SOURCE: Nexenta Systems

August 09, 2009 19:30 ET

Nexenta Systems Demonstrates Continued Momentum - Announces Significant Expansion to Worldwide Channel Partnerships

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - August 9, 2009) - Nexenta Systems, the leading provider of hardware independent NAS and SAN solutions utilizing the ZFS file system, today announced new additions to its growing roster of channel partnerships with leading systems integrators and solution providers worldwide. NexentaStor is now available as the foundation of total solutions including the breakthrough price/performance and price/capacity of NexentaStor from dozens of systems integrators and solution providers around the world.

"NexentaStor offers a unique value proposition to leading system integrators and solution providers who, for the first time, are able to enter the market for enterprise class storage with a software-based NAS and SAN solution that supports your existing storage hardware and delivers capabilities superior to legacy solutions at a fraction of the cost. With the aid of our world-wide partners we are executing on our vision of enterprise class storage for everyone," said Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta Systems.

New partners joining the Nexenta partner program include:

Enigma Networks, Canada: Enigma is a leading provider of virtualization, storage and security solutions and services. A VMware certified partner who also delivers managed services, Enigma's expertise has resulted in a leading position in their markets. "We are particularly excited about NexentaStor's proven superiority in providing storage to VMware environments," said Joseph Funari, Director of Professional Services as Enigma Networks.

Core Micro Systems, Japan: Core Micro Systems, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading provider of high performance storage solutions including subsystems and various appliances to the major Japanese markets. It has developed and manufactured its own branded Super Transaction, Super Throughput and Super Capacity storage solutions and has provided Storage Appliance solutions. Core Micro Systems provides open storage solutions with NexentaStor and also distributes this open solution software in Japan. "We have found that the solid data integrity of NexentaStor is particularly important to our customers for this open solution that allows for systems to achieve very high performance while maintaining flexibility. We look forward to a long relationship with Nexenta Systems," said Shozo Takahashi, President and CEO of Core Micro Systems.

Nitech, USA: Nitech is a Systems Integrator and Single Source Provider of networked storage, and computing solutions. Nitech has supply and service contracts with Fortune 1000 companies, Universities and government agencies, and is a Premier Integrator of Hewlett Packard computing and storage products. VP of Storage Sales, Spencer Spicker, said: "The value proposition to us and to our customers offered by NexentaStor is superior to anything else on the market. We are seeing tremendous interest from customers that want to end their dependency on proprietary storage and that want the data integrity, replication, and virtualization support offered by NexentaStor."

TrustIT, Sweden: TrustIT, based in Stockholm, Sweden provides IT consultancy, development, integration, and support services. A focus area is HA storage including disaster recovery and virtualization architectures. Other areas of expertise include backup, security, networking and mobility.

next-IQ Systems, Malaysia: next-IQ Systems is a leading provider of vendor independent information technology consulting and services in Malaysia, focused on data storage and networking. They are a leader of the Storage Networking Industry Association in Malaysia and of the OpenStorage movement as well. Heoh Chin Fah, CEO of next-IQ Systems said: "The day of proprietary storage is over. Today and tomorrow belong to open solutions like NexentaStor that eliminate vendor lock-in and, incidentally, create tremendous opportunities for partners like next-IQ to differentiate themselves."

Nemco, Germany: Nemco Consulting is a high-quality IT solution provider and an experienced Nexenta and VMware partner. Since 2004, they have designed and implemented innovative, robust and cost-efficient IT solutions that satisfy customer demands including, in enterprise storage, high availability, virtualization, fast provisioning, digital information management, backup and archiving concepts. Heinrich Kehlbeck, Managing Director, said: "With NexentaStor there are no longer limits to performance or scale within the file system -- if the hardware and overall system is engineered correctly the system can achieve leading edge performance. We believe that the OpenStorage movement is gathering speed."

Datasys, Taiwan: Datasys is a leading provider of storage systems across Taiwan with expertise in both legacy storage systems and today's leading OpenStorage solutions such as NexentaStor. "The support we have received from Nexenta has exceeded our expectations. We project significant adoption of NexentaStor based solutions in Taiwan as the market is already becoming aware of the advantages of the ZFS file system and of NexentaStor's unique capabilities added to this solid foundation," said Joe Pan, VP of Sales.

E4 Computer Engineering, Italy: E4 Computer Engineering S.p.A. specializes in the production of high-end, high performance server systems for top level professional use, data centers, as well as for academia and research and development sites. Simone Tinti, Director of Technical Services, said: "With NexentaStor there are no longer limits to performance or scale within the file system -- if the hardware and overall system is engineered correctly the system can achieve leading edge performance. We believe that the OpenStorage movement is gathering speed."

NexentaStor leverages the ZFS file system to provide price / performance that can save customers 70% or more while providing superior data integrity, ease of use, and scalability versus legacy storage solutions. In addition, the VM Data Center plug-in offered by Nexenta is uniquely able to simplify and accelerate the process of managing the storage and protection of virtual machines. NexentaStor is available as a software appliance, meaning that it installs as a bare metal install on standard x86 servers. NexentaStor is also available from partners such as PogoLinux in the United States, Inprove in the Netherlands, those listed in this article, and many others who provide NexentaStor on certified hardware to their customers.

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. Nexenta Systems is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. 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.