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SANTA CLARA, Calif.—May 3, 2017 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven
Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today introduced the latest version of its award-winning scale-out
block, file, and object storage platform, NexentaEdge. Purpose-built for today’s leading enterprise IT
environment with rapidly expanding application needs, NexentaEdge 2.0 is a flexible and future proof
multi-service storage platform.

According to Gartner, by 2021 more than 80% of enterprise unstructured data will be stored in scale-out
system and object storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers, which is an increase from 30%
today. * The newest release of NexentaEdge has a unique feature set to support this rapid market
growth, including performance object storage and exceptional integration with Docker and OpenStack
environments. In addition, Nexenta has rounded out their multi-service platform to include a shared
namespace between file and object storage as well as container-converged capabilities to support next
generation applications.

NexentaEdge 2.0 Product Enhancements Include:

  • Multi-service scale-out platform delivering iSCSI block, NFS file and S3 and Swift object services
  • Simple to manage web-based GUI for daily management and service provisioning
  • Patent-pending Quick Erasure Coding technology, manage both active and cold object archives
    with storage speed and efficiency
  • Superior data protection with cluster-wide inline deduplication, compression and unlimited
    snapshots/clones
  • Scale-out platform for Docker Container-Converged infrastructure with seamless integration
    with Docker Universal Control Plane for single pane of glass management of containerized
    applications
  • High performance, all-flash deployment profiles with support for SSD SATA, SAS and NVMebased
    storage SSDs
  • Shared namespace between File and Object Storage

 

“NexentaEdge scale-out block, file, and object storage delivers performance optimizations for all-flash
and hybrid configurations, and is tightly integrated with both OpenStack cloud and Docker
environments,” said Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management at Nexenta. “With the
introduction of NexentaEdge 2.0, features like Quick EC allow customers to build multi-petabyte,
capacity-optimized object archives without sacrificing performance and use the same solution to create
a container-converged storage infrastructure with tight integration and seamless management.”

High-performance object storage capabilities are one of the key differentiators of NexentaEdge in
archive environments. This performance is powered by advanced data reduction technologies and
further enhanced by the newly added feature, Quick Erasure Coding. NexentaEdge’s Quick Erasure
Coding (Quick EC) technology reduces the storage overhead required to maintain the redundancy of
data across servers, without affecting read or write performance. Quick EC eliminates the performance
penalty usually associated with accessing objects in traditional erasure coded solutions and is especially
beneficial for large capacity S3 object clusters.

NexentaEdge 2.0 also extends functionality to containerized applications with new Docker Engine
volume plug-ins and tight integration with Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP). NexentaEdge enables
complete integration into any Docker Enterprise Edition deployment and allows users to seamlessly
deploy storage and application services as containers across servers that provide both storage and
compute in a container-converged model.

Container Converged architecture can create an enterprise-class scale-out compute, network, and
storage infrastructure powered by NexentaEdge and is ideal for consolidating applications and storage
for maximum hardware utilization. With advanced data reduction and container awareness with multitenancy
capabilities, it is simple to deploy, manage and scale your containerized applications with
NexentaEdge 2.0.

Additionally, a feature-rich, web-based graphical user interface (GUI) is now available to all NexentaEdge
customers, streamlining daily management and operations, and integrating directly with Docker
Datacenter for seamless management of container storage.

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