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Nexenta Extends Partnership with Canonical to Strengthen Market Share of OpenStack Ecosystem

By CIOReview | Monday, April 18, 2016

OpenStack cloudsSANTA CLARA, CA: Open Source software provider, Canonical has recently extended its partnership with OpenSDS provider Nexenta to pair Nexenta’s SDS solution with Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack platform.

Canonical and Nexenta integrated NexentaEdge offers high performance Block and Object storage services and higher scalability to next generation OpenStack clouds, petabyte scale active archives and Big Data applications. Built on Nexenta IP and patent pending Cloud Copy On Write (CCOW) technology, it runs on ‘shared nothing clusters’ of industry standard Linux servers, to offer better reliability, functionality and cost efficiencies to the users. “Nexenta is a commercial leader in software-defined storage and we are delighted to offer their comprehensive solutions to our enterprise OpenStack customers, and in addition, to collaborate on optimizing ZFS for Ubuntu,” says Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical.

NexentaEdge offers Block Cinder, Swift and S3 APIs for OpenStack deployments coupled with next generation scale out design optimizing storage and network utilization to the users. Its functionality includes high performance, low latency, iSCSI Block and Swift and S3 Object services. Furthermore, it has simple scaling from 100’s of TB to 100’s of PBs and patent pending FlexHash algorithms for continuous data placement optimization. Canonical customers can now purchase NexentaEdge directly from the Juju Charm Store, or from their preferred Canonical sales representative or partner. Juju Charm Store is a collection of immediately installable workloads. “We’re proud to support Canonical in accelerating mainstream adoption of OpenStack technologies and are excited to provide customers with advanced and enterprise-ready scale-up and scale-out solutions, service and support they need for their OpenStack environments,” says Tarkan Maner, CEO & Chairman at Nexenta.

Nexenta and Canonical are both geared up to attend the OpenStack Summit that is scheduled to be hosted in Austin, Texas from April 25-29.