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LONDON, UK - October 18, 2012Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in Software-defined Storage solutions, today announced that it has grown 212 percent quarter-on-quarter in Europe for the first three quarters of 2012, with Q3 being the best in its history.

Fueled by an unmatched pace of product innovation, Nexenta has seen significant additions to its European customer base over the last 12 months. With a laser focus on building and supporting its channel programme, the company is seeing a dramatic demand for its award-winning OpenStorage software solution. Storage resellers in Europe, including Transtec in Germany, NAS in the UK, Q5 Switzerland, S3S Belgium and Layer8 in Sweden are all responding to the strong customer demand for a cost effective alternative to legacy proprietary solutions from proprietary storage vendors.

Nexenta EMEA

Nexenta solves a critical pain point for companies struggling to balance growing data volume with legacy business model lock-in and aging technologies. The company’s open business model and proven track record with large, enterprise-class customers, including Ballou, Hamburg University of Technology, LeaseWeb, National Library of Wales and Simply Mail, proves its product is the best suited storage solution for cloud deployments, virtualised data centres, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments.

Other significant Nexenta milestones in 2012 include:

  • A 130% percent increase in active partners across Europe since the beginning of 2012
  • Employee growth in Europe by 89%
  • The debut of NexentaVSA for View, which simplifies the complexity of VDI deployments
  • Active partnerships with Dell, SGI
  • A slate of contributions to OpenStack in April
  • A partnership with Intel to optimise the Xeon E5 Server Platform in March

Jacco van Achterberg, sales director EMEA for Nexenta, said: “By delivering choice, flexibility, air-tight data protection and industry-leading price performance and breakthrough innovation such as NexentaVSA for View, we are achieving record-setting growth.  A lot of the credit should go to our network of more than 100 reseller partners across EMEA, many of whom provide comprehensive storage solutions, powered by NexentaStor, for their customers.” 

Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta, said: “The proprietary storage industry has a stranglehold on IT innovation.  OpenStorage solves this problem. Our NexentaStor platform delivers an unmatched breadth of capabilities, a software-only business model that enables hardware choice and industry-leading price performance particularly for high IO and high capacity unified storage workloads. In addition, NexentaStor is able to deliver massive improvements on storage total cost of ownership that the IT industry is demanding.” 

About Nexenta Systems
Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of Software-defined Storage solutions. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualisation-optimised 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. 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.