Six years ago, when seeing that companies were deploying best of breed applications and platform solutions across multiple systems, Nexenta’s founders made an informed decision to support the technology needs of their customers. Headquartered in California, the company originated the concept and term ‘SDS’—realizing that by taking a zero-hardware approach and freeing soft¬ware from the constraints of hardware, storage could be set free to support almost any environment. With their first product NexentaStor, the company developed an open framework and Software-Defined Storage solution that functioned on any protocol—block, file, x86 platform and any hard disk or flash or even hybrid environment. In fact, Nexenta remains the only software-only SDS company to support solution-rich and diverse corporate ecosystems.
“Today, NexentaStor and NexentaConnect are the only storage options that remain completely application and hardware-agnostic,” says Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta Systems. “By not selling appliances, we deliver storage software untethered by the limitations of any single hardware platform, including VMware, Citrix, OpenStack, Cisco, HP, Dell, SuperMicro and Microsoft products. This literally transforms the storage ecosystem.”
Hardware vendor lock-in is one of the primary hurdles many companies go thorough after investing in a storage system. As the storage needs of users or companies increase, they are forced to upgrade and buy the most fitting hardware that work in conjunction with their storage software needs at that time. Nexenta clearly understands that no environment is static, so they use a ‘people, process and product- oriented’ strategy to assess both current and future storage requirements. The company relentlessly strives to free customers from the muddle of legacy storage systems that prove to be confining and more expensive in the long run.
The company employs a friendly, customer-centric approach, assisting organizations in deploying the most appropriate storage software solutions, ensuring highly available data reduction, data compression and replication.
Nexenta’s culture is all about fusion, the company credits its success to talented and diverse workforce with deep acumen in the storage, including open storage technologies. Overall, Nexenta creates a dynamic environment to excel and lead in the storage arena. Innovation alone is not just enough to succeed. Any form of innovation must translate into financial, legal and operational results. Nexenta thus believes in embracing latest technology trends and investing in IT innovation to stay ahead of competition.
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In less than five years, Nexenta has amassed over 6,000 customers and nearly 1,000 partners across the globe. Their customers have deployed more than 1 Exabyte of storage globally. Nexenta is a respected global brand and has successfully etched out a unique disruptive reputation in the international market, Maner states. “The concept of ‘zero hardware software’ has been a winning formula. We take pride in the fact that we’ve helped thousands of companies clean up the MESS left by Massively Expensive Storage Systems. We’ve helped them lower overall storage costs with our collaboration with the Open Source community along with deep innovation around the Software Defined Everything which we call as OpenSDx,” said Maner. “As a result, 2014 was the biggest fiscal year in the company’s history; and we have big plans to redefine the IT industry in the next few years with our 100% Software, Total Freedom and All Love approach.