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Nexenta Most Improved Company of the Year at the 2012 Network Computing Awards

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 Network Computing Awards. It also was runner up in the ‘New Product of the Year’ category with its flagship OpenStorage platform NexentaStor 3.1.

Now in its fifth year, the awards, which are hosted by the UK’s Network Computing Magazine, were presented at a ceremony on 22nd March at Hotel Russell, London.The awards recognise the hardware, software, services, and the companies behind them, which have most impressed the readers of the UK’s longest established computer networking publication.

The win is a reflection of Nexenta’s continued successes. It recently announced that sales were up by 410 percent from 2010 and that it had grown its partner and employee numbers in Europe. It also added a slate of seasoned executives to its management ranks and strengthened its more than 4,000-member customer list

Evan Powell, CEO, Nexenta, said: "I would like to thank Network Computing for this prestigious award. I would also like to thank our UK resellers, including VA Technologies, NAS UK, Boston, and Dell, for using NexentaStor as a part of their customers’ solutions. Together, we are bringing choice and openness, massive scalability and superior data integrity to enterprises coping with explosive data growth. Today's announcement is really an award for the broader OpenStorage movement, which Nexenta is proud to lead."

Find out more about Nexenta at its EMEA OpenStorage Summit 2012
Nexenta hosts the OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 in Amsterdam on May 22-24. This event offers both strategic and hands-on guidance for OpenStorage IT infrastructures demonstrating how virtualisation, high-availability, and cloud technologies work together to make businesses more agile and efficient. Key note speakers include: Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta; Randy Bias, Co-Founder and CTO of CloudScaling; Douglas Gourlay, VP of Marketing, Arista Networks; and Simon Phipps, Open Source Evangelist and Technology Writer.

For more information, see www.openstoragesummit.org.

About Nexenta Systems
Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of enterprise-class OpenStorage 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 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.