|[August 20, 2014]
Nexenta Delivers Most Advanced Software-Defined Storage Solutions for All-Flash Arrays, VMware Horizon 6.0, and VMware Virtual SAN at VMworld 2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
(#softwaredefinedstorage), today announced new updates to its
NexentaConnect and NexentaStor solutions. The latest addition to the
NexentaConnect family, NexentaConnect
for VMware® Virtual SAN™, adds full-featured SMB and NFS file
services to VMware's Virtual SAN offering. NexentaConnect
for VMware Horizon is also updated and improves upon the automation
and acceleration for VMware Horizon® Virtual Desktop Infrastructures
release 4.1 now supports a performance optimized 'all flash mode'
for low latency all flash reference architectures, VAAI integration and
VMware vCenter™ Management Plug-in. These solutions will be revealed and
demonstrated for the first time at VMworld
2014 US, August 24-28 in San Francisco.
"Nexenta's integration with VMware is a good move in today's
fast-evolving SDS market. VMware is rapidly advancing its capabilities
to enable the Software-Defined Data Center," said Simon Robinson,
Research Vice President at 451 Research (News - Alert). "Nexenta's offerings augment
and enhance the virtualization journey for customers as they seek to
realize improvements in manageability, flexibility and efficiency."
"'Software-Defined' is changing the industry and allowing customers to
simplify their infrastructure, reduce costs and achieve new levels of
automation and scale," Gaetan Castelein, senior director, product
management, Software-Defined Storage at VMware. "Nexenta's latest
Software-Defined Storage solutions for all flash arrays and
hyper-converged infrastructure powered by VMware Virtual SAN are great
complements to VMware cloud infrastructure deployments."
"Enterprises today are challenged by ever-growing storage requirements
driven by trends like virtualization, mobility, social media, the
Internet of Things, and Big Data," according to Tarkan Maner, Chairman
and CEO of Nexenta. "Nexenta and VMware are changing the game with our
full featured Software-Defined Storage VDI deployments by delivering
flexibility, simplicity and lower total cost of ownership."
NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN
NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN integrates with and augments
VMware Virtual SAN by adding enterprise-class Windows and UNIX based
file services without the need for any additional hardware purchases.
NexentaConnect for Virtual SAN completes hyper-converged Virtual SAN
deployments by utilizing local Virtual SAN storage in servers to deliver
high performance NFS and SMB file services to Virtual Machines and
Virtual Desktops, all managed through a single vCenter console.
Additionally, NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN:
Runs seamlessly on VMware Virtual SAN
Easily provisions file services (NFSv3, NFSv4, SMB) on Virtual SAN
Integrates management through VMware vCenter
Provides Security and Domain integration, AD with AAA and Kerberos
Delivers capacity saving using inline compression and deduplication
Can store all files needed to maintain the virtual infrastructure
Provides IO acceleration with inline compression and advanced caching
Enhances performance and health monitoring
Delivers folder and volume level snapshots, replication and backup
capabilities for DR scenarios
Maintains data integrity during various stress, network/disk/host
Is 100% compatible with VMware HA and DRS
Is serviceable via Rest APIs
Is validated for VDI workloads up to thousands of users
Leverages VSAN data protection and high availability
More information on NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN is available
at nexenta.com/nexentaconnect, with the solution being made available in
NexentaConnect 3.0 for VMware Horizon®
NexentaConnect 3.0 for VMware Horizon provides improved acceleration and
automation for VMware Horizon 6 Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI).
This new release builds on NexentaConnect's advanced features provided
by both the VMware Horizon Suite as well as the core VMware vSphere®
products. NexentaConnect helps users better integrate storage and
desktop management, and also offers up to a 75% increase in desktop
density per host and up to a 10x improvement in end user experience via
reduced latency. Additionally NexentaConnect 3.0 provides:
Advanced analytics on a per desktop and pool basis
Simplified desktop management
Read cache acceleration to accelerate non-persistent environments
Adancements in write caching capabilities and SAN offload to
accelerate all virtual desktops
Support for graphics intensive desktops utilizing Blast or GPU
Ability to import existing Horizon desktop pools seamlessly into a
NexentaConnect storage and acceleration solution
Support for VMware Horizon 6 or Citrix XenDesktop on vSphere
Simple to configure disaster recovery functionality for maximum
NexentaStor 4.1 brings the economic benefits of Software-Defined Storage
to high performance, low latency all flash block and file shared storage
configurations. This update to the market-leading SDS solution also
hardens support for VMware and Microsoft integration. For IT executives
and storage administrators who have been grappling with new demands on
high performance, enterprise-class storage environments, NexentaStor 4.1
introduces all-SSD reference architectures with inline data
de-duplication and compression and support for the latest hardware.
Among other enhancements in NexentaStor 4.1:
VMware VAAI and vCenter Management Plug-in
Performance optimized "all flash mode" for all-SSD reference
Reference architectures with up to 150TB of raw SanDisk (News - Alert) or HGST SSDs
All flash, block and file storage configurations with unlimited
snapshots, clones and long distance replication
High performance inline data reduction (compression and deduplication)
Support for high performance 12Gbps SAS (News - Alert) and 16Gbps FC
Support for SMB 3.0
More information on NexentaStor 4.1 is available at
nexenta.com/nexentastor, with the solution being made available in
"Coupled with Aberdeen's (News - Alert) ZXP Series of Nexenta optimized storage
configurations, Nexenta continues to help enterprises liberate
themselves from the traditional proprietary hardware storage approach,
and have a full-featured, unified storage solution that scales to meet
growing storage requirements," said Moshe Ovadya, President and CEO at
Aberdeen LLC. "Our customers will benefit from the new products and
features in their software-defined storage portfolio."
