OSNEXUS Achieves Cisco Compatibility Certification with the Cisco Solution Partner Program

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 13, 2016 -- OSNEXUS announced that its QuantaStor SDS Virtualization Solution has successfully achieved Cisco compatibility certification with Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers (https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/companies/osnexus/products/virtualization-with-sds). The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco® Solution Partner Program, OSNEXUS is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.

QuantaStor Software Defined Storage appliances are designed with high-availability and scale-out features required to deliver block storage for mission-critical desktop and server virtualization environments. The QuantaStor SDS Virtualization Solution is VMware 5 and 6 certified with VAAI support, ideal for virtualized database and OLTP applications, supports all flash and hybrid-flash accelerated storage configurations and delivers consistent performance with minimal downtime.

"Enterprises deploying modern applications need flexible and scalable IT solutions that can meet the ever-growing demand for storage both on premises and in the cloud," said Steve Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "The combination of the QuantaStor SDS Virtualization Solution with Cisco's UCS C-Series Rack Servers enables OSNEXUS to offer customers an easy-to-manage, secure, hyperscale block storage solution for any virtualization use case."

The Cisco Solution Partner Program, part of the Cisco Partner Ecosystem, unites Cisco with third-party independent hardware and software vendors to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers. As a Solution Partner, OSNEXUS offers a complementary product offering and has started to collaborate with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers. For more information on OSNEXUS go to: https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/companies/osnexus.

OSNEXUS Recognized on 2016 Emerging Vendors List

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 20, 2016 -- OSNEXUS, the leading developer of Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named OSNEXUS to its 2016 list of Emerging Vendors. This annual list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. In addition to celebrating these standout companies, the Emerging Vendors list also serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

OSNEXUS focuses on continuous Software Defined Storage innovation with a strong focus on product quality and industry leading support. Software Defined Storage enables enterprises to use commodity server hardware interchangeably for compute and storage as opposed to traditional storage solutions that lock IT organizations into proprietary hardware and filesystems with limited protocol support. OSNEXUS, with its QuantaStor SDS platform, is the only SDS vendor that delivers a unified, scale-out file, block and object platform on open filesystems to form storage grids up to 64 physical or virtual storage appliances and 64 PB locally or dispersed across geographies.

"The select group of companies on our Emerging Vendors list have already made a name for themselves in their short time in the IT community, introducing leading-edge technologies with the potential to transform their segments of the IT market," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "These tech suppliers are quickly making their mark on the industry and are the ones solution providers should watch in 2016."

"It's an honor to be recognized as a top emerging technology vendor by CRN," said David Feldman, vice president of worldwide sales of OSNEXUS. "Our mission at OSNEXUS is to help partners achieve mutual wins with our innovative software defined storage solutions that drive growth, and hardware margins, as well as ensure customer and partner satisfaction with every deployment."

The Emerging Vendors list will be featured in the August 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/emergingvendors.

OSNEXUS Announces End-to-End Software Defined Storage Security for Enterprise and Cloud Deployments

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 14, 2016 -- OSNEXUS, the leading developer of Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, today announced the inclusion of end-to-end security coverage for QuantaStor SDS enabling multi-layer data protection "on the wire" and "at rest" for enterprise and cloud storage deployments.

Combining protocol-level encryption with SMB, IPsec and HTTPS across any storage grid, hardware and software disk drive encryption with Intel AES-NI technology and advanced user security featuring role-based access controls, QuantaStor SDS End-to-End Security is ideal for industry applications ranging from energy, healthcare, financial services and education to government.

"Our SDS end-to-end security coverage, one of the most advanced storage security architectures in the industry, helps enterprises meet strict data security and encryption compliance requirements for both the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission," said Steve Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "QuantaStor's multi-layer security model ensures that critical information assets are secured across heterogeneous physical or virtual storage grids scalable to 64 nodes and 64 Petabytes, on-premises or in the cloud."

QuantaStor SDS allows IT generalists to set up and manage complex open source scale-out file, block and object storage technologies with only a few mouse clicks for use cases including high-performance computing, Big Data, virtualization and backup and archive.

QuantaStor SDS End-to-End Security Highlights:

User Security - QuantaStor goes beyond basic Role Based Access Control (RBAC) with Advanced User Security by masking user permissions and allowing administrators to grant permissions for users at the storage object level, to all objects in the user's associated cloud(s) or to the entire storage system.

