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About Nexenta: Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS). Founded in 2005 with 6,000+ customers and more than 1,800 petabytes of storage under management, our privately held company delivers 100% Software-based storage solutions, providing organizations with Total Freedom to choose an easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage solution to fit their needs.  Nexenta enables everyday apps; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack to Containers – and all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid. Founded around an Open Source platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions 24x7 - around the globe - service and support. Nexenta has an All Love approach with its global partner network, including solution integration with top hardware partners to deliver validated and certified OpenSDS solutions to fit your business requirements.

Why use Nexenta products: Nexenta believes in a vision that provides organizations with the true benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users and from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta vision promotes and drives open partnerships with customers and many providers of solutions, including server hardware, networking, HDDs, SSDs, cloud platforms, application infrastructure, business analytics, and every other  part of an IT infrastructure. We call this vision Open Software-Defined Everything (OpenSDx).

Nexenta's OpenSDx vision builds on the core capabilities of the Nexenta OpenSDS portfolio, which enables organizations to run their businesses securely, flexibly, and cost effectively, and respond to fast-changing technology trends. Organizations turn to Nexenta and its OpenSDx portfolio to manage data storage assets across the organization via software-only unified storage management vision that provides improved manageability, reliability, and scalability with predictive intelligence at the lowest total cost of ownership.

Technical support: Nexenta have the best and brightest Storage and Infrastructure experts to help you plan with confidence – with services designed to help you detail the complete solution, and specify the right storage technology.

  • Storage Requirements Analysis – A review of your current storage environment, with a presentation detailing the benefits of implementing various technologies
  • Target Architecture Development - Nexenta Engineers will guide you through a requirements analysis to understand where your storage environment is heading, and develop a target architecture that fits that need
  • Storage Transformation Planning – Coupled with the Storage Requirements Analysis, a storage transformation plan will take your current state and future requirements to create a transformation plan to meet your RPO and RTO
  • Custom Services – Customized services to meet your needs following the development of a Scope of Work for your specific Consulting project

Choose the right support to increase application availability, maximize storage availability, free up resources, and achieve improved value so you get the most out of your existing IT assets.

  • NexentaCare Platinum - 24x7x2 hour response for software support services designed specifically for your technology with rapid access to Nexenta Solution Center Specialists plus software management and best-practices advice. Suitable for mission-critical environments which demand the utmost in performance and stability
  • NexentaCare Gold - 24x7x4 hour response for software support services designed specifically for your technology, with rapid access to Nexenta Solution Center Specialists, plus software management and best-practices advice. Suitable for business-critical environments which need to maintain the highest level of uptime
  • NexentaCare Silver - Software support services, ideal for non-mission critical systems that do not demand an immediate response

Qualifying questions:  

Before diving into the components of SDS and their interactions, there are a few core concepts and key attributes to understand SDS. IT environments require different solution components based on your specific needs, but all these concepts are important to an understanding of SDS as a whole.

SDS Benefits:

  • It enables application centric storage services.

SDS enables storage services to be tailored to the precise requirements of an application and adjusted as needed for each application, without affecting neighbouring applications. Storage services become fluid — a little more for this application, a little less for that one.

  • It enables policy driven automation.

In SDS, IT administrators set policies for requesting, monitoring, and adjusting storage services for specific applications. SDS then enables the storage layer to figure out how best to satisfy those requirements.

  • It enables dynamic storage services.

Most of today’s storage products use a static model to deliver storage services. All classes of service are physically pre provisioned in storage volumes or logical unit numbers (LUNs). SDS uses a dynamic model, as with virtualised Compute. IT administrators can precisely match demand and supply, according to specific application requirements, in the exact time the resources are needed.

  • It supports conventional storage arrays.

When IT organizations bring in new technologies, they put a premium on the ability to continue to use existing investments. And that’s the case with VMware/Hyper V approach to SDS. Existing SAN and network‐attached storage (NAS) storage systems can coexist with server‐attached storage pools or can leverage the storage‐policy based management system with VMware/Hyper V Virtual Volumes.

