An Extended Partnership to Strengthen Market Share

By CIOReview | Thursday, May 12, 2016
Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO, Nexenta Systems

Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO, Nexenta Systems

FREMONT, CA: The Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) company, Nexenta and the Ubuntu and OpenStack support and related service provider, Canonical declared the extension of their partnership for crafting a joint solution. The Nexenta’s SDS solution in Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack platform has created many innovative solutions in the past.

NexentaEdge is the new offering from Nexenta and Canonical that provides high performance object and block storage services. The NexentaEdge also comes with Juju, an automated high-level service model for the deployment and management of applications. Furthermore, the Ubuntu users get an option to utilize NexentaEdge which proffers seamless integration with cloud storage supported by Canonical’s OpenStack.

The association began from last year’s OpenStack Summit, where they proclaimed their strategic alliance to bring adoption of both OpenStack and SDS technologies into lime light. At present, over a half of world’s OpenStack customers are leveraging Ubuntu and have chosen Nexenta to enlarge the companies’ storage portfolio.

“Nexenta’s products give IT organizations the ability to break the proprietary legacy storage vendor lock-in that being driven by the large traditional storage companies,” said Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman of Nexenta

“Nexenta is a commercial leader in SDS and we are delighted to offer their comprehensive solutions to our enterprise OpenStack customers, in addition, to collaborating on optimizing ZFS for Ubuntu,” said Mark Shuttleworth, Founder of Canonical. “Together, we’re combining the benefits of OpenStack and SDS to deliver flexibility, unparalleled by anyone else on the market.”