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Cisco Certifies NexentaStor's Network Attached Storage Solution As Compatible with its UCS Rack Server

By CIOReview | Monday, November 16, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Nexenta, ­­a provider of Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solutions, announces certification of NexentaStor 4 by Cisco as a compatible solution with Cisco’s UCS C240 M4 rack server under the Cisco Solution Partner Program. As a Preferred Solution Partner, the company will provide customers with 24-hour, 7-days-a-week customer support on the solution it is certified for.

The Cisco Solution Partner Program unites Cisco with third-party independent hardware and software vendors to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers. The program enables vendors to combine their solutions with Cisco’s architectures and technologies. From capturing market opportunities to helping customers achieve their business outcomes, the partner program supports the entire solution development lifecycle. Members of the program get access to Cisco’s brand, channel, assets and technical, marketing and sales resources that helps them to get better hold of the market.

NexentaStor is a Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) platform that allows customers to transform their storage infrastructure, increase flexibility and agility, simplify management and dramatically reduce costs. Running on Cisco hardware, NexentaStor delivers unified file and block storage services, scales from tens of terabyte to petabyte configurations, and includes all data management functionality.

Cisco and Nexenta reference architectures support demanding enterprise applications in physical or virtual infrastructure, virtual desktop infrastructure, high performance digital media applications, and large-scale archive repositories with a configuration scale of up to 2 Pettabyte (PB) of storage raw capacity.

The Cisco UCS C240 M4 Rack Server is an enterprise-class server that delivers exceptional performance, expandability, and efficiency for storage and I/O-intensive infrastructure workloads including Big Data analytics, virtualization, and graphics-rich and bare-metal applications. By unifying computing, networking, management, virtualization, and storage access into a single integrated architecture, the server enables end-to-end server visibility, management, and control in both bare-metal and virtualized environments.

“NexentaStor delivers unified file and block storage services, runs on industry standard hardware like Cisco UCS, and includes all data management functionality to meet the needs of enterprises around the globe. Enterprises are turning to Cisco UCS and NexentaStor for a storage environment that gives superior performance at a low cost,” says Thomas Cornely, chief product officer, Nexenta.