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Nexenta Wins Leading Innovation Award for Software Defined Storage

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage), today announced that it has won the 2014 BIG Innovation Award from Business Intelligence Group. The judges selected Nexenta VSA for VMware Horizon View™, a combined all-in-one virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) automation, storage auto-deployment and storage acceleration solution, as one of the top innovations in business and technology.

"Our inaugural year of rewarding great innovations turned up some amazing products and services that clearly deserve recognition," said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. "If these innovations are any indicator, 2014 will prove to be one of the most innovative years in recent history. The winners are driving business and consumer change with creativity and intelligence. Congratulations."

"Business Intelligence Group's recognition of Nexenta and our software defined storage offering validates our global traction and leadership in this space," said Tarkan Maner, Nexenta CEO. "As IT departments embrace the cloud and virtualization, Nexenta will continue to innovate to solve the most pressing storage demands and challenges that customers face."

The Nexenta VSA for VMware Horizon View technology increases VDI I/O throughput and desktop capacity for desktop and mobile users. The overall user experience is improved with lower latency levels. Plus, responsiveness in user sessions can be improved by upwards of 75%.

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.

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