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The difference between NexentaStor and NexentaEdge

By: Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer Deciding between NexentaStor and NexentaEdge is relatively easy if you understand the products and your applications. NexentaStor delivers unified file and block storage services, where NexentaEdge is our scalable object storage platform. So the

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Nexenta Releases Storage for Persistent Docker Containers by Storage Swiss

What if you do not consider one of the greatest advantages of containers to be an advantage to you? Many tout the stateless nature of containers as their single greatest feature. They start up, they accomplish their task, and they

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Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design – Part 3: Speed

By: Edwin Weijdema In this third post of the multi-post Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design we will dive deeper in the dimension: Use and specifically the application Workloads part characteristic Speed. Depending on the application workload requirements, you

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Raise Your SDS IQ (6 of 6): Practical Review of Containerized SDS

by Michael Letschin, Field CTO This is the sixth of six posts (the last one was Virtual Storage Appliances) where we’re going to cover some practical details that help raise your SDS IQ and enable you to select the SDS

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Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design – Part 2: Workloads

By Edwin Weijdema, Sales Engineer, Nexenta In this second post of the multi-post Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design we will dive deeper in the dimension: Use and specifically the application Workloads part. By developing an understanding of the different kind of workloads

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Raise Your SDS IQ (5 of 6): Practical Review of Virtual Storage Appliances

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO This is the fifth of six posts (the last one was Hyperconverged “SDS”) where we’re going to cover some practical details that help raise your SDS IQ and enable you to select the SDS solution

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Lenovo Selects Nexenta for Lenovo StorSelect Program; Introduces Joint OpenSDS-Based Enterprise Storage Solution

Earlier today, you may have heard about Lenovo’s StorSelect Program, which allows customers to confidently deploy new storage technologies using pre-loaded appliances with software from best-of-breed, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) on proven Lenovo systems. The StorSelect solutions enable easy expansion

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Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design – Part 1: Overview

By Edwin Weijdema, Sales Engineer Benelux & Nordics Why do we build ICT infrastructures? What is the most important part in those infrastructures? It is Data! With the digital era we need to store bits of information, or so called data, so

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Nexenta has joined Intel’s new Storage Builders Program for Open Software-Defined Storage

by Nexenta Earlier in April, Intel hosted its Intel Data Center Group (DCG) Cloud Day. The event brought together its vast network of industry partners across the cloud and networking space, as well as journalists, analysts and other influencers, to

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Questions from the Field: How do you define Software-defined?

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO If you’re in IT, and attending the usual industry events, you can’t help but notice the explosion of companies, from those making software to those making hardware, claiming to have Software-defined solutions.  I even bumped

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Using the Right Storage Protocol for the Right Use Case

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO IT professionals have no shortage of storage protocols to choose from, such as NFS, SMB, Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI and Object. “Experts” are writing books about which protocol is best, usually taking the side of

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Build better containers—with Intel’s latest processor plus NexentaEdge

By Oscar Wahlberg, Director of Product Management, Nexenta If you’ve been wanting to start using containers—or use them more extensively—here’s some great news: The Intel Xeon processor E5 2600 v4 product family and NexentaEdge make an ideal infrastructure for building

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Questions from the Field: Hyperconvergence

By Michael Letschin, Field CTO Having the most complete portfolio of Software-Defined Storage solutions in the industry is something that Nexenta pride’s itself on, but with that comes questions about all sorts of other storage technologies when I am out

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Why is Fibre Channel resurging?

There was a time when Fibre Channel was the only solution for those looking for a high speed transport. But that is not the case anymore. The predominant storage protocol in many virtualization environments is NFS…

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March Madness of Home Brews Community Contest

They say it takes a village to raise a child and at Nexenta we believe that technology start-ups are similar to children.  The community has been a critical part of Nexenta’s success and we want to share the excitement that

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Citrix and Nexenta Deliver Flexible and Cost-efficient Software-Defined Approach to VDI

By Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Solutions We had a great time at Citrix Summit 2015 and had a chance to talk to partners about our new converged infrastructure validated solution stack for VDI workloads using Citrix XenServer. XenDesktop

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Managing Dynamic Storage Demands at ServerCentral

Allison Darin, Director of Communications & Public Relations, Nexenta Systems, Inc. Scalability and economics go hand in hand as part of the NexentaStor implementation for ServerCentral. ServerCentral has been delivering managed data center solutions since 1999 for customers such as

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Independence and Freedom is at the Heart of the Software-Defined Movement

Independence and freedom is at the heart of the software-defined movement in IT today. Whether you are looking for your choice of hypervisors, from ESX to Microsoft to KVM, or building a cloud with OpenStack or CloudStack, to the networking

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10+ Lessons from my Software-Defined (SDx) Life

After an exciting week in Amsterdam, Paris and London, where we had Nexenta’s quarterly sales meeting, the first of our global OpenSDx Summits, our French launch in Paris, and my first TV interview for Nexenta in London (@cloudchantv) a number of

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CCOW-Negotiating Rendezvous Groups

CCOWTM Replicast is a storage protocol that uses multicast communications to determine which storage servers will store content and then retrieve it for a consumer. It also allows content to be accepted/delivered/replicated using multicast communications. Content can be placed once

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