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Nexenta disrupts storage market with the first enterprise-class software defined storage solution

Mon 14 Apr 2014

NexentaStor 4.0 Delivers Simplicity, Speed, and Performance at Lowest Levels of TCO
Santa Clara, CA – April 7, 2014 – Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced NexentaStor 4.0 is generally available worldwide at www.nexenta.com/nexentastor.

This latest version of NexentaStor delivers significant performance, reliability and functionality improvements to the award-winning SDS solution, having passed through rigorous engineering, customer and partner testing with flying colors. NexentaStor will continue to be available in two editions: Community Edition (free, full-featured, community supported software for configurations up to 18TB), and Enterprise Edition (licensed by the size of the storage pool). NexentaStor 4.0 is Citrix and VMware Ready and certified to run on a variety of reference hardware configurations from strategic technology and channel partners.

Building on its leadership position in the emerging, high-growth Software-Defined Storage market, Nexenta delivers on its promise of providing software with SMARTS – ever higher levels of Security, Manageability, Availability, Reliability, lower TCO, and Scalability. NexentaStor 4.0 also delivers:


– Scaling to petabyte system capacities
– Seamless handling of intermittently faulty devices
– Guided wizards for system setup and configuration


– Over 50% reduction in HA failover times
– 4X faster performance
– 512GB dynamic read cache per head
– Native SMB 2.1 support in addition to NFS, FC and iSCSI


– Redesigned periodic asynchronous replication
– Illumos kernel integration
– Deeper VMware, Windows, and OpenStack integrations

“Nexenta has been delivering innovation in Software Defined Storage since its inception – with the release of NexentaStor 4.0, we’re taking a big step forward and delivering rock solid, full featured, enterprise grade solutions,” said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta, “Customers anticipating this release will find that it delivers on our promise for a simpler, more manageable, high performance product. And this is just the beginning!”

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