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London, UK – 18 September 2012 - Nexenta Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions for the enterprise, has announced today that its flagship product, NexentaStor, has been awarded Best Storage Product of the Year at the 2012 Techworld Awards, held September 14th at...
(Syndicated from Michael Letschin's Blog) Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a side project with one of the Nexenta partners to prepare for the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco this week. The partner Cirracore based in Atlanta works with Equinix and Telx pretty heav...
Cuts Storage Management Time by 90 percent London, UK – 11 September 2012 – Nexenta Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Simply Mail Solutions (SMS), a leading email hosting company, has chosen a NexentaStor SAN solutio...
This paper started as an explanation of the term “copy on write” as it applies to ZFS, but the foundational concepts relevant to that discussion are equally applicable to many other great features of ZFS as well, so this paper was expanded and then broken apart to cover a broader sele...
Enterprise Cloud Appliance and Integrated NexentaStor Storage Software will be highlighted at IDF Booth #118 in San Francisco, Calif., September 11-13 San Francisco, CA -- September 10, 2012 Nexenta® Systems, the leading supplier of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions, and Cirracore...
Technical Marketing Manager Derek Glover kicked off the HomeBrew contest on NexentaStor.org recently. The entries have come in and they are fantastic!  One of our community members, Brenn, did a great writeup on his configuration. Here is how he described it: "My Nexenta needed to...
By John McLaughlin, Principal Field Engineer, OpenStorage Consultant Over the course of the 5-year lifetime of a typical enterprise storage system, organizations will pay for that storage about five times. The first time, the time that gets the most attention, is the initial acquisitio...
Co-authored by Nexenta Sales Engineers Matthew Leib, and Michael Letschin Over the last few years, outsourcing has been the tail end of jokes and the premise of parody, movies, and prime time sitcoms, but still it remains critical for the economic well-being of many of the world’s larg...
New Unified Storage Solution Can Scale Beyond a Petabyte of Storage Santa Clara—August 28, 2012—Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced its NexentaStor technology is powering Nordisk Systems’ NS4000 Clustered Unified Storage Appliance. This partners...
By John McLaughlin, Nexenta"Uh-oh!" or "Oh No!" or 'Oh Sh*t!" -- sometimes customers do things they really should not have done and sometimes they realize very quickly that they just "shot themselves in the foot!" There is a small window of opportunity where Nexenta Professional Servic...
VMware Remains a Strong #1, Despite Some Erosion of its Market Share San Francisco, Calif.—August 27, 2012—Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced the results of a study to determine the relative market share for server hypervisors. The survey, fiel...
For more than a decade, storage system performance has remained rather stagnant while drive capacities and application performance demands steadily have increased. The result of this trend is an expensive problem: Storage users are forced into buying expensive hard disk drives (HDDs) t...
In any business, it’s always best to have an advantage over your competitors, whether that advantage is having the best product or the best marketing or the best pricing, it helps to have an edge. And when your prices are 30-50 percent of your competitors, that can give any company a h...
A new Gartner whitepaper, entitled "New Options For Low-Cost Storage Systems", is now available from Nexenta.com. Organizations that require large amounts of low-cost storage to support public or private cloud deployments, unstructured data repositories and big data projects can choose...
NexentaVSA for View Storage Offering Certified by VMware Rapid Desktop Program   Storage Appliance Based on Pogo Storage Hardware Meets Certification Requirements for VMware Rapid Desktop Program  Santa Clara, CA – August 22, 2012 – Nexenta Systems, the world leader in OpenSt...
Nexenta Systems Wins Silver STEVIE® Award for Fastest Growing Company in the United States and Canada   World Leader in OpenStorage Recognized in the 9th Annual International Business Awards Santa Clara—August 21, 2012—Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutio...
Nexenta's CEO, Evan Powell recently sat down with Goldman Sachs industry analyst Bill Shope to discuss Nexenta, the market, and the future of storage.  You can download the briefing document here You can find the replay of the webinar here:Webcast: http://www.visualwebcaster.com/e...
All-flash Unified Storage Sets Performance Records While Delivering OpenStorage Savings Santa Clara – August 20, 2012 -- Nexenta Systems, a world leader in OpenStorage solutions, together with Raidundant, an emerging innovator of storage technologies providing ground-breaking solutions...
Overview For more than a decade, storage system performance has remained rather stagnant while drive capacities and application performance demands steadily have increased. The result of this trend is an expensive problem: Storage users are forced into buying expensive hard disk ...
OpenStorage Summit 2012 Extends Call for Speakers Posted on July 10, 2012 by conor.self The Call for Speakers has been extended for the OpenStorage Summit 2012. Mark your calendars – Nexenta will host the third annual conference and tradeshow on October 31 – Novem...
