Nexenta & Canonical team up on SDS for OpenStack

Canonical Ltd. has teamed up with Nexenta Systems Inc. to create a combined Ubuntu OpenStack and NexentaEdge solution.

The two firms have integrated two existing products – Ubuntu’s Juju service model for automating application deployment and management, and NexentaEdge, a combined block and object access storage software offering. This new joint solution provides seamless integration with Canonical OpenStack clouds while using NexentaEdge as its storage solution.

Announcing the new integration, the two companies said more than half of all OpenStack deployments in the world are based on Ubuntu. That’s good for Canonical, because Forrester Research recently said that OpenStack is fast becoming the dominant platform for private clouds, which are essentially on-premises data centers offering cloud features and services.

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