NexentaStor Used by Coltex for VMware ESX 3.5 Storage

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2009) - Nexenta Systems today announced that the leading European retailer Coltex, well known for the Didi, Steps, Forecast and SPS Superstar brands, is using NexentaStor to provide storage to their VMware ESX 3.5 infrastructure which provides IT services to over 380 stores in the Benelux region. The leading Netherlands-based integrator, Inprove IT Infrastructure Solutions (Inprove), has provided the NexentaStor software and services to Coltex.

Wilco Nierop, IT Manager, Coltex BV said: "We are quite happy with the performance and ease of use of NexentaStor. The integrated support for ESX and for 10G Ethernet plus the high performance NFS has allowed us to significantly improve the cost / performance of the storage for our ESX 3.5 systems."

NexentaStor is the leading hardware independent OpenStorage NAS/iSCSI solution based on the ZFS file system and is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. Unlike other storage solutions, NexentaStor provides enterprise class network attached storage and iSCSI capabilities via a hardware independent model. Customers can select their hardware and service partner of choice and buy all in one solutions from these preferred vendors. In the case of Coltex the NexentaStor partner chosen is Inprove, a Netherlands-based storage systems integrator who is certified by NexentaStor to provide total solutions including NexentaStor, services, and industry standard hardware and storage systems.

Advantages of NexentaStor as storage for VMware ESX

--  high performance NFS and iSCSI in a hardware independent OpenStorage
--  VM Data Center optional module allowing for simple storage management,
    cloning, and control of ESX deployments
--  the ability to run NexentaStor on ESX to deliver storage to ESX, which
    has proven particularly useful for remote and branch offices
--  native thin provisioning so administrators can over-provision
    capacity, and add disks as needed
--  unmatched protection against silent data corruption, via end-to-end
    checksums and automatic error correction
--  automated use of SSDs to accelerate performance

Prices from Inprove start as low as $3,300 for a powerful 1U appliance solution that can be easily expanded via SAS ports and JBODs. NexentaStor and Inprove are providing customers with world-class storage at a fraction of the cost of legacy solutions.

More information on Coltex's use of NexentaStor, including their particular hardware configurations and operating environment, can be found at:

About Nexenta Systems

Founded in 2005 and privately held, Nexenta Systems, Inc., has developed NexentaStor™, the leading open storage enterprise class NAS/iSCSI 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. Day to day info on Nexenta can be found on Twitter: @nexenta.

About Inprove IT Infrastructure Solutions

Inprove is a leading integrator of professional IT infrastructures, with a clear focus on storage and virtualization. Founded in 2002 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Inprove is quickly growing due to the success of their customers, who have high IT demands, especially for storage. Inprove delivers them the highest performing and best priced OpenStorage solutions in the market. Inprove is a VMware Certified System Builder and NexentaStor Certified. More info on NexentaStor storage solutions and try and buy offers can be found on