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Software Defined Storage Leader Nexenta Continues to Expand Global Footprint

January 28, 2014



ENP Newswire - 28 January 2014

Release date- 27012014 - SANTA CLARA, California and LONDON, UK - Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced a distribution deal with leading UK distributor Getech Ltd.

The agreement is set to disrupt the UK storage market, providing more enterprises with access to a SDS solution that provides innovative enterprise features at a significantly lower cost than the traditional storage vendors.

As a certified distributor of HP, VXL, Samsung and Dell Wyse Thin Clients, Getech Distribution is the leading distributor for Thin Client Desktop Devices and associated products in the UK. Getech works with most of the leading resellers throughout the country, wrapping its superior value-added services solutions and provides and helps all of its vendor partners to dramatically grow their market share.

'Nexenta is looking forward to working with Getech as we take Software Defined Storage technology mainstream in the UK market. We want to disrupt the MESS (massively expensive storage systems) providers that are currently holding storage users hostage,' states Tarkan Maner, Nexenta CEO. 'With data volumes growing at record rates and austerity biting hard, customers are looking for innovative and cost effective approaches to storage and data management.'

Guy Watts, Managing Director, Getech Ltd, said: 'Nexenta's SDS solution offers an exciting opportunity for us in the storage arena. Our goal is to disrupt the stranglehold that the likes of NetApp and EMC have on the market. After meeting and speaking to a number of key resellers and customers it is clear the market is keen to explore new alternatives to the big hardware storage providers. The software-defined world offers a real alternative and Nexenta's storage is underpinning the data centre of the future. As with all the solutions we supply, Getech will be offering a fully certified technical support team to support the roll out of Nexenta, providing a total supply and support service.'

NAS UK Ltd, one of Nexenta's largest UK resellers, welcome the appointment of Getech. Barry Griffiths, Managing Director of NAS (UK) Ltd, concluded: 'Nexenta's Software Defined Storage platform NexentaStor enables us to disrupt the vendor lock in commonly associated with industry giants such as EMC and NetApps. It also allows us to deliver well supported, high performance, feature rich and flexible scale out solutions for our demanding Enterprise customer base using affordable, commodity, server and storage hardware from tier 1 partners such as Dell.'

About Nexenta

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.

About Getech Ltd.

Getech Ltd, is a GBP35m IT distributor based in purpose built headquarters with offices, warehousing, repair and training facilities in Ipswich, England. Profitable since launch in 1990, Getech has adapted with market trends and is now widely regarded as the UK's leading distributor of Thin Clients and Server Based Computing. Getech represents the market leaders in this market place with strong relationships with Dell Wyse and HP. Getech are a focused pro-active distributor adding value to the supply chain of new and emerging technologies and vendors.

Contact Information:

Tim Smith

Element PR

1-415-350-3019

pr@nexenta.com

Emily Gallagher

Touchdown PR

+44 1252 717040


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Source: ENP Newswire


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