Leading UK Integrator Offers NexentaStor ZFS Based Storage Appliance With Clustering and High Performance

San Jose, California, UNITED STATES

PALO ALTO, CA and LUTON, UK--(Marketwire - March 24, 2009) - Nexenta Systems, Inc., developer of NexentaStor™, the leading open storage solution based upon the revolutionary file system ZFS, has announced a partnership with VA Technologies, a leading supplier of High Performance Servers, Storage and Workstations in the UK and Europe.

VA Technologies and Nexenta are partnering to deliver Enterprise Class storage solutions with optional clustering capabilities. The NexentaStor based solutions offered by VA Technologies, including their OpenStor storage array and their COBALTSTOR-Z NAS cluster, are delivering enterprise class performance at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions. Recent benchmark test results using Bonnie++ and Iozone demonstrate CobaltStorZ performance at:

-- 1.2 GB/sec per second writes
-- 2 GB/sec per second reads

These results are in a standard configuration with the COBALTSTOR-Z connecting to 5 OpenStor arrays via 10GbE. More details about the engineering behind these impressive results are available directly from VA Technologies.

"We're very excited about joining the community of Nexenta partners. NexentaStor allows us to deliver enterprise class storage appliances that provide unprecedented scalability, resilience and performance to the marketplace," said Andy Bennett Technical Sales Manager of VA Technologies. "Our OpenStor storage appliance based on NexentaStor™ brings high performance, high availability Block and File I/O to a single platform. OpenStor also provides a wealth of connectivity options from standard Gigabit Ethernet as well higher performing connectivity such as 10GbE and low latency Infiniband for HPC clusters all of which can be configured so that multiple interfaces work together to accelerate aggregate performance."

The OpenStor storage appliances provide storage for the VA Technologies COBALTSTOR-Z clustered NAS which is also based upon NexenaStor. The COBALSTOR-Z delivers Enterprise Class features such as automatic failover of head nodes, virtually unlimited file system size, single namespace, integrated search features, block level real time mirroring and infinite snapshots for backup and for disaster recovery. The revolutionary ZFS file system at the heart of NexentaStor eliminates the growing risk of silent data corruption through an integrated approach that includes RAIDZ and RAIDZ2 as well as end to end checksum algorithms for every transaction that together identify and correct data corruption before it has a chance to proliferate through the storage system.

Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta Systems, said, "We are growing quickly thanks in large part to partners like VA Technologies who are delivering the storage industry's best price/performance and price/capacity to their customers. We're extremely pleased to see the work that VA Technologies has done particularly in the areas of high availability and high performance. The COBALSTOR-Z is more proof that high quality systems integrators can deliver industry leading solutions that incorporate NexentaStor."

About Nexenta Systems

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 www.nexenta.com or call: (877) 862-7770.

About VA Technologies

VA Technologies is one of the UK's leading suppliers of High Performance Servers, Storage and Workstations. VA specialises in designing complete solutions to solve today's IT Infrastructure issues. The Company has been involved in building bespoke systems for some of the UK's largest Film and Television Studios, Research Establishments and Universities, Financial Institutions and FTSE 500 Companies. VA Technologies sells, supports and integrates NexentaStor in the UK and Europe.