|By Business Wire||
|February 26, 2014 02:54 AM EST||
Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader of Software Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced the latest release of NexentaStor™, the award-winning SDS solution and a key building block of the Software Defined Data Center. The announcement was made today at Cloud Expo Europe 2014 in London. This release of NexentaStor will be available in Q2, 2014.
NexentaStor has strategically impacted the storage industry to lower TCO, and with the imminent release of NexentaStor 4.0 the business and technology benefits will exceed basic economics. NexentaStor is the leading commercial-grade SDS implementation, and SDS is key components of the mounting shift towards a Software Defined Data Center.
"The volume and type of data being collected by enterprises today is moving storage to the forefront of CIO and IT agendas," according to Donna Taylor, Research Director, IDC. "This data deluge is creating very real and very pressing issues to organizations struggling to keep up. In such environments, storage is becoming a strategic company-wide issue and companies are eager to find solutions that balance security, price, performance and reliability."
Today, Nexenta shares the continued innovation of its industry-leading NexentaStor open storage solution. Enhancements include:
- 50% reduction in HA failover times
- Embedded intelligence in the Fault Management Architecture (FMA) which detects and resolves issues around failing hardware to reduce performance impacts
- Improved problem isolation that provides better reliability and visibility
- Reduced latencies to end users with the addition of Server Message Block (SMB) 2.1 support
- Simplified administration with the new wizard-driven storage pool with configuration and deployment tools
- Dramatic improvement in performance with support for 512GB memory
- Significant replication improvements with a highly improved AutoSync service
- Numerous additional SNMP MIBs and Traps for increased observability and monitoring
- Code base migration to Illumos open-source operating system, for improvements in security, management and monitoring
- Improves stability and supportability
- Seamless upgrade from all existing NexentaStor versions
"Software Defined Data Center is the future in IT; and Nexenta is at the forefront of this movement," said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta. "Our Software Defined Storage solutions have already changed the traditional storage management approach with our fast-growing customer and partner ecosystem. With today's announcement of NexentaStor 4.0, we are extending our substantial TCO advantages by adding disruptive technology capabilities along with additional business benefits for organizations who are sick and tired of the IT status quo."
With NexentaStor 4.0, enterprises can continue to liberate themselves from the traditional hardware-centric storage approach and have a fully featured, unified solution that scales to meet growing storage requirements on any platform. NexentaStor offers enterprise capabilities for data integrity and workload performance, providing customers the flexibility to select their storage operating system independently from the hardware on which it runs, while commodity storage hardware tends to lack defense against silent data corruption, is difficult to manage, and suffers in performance as storage needs grow.
For additional information, contact [email protected]
Additional Supporting Quotes from Customers:
"Nexenta's progressive thinking and innovative products have them riding high on the SDS wave that is set to disrupt how data centers operate today; the combination of flexibility - on hardware vendors and architecture - with attractive economics makes their solutions the right choice for us, " said Steve MacPherson, CTO of FrameStore, an Oscar-winning visual effects company. "It's a pleasure to work with their knowledgeable and highly technical team – their support helps enable our success."
“With Software Defined Storage being at the heart of nearly every product we sell, Nexenta helps our team at ScaleMatrix deliver the best performance at a competitive cost," according to Chris Orlando, Co-Founder of ScaleMatrix, a Nexenta customer focused on private cloud services. "The end result is more value for our end users!”
“As a leading specialist in virtual desktops, our storage needs are demanding to enable us to deliver a premium desktop solution to our customers. Working with Nexenta, we have been able to help our clients reduce their storage complexity and to help them achieve the real benefits which VDI delivers. We are really looking forward to the new features that Nexentastor 4.0 offers, including the dramatically improved performance and 50% reduction in HA failover times. Nexenta is disrupting the storage market, Nexentastor 4.0 will take it to the next level." says Mike McGuigan, CEO, Molten Technologies, a leading Cloud Service Provider.
“I am extremely interested in the new features offered by NexentaStor 4.0, especially the ability to off-load metadata and the asynchronous deletes capability,” said John R. Schleigh IV, IT Manager for ESRG, a leading data analysis and remote monitoring technology firm that uses a unified storage appliance supplied by Silicon Mechanics. “I expect that being able to get that out of RAM will help us a lot. I am also looking forward to taking advantage of the improved compression ratio and the updated Common Internet File System (CIFS).”
"We have been extremely happy with NexentaStor and excited by the promise of the 4.0 release with the added functionality around HA, Fault Management, as well as the scale and performance benefits," said Doug Soltesz, VP and CIO of Budd Van Lines, a leading transportation network company. "We look forward to continuing our success with Nexenta and NexentaStor."
Additional Supporting Quotes from Partners:
“The combination of Dell Storage, Dell PowerEdge servers, and SDS software from vendors such as Nexenta provides excellent value and performance for customers,” said Alan Atkinson, Vice President and General Manager at Dell. “The advances in NexentaStor point to continued adoption of Software Defined Storage as a model for storage management, and Dell is committed to offering the industry’s best technology platform for SDS delivery.”
Howard Hall, senior director of Technical Alliances, VMware, stated, "We are pleased to have a quality partner like Nexenta delivering certified solutions on vSphere® 5.5 that bring additional features and benefits to our joint customers. Nexenta brings storage solutions to software-defined data centers that are unique and innovative."
“Nexenta continues to advance the software-defined storage category with its NexentaStor platform, and we’re pleased to support their innovative approach,” said Mark Long, president, Western Digital Capital. “Solutions such as NexentaStor provide the building blocks for a virtualized storage tier and delivers numerous benefits to enterprise and cloud datacenter customers. Western Digital continues to work with partners to support and grow the innovation of the broader storage ecosystem.”
