The Silicon Review
In today’s tech world, managed operation costs, better performance, availability, reliability, security, and faster service delivery are treasured assets that boost an enterprise’s data center efficiency and drive innovation through focus on high-value IT outcomes. But these assets are difficult for enterprises to achieve using traditional, hardware-centric methods. Offering the promises of flexibility, pay as you need agility that enables enterprises to readily adapt to their changing requirements, the software-defined data center is on its way to becoming mainstream, thanks to the ongoing technological advancements of companies devoted to software-defined technologies.
Meet the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 46,000+ community members, 42 patents, and more than 1,500 petabytes of storage under management- Nexenta Systems Inc. Founded in 2005, the global company has made the benefits of Software-Defined Everything, accessible by all, be it the data center, end users, infrastructure or apps. Privately held, Nexenta is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
The idea of success
In 2005, friends Alex Aizman and Dmitry Yusupov saw the potential for an entrepreneurial venture by pioneering components of Linux with the OpenSolaris and Open Storage codebases, and Nexenta was born. Their products soon became some of the first Open Source storage products to be brought to market in mid-2008. Over the years until 2013, the company grew at a careful pace and carved a niche for itself in the industry. However, in August 2013, the company began its unprecedented growth, soon after its current Chairman and CEO Tarkan Maner was appointed.
As the saying goes, “Behind every entrepreneurial venture, there is a vision and mission.” Tarkan Maner, along with his team of exceptionally talented executives, is the current driving force behind Nexenta’s success. But not all ventures attain success so easily; after all it takes much more than a vision and mission to reach for the skies. Tarkan’s experience as a global executive operator, investor and advisor in the IT industry, and the support he receives from his team of executives and employees are Nexenta’s stepping stones towards excellent services.
As a team, Nexenta’s passionate and caring professionals work round-the-clock to deliver disruptive and revolutionary solutions that enable, as Tarkan’s vision inspires, “a Better Living for a Better World.” And with operational and investment areas of focus that include social media, mobility, Internet of Things, Big Data and cloud computing, Nexenta is making it possible for Software-Defined Storage to redefine the possibilities for enterprises, today.
Providing one of a kind Solutions to all
Founded around an Open Source platform and industry-disrupting vision, the company provides organizations with the benefits of Software-Defined Storage.
Nexenta has an expanded portfolio of products, delivering award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network of the industry’s best and brightest, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others.
Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only collaboration with commodity hardware-centric Software-Defined Storage innovation. The company’s path-breaking innovation–OpenSDS solutions that are 100% software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic–provides organizations with Total Freedom to protecting themselves against punitive vendor lock-in. This innovation also enables everyday apps 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 – for all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid.
Nexenta Software-Defined Storage serves a wide variety of workloads and business-critical situations, including cloud service providers, education, media & entertainment, healthcare, government, and telecommunications, among others. Uniquely positioned to meet the challenging needs of key workloads running in the client’s data center including data protection, cloud, Big Data and virtualization, the company plans to continue expanding its market and improvise on its offerings, in the years to come.
In conversation with team Nexenta
Q. What is the current status of the software-defined data center (SDDC) market? And how does Nexenta make the most out of the challenging opportunities posed by the industry?
“The industry is moving rapidly to a software-defined data center (SDDC) approach, based on commodity hardware solutions. Within the overall SDDC market, which has a projected growth of 36% CAGR, the fastest growing subset is software-defined storage (SDS), with a projected growth of 75% CAGR, according to IDC. The market is seeing the sales of legacy hardware falling due to innovative software-defined and hyper-converged (software running on an appliance) solutions. We are perhaps the only company offering software-only storage solutions that can work with any user, app, protocol, stack, hardware or cloud today. At Nexenta, we offer unified block and file storage services (NexentaStor), high-performance block and object storage (NexentaEdge), and seamless integration with third-party ecosystems to address storage challenges (NexentaConnect).”
Q. Are Nexenta’s Solutions designed to address any major pain points of the industry?
“There are a number of pain points for the industry. For one, the Internet of Things and its growing number of connected devices are increasing data volumes at record rates, demanding storage solutions that scale rapidly. Another is a pent-up demand for the flexibility promised by data containers, which need strong storage support to be truly ‘enterprise ready.’ We have shaped our OpenSDS solutions in such a way that today they are 100 percent software-based and 100 percent hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with total freedom of choice. Moreover, we have entered into partnerships with many other leading providers to package unique solutions and drive down total cost of ownership (TCO). Overall, we offer customized solutions to our clients and at the same time ensure that we address their grievances, if any.”
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