Nexenta, Global Leader in Software-Defined Storage, Named to CRN Data Center 100

Annual list recognizes technology vendors that power, support and protect today’s data centers through channel partners

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced that it has been recognized in The Channel Company’s annual CRN Data Center 100 list, featuring technology vendors whose solutions are vital to today’s data centers. Selected by the CRN editorial staff after months of indepth research and nominations from solution providers, each vendor on the Data Center 100 list is recognized for providing channel partners with an opportunity to grow their business by offering cuttingedge products and services to their customers.

The companies included in CRN’s Data Center 100 list were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including the types of technology and services they make available to partners as well as their overall impact on the market and the channel. This year’s list honors vendors in five data center technology categories: Infrastructure Providers, Tool Providers, Virtualization Vendors, Service Providers, and Designers and Builders.

Chosen as one of the top 20 virtualization vendors, Nexenta was selected for its ability to give enterprises flexible, scalable and cost-effective Software-Defined Storage options for virtual desktop environments. Eliminating the need to add additional hardware, Nexenta’s Software-Defined Storage solutions deliver unified file, block and object and are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic; Nexenta SDS allows organizations to be more agile, simplify storage deployment and management while extending their IT budgets.

“The Data Center 100 list focuses on the contributions of those vendors whose technologies enable the channel partner community to strategically and profitably drive greater innovation, efficiency and productivity in the data center,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “At the helm of these leading-edge companies are forward-thinking executives who are envisioning and architecting the data centers of tomorrow. We applaud their accomplishments and anticipate their continued contributions to our dynamic industry.”

“Being named as a CRN Data Center 100 company is a huge honor, reflecting Nexenta’s unique approach to addressing storage’s crucial role in enabling a Software-Defined Data Center for enterprises today and well into the future,” said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta. “As IT organizations grapple with ongoing challenges in managing today’s virtual desktop environments – dealing with the complexities of big data, social media information and mobile applications – our goal is to support the data center with open source collaboration and software defined innovation – OpenSDx - that counters vendor lock-in, skyrocketing costs, poor performance and complex management requirements. Nexenta’s Software-Defined Storage solutions eliminate the traditional storage conundrum – enabling quality access to the virtual desktop.”

Coverage of the Data Center 100 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com.

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1 Exabyte (1,000 petabytes) of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Everything” innovation via its industry-leading OpenSDx vision. Nexenta solutions are 100% software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive vendor lock-in. Nexenta provides organizations with the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Data Center-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables everyday apps 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 – from Private to Public to Hybrid Clouds. Founded around an "Open Source” platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, and many others.

For more information, visit www.nexenta.comTwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

Nexenta, NexentaStor, NexentaConnect, NexentaEdge and NexentaFusion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nexenta Systems Inc., in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks and company names mentioned in this document are properties of their respective owners.

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions to the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.

Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

Contacts

The Channel Company
Marc Courchesne, 508-416-1110
mcourchesne@thechannelcompany.com
or
Nexenta Systems, Inc.
Allison Darin, 831-359-8208
allison.darin@nexenta.com

Contacts

The Channel Company
Marc Courchesne, 508-416-1110
mcourchesne@thechannelcompany.com
or
Nexenta Systems, Inc.
Allison Darin, 831-359-8208
allison.darin@nexenta.com