Nexenta to Introduce New Industry-Leading Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage Solutions, Partnerships, and Promotions at VMworld 2015

Nexenta’s New Initiatives at VMworld Include: Hands-on Labs, an Exclusive VMware Virtual SAN Promotion, Live Demos, Theatre Sessions, Two Breakout Sessions, and Leading CEO Panel with Chris Mellor from The Register

SAN FRANCISCO & SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Nexenta (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solutions, today announced that it will showcase its unified product portfolio for file, block and object storage at VMworld 2015, August 30 – September 3, in San Francisco, as a platinum sponsor. Nexenta will demonstrate the latest in Software-Defined Storage solutions for cloud and virtualized environments through a VMware Hands-on Lab (HOL), live demos and technology previews, and interactive theatre sessions with a variety of partners at booth #1613. Nexenta will also speak in three breakout sessions.

Another reason to make sure attendees visit Nexenta’s booth will be to experience the 1970 VW bus that’s been transformed into a vintage photo booth. Attendees are encouraged to jump in to capture their best VMworld moments and then post them on social media tagging @nexenta, #OpenSDS and #NexentaBoothBus. The best daily picture will win an Apple TV.

Nexenta’s award-winning OpenSDS solutions will be on display at booth #1613:

  • NexentaStor, for unified file and block storage, ranging from spinning disk to hybrid to all flash solutions
  • NexentaStor 5.0 preview, with a new high performance management framework utilizing a self-documenting REST API that serves as the foundation for a modern user interface and increased VMware integration through the vCenter™ Plugin and VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes
  • NexentaEdge, the industry’s first software-only scale out block and object solution designed for VMware and OpenStack clouds providing scale out storage for multi-tenant vSphere environments
  • NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN, the only fully integrated file services solution for all versions of VMware Virtual SAN
  • NexentaStor and NexentaEdge will also be on display with the latest vCloud Suite, Update VMware Virtual SAN and validation on vCloud ® Air™ to provide true hybrid cloud storage solutions

Nexenta will also speak in several breakout sessions and in our partner booths:
Monday, August 31st

10:30AM-11:00AM
vExpert Daily, Michael Letschin, Field CTO

3:30PM-4:30PM
Micron Booth, Ricardo Antuna, VP of Corporate and Business Development

4:30PM - 5:30PM
STO6597-SPO: Open Software-Defined Storage – Nexenta customers & partners tell their
story
Attend a panel discussion with Nexenta partners and customers to explore the real world
problems of hybrid-cloud deployments and how OpenSDS offers a whole new approach.
Audience members will have a chance to win an Apple Watch.
Moderator: Tarkan Maner, Chairman & CEO, Nexenta
Panelists include:

  • Moshe Ovadya, President & CEO, Aberdeen
  • Christian (Kiko) Reis, VP of Hyperscale Computing, Canonical
  • Luke Marsden, CTO & Founder, ClusterHQ
  • Tim Van Ash, VP of Products, LoadDynamix
  • Brent Thumlert, Systems Architect, Northern Backup
  • Chris Orlando, CMO & Co-Founder, ScaleMatrix
  • Chris Mellor, Storage Reporter, The Register
  • Michael Haag, Product Marketing Manager, VMware
  • Anuj Bhalla, VP, Wipro

5:30PM-5:45PM
Cluster HQ Booth, Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management

Tuesday, September 1st

10:30AM-11:00AM
vExpert Daily, Michael Letschin, Field CTO

12:30PM - 1:30PM
STO6596-SPO: Storage on your terms: deep dive into SDS technologies and use cases
Software-Defined Storage means different things to different people. Cut through the jargon
with Michael Letschin, Field CTO, and Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management at
Nexenta and discover the right SDS solution for you.

12:30PM - 1:30PM
VAPP5737-SPO: Super-charge virtualized business critical applications with flash storage
This interactive panel will see a number of Nexenta and other industry experts in storage and
flash technologies share best practices and information on the newest validated reference
architectures for deploying software-defined data center solutions with enterprise-wide
flash and SDS.

Panelists include:

  • Tarkan Maner - Chairman and CEO, Nexenta
  • Chuck Hollis - Chief Strategist, Storage and Availability, VMware
  • Sergey Razin - CTO, SIOS Technology Corp
  • Robert Ober - Sr. Fellow, SanDisk
  • Patric Chang - Senior Director, SanDisk

3:30PM-4:30PM
Micron Booth, Ricardo Antuna, VP of Corporate and Business Development

Wednesday, September 2nd

10:30AM-11:00AM
vExpert Daily, Michael Letschin, Field CTO

1:30PM-1:45PM
Cluster HQ Booth, Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management

3:30PM-4:30PM
Micron Booth, Ricardo Antuna, VP of Corporate and Business Development

In Nexenta’s booth theatre on the expo floor, Nexenta technologists will present alongside a variety of the company’s technology partners during Next.Talk sessions – including ATTO, Canonical, Cisco, Dell, HGST, Micron, SanDisk, Supermicro, Unitrends and Wipro. At the end of each session we'll conduct a raffle for a "Re-Charge with Nexenta" gift bag as well as every person in attendance will receive a special giveaway.

Sunday, August 30th

  • 5PM- Nexenta - “Software Defined Storage for Your Enterprise” - Eric Rife
  • 6PM - Nexenta - “Software Defined Storage for Your Enterprise” - Andy Bennett

Monday, August 31st

  • 1PM - HGST - “HGST, Nexenta and VMware: Better Together” - Walter Hinton
  • 2PM - SanDisk - “Infiniflash with Nexenta for Software Defined All-Flash” - Randy Pierce
  • 3PM - Supermicro - “Supermicro's New 90bay, Now Nexenta Software-Defined” - Michael Huang
  • 4PM - Nexenta - “Software Defined Storage for Your Enterprise” - Eric Cho
  • 5PM Unitrends - “Recover More than Just your Data with Unitrends” - David LeClair

Tuesday, September 1st

  • 12PM - Canonical - “Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab” - Ron Bassett
  • 1PM - ATTO - “Building your own Stretch Cluster with Nexenta and ATTO Storage Controllers - Jim U'Ren
  • 2PM - Wipro - “Wipro OpenSDx” - Amit Puri, Somnath Guha
  • 3PM - ClusterHQ - “Making Docker Work for Databases in a vSphere Environment” - Madhuri Yechuri
  • 4PM - VMware - “Virtual SAN & NexentaConnect for Virtual SAN” - Jase McCarty

Wednesday, September 2nd

  • 11AM - Canonical - “Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability” - Ron Bassett
  • 12PM - Cisco - “Software Defined Storage on Cisco UCS” - Richard Jacobik
  • 1PM - Nexenta - “Software Defined Storage for Your Enterprise” - Andy Bennett
  • 2PM - Dell - “Software Defined Everything with Dell & Nexenta” - Ganesh Padmanabhan
  • 3PM - Micron - “Micron SSD for VSAN and Nexenta” - Alex Medvedev

Nexenta is also giving VMworld 2015 attendees a chance to win $500 gift cards and Apple TVs every day at the event. Check your backpack for the Nexenta raffle post card, or simply stop by booth #1613 to enter.

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About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 33 patents, and more than 1,200 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation. Nexenta OpenSDS 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 Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta OpenSDS 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 – for all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid. 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, Wipro, 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.

Contacts

Nexenta Systems
Allison Darin, 831-359-8208
pr@nexenta.com

Release Summary

Nexenta to Introduce New Industry-leading Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage Solutions, Partnerships, and Promotions at VMworld 2015

Contacts

Nexenta Systems
Allison Darin, 831-359-8208
pr@nexenta.com