Nexenta & Canonical to Deliver Joint Software-Defined Storage Solution

NexentaEdge Charms now available via Juju Charm Store; Canonical to offer NexentaEdge to enterprise customers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LONDON, UK – April 6, 2016 — Nexenta, the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu and Ubuntu OpenStack, have today jointly announced an extension of their partnership, creating a joint solution which pairs Nexenta’s award-winning SDS solution with Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack platform.

At last year’s OpenStack Summit, the companies announced their strategic alliance to support enterprise OpenStack customers and accelerate mainstream adoption of both software-defined storage and OpenStack technologies. Today, more than half of the world’s OpenStack deployments are built on Ubuntu, and the company has selected Nexenta to help expand its enterprise storage portfolio. Canonical and Nexenta integrated NexentaEdge, which delivers high performance object and block storage services, with Juju, a high-level service model for automating the deployment and management of applications. The joint solution allows Ubuntu customers to leverage NexentaEdge as their choice in storage solutions and provides seamless integration with Canonical OpenStack clouds.

Canonical customers can now purchase NexentaEdge in two unique ways: directly from the Juju Charm Store, a collection of immediately installable workloads which allow customers to deploy whatever services they need with Juju, or from their preferred Canonical sales representative or partner. For additional information, please contact the Ubuntu sales team.

Nexenta and Canonical are both attending the OpenStack Summit hosted in Austin, Texas from April 25-29. In association with OpenStack Summit, Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber, will be a keynote speaker at Nexenta’s OpenSDx Summit on Monday, April 25th at 6:30pm at the Four Seasons Hotel. This night will continue the industry-wide dialogue on the next big thing: Open Source inspired collaboration and “Software-Defined Everything” innovation. Nexenta OpenSDx Summit will be an exciting evening of stellar networking opportunities, special guest speakers, delicious cocktails and dinner.

“We’re proud to support Canonical in accelerating mainstream adoption of OpenStack technologies and are excited to provide customers with the storage support they need for their OpenStack environments,” said Tarkan Maner, CEO & Chairman at Nexenta. “We joined forces last year and will continue to extend our partnership to meet the needs of an evolving market requiring better supported and performing storage options.”

“Nexenta is a commercial leader in software-defined storage and we are delighted to offer their comprehensive solutions to our enterprise OpenStack customers, and in addition, to collaborate on optimizing ZFS for Ubuntu,” said Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical. “Together, we’re combining the benefits of OpenStack and software-defined storage to deliver flexibility unparalleled by anyone else on the market.”

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