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Nexenta Supports OpenStack Essex Release

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  OpenStack Compute (aka Nova) project, ensuring Nova can use OpenStorage. What does that mean for enterprises considering OpenStack for their public/private clouds?

It means Nexenta has essentially shared our enterprise-class storage with the larger OpenStack community, helping to make the system viable for enterprises today.  As a company built on openness and community-driven technology, it just makes sense.

With the Nova driver, there’s no more waiting for the building blocks to get started on an open source cloud. Everyday businesses can employ OpenStack and immediately get access to the ZFS file systems’ superior combination of performance, flexibility and data reliability for their public and private clouds.

Of course, there’s still work to be done on OpenStack and we’re not stopping there. As part of the upcoming OpenStack Design Summit & Conference in San Francisco, April 16-20, Nexenta will be announcing more of our contributions to the community and the code.

Check out some of the preliminary buzz from influencers on OpenStack Essex:





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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.