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Field superstar nexentian Claudia Hildebrandt has an article published in Germany on the evils of Silent Data Corruption, or “Schleichende Datenkorruption”. Read more here.
Here are a view articles which appeared in the new about our work with OpenStack. Talkin’ Cloud – “Morphlabs Launches Enterprise-Level OpenStack Private Cloud,” by Brian Taylor, April 23, 2012. Link. Talkin’ Cloud – “Much Like Linux, Multiple O...
We’re proud to announce that our very own Michael Letschin has been named a VMware vExpert (again) for 2012! Congratulations Michael! http://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2012/04/announcing-vexpert-2012-title-holders.html
Leader in OpenStorage Provides Backup/Restore to OpenStack, others; Launches Technology Preview of Swift Object Storage OpenStack Design Summit & Conference, San Francisco, CA—April 16, 2012—Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today made fo...
Dear Nexenta Resellers:As you know from our recent email to you, we've put together a special for resellers who focus on selling storage solutions with Nexenta's products.We'd like to announce a reseller promotion. For all resellers who can prove they sell more than 50% of their storag...
Deadline for the early bird promotion has been extended to 15th April 201220% off Summit Admission and 25% off Nexenta Training Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 11 April 2012 - Nexenta Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions for the enterprise, today reve...
From: Gordon Ross, Nexenta.Nexenta Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that our"illumos-nexenta" source repository is now “in the open” on bitbucket.See: https://bitbucket.org/nexenta/illumos-nexenta/ for the code.We hope to soon have mirror of this repository on github as...
Today, as part of the OpenStack Community, Nexenta Systems is gratified to help usher in the release of “Essex”, the fifth version of OpenStack’s free, open source cloud operating system.Nexenta Systems is a big contributor to OpenStack Essex, especially in the  ...
I’m an enthusiastic supporter of Citrix’s decision to donate the source code of their widely deployed CloudStack cloud orchestration software to the Apache Foundation.Our NexentaStor is the leading OpenStorage solution; NexentaStor works well with CloudStack at major cloud ...
Dear EMC:There was an interesting article in The Register about your allegedly forthcoming purchase of XtremIO.  Let’s assume it is true for the sake of argument. If so:Welcome to the world of SSDs and flash arrays! We didn't welcome you back in the fall when you re-launched...
Evan was interviewed by the FedEd.TV folks in preparation for the FOSE Open Source Show. Evan talked about how Nexenta can address the unique needs of the Federal IT market.To see the page on FedEd.TV, go here. (The video auto-starts).
A big congratulations to Red Hat on its first $1B revenue year and also as it grows beyond the $10B market cap level. As pioneers in Open Source, and as an exemplar of open source assets, Nexenta congratulates Red Hat on its very successful business model.Like Red Hat, we at Nexenta be...
Unprecedented European growth of 410 percent in 2011 generates industry recognition London, UK — 28th March 2012 — Nexenta Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions for the enterprise, has won ‘Most Improved Company of the Year’ at the...
(Interesting Article on Computer Weekly) http://bitpipe.computerweekly.com/detail/RES/1331910935_581.html Gartner: Reducing storage costs By Valdis Filks, research director for storage technologies and strategies. Organisations continue to depend on hardware technologies to solve the...
Prestigious Honor Highlights Nexenta’s Robust Partner Programand Recent Channel Momentum Santa Clara, California — March 26, 2012 — Nexenta Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced it has been named to CRN’s 2012 Partner Program Guide...
We’re proud to share that Nexenta was named one of the “Hottest Companies in Silicon Valley” by Lead411.Chosen from over 3,190 companies, Nexenta is one of only 80 recipients of the award, which highlights stellar sales growth and recent sizable venture capital fundin...
By Gordon Ross, NexentaWe’re happy to announce that the illumos project has been accepted as a “mentoring organization” for the Google Summer of Code program (GSoC 2012).The illumos project is a community-driven open source operating system development project derived...
Evan's recent article on Big Data for Channel ProPublication: Channel PROAbout: Channel PRO provides a complete circle of coverage to the ICT industry. Targeting the UK technology channel, the website offers up-to-the-minute news, in-depth analysis and industry comment on the issues af...
By Bill Roth, Vice President, NexentaThe UK government has been talking about open source and open standards yet again, but is it all just talk and no action?It was back in January 2011 when the Cabinet Office first launched the open standards policy as part of the government’s G...
New Platform to Triple Storage Performance; NexentaStor and OpenStorage Customers Can Use ImmediatelyHannover, Germany(CeBIT)—March 6, 2012—Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced that it has been working with Intel on supportin...
