Industry-veteran Sam Greenblatt Joins Nexenta as Chief Technologist in Residence

SANTA CLARA, CA – February 5, 2015 -- Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced that Sam Greenblatt, recent General Manager and Chief Technology Officer of the Enterprise Solutions Group at Dell, has joined Nexenta’s advisory board as Chief Technologist in Residence, acting as Chief Advisor and Technology Evangelist.  

Sam brings deep expertise and relationships in helping organizations to evolve their technology vision and to leverage strategic technology partnerships, alliances and collaboration opportunities.  As the newest addition to Nexenta Advisory Board, Greenblatt will advise the company as it continues to grow and demonstrate leadership in the open source, Software-Defined Storage market.

At Dell, Greenblatt was involved in the architecture, communication and technical promotion of Dell's Enterprise family of products, including spearheading the integration of NexentaStor and NexentaConnect technologies with existing Dell Engineered Solutions for VMware EVO: RAIL. Earlier in his career, he served as a CTO at Hewlett Packard, Candle Corporation and Chief Innovation Officer at Computer Associates.

“Working with its deep ecosystem of customers and partners, Nexenta’s industry-disrupting approach allows enterprises to develop and deploy most demanding everyday apps via the Cloud infrastructures of the future – building on and beyond the leading legacy storage systems to achieve the highest level of simplicity, reliability and flexibility with the lowest TCO with a 100% software vision,” said Sam Greenblatt. “I am super excited to be part of an innovation-driven organization that is at the forefront of addressing today’s IT challenges with an open business model. I look forward to working with Nexenta on upcoming storage breakthroughs.” 

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Sam Greenblatt as Chief Technologist in Residence at Nexenta,” said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta. “His deep expertise as a technology innovator and visionary coupled with his insights into hyper-converged infrastructures and customer demand for flexible storage solutions, will be a strong asset to Nexenta and its customers and partners. We are looking forward to working closely with Sam and all of our advisors to help organizations realize the benefits of OpenSDx, where Open Source collaboration meets Software-Defined Everything innovation.”

About Nexenta
Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1 Exabyte (1,000 petabytes) of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates software-only “Open Source” collaboration with commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Everything” innovation via its industry-leading OpenSDxvision. Nexenta 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 Data Center-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta 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 – from Private to Public to Hybrid Clouds. 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 Citrix, Dell, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, and many others.

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Allison Darin
Nexenta Systems