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Nexenta Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage Now Runs on Cisco Platforms; Joint Reference Architectures for Petabyte-scale Configurations

Nexenta (@Nexenta(link is external)), the global leader in Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solutions, today announces that its NexentaStor 4 has successfully achieved Cisco compatibility certification with CISCO C240 M4(link is external). The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco® Solution Partner Program, Nexenta is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.

Newly released joint reference architectures with Cisco UCS and NexentaStor can be used to evolve storage infrastructures with thousands of virtual machines running in the data center, that scale from tens of terabytes to petabyte configurations.

"NexentaStor delivers unified file and block storage services, runs on industry standard hardware like Cisco UCS, and includes all data management functionality to meet the needs of enterprises around the globe,” said Thomas Cornely, chief product officer, Nexenta. “Enterprises are turning to Cisco UCS and NexentaStor for a storage environment that gives superior performance at a low cost."

“Our decision to go with Nexenta will have saved the university around $9 million over a five-year period,” said Patrick Hopewell, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) director, University of Toronto. “Other storage vendors were more than 3x what we ultimately negotiated with Nexenta, and yet the functionality was basically the same.”

The Cisco Solution Partner Program, part of the Cisco Partner Ecosystem, unites Cisco with third-party independent hardware and software vendors to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers. As a Preferred Solution Partner, Nexenta has achieved Cisco compatibility certification on at least one solution, and can provide its customers with 24-hour, 7-days-a-week customer support. For more information on Nexenta, go to:https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/companies/nexenta-systems/products/nexentastor(link is external)

For further information, please refer to the Nexenta-Cisco Reference Architecture Datasheet.

* Compatibility certification via Interoperability Verification Testing and Cisco Validated Design is designed to simulate typical customer configurations and does not replace the need for on-site testing and interoperability validation in conjunction with actual implementation.

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.comTwitter(link is external)Facebook(link is external)LinkedIn(link is external) and YouTube(link is external). Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook. 

Nexenta and NexentaStor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nexenta Systems Inc., in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks and company names mentioned in this document are properties of their respective owners.

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