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Nexenta Increases Demand for OpenStorage Solutions

Nexenta Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced a 486 percent revenue growth in the first three quarters of 2011. This is partly due to NexentaStor emerging as the ideal back-end storage for cloud deployments and for virtualised and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments, as demonstrated by notable customers such as VMware for its Hands-on Labs (HOL) at VMworld and major VDI users such as VESK.   

Nexenta 2011 Growth Metrics:

  • Revenue Growth: Increased by 486 percent; a further acceleration from 243 percent growth in the same period a year ago.
  • Expansion of Partner Programmes: 256 partners overall including a recently launched OEM partner in China.
  • Channel Success: Partners have sold $225 million of hardware using NexentaStor as the software component of their storage solutions. This represents a 329 percent increase over the same period in 2010.
  • Talent: Expansion of its team by more than 100 people, with offices established in Amsterdam, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States.

Customers’ Storage Choice for VDI:
Based on ZFS technology, NexentaStor solves storage-related issues for VDI by offering systems that scale performance as needed. By natively supporting hybrid storage pooling, NexentaStor overcomes the IOPS issues associated with VDI and eradicates the difficulties associated with the very high percentage (up to 80 percent) of writes in a VDI environment. By coupling NexentaStor with industry standard hardware, customers reduce VDI costs by 70 percent over a three-year period compared to a proprietary storage solution.

As one of the fastest growing UK VDI providers, VESK required bigger IOPS, higher availability and performance. James Mackie, technical director, VESK, explains: “We immediately saw the benefits of Nexenta as a key infrastructure technology supporting our business. It enabled us to overcome the technology challenges and reduce the costs associated with rolling out VDI to our customers, which will help fuel our rapid growth in this market.”

Published Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:21 PM by David Marshall
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