Goldman Sachs Honors Nexenta CEO as a Leading Technology Entrepreneur for 2015

Nexenta Continues Its Industry Leadership via Open Source-driven Software Defined Storage

Santa Clara, Calif.--October 12, 2015Nexenta (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that Chairman and CEO, Tarkan Maner, will be honored for a second consecutive year as one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” at the fourth annual Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit (#GSInnovators).

The Builders + Innovators Summit 2015 brings together emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs from a diverse set of industries. Participants will engage in two days of discussions and workshops, focused on building enduring companies that reshape industries and make the world better through innovation. 

This event will also feature presentations from business and political luminaries, as well as special guests who can offer unique perspectives on entrepreneurship and significant global trends. Past events welcomed top executives and political figures such as Larry Ellison, Elon Musk, David Geffen, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton; and former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, among others.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Goldman Sachs for a second year in a row,” said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO at Nexenta. “The Nexenta team embodies an entrepreneurial spirit and continues to drive innovation through software-defined solutions, evident in such recognition.” 

Goldman Sachs is an American multinational investment banking firm that engages in global investment banking, securitiesinvestment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients. For more than 145 years, through advice, financing and networks, Goldman Sachs has helped entrepreneurs fund and grow their businesses.

Additional details on this invitation-only event can be found below.

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Event Details

What: Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit
Where: The Four Seasons Biltomore Resort, Santa Barbara, Calif.
When: October 14-16, 2015
Who: Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO, Nexenta                                                         

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 33 patents, and more than 1,200 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation. Nexenta OpenSDS solutions are 100% software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive vendor lock-in. Nexenta provides organizations with the "true" benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta OpenSDS enables everyday apps from rich media-driven Social Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments – for 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 with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. 

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Allison Darin
Director of Communications and Public Relations, Nexenta