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Nexenta Named Finalist for American Technology Award in Server and Storage Category

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage), has been named a finalist for an American Technology Award (ATA) in Server and Storage technology for NexentaStor, Nexenta's flagship SDS platform. The ATAs have come to represent outstanding achievement in 15 different technical categories and are considered the only “Best of” national award in the technology industry.

"Nexenta is honored to be a finalist for this award. We are committed to helping customers avoid vendor lock-in and to realizing the true potential of a Software-Defined Enterprise through our best-in-class storage solutions," said Jill Orhun, VP of Marketing at Nexenta. "NexentaStor delivers a flexible, scalable, cost-effective software defined storage solution to our customers, addressing their storage needs while liberating their infrastructure to address the pressures of today's data-driven economy."

NexentaStor is Nexenta's flagship Software-Defined Storage platform, in use by thousands of customers all around the world to transform their storage infrastructure, increase flexibility and agility, simplify management and dramatically reduce costs without compromising on availability, reliability or functionality. NexentaStor delivers unified file and block storage services, runs on industry standard hardware, scales from tens of terabytes to petabyte configurations, and includes all data management functionality by default.

"Each year the quality of the nominations we get for the American Technology Awards improves. The amazing innovations and advancement in technology that each of the finalists represent is a true testament to the quality of our industry in this country," said Shawn Osborne, Chairman of the TechAmerica Foundation. "We congratulate Nexenta on being a finalist for this prestigious award."

In an effort to ensure that these cutting edge products receive the attention they deserve, the TechAmerica Foundation will be presenting the products and announcing the winners at a showcase and awards ceremony at 1776, D.C.’s premier tech startup. The event, being held May 20, brings together tech innovators, policy makers and investors.

During the event, the Breakthrough Technology of the Year will be chosen, which will then be honored at the prestigious Technology and Government dinner in June. Each finalist is considered for the Breakthrough Technology of the Year.

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom and speed for organizations to realize "true" benefits of Software-Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments. Founded around an "open source” platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network. For more information visit www.nexenta.com, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

About TechAmerica Foundation

TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.

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