About Us


Nexenta is the original market maker and leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) for multi-cloud-focused enterprises and 5G and IoT-driven telcos and SPs; with nearly 3,000 customers, 300 partners, 50 patents, and nearly 2,000 petabytes of storage capacity under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates its platform-agnostic software-only innovation with strong “open source” community collaboration. Nexenta flexibly enables a wide variety of legacy, enterprise, 5G, and IoT-driven telco and next-gen cloud-native apps, on certified cloud platform, protocol and hardware infrastructures to power the most cost/performant multi-cloud data centers. Nexenta portfolio is 100% software-based that can be used as a “Bare-Metal Hardware Appliance,” as a “Virtual Storage Software Appliance (VSA),” on a virtual machine or container, or as multi-cloud-based “Software as a Service (SAAS).” Nexenta provides enterprises with total freedom and flexibility via its industry-leading multi-cloud software innovation, multi-channel collaboration, distribution, service, and support, globally.

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In 2005, founders Alex Aizman and Dmitry Yusupov saw an opportunity to pioneer components of Linux with the ZFS, OpenSolaris and OpenStorage codebases and founded Nexenta. These products were among the first Open Source storage products to be brought to market in mid-2008, and now represents one of the strongest and most vibrant Open Source communities in the storage industry.


Nexenta believes in a vision that provides organizations with the true benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users and from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta vision promotes and drives open partnerships with customers and many providers of solutions, including server hardware, networking, HDDs, SSDs, cloud platforms, application infrastructure, business analytics, and every other  part of an IT infrastructure. We call this vision Open Software-Defined Everything (OpenSDx).

Nexenta's OpenSDx vision builds on the core capabilities of the Nexenta OpenSDS portfolio, which enables organizations to run their businesses securely, flexibly, and cost effectively, and respond to fast-changing technology trends. Organizations turn to Nexenta and its OpenSDx portfolio to manage data storage assets across the organization via software-only unified storage management vision that provides improved manageability, reliability, and scalability with predictive intelligence at the lowest total cost of ownership.