NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN Delivers Software-Defined Hyper-Convergence Solution with File Services

SANTA CLARA, CA and BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - October 18, 2016) - Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced its participation in the VMware Ready for vSAN program. Within Nexenta's VMworld® Europe booth #S105, Nexenta will showcase NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN, providing NFS and SMB file services for VMware Virtual SAN™ environments.

VMware Virtual SAN powers the industry's leading hyper-converged infrastructure solutions. Whether deployed as VxRail integrated appliances or as Virtual SAN Ready, Nodes, VMware Virtual SAN runs business critical applications in enterprise environments where file services are increasingly valuable.

"We are pleased to welcome Nexenta to the VMware Ready for vSAN program," said Lee Caswell, vice president, Storage and Availability Products, VMware. "Customers are looking for software-defined solutions that provide the broadest range of storage services and Nexenta's file services add an important capability to the software-defined data center powered by VMware Virtual SAN."

"VMware Virtual SAN provides the ideal platform for our NexentaConnect file services solution, and together, we are providing an exclusive promotion for validated VMware Virtual SAN customers. This includes a NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN license, unlimited raw storage capacity to match VMware Virtual SAN licenses and day-zero Nexenta technical support for 12 months," said Michael Letschin, field CTO at Nexenta. "Nexenta and VMware are driving innovation in virtualized environments and changing the industry by delivering flexibility, simplicity and lower cost of ownership for the Software-Defined Data Center."

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About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 42 patents, and more than 1,500 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates deep software-only "Open Source" collaboration with one of the largest and most vibrant Open Source communities (46,000 members) and a comprehensive vision around a commodity hardware-centric "Software-Defined Storage" innovation enabling ANY app, cloud platform and protocol. Nexenta is 100% Software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, cloud platform-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive "vendor-lock-in," "vendor-bait-n-switch," and "vendor-rip-n-replace" gimmicks. Nexenta provides enterprises with the "true" benefits of "true" Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing -- from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta enables everyday apps from rich media-driven Social Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments -- for all types of Clouds -- Private, Public, and Hybrid. Founded around an "Open Source" platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions along with enterprise-scale 24x7 -- around the globe -- All Love -- service and support with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, Lenovo, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta: 100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.

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