Nexenta’s Hardware-Agnostic Solution Cuts Storage Costs, Improves System Uptime and Eliminates Dependency on Legacy Vendor Systems Santa Clara, CA — June 27, 2012 — Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced that Vigilant, who co...
By Trenton R. Baker, Sr. Program and Partner Manager, Nexenta SystemsThis isn’t your father’s VDI. The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure has seen extraordinary changes in just the last couple of years. And why you might ask?  The disruptive force that is the consumerizati...
NexentaStor Community edition. Here is a brief exerpt, and a link to the full article: I spent some time this weekend upgrading my home lab. I needed to improve my shared storage and hoped that I could reuse old h/w instead of buying something new and expensive. I’ve been using ...
ChannelBiz interviews Bill Roth (VP of Marketing, Nexenta) on how the channel can help drive adoption of newer technologies to manage Big Data. Big data offers exciting possibilities for the channel, but a shortage of skilled staff able to extracting meaning from the huge swathes of da...
Government departments, locked into premium brands, spend, on average, £236,000 every year London, U.K. — June 12, 2012 — A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Nexenta® Systems has revealed that just about every local and central government department ...
OpenStorage Reseller Now Offers Broader Support For NexentaStor Products Santa Clara, CA — June 19, 2012 — Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, is proud to announce that Pogo Storage has become the first Premium Partner in the Nexenta Partner p...
We’re pleased to announce that there is a new version of NexentaStor available today, version 3.1.3. It is available from our Downloads page. Both the trial and community editions can be reached from this page. There are a number of fixes and new features. You can read the releas...
More press from our continuing mission to alert the world to the evils of silent data corruption. We have an app for that! Publication: IT Administrator About: IT Administrator is a monthly magazine and online site for IT Administrators and IT Managers. URL:http://www.it-administrator....
(Editor’s note: We’re passing on a great blog on ZFS from HansDeLeenheer. You can find out more about Hans here.) TITLE: Nexenta and ZFS Basics By: HansDeLeenheer Today I was invited at the OpenStorageSummit EMEA in Amsterdam. They could have just called it Nexenta Summit b...
OpenStorage Leader and reseller partner EraStor Unveils New Appliance at OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 Amsterdam — May 24, 2012 — Nexenta® Systems, a world leader in OpenStorage solutions, along with EraStor, a new European-wide provider delivering Nexenta certified so...
Josh Lindon of StorageReview.com uncovers Nexenta's new VDI offering: NexentaVSA for View. "Nexenta has announced the upcoming release of NexentaVSA for View, expanding Nexenta’s ZFS-based OpenStorage offerings into the virtualized desktop market. NexentaVSA for View uses the ZFS...
OpenStorage Leader Unveils Solution at the Nexenta OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 Amsterdam – BusinessWire – May 22, 2012 - Nexenta® Systems, a world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today at the start of its OpenStorage Summit EMEA, announced the official release of Nex...
OpenStorage solution provides 75% cost saving and halves time spent on storage management London, UK — 21 May 2012 — Nexenta Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that rapidly growing managed services provi...
By Mason Uyeda, Director, Technical Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware Nexenta announced the release of a purpose built virtual local storage appliance that dramatically simplifies deploying, managing, and calibrating storage for VMware View. In Nexenta VSA for View, end users now h...
CEO Evan Powell to discuss company’s explosive growth, its commitment to product innovation and opportunities for expansion at leading private company and venture capital summit San Francisco, CA—May 11, 2012— Nexenta® Systems, a world leader in OpenStorage soluti...
We recently published a new case study, in Europe, around our customer, BAS Group. BAS Group is the largest electronics retailer and e-tailer of the Netherlands and is a platform between vendor and consumer.BAS Group owns three retail chains (Dynabyte, Dixons and MyCom) and relies on w...
OK, not quite NexentaStor ON Android, but I have been running NexentaStor with a CIFS share at home. Just for grins, I tried to do some administration from my Samsung Galaxy Note, and it turns out, at a high level, it actually works. See below.
Dallas, TX — VWare Forum — May 2, 2012 Nexenta Systems, a world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced that it has collaborated with VMware to ensure its NexentaVSA for VMware View™ will support the newly launched VMware View™ 5.1. This will enable jo...
More press from our continuing mission to alert the world to the evils of silent data corruption. We have an app for that! Publication: IT Administrator About: IT Administrator is a monthly magazine and online site for IT Administrators and IT Managers. URL:http://www.it-administrator...
London, UK — 24 April, 2012 — Nexenta® Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Web hosting provider, TerraTel, has chosen two NexentaStor SAN solutions to underpin its entire virtual infrastructure. T...