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Pogo Linux and Nexenta Announce New StorageDirector Z-Series Storage Solutions, Featuring NexentaStor(TM)

PORTLAND, Ore. and PALO ALTO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pogo Linux, a Seattle-based storage server manufacturer, and Nexenta Systems, developer of NexentaStor(TM), the leading open storage solution based upon the revolutionary file system ZFS, announced the immediate availability of a new set of storage appliances featuring NexentaStor at this week's OSCon 2008. These storage appliances, called the StorageDirector Z-Series, deliver enterprise class NAS functionality built upon the ZFS based NexentaStor software on integrated Pogo Linux hardware platforms.

PORTLAND, Ore. and PALO ALTO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ — Pogo Linux, a Seattle-based storage server manufacturer, and Nexenta Systems, developer of NexentaStor(TM), the leading open storage solution based upon the revolutionary file system ZFS, announced the immediate availability of a new set of storage appliances featuring NexentaStor at this week's OSCon 2008. These storage appliances, called the StorageDirector Z-Series, deliver enterprise class NAS functionality built upon the ZFS based NexentaStor software on integrated Pogo Linux hardware platforms.

"NexentaStor with ZFS delivers a new paradigm of scalability, ease of use, and data integrity to enterprise NAS deployments," said Brian Babineau, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "Customers are looking for scalability without complexity, and today's announcement means Nexenta and Pogo Linux are extremely well positioned to meet these demands effectively and economically."

The StorageDirector Z-Series NAS appliances leverage NexentaStor and the ZFS file system to offer many advantages including inherent virtualization to pool storage resources, improving scalability and utilization. In addition, customers can scale without limits as, unlike legacy storage solutions, there are no limits on file system sizes or on the number of incremental back-ups. The appliances also include search capabilities to manage highly granular backup policies, and end to end data integrity to eliminate the risk of silent data corruption that impacts many SATA based solutions.

"NexentaStor delivers commercial-grade reliability and value, giving us a dramatically lower-cost approach to leverage open storage," says Joe Little, Principal Architect of Stanford University. "We have so far deployed over 50TB of first and second tier storage at Stanford using NexentaStor, with PogoLinux providing a stable deployment platform."

"Many of our clients have asked us to deliver a pre-installed hardware appliance that is optimized for our NexentaStor NAS software," says Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta. "Pogo Linux came highly recommended for their open storage expertise, manufacturing efficiency, and customer service and support. The integrated solutions we are announcing today will enable our customers to enjoy the benefits of our ZFS file system based NexentaStor on an enterprise-grade, reliable, and affordable hardware platform."

"We have worked with many storage companies over the years but Nexenta is the first to offer a comprehensive set of enterprise features with the convenience of off-the-shelf storage," says Erik Logan, President and CTO of Pogo Linux. "We are excited to combine our many years of storage hardware expertise with Nexenta open storage software to create this powerful integrated storage appliance."

Pogo Linux's nine years' experience in deploying and supporting NAS in heterogeneous environments, as well as the feedback gained from Nexenta's 3,000+ installations of NexentaStor, helped Nexenta and PogoLinux design the new StorageDirector Z-Series NAS appliances to provide enterprise level capabilities at breakthrough costs.

Three configurations are currently available: StorageDirector Z100 NAS Appliance: 1TB of raw storage, starting at $3,555

StorageDirector Z300 NAS Appliance: 5TB of raw storage, expandable via SAS, starting at $6,999

StorageDirector Z400 NAS Appliance: 10 TB of raw storage, expandable via SAS, starting at $8,999

The StorageDirector NAS appliances are shipping immediately, and can be purchased through the Pogo Linux website. An online demo is also available on the Nexenta website for customers who want to test-drive NexentaStor. For more information, please visit: http://www.pogolinux.com or http://www.nexenta.com.

About Pogo Linux

Founded in 1999, Pogo Linux, Inc. is a workstation, server, and storage vendor based in Seattle, Washington. With a multi-OS focus and in-house technical expertise, the company is dedicated to providing affordable, reliable, and energy efficient Linux, Solaris, and Windows-based systems. For more information about Pogo Linux, please visit: http://www.pogolinux.com or call: 1 (888) 828-POGO (7646).

About Nexenta Systems, Inc.

Founded in 2005 and privately held, Nexenta Systems, Inc., has developed NexentaStor(TM), the leading open storage enterprise class storage solution and sponsors NexentaCore, an open source operating system that combines the high performance and reliability of OpenSolaris with the ease of use and breadth of applications of Linux. Both solutions leverage the revolutionary file system ZFS. More information about Nexenta Systems, Inc., can be found at http://www.nexenta.com

SOURCE Nexenta Systems

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