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Leading Transportation Company Deploys Nexenta Software-Defined Storage for the Private Cloud

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage), today announced the deployment and case study for Budd Van Lines. Headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey, Budd Van Lines is a nationwide independent household goods carrier specializing in relocating corporate executives. Budd Van Lines is an independent nationwide carrier. Each and every relocation provides a highly personalized, superior moving experience.

Budd Van Lines experienced a dramatic surge in data storage demand as a result of the company’s switch to 1080p security cameras. While company growth is a net positive, the ongoing accumulation of both corporate data and video surveillance was overwhelming the company’s data storage infrastructure. More information was being captured and retained for longer periods of time. The cameras helped to improve freight security and employee safety, but the existing SAN was incapable of functioning at this level without a complete upgrade and the NAS was similarly overburdened.

Nexenta’s flagship storage solution for unified block and file, NexentaStor, is now running Tier 1 storage for Budd, including powering more than 100 virtual machines. NexentaStor also is assuring that the 6TBs of production data is replicated every fifteen minutes.

“I’ve always wanted this level of replication but couldn’t justify the cost," according to Doug Soltesz, CIO of Budd Van Lines. "Where some Software-Defined Storage solutions don’t even offer replication, Nexenta not only offers it, but we have an RPO (Recovery Point Objective) of 15 minutes in place, which is pretty amazing considering it is running on commodity hardware. We have three years of snapshots ready to go at any time.”

Added Soltesz: “The amount of money I’ve saved in support alone has paid for the Nexenta system. If we had gone with NetApp or EMC we would be paying at least five times as much. And not only was the price of the Nexenta implementation less than other SDS companies, the performance is flat-out better.”

Because Nexenta’s solution abstracts the storage software layer from the underlying hardware, customers can use any commodity hardware. This reduces storage infrastructure costs and also frees the customer from vendor lock-in.

"We are delighted to be in a position to help Budd Van Lines with their Software-Defined Storage solution," according to Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO at Nexenta. "We are honored that our combination of high availability, ZFS, certification and support helped make a difference at Budd Van Lines."

Please refer to the Budd Van Lines Case Study for more implementation details.

Tweet This: Another great @Nexenta collaboration w @DougSoltesz and @BuddVanLines. Check out our new case study http://tinyurl.com/nyta7uz #SDS

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1 Exabyte (1,000 petabytes) of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Everything” innovation via its industry-leading OpenSDx vision. Nexenta solutions are 100% software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive vendor lock-in. Nexenta provides organizations with the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Data Center-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables everyday apps 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 – from Private to Public to Hybrid Clouds. Founded around an "Open Source” platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network, including Citrix, Dell, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, and many others.

For more information, visit, www.nexenta.comTwitterFacebookLinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

Nexenta, NexentaStor, NexentaConnect, NexentaEdge and NexentaFusion are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nexenta Systems Inc., in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks and company names mentioned in this document are properties of their respective owners.

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