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Nexenta and Software Defined Storage Solutions Continue Global Expansion in Germany With New Distributor

Nexenta Systems, (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced that ADN, one of Central Europe’s leading value added distributors, will be offering value added solutions and products throughout its partner network, based on Nexenta’s award winning SDS solutions.

ADN distributes IT solutions that focus on the virtualisation & cloud, storage & server, networking, security and unified communications market. The company is widely regarded as a market leader in the sector and is, among other firsts, Microsoft commercial distributor and largest SPLA-Reseller in Germany, Central Europe’s leading Citrix distributor and Dell’s first German distributor for end-to-end-infrastructures. Additionally ADN also provides its partners with a number of value added services including training, consulting, support and logistics. Working with more than 4,800 resellers, including the top system integrators in Germany, ADN expands Nexenta’s existing channel market.

Herrmann Ramacher, CEO of ADN, said, “As a Value Added Distributor, ADN constantly analyses the IT market for forward-looking technologies and vendors. In collaboration with Dell, our attention was drawn to Nexenta and its SDS solution based on ZFS. One of Nexenta’s SDS offerings, NexentaStor, is Dell certified, and the combination creates a technologically mature storage solution that is yet to be matched anywhere else in the market when it comes to flexibility and scalability.”

Udo Schillings, Vendor Manager at ADN, added, “Nexenta’s innovative technology is an important addition to our solution-oriented portfolio. Using our extensive Citrix experience in combination with NexentaStor on Dell hardware means we can now offer our partners a cost effective, reliable enterprise storage solution to really revolutionise the performance and management of their customers’ VDI environments. Since Nexenta sells 100% through the channel too, it was a perfect match.”

Sofware-Defined Storage solves many of the storage challenges faced by enterprises in the cloud and virtualisation world, and particularly in the VDI space. Nexenta was recently verified as part of the Citrix Ready® VDI Capacity Program Verified for Citrix XenDesktop®. As Citrix’s number one distributor in the region, ADN will be able to offer solutions that specifically address the storage needs of customers who already have or are thinking about implementing VDI using XenDesktop.

Johan Van Den Boogaart, Sales Manager at Nexenta, concluded, “ADN has so much experience in this market and their relationship with Citrix and Dell makes it a perfect fit for Nexenta. Over the last three years, Germany has become an important market for Nexenta as public and private sector organisations realise the benefits of using SDS to underpin their date centres. The partnership with ADN helps us to continue to expand our market presence. With growing demand and a strong base of partners, ADN and Nexenta are natural partners to offer flexible, highly scalable and affordable storage solutions with excellent features and leading performance for enterprise customers.”

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About ADN Distribution GmbH

ADN is one of Central Europe's leading value-added distributors, specializing in server technologies and thin clients, virtualization, high availability, storage, hosting, unified communications and security. Focussed on high-end technologies and products, ADN offers value-added services like technical trainings, workshops and certifications, phone-based hotline, pre- and post-sales support, free product evaluations, integration services and MDF management, which ensure that partners of ADN stay ahead of their competition.

ADN supports a strictly 2-tier channel model and ships to system integrators, resellers, VARs, ISVs, and ASPs exclusively. Founded in 1994, ADN has its headquarters in Bochum and maintains branch offices in Austria and Switzerland.

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, Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

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