At the Vancouver OpenStack summit, software-defined storage company Nexenta announced the general availability of its NexentaEdge Block and Object Storage platform, as well as a strategic alliance agreement with Canonical and its Ubuntu OpenStack.

NexentaEdge was launched late last summer, as a scale out object storage solution with high performance block, swift, and S3 object services. Running on Intel-powered commodity servers, the Open Source-driven Software Defined Storage (OpenSDS) offering from Nexenta is optimized for big data, OpenStack clouds, and petabyte scale object based active archives.

Citing the disruptive power of those environments Nexenta Chief Product Officer Thomas Cornely said that “OpenStack clouds in particular require both high performance block services and extremely scalable object repositories.” Cornely added that his company “is unique in its ability to concurrently meet these requirements and further drive down storage costs with inline deduplication and compression of all data at any scale.”