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NexentaConnect Offers Software-Defined File Services for Enterprise VMware Virtual SAN Customers

Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) today announced that validated VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) customers are eligible for an exclusive promotion of NexentaConnect. NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN provides NFS and SMB file services for Virtual SAN with integrated management through VMware vCenter. The resulting solution brings software-defined file services to VMware Virtual SAN hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) customers.

The promotion is available through December 30th, 2016 and includes a NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN license with an unlimited number of licensed sockets to match customer’s VMware Virtual SAN licenses as well as day-zero Nexenta technical support for 12 months.

Additionally during VMworld 2016, Nexenta will showcase this combined solution within the Nexenta booth #1757, as well as within VMware’s speaking session #STO9423, “File Services on Virtual SAN.” Join Bryan Young, senior product line manager at VMware and Michael Letschin, Nexenta’s Field CTO, on Wednesday, August 31st at 4pm at Islander G, Level 1, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, as they discuss virtual NAS based solutions that address file services with both NFS and SMB protocols.

VMware Virtual SAN is an enterprise-class, policy-driven storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimized for vSphere virtual machines, delivering an efficient and cost-effective operational model. VMware Virtual SAN lowers the cost of high-performance, all-flash hyper-converged infrastructure solutions with data deduplication, data compression and erasure coding.

“NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN provided a cost-effective, high-performance solution for file services and enabled us to deploy a complete hyper-converged solution and leverage our existing VMware environment with ease,” said Benjamin Ulsamer, Virtualization Team Leader at teamix GmbH.

“The majority of Virtual SAN customers now run business critical applications on their hyperconverged Infrastructure,” said Lee Caswell, VP Products, Storage and Availability Business Unit at VMware. “With Nexenta’s software-defined file services, they can extend the use of Virtual SAN to file service use cases with a simple, flexible software-defined experience that is fully integrated with VMware management tools.”

“VMware Virtual SAN provides the ideal platform for our NexentaConnect file services solution, and together, we are delivering flexibility, simplicity and lower cost of ownership for the Software-Defined Data Center,” said Michael Letschin, Field CTO at Nexenta. “Nexenta and VMware are committed to driving innovation in virtualized environments with full featured Software-Defined Storage solutions.

Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:20 AM by David Marshall
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vamshi - (Author's Link) - August 30, 2016 7:02 AM

With the adoption of Software defined networks, many IT companies are looking to implement SDS , where security is one of the primary concern. The market is seeing good growth rates with many organizations looking into automated security systems. The market is expected to expand in all segments in coming years.

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