About Us


Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS). Founded in 2005 with 6,000+ customer deployments and more than 2,000 petabytes of storage under management, our privately held company delivers 100% Software-based storage solutions, providing organizations with Total Freedom to choose an easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage solution to fit their needs.  Nexenta enables everyday apps; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack to Containers – and all types of Clouds – Private, Public, and Hybrid. Founded around an Open Source platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions 24x7 - around the globe - service and support. Nexenta has an All Love approach with its global partner network, including solution integration with top hardware partners to deliver validated and certified OpenSDS solutions to fit your business requirements.

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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.