MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 27, 2009) - Nexenta Systems, Inc. and ONStor, Inc., announced today that they are working together to deliver total solutions based upon the OpenStorage NexentaStor unified storage solution. This partnership has already resulted in the recently announced Pantera LS 2100 models from ONStor and will result in additional capabilities and products in the future.

Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta Systems, said: "Almost as soon as launching the ZFS based NexentaStor in the fall of 2007 we started looking for the right proven enterprise class NAS provider with which to partner. Over the last several months of collaboration we have learned a lot from ONStor and are extremely optimistic about the market potential for this partnership. Customers can now enjoy a rock-solid solution from one of the best regarded providers of network attached storage, while freeing themselves from the shackles of proprietary storage."

The recently launched OpenStorage based Pantera LS 2100 series is a family of unified IP storage solutions that provides both iSCSI and NAS support in a single system. Targeting small and midsized enterprises (SMEs), the Pantera LS 2100 packs an impressive array of data management features, self-healing capabilities, and advanced storage management to deliver significant cost savings.

"We looked at developing our own management software stack from the ground up using OpenSolaris and ZFS and decided that it was far more prudent to build on top of Nexenta's storage platform, giving us a faster time-to-market with a proven solution for our Pantera LS series family of storage systems," said ONStor VP of Marketing, Narayan Venkat. "Our development partnership with Nexenta accelerates our ability to deliver on an open storage platform, innovative enterprise storage software and data management features that hitherto have been available only on proprietary and expensive storage systems."

For more information on how ONStor's Pantera LS line of OpenStorage based integrated solutions, please contact ONStor at +1-877-266-7867 or visit www.onstor.com.

For more information on NexentaStor and on complete solutions based upon NexentaStor, contact Nexenta Systems at +1-877-862-7770, email sales@nexenta.com or visit www.nexenta.com.

About Nexenta Systems, Inc.

Nexenta Systems has developed NexentaStor™, the leading open storage enterprise class NAS/SAN 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.

About ONStor, Inc.

Proven at customer sites worldwide, ONStor Pantera integrated NAS systems plus Cougar and Bobcat clustered NAS gateways offer the broadest choice of storage and enable customers to easily scale storage with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). ONStor solutions are available through a global network of resellers and distribution partners. More information about ONStor can be found at www.onstor.com.

NexentaStor is a registered trademark if Nexenta Systems, Inc. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.