Nexenta and Canonical Extend OpenStack Partnership

by Ostatic Staff - Apr. 11, 2016

Last year, Nexenta, which focuses on open source-driven software-defined storage (OpenSDS) solutions and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu and Ubuntu OpenStack,  jointly announced a strategic alliance. The alliance was designed to allow Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack customers to work with Nexenta’s spectrum of OpenSDS products for their large scale private and hybrid clouds.

Now, the companies have jointly announced an extension of their partnership, creating a partnered solution which fully pairs Nexenta’s SDS solution with Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack platform.

Not everyone realizes how married to the OpenStack arena Canonical really is. Today, more than half of the world’s OpenStack deployments are built on Ubuntu, and Nexenta is continuing to work with Canonical to expand its enterprise storage portfolio. Canonical and Nexenta integrated NexentaEdge, which delivers object and block storage services, with Juju, a service model for automating the deployment and management of applications. "The joint solution allows Ubuntu customers to leverage NexentaEdge as their choice in storage solutions and provides seamless integration with Canonical OpenStack clouds," the companies claim.

The announcement adds:

"Canonical customers can now purchase NexentaEdge in two unique ways: directly from the Juju Charm Store, a collection of immediately installable workloads which allow customers to deploy whatever services they need with Juju, or from their preferred Canonical sales representative or partner. For additional information, please contact the Ubuntu sales team by clicking here."

 “Nexenta is a commercial leader in software-defined storage and we are delighted to offer their comprehensive solutions to our enterprise OpenStack customers, and in addition, to collaborate on optimizing ZFS for Ubuntu,” said Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical. “Together, we’re combining the benefits of OpenStack and software-defined storage to deliver flexibility unparalleled by anyone else on the market.”