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NexentaStor Honored for Innovation

Santa Clara, Calif., October 16, 2012Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in Software-defined Storage for the enterprise, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named NexentaStor as a 2012 Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner presented by Cloud Computing Magazine.

Nexenta Awards

“With NexentaStor Software-defined Storage, cloud providers can develop a public cloud within a matter of months and at an unprecedented low cost,” said Evan Powell, CEO, Nexenta. “We are grateful for awards such as this that highlight the significant shift that is occurring in the storage landscape, in which Nexenta is a leading player.”

Hardware-agnostic NexentaStor™ provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems, allowing for high-efficiency scalability while eliminating costly vendor lock-in. Built upon ZFS technology, NexentaStor is the leader in three crucial categories: scalability, interoperability and cost-effectiveness. Nexenta’s solutions are used in some of the world’s largest public clouds, including KT’s uCloud, the largest public cloud in Asia.

NexentaStor-powered storage provides cloud companies with the ability to provision, on demand, petabytes of high-performance, enterprise-class storage by fitting into the automated provisioning and management systems used by cloud service providers.  With Nexenta, cloud providers can amplify performance and IT efficiency while dramatically decreasing administrative costs.

“Nexenta has been recognized for its achievement in bringing innovation and excellence in the market while leveraging the latest technology trends to create an enriched user experience,” said Erik Linask, group editorial director, TMC.

“Recognizing leaders in the advancement of cloud computing, TMC is proud to announce Nexenta as a recipient of the second annual Cloud Computing Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “NexentaStor has demonstrated innovation as well as the ability to improve the cloud.”

The Cloud Computing Excellence Awards recognize the companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market. Winners of the Cloud Computing Excellence Award are published in the October 2012 issue of Cloud Computing Magazine.


About Nexenta Systems                                

Nexenta® Systems is the world’s leading provider of Software-defined Storage for the enterprise. 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 TMC


TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the TMC’s CUSTOMER Magazine (formerly Customer Interaction Solutions), INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines., which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events:  Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more.

For more information about TMC, visit

Company Contact:

Schwartz MSL for Nexenta
Lauren Whitehouse, 415-512-0770
[email protected]


TMC Contact

Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800 ext. 228
[email protected]


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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.