Nexenta Helps BAS Group Scale for
NexentaStor delivers high availability, high performance, tiered OpenStorage solution to large Dutch retailer
Almere, the Netherlands — 27 April 2012 — Nexenta Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions for the enterprise, today announced that BAS Group, the largest electronics retailer and e-tailer in the Netherlands, has chosen Nexenta to replace its Open-E storage environment. The Dutch retailer, which owns Dynabyte, Dixons and MyCom, selected NexentaStor to significantly improve overall performance and minimise the risks of downtime to its storage systems.
After the acquisition of Dexcom, and the coinciding expansion in retail stores and employees, BAS Group needed to redesign its storage environment dramatically. To provide ‘clever integration of online and offline shopping’ to Dutch consumers, BAS Group migrated to two Nexenta HA (high availability) 10Gbps NFS connected clusters with a total capacity of 64TB.
With the Nexenta solution, the Dutch organisation increased I/O speeds for its SQL servers that update the retailer’s websites 24/7. It also has significantly improved customer interaction and data center performance. BAS Group uses NexentaStor’s management console to monitor its full storage environment, enable storage pooling and tiering, and migrate volume services.
BAS Group had specific storage requirements to support the dramatic growth in terms of organisation and activities. This implementation clearly demonstrates how Nexenta helps businesses benefit from high availability, scalable, smart, and cost effective storage systems by migrating them to an OpenStorage platform.
— Jacco van Achterberg, Sales Director EMEA, Nexenta Systems
We have achieved extremely high performance with the Nexenta system. It is highly scalable and gives us an in-depth view to all storage functions. We can monitor and see everything. We are really happy with NexentaStor.
— Eddo Jansen, Software & Infrastructure Manager, BAS Group
Find out more about Nexenta at its EMEA OpenStorage Summit 2012
Nexenta hosts the OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 in Amsterdam on May 22-24. This event offers both strategic and hands-on guidance for OpenStorage IT infrastructures demonstrating how virtualisation, high-availability, and cloud technologies work together to make businesses more agile and efficient. Key note speakers include: Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta; Randy Bias, Co-Founder and CTO of CloudScaling; Douglas Gourlay, VP of Marketing, Arista Networks; and Simon Phipps, Open Source Evangelist and Technology Writer. For more information, visit: www.openstoragesummit.org
About Nexenta Systems
Nexenta® Systems is the world’s leading provider of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. The company’s flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage management. NexentaStor is a storage software solution built upon ZFS technology. It operates on industry standard x86 servers and provides NAS and SAN capabilities, including support for CIFS, NFS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel storage access.
Running on industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.
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