Software-Defined Storage vendor, Nexenta, and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu and Ubuntu OpenStack, have jointly announced their strategic alliance agreement. The alliance would allow Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack customers to benefit from Nexenta’s full spectrum of open source-driven products for their large scale private and hybrid clouds.
Since its launch in 2004, the Ubuntu OS has become a natural cloud OS choice for users of all kinds, from Fortune 500 companies to hardware makers, content providers, software developers and individual technologists. Ubuntu OpenStack is one of the leading distributions of OpenStack.
Together, Canonical and Nexenta will develop and deliver solutions that would help customers simplify and accelerate large-scale Ubuntu OpenStack deployments on Nexenta OpenSDS solutions, including NexentaStor for File and Block and NexentaEdge for Object and Block. Nexenta has also joined the Canonical Charm Partner Programme and will provide “seamless” support for Canonical service model Juju. Juju provides a high-level service model for automating the deployment and management of applications. Nexenta has also become a member of Canonical’s OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL).
Canonical’s Charm Program
“With Nexenta joining Canonical’s Cloud Partner program we plan to further extend our technology collaboration with the integration and availability of NexentaEdge through Canonical’s Juju tools,” said John Zannos, VP Cloud Alliances, Canonical. “Working together will allow Ubuntu OpenStack and Juju to easily choose and deploy Nexenta storage products for customers using OpenStack.”
Both Canonical and Nexenta plan to further extend their technology collaboration with the integration and availability of NexentaEdge through Canonical’s Charm program and packaging solution Landscape that allows users of Ubuntu OpenStack to easily choose and deploy Nexenta products as their choice for storage.
“Our goal is to take Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage technology mainstream,” said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO, Nexenta. “With data volumes growing at a record rate, customers are looking for innovative cost effective approaches. By working with Canonical we can combine the benefits of OpenStack with our market leading OpenSDS solutions.”