"Our mission is to provide the latest high-performance, power-optimized
technologies into the data center and Nexenta is a key partner in making
that happen," said Dan Johns, Head of Technical Services at Boston
Limited. "They have proven that they can solve the price and performance
conundrum in VDI implementations. The new product enhancements that
Nexenta is unveiling will continue to impress our customers who need
high performing storage to work in a wide variety of environments
without paying a fortune."
"Cisco's UCS E-Series servers and NexentaConnect for Horizon simplify
your branch office infrastructure with a converged platform," said Jay
Chokshi, Manager, Product Management at Cisco. "The combination of
Cisco, Nexenta and VMware technology gives virtual desktop
administrators the means to accelerate performance, provide greater
desktop density, and keep TCO in line."
"Citrix XenDesktop offers great value for delivering joint VDI customer
deployments using NexentaConnect for Virtual SAN in combination with
VMware Virtual SAN. When used in a XenDesktop environment running on top
of VMware vSphere, this integrated solution gives our customers a full
and comprehensive storage offering at the lowest cost per desktop with
the easiest options to deploy and maintain." Calvin Hsu, Vice President
of Product Marketing, Desktop and Applications Group, at Citrix.
"Nexenta is a trusted partner of Dell (News - Alert), and enables us to provide
end-to-end solutions to our customers," said Sam Greenblatt, VP&CTO
Engineered Solutions and Technology�at Dell. "NexentaConnect for VMware
Virtual SAN is another example of Nexenta helping enterprises get the
most of storage and unlock the true potential of the data center."
"HGST's broad portfolio of enterprise storage solutions are engineered
with high-performance, high-capacity, reliability and endurance in
mind," said Ulrich Hansen, vice president of SSD product marketing,
HGST. "Together with Nexenta, who continues to advance the
Software-Defined Storage Market with its NexentaStor platform, we are
able to provide enterprise customers with powerful hardware and software
solutions that are built to enhance the modern data center
infrastructure by enabling enterprise-class scalability, accelerated
performance, while minimizing latency and TCO."
"We are constantly looking for ways to helping the medical staff create
a�collaborative care environment with better patient outcome,�while
keeping an eye on IT costs," said Aivars Apsite, Technology Strategist
at Metro Health. "We look forward to the new features in NexentaConnect
3.0 for VMware Horizon that will allow us to�further integrate storage
and improve desktop management while leveraging our investment in our
"NexentaConnect for Virtual SAN is another step towards a
software-defined data center," said William Bell, VP of Product
Development from PhoenixNAP. "Solution providers coupling vSAN with
NexentaConnect for Virtual SAN can now provide file services allowing
customers to deploy robust, private cloud architectures. NexentaConnect
fills the needs that our customers are looking for."
"We believe that in order to realize�the full potential of enterprise
solid state storage, we must deliver innovations in both hardware and
software," said�John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general
manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions,�SanDisk. "We are excited to work
with Nexenta to bring all the benefits of�flash to�IT executives and
storage administrators who are grappling with new demands on high
performance, enterprise-class storage environments."
"Supermicro Green Computing Solutions integrate the most advanced
Enterprise-class compute, storage, networking and software technologies
to meet the evolving demands of any scale virtualization application,"
said Wally Liaw, Sr. Vice President of Sales at Supermicro. "Our ongoing
collaboration with Nexenta is delivering customers an all SSD storage
system and combined with our VMware certified Virtual SAN storage
platforms, customers can achieve extreme performance with reduced
latency in a highly energy-efficient next generation software-defined
"Public safety agencies rely on TriTech to store, manage and secure
emergency data from a variety of devices, sensors and end-points," said
Scott Key, System Administrator, TriTech Software Systems. "Nexenta has
proven to us that we don't have to sacrifice on�price, simplicity, or
manageability and integrates seamlessly�with our VMware implementation.
The updates to NexentaStor will only enhance the mission-critical
services that we provide."
"We are delighted to partner with Nexenta to integrate Vital Labs
vSphere storage�management�plugin with NexentaStor," said Tapesh
Goyal,�Founder of Vital Labs. "This joint solution will help VMware
customers to manage NexentaStor seamlessly in vSphere�environment. Using
this plugin,�administrators�can provision, take snapshots, restore,
clone and monitor NexentaStor from vCenter�web console itself."
"VM Racks provides enterprise-class virtualization solutions and managed
hosting to government, healthcare, and business organizations
worldwide," said GIl Vidals,�CEO, VM Racks. "As a vetted HIPAA hosting
provider, VM Racks' maintains the highest level of audits and
certifications. Compliance is critical to our business and�that of our
customers, and we can't compromise on storage. NexentaStor has provided
us with an enterprise-quality solution. We look forward to the next
version of�NexentaStor as we continue to rely on Nexenta to help us
balance scalability, performance, and cost in our storage system."
for VMware Virtual SAN datasheet and Joint VMware/Nexenta
for VMware Horizon datasheet
See product pages for validated and certified reference architectures
with Cisco, Dell, HP, Supermicro, and others.
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Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering
easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions.
Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic, providing
innovation freedom and speed for organizations to realize the "true"
benefits of Software-Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing.
Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Living to
Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and
CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments. Founded around an "open
source" platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its
award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management
solutions with a global partner network. For more information, visit, www.nexenta.com,
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