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS). Founded in 2005 with 6,000+ customers and more than 1,800 petabytes of storage under management, our privately held company delivers 100% Software-based storage solutions, providing organizations with Total Freedom to choose an easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage solution to fit their needs.  Nexenta enables everyday apps; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack to Containers – and all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid. Founded around an Open Source platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions 24x7 - around the globe - service and support. Nexenta has an All Love approach with its global partner network, including solution integration with top hardware partners to deliver validated and certified OpenSDS solutions to fit your business requirements.

Why use Nexenta products

Nexenta believes in a vision that provides organizations with the true benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users and from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta vision promotes and drives open partnerships with customers and many providers of solutions, including server hardware, networking, HDDs, SSDs, cloud platforms, application infrastructure, business analytics, and every other  part of an IT infrastructure. We call this vision Open Software-Defined Everything (OpenSDx).

Nexenta's OpenSDx vision builds on the core capabilities of the Nexenta OpenSDS portfolio, which enables organizations to run their businesses securely, flexibly, and cost effectively, and respond to fast-changing technology trends. Organizations turn to Nexenta and its OpenSDx portfolio to manage data storage assets across the organization via software-only unified storage management vision that provides improved manageability, reliability, and scalability with predictive intelligence at the lowest total cost of ownership.

Technical support

Nexenta have the best and brightest Storage and Infrastructure experts to help you plan with confidence – with services designed to help you detail the complete solution, and specify the right storage technology.

  • Storage Requirements Analysis – A review of your current storage environment, with a presentation detailing the benefits of implementing various technologies
  • Target Architecture Development - Nexenta Engineers will guide you through a requirements analysis to understand where your storage environment is heading, and develop a target architecture that fits that need
  • Storage Transformation Planning – Coupled with the Storage Requirements Analysis, a storage transformation plan will take your current state and future requirements to create a transformation plan to meet your RPO and RTO
  • Custom Services – Customized services to meet your needs following the development of a Scope of Work for your specific Consulting project

Choose the right support to increase application availability, maximize storage availability, free up resources, and achieve improved value so you get the most out of your existing IT assets.

  • NexentaCare Platinum - 24x7x2 hour response for software support services designed specifically for your technology with rapid access to Nexenta Solution Center Specialists plus software management and best-practices advice. Suitable for mission-critical environments which demand the utmost in performance and stability
  • NexentaCare Gold - 24x7x4 hour response for software support services designed specifically for your technology, with rapid access to Nexenta Solution Center Specialists, plus software management and best-practices advice. Suitable for business-critical environments which need to maintain the highest level of uptime
  • NexentaCare Silver - Software support services, ideal for non-mission critical systems that do not demand an immediate response

SDS Benefits:

  • It enables application centric storage services.

SDS enables storage services to be tailored to the precise requirements of an application and adjusted as needed for each application, without affecting neighbouring applications. Storage services become fluid — a little more for this application, a little less for that one.

  • It enables policy driven automation.

In SDS, IT administrators set policies for requesting, monitoring, and adjusting storage services for specific applications. SDS then enables the storage layer to figure out how best to satisfy those requirements.

  • It enables dynamic storage services.

Most of today’s storage products use a static model to deliver storage services. All classes of service are physically pre provisioned in storage volumes or logical unit numbers (LUNs). SDS uses a dynamic model, as with virtualised Compute. IT administrators can precisely match demand and supply, according to specific application requirements, in the exact time the resources are needed.

  • It supports conventional storage arrays.

When IT organizations bring in new technologies, they put a premium on the ability to continue to use existing investments. And that’s the case with VMware/Hyper V approach to SDS. Existing SAN and network‐attached storage (NAS) storage systems can coexist with server‐attached storage pools or can leverage the storage‐policy based management system with VMware/Hyper V Virtual Volumes.