Recently, I have been reading a new report from Forrester’s Vanessa Alvarez and Andrew Reichman entitled:  Top 10 Storage Predictions for I&O Professionals.It’s a very interesting list. With the benefit of being stuck on various airplanes and airports – ...
We received some interesting coverage in The Netherland today on the topic of Bit Rot. There have already been several  responses from other Computable members, the majority ‘on topic’. There are even two people who say that only ZFS is the only file system that offers...
Mountain View, CA, -- February 20, 2012 – Nexenta Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions today announced that its Vice President of Sales Jon Ash has been named one of Everything Channel’s CRN Channel Chiefs.  This prestigious list of the most influential a...
45 channel partners in 25 countries support company growth of 410 percent in 2011 in Europe LONDON, UK. – 20 February 2012 –   Nexenta Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions, today announced unprecedented European growth in 2011.With ...
What exactly is "Cloud Storage"?Everyone seems to agree that it is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but the messaging about exactly what is "Cloud Storage" and how it differs from conventional storage is slightly fuzzy. Once the hype on "Cloud Storage" is examined more closely it...
A great article from Peter Cohan at Forbes entitled "Nexenta Aims at EMC's Heart". By saving organizations 70% to 80% on the cost of storing their burgeoning volumes of data, Nexenta has grown its revenues 16-fold in the last two years. That’s the claim of CEO Evan Powell &m...
Leader in OpenStorage Adds Major Fortune 500 Customers, New Round of Funding on Top of Record Year and Bolsters Executive Talent Mountain View, CA—February 13, 2012—Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced it finished the 2011 fiscal ...
We’re proud to see one of our customers “going big” for the Super Bowl. Shazam has announced that it will have Shazam enabled content for several ads during The Game. You can read more about it in the New York Times.http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/sha...
I have been recently reading about Amazon’s Storage Gateway:http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/01/the-aws-storage-gateway-integrate-your-existing-on-premises-applications-with-aws-cloud-storage.htmlThe product is effectively an iSCSI target that has the Amazon S3 client on its back,...
Today, we announced funding led by Menlo Ventures.  Razor’s Edge and Sierra Ventures both participated, as did our existing investors.A few quick points:1.  A hearty welcome to Pravin from Menlo and Tim from Sierra Ventures.  I couldn’t be more proud that Men...
Another year end is upon us, and this always is a good time to look back on the past year, as well as look head to the year to come.Here are my predictions for 2011, along with my score of how I did with my predictions from last year. 10. OpenStorage:    A+ In April of 2...
From our Friends at MGI Research: New Research Report: 20 Questions with LogLogic CEO Guy Churchward, focuses on the key issues that are shaping the market for IT security management tools. Guy is one of the more technically competent enterprise technology CEOs we have spoken to ...
Most readers of this blog already know that last week’s OSS11 was a tremendous success.  Here’s a couple of things that jumped out at me at OSS11:1.  Be careful what you wish for. A late spike in registrations made us pretty nervous.  100 more people reg...
Recently I reread some old blog posts in order, in part, to gain some inspiration for a new post.  And it worked.Here’s a post I wrote in June of 2010 about events at Nexenta:http://www.nexenta.com/corp/nexenta-blog/2010/06/10/what-is-new-at-nexenta-and-sleepless-nights/#con...
Today, Symantec announced its latest discovery, Duqu. Quite ominously, it is being called the precursor to the next Stuxnet, an attack that is often considered the most complex of this decade. In fact, activity is still being linked to the Stuxnet team. So what kind of havoc is Duqu wr...
With the many log formats involved with Smart Grid, many energy companies are searching for a way to centralize the collection of logs, regardless of data format. A centralized log management tool, such as LogLogic, is seen to be an ideal way to collect and correlate security events an...
Companies with existing LogLogic implementations are experimenting with ways to implement log management with this new technology. On the energy distribution side, Smart Meters collect information about energy usage at the residential and commercial level, and some companies are using ...
Although many in the tech world have read the recent stories about erstwhile Cleantech darling Solyndra and its near-overnight shuttering, the overall Clean- and Greentech industries are doing well. LogLogic works closely with many brand leaders across industries, including more than 1...
Good news for fans of OpenStorage!  While Gluster has never achieved the take off that NexentaStor and ZFS have, the brilliant and hardworking team there deserves a good outcome.I’d like to welcome RedHat back to the enterprise open storage market.  Their support of ope...
As yet, Smart Grid has no single accepted definition, is comprised of many (not always complementary) technologies, is controversial with regard to consumer privacy, and has an overall absence of standardization and regulation. Additionally, utilities and private energy companies are a...