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Software Defined Storage Leader Continues Global Expansion with New Partnership in Japan

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader of Software Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, continues its worldwide expansion with today’s announcement of a distribution deal with top Japanese distributor Ascentech. This agreement will help fulfill demand for enterprise SDS solutions that break vendor lock-in, lower costs, and support data center transformation. It will also increase the need for cloud solutions, hybrid architectures and agnostic platforms.

Ascentech is a leading distributor in Japan. They maintain a large ecosystem of top resellers throughout the region, leveraging them to develop disruptive solutions that help vendors and end-user customers to increase efficiency and competitive advantage.

Nao Sato, President and CEO of Ascentech Ltd., said, “This distribution agreement will enable Ascentech’s technology partners, resellers and customers to respond with more quality and speed to the growing demand for Software Defined Data Center solutions. Today’s businesses agree that Software Defined Data Centers are the data centers of the future – and we are eager to team with global SDS leaders like Nexenta, to develop innovative cloud solutions. Nexenta’s patented award-winning solutions will help Ascentech’s end-user customers realize significant benefits with greater efficiency, higher productivity, and ultimately more opportunity for innovation.”

Shoichi Morita, President and CEO of Networld Corporation, a partner of Ascentech, commented, “We are proud of our partnership with Nexenta in delivering innovative Software Defined Storage cloud solutions. We have already helped many Japanese organizations realize the benefits of Software Defined Data Centers. Networld looks forward to partnering with Ascentech and others to deliver a flexible, high performance, cost effective infrastructure solution that will scale as our company grows. We’re thrilled to see these business partners increasing their presence and commitment to the fast growing storage market in Japan.”

“Nexenta now has a great partner network with some of the leading channel players in Japan, and in the world. Together, we will bring Software Defined Storage to the Japanese market, where the storage market is under-served with a few legacy hardware products. Nexenta and its partner network are committed to delivering innovative and flexible software-only storage solutions to realize the promise of cloud-enabled enterprises,” states Tarkan Maner, Nexenta Chairman and CEO. “With record data volumes driven by some of the world’s highest levels of mobility and social media, Japanese organizations are demanding lower cost solutions that improve efficiency and drive innovation.”

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the inventor and global leader in Software Defined Storage. Nexenta delivers secure, easily-managed, highly available, reliable, and scalable storage software solutions via ultra-low TCO. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, workload-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom for organizations to realize "true" benefits of Cloud Computing via virtualization-enabled Software Defined Data Centers. Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Media to Mobility; from Internet of Things to Big Data. Built on an "open source platform," Nexenta delivers award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global channel partner network. For more information, visit www.nexenta.com.

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