Nexenta Systems Announces Partnerships Worldwide

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2009) - Nexenta Systems, the leading provider of OpenStorage NAS and iSCSI solutions utilizing the ZFS file system, today announced 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 throughout the United States, Europe, and India. Today Nexenta also announces a partnership with Indra Networks to provide hardware based GZIP compression integrated with NexentaStor.

"We believe 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 iSCSI solution that delivers capabilities that are in many cases superior to legacy hardware based solutions at a fraction of the cost. With the aid of our partners worldwide 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:

VA Technologies, the United Kingdom: VA Technologies is a leading provider of server and storage solutions for the United Kingdom and Europe. Andy Bennett, Technical Sales Manager of VA Technologies, said, "We're very excited about joining the community of Nexenta partners. NexentaStor allows us to bring Enterprise Class Storage Appliances that provide unprecedented scalability, data integrity, and performance to the marketplace. Our OpenStor storage appliance based on NexentaStor brings high performance, high availability Block and File I/O to a single platform."

Dynamic Network Factory, United States: Since 1998, DNF has delivered a wide range of storage solutions, from direct attached storage for small business, to enterprise applications, networked storage, iSCSI and file servers in capacities from 1TB to 10PB. According to Mo Tahmasebi, president and CEO of DNF, "For more than a decade, DNF has successfully addressed the storage management demands of enterprise customers throughout the world. As data grows exponentially, these customers continue to require open platform tools such as NexentaStor, which is not only scalable and robust, but also cost-effective and user-friendly. We are pleased to partner with Nexenta to bring an exciting new dimension to our integrated storage offerings for enterprises of all sizes."

Accelera Systems, India: Accelera Systems is launching a series of NexentaStor based solutions to customers and partners throughout India in partnership with HP and HP partners. Vivek Hirpathak, COO of Accelera Systems, noted, "Nexenta's business model offers compelling capabilities to storage customers and systems vendors and we look forward to representing Nexenta to partners and end users in India." Accelera is providing presales and post sales support to NexentaStor partners and end users throughout India.

StorageConcepts, Germany: StorageConcepts, a subsidiary of Computer Concepts, provides HA systems design and storage integration services to medium sized and enterprise companies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. As a value added distributor (VAD) and technical support center providing presales and post sales support, StorageConcepts is now offering solutions based on NexentaStor directly and through channel partners. To quote Gerd Jelinek, Managing Director, "We have seen interest in NexentaStor from our highly demanding customers and partners and we are building a strong business with this advanced open storage platform."

Indra Networks, Inc., United States: Today Nexenta and Indra Networks announce the integration of the StorCompress 300 compression card in NexentaStor to further improve the price/performance and price/capacity of NexentaStor. StorCompress 300 is available immediately, through Nexenta's partners and provides standards based GZIP compression that further accelerates the performance of NexentaStor while reducing the amount of storage required. CEO of Indra Networks, Monish Shah, said, "We are happy to be partnering with Nexenta to provide NexentaStor optimized storage compression and we look forward to collaborating with Nexenta on other complementary products."

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 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 or call: (877) 862-7770.