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Nexenta Systems Powers LeaseWeb’s Cloud Platform

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 24 October 2012 – Nexenta Systems, the leader in Software-defined Storage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that LeaseWeb, a leading global hosting provider, has chosen its flagship solution NexentaStor to underpin its new cloud platform.

LeaseWeb provides a portfolio of hosted infrastructure solutions, including traditional dedicated servers, cloud, colocation, and hybrid solutions, all backed by a first-class worldwide network with a network uptime of 99.999% and capacity of 2.5 Terabytes per second.  

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With particular emphasis on its public cloud solutions, LeaseWeb officially launched its new cloud platform in March of this year. With a reputation as a provider of quality infrastructure with high availability, it needed a storage solution that was agile, reliable, and could handle the IOPS requirements for its new platform. After installing NexentaStor on top of commodity hardware, the company also cut out vendor lock-in, reducing LeaseWeb’s long-term storage costs.

Marek Lubinski, virtualisation engineer, LeaseWeb, explains: “We needed an enterprise feature-rich storage solution. Nexenta’s OpenStorage software provides advanced caching and, when coupled with SSDs, it offers the performance we needed. It also offers enterprise-class redundancy with replication capabilities, including unlimited incremental snapshots and cloning, meaning we can scale up and out without the worry of escalating costs.”

Powering LeaseWeb’s Cloud service are multiple NexentaStor SANs providing the company with more than 450TB of raw capacity. Other enterprise-class features include hybrid storage pooling, deduplication, and thin provisioning. NexentaStor also offers high availability, synchronous and asynchronous replication and, most importantly, airtight end-to-end data integrity with the ability to find and detect silent data corruption.

Robert van der Meulen, Manager Cloud with LeaseWeb concludes: “In a world in which data growth rates are exploding, innovative storage technologies have become the secret ingredient to rolling out cloud services. With its scalability, interoperability, and cost-effectiveness, Nexenta was the answer for our new cloud platform.”

Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta says: “No other approach to storage can match the scale and flexibility of the commercially supported OpenStorage-based NexentaStor. NexentaStor helps make it possible for public clouds to be financially viable for companies that have massive scale and yet do not want to undertake the risk and cost of writing their own storage solution.”

About LeaseWeb:

LeaseWeb provides a portfolio of hosted infrastructure solutions including traditional dedicated server hosting, cloud and colocation. Since the best configuration for a business may involve more than one platform, LeaseWeb can help mix and match services to build the optimal hybrid infrastructure solution. All backed by a first-class worldwide network with a network uptime of 99.999% and capacity of 2.5 Tbps. As a leading member of the Ocom Group, LeaseWeb has been hosting and supporting mission critical websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services since 1997.

LeaseWeb’s growing infrastructure currently spans eight datacenters in the Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels and Washington DC regions, connecting with major telecom carriers. LeaseWeb peers on Internet Exchanges in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, New York, Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Oslo, Luxembourg, Dusseldorf, Zurich and Madrid.

The company offers Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions to a wide range of industries, including accounting, banking and financial services, engineering, healthcare, manufacturing and technology, as well as the smallest start-ups seeking to develop a presence on the internet. Customers include Wikimedia, Heineken, BWM, Starbucks, Kelkoo, Univé, AFAS and Twenga.

LeaseWeb partners with the IT industry's leading enterprises, including Microsoft, VMware, IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco, Juniper, cPanel and Parallels, and was last year named HP Service Provider Partner of 2011

About Nexenta Systems

Nexenta Systems is the leader in Software-defined Storage solutions. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualisation-optimised storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.

More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based NexentaStor, can be found at Partners selling NexentaStor-based hardware/software appliances can be found at:

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