Nexenta's OpenStorage effort is that it gives users the ability to choose the hardware platform they are most comfortable with, rather than purchasing an expensive proprietary product that locks customers into the vendor. Efforts like Nexenta's are propelling storage into the twenty first century -- much like Red Hat and Linux did for the server industry."
Nexenta's OpenStorage model allows customers to save 70-80 percent versus proprietary solutions while providing superior functionality and flexibility, and the support of an open source community. With more than 12,000 total users and more than 725 sales, Nexenta's mission is to make enterprise-class storage available for companies of all sizes.
"The launch of NexentaStor 2.2 and the introduction of Pomona proves that Nexenta is listening to its customers and pinpointing our evolving needs," said Jefferson Nunn, IT director for GoWireless. "By investing in innovation and product development, Nexenta continues to cement its leadership position in OpenStorage and makes them an ideal storage partner."
NexentaStor 2.2 New Features
NexentaStor 2.2 offers new features and improvements for storage users who are grappling with explosive data growth and technological and business model limitations of legacy storage providers. Specific new features include:
Pomona: A breakthrough in vendor independent storage management
With an increasing number of companies rolling out multiple NexentaStor servers, Nexenta is now offering Pomona, an ideal software suite for managing large installations of NexentaStor systems. Specific features include:
"Nexenta and OpenStorage is accelerating the storage market by offering customers a viable choice to proprietary closed storage software," said Brad Stone, vice president of management software for Nexenta. "With the release of Pomona, enterprises of all sizes have access to equivalent or better functionality to proprietary systems at less than a third of the cost (some of the savings depend on a users hardware choice)."
For further information on NexentaStor 2.2 and Pomona, Nexenta will be co-hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 9:00 a.m. PT with Cloud Central Pty Ltd, an emerging Cloud Computing and Storage provider based in Australia and a NexentaStor customer. To register for the webinar, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/719707122.
Availability and Pricing
Both products are available immediately. To download a free trial of NexentaStor, visit www.nexenta.com/freetrial.
NexentaStor upgrades including NexentaStor 2.2 are available, as they always have been, at no additional cost to NexentaStor users. Pomona will be priced on a per instance managed basis with discounts available for early users. For more information please contact email@example.com.
About Nexenta Systems
Founded in 2005 and privately held, Nexenta Systems, Inc., has developed NexentaStor, the leading open storage enterprise class hardware independent storage solution and sponsors NexentaCore, an open source operating system that combines the high performance and reliability of OpenSolaris with the ease of use and breadth of applications of Linux. Both solutions leverage the revolutionary file system ZFS. More information about Nexenta Systems, Inc. and free trials of the ZFS based NexentaStor can be found at www.nexenta.com or call: (877) 862-7770.
Source: Nexenta Systems, Inc.
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