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Nexenta Supports New Intel, Xeon, E5 Server Platform

New Platform to Triple Storage Performance; NexentaStor and OpenStorage Customers Can Use Immediately

Hannover, Germany(CeBIT)—March 6, 2012—Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced that it has been working with Intel on supporting its newly announced Intel® Xeon® E5 Server Platform, and that its ecosystems of partners can deliver value on this new product beginning immediately.

“Nexenta has been an excellent partner to work with,” said David Brown, general manager of Intel’s Enterprise Products and Systems Division. “We’re pleased that its community of partners and resellers will deliver world-class products almost immediately. This will improve storage performance across the board for end users.”

The Intel® Xeon® E5 Server Platform creates an environment that is massively scalable, eliminating the historic I/O bottlenecks of interconnects, and creating wire-speed connections between the CPU and storage media. Intel has worked closely with Nexenta to make sure that NexentaStor™ is among the first-to-market to have a certified storage software solution on top of the new platform.

“The release of the Intel® Xeon® E5 Server Platform will drastically change the performance profile for any company that uses it,” said Nexenta CEO Evan Powell. “NexentaStor, along with its core ZFS technology, is a perfect market solution that can take full advantage of this advancement, providing performance scaling that meets the demands of customers. It is available now from our network of resellers, months before legacy storage vendors.”

Example “recipes” using Nexenta and Intel products are listed on Intel’s website at: http://bit.ly/zJfvyL.

The OpenStorage Summit

Nexenta is a leader in the OpenStorage movement, which delivers high-performance storage software based on an open source core. Nexenta will be hosting the OpenStorage Summit in Amsterdam, May 22-23, 2012. For more information, see http://www.openstoragesummit.org.

About Nexenta Systems
Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on any industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.
More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based NexentaStor, can be found at www.nexenta.com or call +1 (855) NEXENTA. Partners selling NexentaStor-based hardware/software appliances can be found at www.nexenta.com/partners.

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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.