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Pogo Storage First to Earn “Premium Partner” Designation in Nexenta Partner Program



OpenStorage Reseller Now Offers Broader Support For NexentaStor Products



Santa Clara, CA — June 19, 2012 — Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, is proud to announce that Pogo Storage has become the first Premium Partner in the Nexenta Partner program. The invitation-only designation recognizes Pogo Storage as the first storage reseller to meet the rigorous criteria required to become a Premium Partner.



Under Nexenta’s new Premium Partner membership, top-level resellers must meet specific guidelines, above basic or certified requirements, to achieve Premium Partner status. The requirements include offering a complete line of certified solutions engineered by the reseller and the ability to deliver comprehensive support for NexentaStor-based products and network storage solutions.



“We are thrilled that Pogo Storage has become the first Value-Added Reseller to earn the Premium Partner designation,” said Nexenta CEO Evan Powell. “In becoming a Premium Partner, Pogo Storage strengthens its relationship with Nexenta while also making a solid commitment to support its Nexenta customers.”



“Pogo Storage is very pleased to be first to reach this new level of partnership with Nexenta,” said Erik Logan, CEO of Pogo Storage. “As one of Nexenta’s earliest reseller partners, being recognized by them as the first partner to achieve Premium Partner status is truly an honor. We look forward to our continued relationship with Nexenta, and to delivering world-class OpenStorage technology solutions to our customers at very affordable prices.”



The Nexenta Partner Program is a tiered Value-Added Reseller program, which offers resellers a wide array of technical, marketing and monetary benefits. To learn more about this program, see nexenta.com/partners.






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 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 Nexenta.com or call +1 (855) NEXENTA. Partners selling NexentaStor-based hardware/software appliances can be found at nexenta.com/corp/partners.



About Pogo Storage

Pogo Storage, a division of Pogo Linux, focuses on open source network storage system integration. From digital archives for large video collections to a highly-available SAN, Pogo Storage helps IT departments at small and mid-sized organizations dramatically reduce storage costs with breakout technologies. For more information about Pogo Storage, please visit www.pogostorage.com or call 1 (888) 828-POGO (7646).



Nexenta and NexentaStor are trademarks of Nexenta Systems, Inc. All other marks are held by their respective owners.



Contacts:

Merrill Freund or Lauren Connelly

Schwarz MSL

415-512-0770

nexenta@schwartzmsl.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.