SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(@Nexenta), the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
(#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, was recently recognized as an
Innovation Leader by IT Brand Pulse, a trust source of data and analysis
about IT infrastructure. The award is based on a survey of IT
professionals who voted Nexenta as the company who has Contributed
Most to Software Defined Storage Innovation, 2008-2013.
Respondents were asked: “Who do you believe contributed most to
Software Defined Storage innovation during the last 5 years?”
Nexenta was voted as the winner from among the seven answer choices as
well as the opportunity to write in a vendor name. Respondents to the
survey were solicited from over 1,000,000 members of 100+ online IT
groups, and from the IT Brand Pulse IT pro/end user database.
Nexenta CEO Tarkan Maner accepted the award from IT Brand Pulse CEO
Frank Berry during a ceremony at Open Server/Open Storage Summit on
October 23, 2013.
"We are honored to be recognized by IT Brand Pulse for Nexenta's
leadership and innovation," according to Nexenta CEO Tarkan Maner. "The
fact that the award is voted upon by IT end users makes the recognition
that much more satisfying."
"An IT Brand Pulse award tells the world that a company is doing the job
with the only audience that really counts – their end users," said IT
Brand Pulse CEO Frank Berry. "I know that Nexenta is particularly proud
of the recognition given that many of the voters are also their
The survey was conducted in September/October 2013 and asked respondents
which vendors they perceived as the leader in 17 product categories: SDN
Platform, SDN Orchestration Software, SDN Controller, SDN Virtual
Switch, SDN Switch, Layer 4-7 SDN Services Platform, VXLAN Gateway, SDN
ASICs, SDN Monitoring, Microserver, Industry Standard Server, Open
Compute Project Server, Open Compute Project Server Processor,
Enterprise Hard Disk Drive (HDD), Open Compute Project Storage, Desktop
Virtualization (VDI) and Cloud Operating Platform.
Nexenta is the inventor and global leader in Software-Defined Storage.
Nexenta delivers secure, high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and
virtualization-optimized storage software solutions on any hardware
platform realizing the “true” Software Defined Data Center to enable the
biggest challenges in IT today; from rich media-driven Social Media to
Big Data; from Internet of Things to Mobility via the Cloud. Built upon
an “open platform” and running on a broad choice of industry-standard
hardware, Nexenta eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, secure
and scalable unified storage management at significantly lower total
cost than legacy systems. Nexenta’s global partners include @Cisco,
@Dell, @VMware, and other leading IT vendors.
Tim Smith, 415-350-3019