Aimee Catalano, VP Alliance Marketing at Citrix Systems, Inc. said, “Nexenta’s open storage solution, NexentaStor, offers Citrix customers the freedom of hardware choice and provides a forward-thinking path to Software Defined Storage.”
"Nexenta was one of the first storage vendors to integrate with OpenStack and has since been a committed member and an active contributor to the community," said Boris Renski, Mirantis, co-founder and OpenStack foundation board member. "We've seen strong interest in Nexenta solutions among organizations adopting OpenStack and our partnership enables us to provide choice and best possible experience to the customers and partners."
"Inventec's commitment to core philosophies such as innovation and quality also extends to the companies and partners with whom we work," according to George Wang, Chief Advisor at Inventec Corporation. "For this reason and more, we are pleased to see Nexenta continue to innovate and extend the capabilities of NexentaStor. As software defined storage continues to be adopted throughout the enterprise, we are confident Nexenta's offerings will be held in high regard.”
"Customers want complete, validated, and cost-effective Software Defined Storage solutions," said Mike Yang, General Manager of Quanta QCT. "Our partnership with Nexenta makes it simple for cloud-scale datacenter customers to add storage based on NexentaStor 4.0, pre-certified on Quanta gear."
"We are seeing that forward-thinking enterprises are looking at storage strategically, and not as a check-box item," according to Guy Watts, Managing Director, at Getech Ltd., a leading UK IT distributor and VAR. "In the same way that virtualization impacted the server industry a decade ago, we are seeing SDS impacting legacy storage vendors."
"Nexenta's innovative broad SDS solutions, in addition to the continued improvements of their portfolio with new disruptive releases like NexentaStor 4.0, are just some of the key reasons that we team so successfully with Nexenta," said Nao Sato, Founder and CEO at Ascentech, a leading IT Solution Provider and Value Added Distributor, in Japan.
“Silicon Mechanics’ strong partnership with Nexenta has been instrumental in helping customers realize the benefits of Software Defined Storage with an innovative product that improves our product performance and reliability,” said Eva Cherry, CEO and President of Silicon Mechanics, a leading IT solution provider. “As a premier reseller for Nexenta, we are excited about how the enhancements in NexentaStor 4.0 will continue to help customers address the challenges inherent in big storage.”
Patrick van Helden, Chief Architect at Proact Netherlands B.V, a leading Nexenta value added reseller, says, “This latest version of NexentaStor shows us that Nexenta has a strong focus on adding features and functionality to the newest release based on customer needs requirements and not on industry buzzwords.”
# # #
Nexenta is the global leader in Software Defined Storage. Nexenta delivers secure, easily-managed, highly available, reliable, and scalable storage software solutions via ultra-low TCO. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, workload-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom for organizations to realize "true" benefits of Cloud Computing via virtualization-enabled Software Defined Data Centers. Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Media to Mobility; from Internet of Things to Big Data. Built on an "open source platform," Nexenta delivers award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global channel partner network. For more information, visit www.nexenta.com
In the next forty months – just over three years – businesses will undergo extraordinary changes. The exponential growth of digitization and machine learning will see a step function change in how businesses create value, satisfy customers, and outperform their competition. In the next forty months companies will take the actions that will see them get to the next level of the game called Capitalism. Or they won’t – game over. The winners of today and tomorrow think differently, follow different...
Oct. 22, 2016 04:30 AM EDT Reads: 793
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
Oct. 22, 2016 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,661
The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), sponsor of the IoTivity open source project, and AllSeen Alliance, which provides the AllJoyn® open source IoT framework, today announced that the two organizations’ boards have approved a merger under the OCF name and bylaws. This merger will advance interoperability between connected devices from both groups, enabling the full operating potential of IoT and representing a significant step towards a connected ecosystem.
Oct. 22, 2016 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,148
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his session at @DevOpsSummit 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will show how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that enables everyon...
Oct. 22, 2016 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,242
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Eth...
Oct. 22, 2016 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 3,284
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and microservices. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your conta...
Oct. 22, 2016 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,390
DevOps theory promotes a culture of continuous improvement built on collaboration, empowerment, systems thinking, and feedback loops. But how do you collaborate effectively across the traditional silos? How can you make decisions without system-wide visibility? How can you see the whole system when it is spread across teams and locations? How do you close feedback loops across teams and activities delivering complex multi-tier, cloud, container, serverless, and/or API-based services?
Oct. 22, 2016 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 942
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
Oct. 22, 2016 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 9,608
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
Oct. 22, 2016 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 889
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
Oct. 22, 2016 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 807
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential Internet of Things Brand by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the #IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation. Onalytica captured data from 56,224 users. The PageRank based methodology they use to extract influencers on a particular topic (tweets mentioning #InternetofThings or #IoT in this ...
Oct. 22, 2016 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,149
Today every business relies on software to drive the innovation necessary for a competitive edge in the Application Economy. This is why collaboration between development and operations, or DevOps, has become IT’s number one priority. Whether you are in Dev or Ops, understanding how to implement a DevOps strategy can deliver faster development cycles, improved software quality, reduced deployment times and overall better experiences for your customers.
Oct. 22, 2016 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 516
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and ...
Oct. 22, 2016 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,490
Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availabil...
Oct. 22, 2016 12:15 AM EDT Reads: 967
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
Oct. 22, 2016 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 940