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Nexenta Recognized by CRN as a 2014 Emerging Vendor

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, announced today it has been recognized as one of 2014’s hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

Nexenta’s software-defined storage portfolio includes its flagship product NexentaStor – a full-featured NAS/SAN software platform that can be installed on standard commercial hardware with capabilities that meet and exceed the capabilities of legacy storage systems. NexentaStor is the leading hardware-independent OpenStorage solution, and has been implemented by thousands of enterprises. Its revolutionary ZFS-based architecture delivers a set of features that make it the unsurpassed choice for enterprises looking for cloud storage options, either for public or internal use.

The Nexenta Partner Program (NPP) provides Value Added Distributors, Value Added Resellers, System Integrators, and Service Providers globally with the most innovative software-defined storage solutions to enable the move to a software-defined enterprise. The NPP is designed for worldwide channel partners who want to market, sell, manage, deliver, and support Nexenta's complete suite of SDS solutions. NPP enables, promotes, and rewards partners for investing in and delivering pre- and post-sales value-added services to their customers.

“Solution providers are always on the hunt for the next big technology trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that channel partners can use to stay ahead of the competition,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “We congratulate 2014’s Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and for opening the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel.”

“Nexenta and our channel partners collaborate to provide enterprises with flexible, scalable and cost-efficient software-defined storage solutions,” said Don Lopes, Director of Channel Sales and Marketing, Americas at Nexenta. “We are honored to be named to the Emerging Vendors list as an innovator laying the groundwork for a software-defined future and liberating enterprises from legacy storage hardware.”

Companies included in CRN’s 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN’s August 2014 issue and will also be available online at www.crn.com.

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About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom and speed for organizations to realize "true" benefits of Software-Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables workloads 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. Founded around an "open source” platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network. For more information visit www.nexenta.com, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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