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Budd Van Lines Solves Big Data Storage Challenge with Nexenta

OpenStorage Solution NexentaStor Yields Moving Company 148 Terabytes of Storage, a 300 Percent Improvement in I/O Ratio, and Disaster Recovery Solution

Santa Clara – October 2, 2012 – Nexenta Systems, a world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced it is powering executive moving company Budd Van Lines’s storage area network (SAN) with its flagship NexentaStor storage solution. Budd Van Lines, a leading nationwide independent household goods carrier, recently saw a dramatic surge in storage demand resulting from the company’s switch to 1080p security cameras, designed to better improve freight security and employee safety. Using Nexenta’s OpenStorage technology, Budd Van Lines increased its storage capacity from one terabyte to 148TB raw (84TB for video, 32TB for VMware and 32TB for replication and archive) to accommodate the new cameras, improved its I/O (input output) ratio by nearly 300 percent, and established an off-site backup location to keep the company online in the event of a disaster.


“Before we discovered Nexenta, choosing a storage area network was a shot in the dark,” said Douglas Soltesz, chief information officer at Budd Van Lines. “Being software-based, Nexenta empowered us to rigorously test their product in the lab first and become comfortable with the solution and its features. Now we cannot believe all the places in which it fits.”

Nexenta’s OpenStorage solutions solve the storage challenges of Big Data by empowering customers to grow and manage their storage capacity cost effectively, while ensuring all of their information is secure today and into the future. With NexentaStor, Budd Van Lines benefits from higher performing storage management, replication, disaster recovery and the ability to use in-house hardware to make the entire solution cost efficient.

Download a Trial Edition of NexentaStor for a free-of-charge 45 Day trial by visiting http://www.nexenta.com/corp/nexentastor-download.

They came to us with a common problem – advanced technology that improved their business, but strained their IT systems. By employing NexentaStor’s incredibly efficient ZFS technology and hardware-agnostic model, Budd Van Lines was able to transform its system into one that will continue to grow and scale with its growth.

“Budd Van Lines came to us with a common problem – big data growth due to the introduction of new applications that are improving their business, but straining their IT systems,” said Evan Powell, CEO, Nexenta. “NexentaStor, with in-line compression and deduplication, is the only software-based enterprise-class unified storage solution capable of solving their video storage challenges as well as their private cloud, replication and disaster recovery needs all on one system by providing a combination of block and file access. No other solution on the market today comes close to offering that combination of power and flexibility.”

Nexenta and Budd Van Lines will co-present a webinar discussing the deployment on October 11, 2012 at 11:00 am. PDT. Visit http://bit.ly/Nexenta-Budd-Van-Linesto register.

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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 www.nexenta.com or call +1 (855) NEXENTA.


About Budd Van Lines

Budd Van Lines is a nationwide independent household goods carrier specializing in relocating the top executives of Corporate America since 1975. Through its unique TEAM PACK and HAUL system, each employee is provided a highly personalized and superior moving experience. Budd Van Lines is proud to be recognized as America’s top rated carrier in the Surveys of Corporate Relocation Managers and Relocating Employees performed by Trippel Survey & Research LLC. Headquartered in Somerset, N.J., Budd Van Lines relocates well over 6,000 families each year. Visit www.buddvanlines.com for more information.




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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.