Partner Spotlight - Nexenta ®


Nexenta® Systems, Inc. is the leader in open source enterprise class storage software solutions. Nexenta's passion for breaking the chains forged by legacy storage products forms our mission statement:

Enterprise class storage for everyone

Privately held, Nexenta has operations around the world in the United States, Germany, Russia, and India. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California with a Competency Center located in Dresden, Germany.


Beginning in 2004, Alex Aizman and Dmitry Yusupov wrote the iSCSI storage stack as well as founded the Open iSCSI development community ( In 2005, they saw the opportunity to pioneer by combining components of Linux with the OpenSolaris and Open Storage codebases and founded Nexenta. As a result of being one of the earliest companies to work in this area, Nexenta's products were among the first open source storage products to be brought to market in mid-2008.

The core storage platform, Nexenta NexentaStor is a software-only storage operating system based on Linux and a storage-optimized file system based on the OpenSolaris / Open Storage ZFS file system. With this unique combination of open source codebases, NexentaStor delivers the ease-of-use and developer-friendly aspects of Linux in tandem with the power and scalability of the revolutionary ZFS file system. Nexenta products built on top of the NexentaStor platform provide unparalleled capabilities in managing multivendor environments, extreme efficiencies in storage administration and management, and core storage capabilities for content management, compliance, and more.

Nexenta Today

Nexenta's management team has grown to include experienced veterans of name-brand storage, Open Source, Linux, networking, and infrastructure companies. This unique set of talents is propelling Nexenta to the forefront of the open storage industry.

As part of our core mission, Nexenta sponsors:

  • ( - a community that provides NexentaCore, an open source operating system.
  • NexentaStor ( - a community that delivers a free version of the NexentaStor platform - NexentaStor Community Edition (CE) - and Open Source plugins.

A vibrant and exciting Nexenta community is growing day by day as evidenced by thousands of downloads and hundreds of licenses sold to date. Further, Nexenta's products are being embedded into a growing set of products and solutions created and sold by hardware vendors, software developers, systems integrators, and resellers.

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Boston Igloo 3U-24 NXStor SBB
The Boston Igloo 3U-24 NXStor SBB

Boston Igloo 3U-24 NXStor SBB


  • Pre-installed with NexentaStor
  • Unified storage appliance utilising ZFS file system
  • 400GB using 6Gb SAS SSD device
  • 8GB using mirrored 6Gb SAS SSD devices
  • Support for NFS/SMB/iSCSI
  • Support for Data Compression, De-duplication and Replication

Utilising the DataCore SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor the Boston Igloo 3U-24 NXStor SBB iSCSI SAN cluster is designed from the ground up to meet the high performance and availability needs of the modern enterprise. .

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Boston Igloo 2U-21 NXStor AiO
The Boston Igloo 2U-21 NXStor AiO

Boston Igloo 2U-21 NXStor AiO


Optimized for high performance storage applications, Boston's new range of Igloo NX Series products offer a broad range of connectivity and storage options with high IO performance and capacities being powered by NexentaStor®.

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To help our clients make informed decisions about new technologies, we have opened up our research & development facilities and actively encourage customers to try the latest platforms using their own tools and if necessary together with their existing hardware. Remote access is also available

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