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Demand for OpenStorage Solutions Fuels Nexenta s European Expansion and Channel Growth

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 the company’s channel focus on high quality reseller partners, Nexenta revenue in Europe is almost a third of all global sales.

This comes as a result of growing demand for the company’s award-winning OpenStorage software platform across the region. Storage resellers, such as Proact in Netherlands, Thomas Krenn in Germany and VA Technologies in the UK are responding to the strong customer demand for a better-priced alternative to legacy proprietary solutions from companies such as NetApp and EMC.

Jacco van Achterberg, sales director EMEA, was recruited at the beginning of 2011, and has been responsible for the development of Nexenta’s partner channel across Europe. He explained: “Nexenta’s unique software-only storage approach allows our partners to add value to NexentaStor in terms of hardware, services and support. 2012 is already looking very positive with 350% revenue growth planned in Europe.”

Nexenta addresses a critical need for businesses and cloud service providers struggling to balance growing data volume with legacy business model lock-in and aging technologies. The company’s open business model and proven track record with large, enterprise-class customers including Shazam, VESK, Coltex, Synergics and Trinkwasserversorgung Magdeburg prove its product is the best fitted storage solution for cloud deployments, virtualised data centres, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments.

Commenting on the company’s record growth, Evan Powell, CEO at Nexenta, said: “2011 was a pivotal year for the company and it follows three years of growth exceeding 400% year-over-year. Nexenta has been committed to putting in place the right management team and we have tripled the headcount from 60 to 180 to support the increasing demand  and to provide high levels of service and support to our growing customer base.”


About Nexenta Systems

Nexenta Systems is the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. The company’s flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, is a storage software solution built upon ZFS technology. It operates on industry standard x86 servers and provides NAS and SAN capabilities, including support for CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel storage access.

More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based NexentaStor, can be found at www.nexenta.com

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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.