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Nexenta Offers Free ZFS-Based Storage Management Software

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexenta Systems, Inc., announced the availability of NexentaStor, a software-only storage solution that provides enterprise class storage management capabilities at no cost for up to 6 terabytes of user data (with no limits on the total size of attached storage). Users can download NexentaStor at http://www.nexenta.com. Support and upgrade offerings for NexentaStor will be available in February, 2008 when NexentaStor 1.0 will be made generally available.

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Nexenta Systems, Inc., announced the availability of NexentaStor, a software-only storage solution that provides enterprise class storage management capabilities at no cost for up to 6 terabytes of user data (with no limits on the total size of attached storage). Users can download NexentaStor at http://www.nexenta.com. Support and upgrade offerings for NexentaStor will be available in February, 2008 when NexentaStor 1.0 will be made generally available.

NexentaStor is fully-featured, easy to use, enterprise-class storage software. With NexentaStor, users can achieve enterprise class reliability while utilizing commodity storage and server hardware.

Stanford University's Electrical Engineering department depends on NexentaStor for the management of approximately 50 terabytes of second tier storage and has served as a critical beta user of the software. Joe Little, Principal Systems Architect and Security Officer, said: "Nexenta and NexentaStor give us what we've always wanted for our second tier and, increasingly, first tier storage solutions — the flexibility and openness and savings of a software-based solution with an open source pedigree plus the performance and reliability and security of a proven enterprise class operating system."

CEO of Nexenta, Evan Powell, said: "With today's availability of NexentaStor, we've taken a major step in freeing enterprise storage users from their dependency on hardware-based solutions. Recent studies suggest that commodity disks perform just as well, or even better, as much more expensive disks found in today's legacy hardware. NexentaStor has a number of features, such as end to end checksums and unlimited snapshots, which allow our users to achieve even better data reliability than legacy hardware storage solutions without purchasing high cost legacy solutions."

About Nexenta Systems, Inc.

Founded in 2005 and privately held, Nexenta Systems, Inc., is best known as the sponsor of the Nexenta operating system (NexentaOS). The Nexenta operating system is a leading open source software project that combines the high performance of OpenSolaris with the ease of use and breadth of applications of Linux. One reason that the company decided to bring to market NexentaStor 1.0 is to be able to devote additional resources to the Nexenta open source community.

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SOURCE Nexenta Systems, Inc.

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