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Supermicro, Nexenta team up to offer full-featured file services

Posted: 21 Oct 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Nexenta  Super Micro Computer  file service  data centre  software-defined storage 

Nexenta, a provider of software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, and Super Micro Computer Inc., a company focused in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, have joined forces to improve Supermicro's VMware EVO: RAIL and VMware Virtual SAN offerings with the NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN product, to offer full featured file services.

According to the companies, they will be able to provide VMware Virtual SAN-based systems including Virtual SAN Ready Nodes and an EVO: RAIL appliance to deliver robust and complete platform for its global partners to provide a full-featured and complete hyper-converged solutions helping customers transition to a software-defined data centre.

NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN claims to deliver full featured file services designed around VMware EVO: RAIL and VMware Virtual SAN. VMware EVO: RAIL combines VMware compute, networking and storage resources into a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance to create a simple, easy to deploy, all-in-one solution. Built directly into the VMware vSphere kernel, VMware Virtual SAN offer a tier of storage built from the ground up specifically for virtual machines. Taking advantage of the VM-level storage policies, VMware Virtual SAN matches business needs with underlying storage resources. Customers can consume VMware Virtual SAN by selecting components from the hardware compatibility list, relying on pre-configured Ready Node servers or by purchasing the EVO: RAIL appliance.

The solutions will be generally available in November 2014.

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