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Nexenta Welcomes Orange Business Services as a Premium Partner

Orange Adds OpenStorage to Its Network of Business Services and Offers Broad Support for NexentaStor Products

Santa Clara, CA—October 1, 2012—Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced that Orange IT&[email protected] Canada (subsidiary of Orange Business Services) is now a Premium Partner in the Nexenta Partner Program. The invitation-only designation recognizes the rigorous criteria Orange met to become a Premium Partner.

orange business servicesUnder Nexenta’s new Premium Partner membership, top-level resellers must meet specific guidelines, above basic or certified requirements, to achieve Premium Partner status. The requirements include offering a complete line of certified solutions engineered by the reseller and the ability to deliver comprehensive support for NexentaStor-based products and network storage solutions.

“Orange IT&[email protected] Canada looks to innovative technologies like OpenStorage to help its customers achieve maximum returns on their business infrastructure investments,” said Yves Laurin, sales and marketing director at Orange IT&[email protected] Canada. “Collaborating with Nexenta as a Premium Partner supports our continued effort to expand our portfolio of network-related business solutions and provide the latest in advanced enterprise-class technology.”

“Orange is a significant addition to the Nexenta Premium Partner Program,” said Nexenta CEO Evan Powell. “Orange is a renowned expert in business-critical infrastructure technology, and its commitment to OpenStorage is further evidence of the explosive market demand.”

The Nexenta Partner Program is a tiered Value-Added Reseller program, which offers resellers a wide array of technical, marketing and monetary benefits. To learn more about this program, visit:

About Nexenta Systems

Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.

More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based NexentaStor, can be found at or by calling (855) 639 3682. Partners selling NexentaStor-based hardware/software appliances can be found at:

About Orange Business Services

IT&[email protected] Canada is a subsidiary of Orange Business Services, a leading global integrator of communications solutions for multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and territories with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility, M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband, Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4 million mobile data users rely on an Orange Business Services international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange Business Services is a four-time winner of Best Global Operator at the World Communication Awards.




Nexenta and NexentaStor are trademarks of Nexenta Systems, Inc. All other marks are held by their respective owners.



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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.