Data Security – For data-at-rest, QuantaStor features "one-click" full drive software encryption with Intel AES-NI technology and FIPS 140-2 self-encrypting drive support with certified hardware.

Client Security – For data on-the-wire, QuantaStor provides encryption via SMB3, IPSec, and HTTPS. For iSCSI storage, QuantaStor uses Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) supporting CHAP for storage volumes, user levels and storage clouds providing easier management and SAN security.

Grid Security – All data replication and storage grid management communications are encrypted using SSL/TLS 1.2 with strong ciphers.

OSNEXUS Joins the Cisco Solution Partner Program

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 2, 2016 -- OSNEXUS announced that it has joined the Cisco® Solution Partner Program as a Solution Partner. The Internet of Everything (IoE) continues to bring together people, processes, data and things to enhance the relevancy of network connections. As a member of the Cisco Solution Partner Program, OSNEXUS is able to quickly create and deploy solutions to enhance the capabilities, performance and management of the network to capture value in the IoE.

"Enterprises today need flexible and scalable IT solutions for modern applications that can meet the ever-growing demand for storage both on premises and in the cloud," said Steve Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "With Cisco's Unified Computing System and OSNEXUS' QuantaStor Software Defined Storage (SDS) platform, we offer customers an easy-to-manage, secure, hyperscale file, block and object storage solution. This solves storage challenges across a broad set of use cases including cloud applications, Big Data, virtualization and high-performance computing (HPC)."

The Cisco Solution Partner Program, part of the Cisco Partner Ecosystem, unites Cisco with third-party independent hardware and software vendors to deliver integrated solutions to joint customers. As a Solution Partner, OSNEXUS offers a complementary product offering and has started to collaborate with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers. For more information on OSNEXUS, go to: https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/companies/osnexus.

OSNEXUS Announces Hyperscale File, Block and Object Software Defined Storage Solution for Enterprise and Cloud Deployments

QuantaStor v4 Grid Technology Enables Scale Up and Out to 64 Nodes and 64 Petabytes of Storage

BELLEVUE, Wash., March 22, 2016 -- OSNEXUS, the leading developer of Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions, announced today the availability of QuantaStor v4, a hyperscale SDS platform that enables organizations to turn commodity hardware into globally scalable storage grids with file, block and object protocol access.

Supporting up to 64 storage appliances and petabytes in a single grid, QuantaStor v4 dynamically provides encrypted storage across all standard protocols, with support for all major server vendors (HP, Dell, Cisco, IBM/Lenovo and SuperMicro), all managed as a single grid storage system.

"With the release of QuantaStor v4 our goal is to help enterprises reach new levels of efficiency.  QuantaStor enables deployment, allocation and management of their storage assets worldwide and addresses the needs for encryption and hyperscale," said Steve Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "QuantaStor v4's use of open technologies and our hardware neutral approach enables OSNEXUS to offer a unified SDS solution on a heterogeneous mix of enterprise server hardware with a rich software feature set bundled into one solution."

QuantaStor v4 allows IT generalists to take advantage of complex open source file, block and object SDS technologies with only a few mouse clicks for use cases including high-performance computing, media and entertainment, life sciences, financial services, Big Data and virtualization.

QuantaStor v4 Highlights:

File, Block and Object Storage - QuantaStor v4 adds support for scale-out object storage via the S3 and SWIFT compatible REST based protocols with scalability to 64PB of storage and 64 appliances per grid. In addition, QuantaStor v4 integrates Ceph-storage technology to deliver scale-out block storage (iSCSI, Ceph RBD) and GlusterFS technology for scale-out NAS and file storage.

Security and Encryption – QuantaStor v4 features "one-click" full drive encryption with AES-256 as well as on-the-wire encryption via SMB3, IPSec, and HTTPS. Encryption and decryption performance is accelerated by much as eight times through the use of Intel's AES-NI technology found on Intel Xeon® processors.

High Availability - Multi-node scale-out configurations are highly available with near instant failover. Additionally, native protocol support enables scale-out storage to be used for a wide range of use cases and platforms including VMware.

Remote Replication - Replicate storage volumes over a LAN or WAN to another QuantaStor v4 system with remote replication. Ideal for replicating critical workloads to a disaster recovery site. Replication integrates with snapshots providing minimal data across on-premises or cloud storage deployments.