Mark Templeton, Former President and CEO at Citrix—One of the Leading Software and Cloud Technology Visionaries in the World--Joins Nexenta Advisory Board

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 15, 2016 – Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that Mark Templeton, former President and CEO at Citrix, has joined the Nexenta advisory board.

Templeton brings a wealth of experience in Software-Defined (SD) technologies having been influential as the inventor of Citrix’s SD workplace strategy. Believing that virtualization, mobility management, networking and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions can unite to provide businesses with unparalleled ability to thrive in today’s fast-paced, data-centric world, Templeton will share his insight and advise Nexenta as it continues to lead the OpenSDS market.

Templeton was appointed Citrix President and CEO in 1998 and 2001 respectively.  Under his leadership, the technology company transformed from a $15 million organization with one product, one customer segment and one go-to-market strategy, to one of the most globally recognizable brands, including well know solutions CloudStack, XenApp, XenDesktop, and XenServer, with annual revenues exceeding $3 billion.  Templeton retired in October 2015, leaving Citrix as the leader in mobile workspace technology.

“At Citrix, our vision was that a Software-defined Workplace was more productive, engaging and resilient,” says Templeton.  “Nexenta’s OpenSDS solutions not only provide greater mobility and flexibility in the face of ever-more data demanding deployments, but they are doing so while also driving down critical IT infrastructure costs.  For too long businesses have been at the mercy of the legacy storage vendors, Nexenta is giving the power back to the enterprise.”

“Yet again, we are delighted to be strengthening Nexenta Advisory Board with someone of Mark’s stature,” says Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO, at Nexenta.  “His leadership and vision for Citrix were based on his belief that SD technology will be a vital aspect of tomorrow’s workplace and his expertise and network will be invaluable to us.  The future is SD everything (SDx) and with Mark on-board, we’ll continue to be the torch bearer.”  

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About Nexenta
Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 42 patents, and more than 1,500 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates deep software-only “Open Source” collaboration with one of the largest and most vibrant Open Source communities (46,000 members) and a comprehensive vision around a commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation enabling ANY app, cloud platform and protocol. Nexenta is 100% Software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, cloud platform-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom protecting them against punitive “vendor-lock-in”, “vendor-bait-n-switch”, and “vendor-rip-n-replace” gimmicks. Nexenta provides enterprises with the "true" benefits of “true” Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. 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 – 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 along with enterprise-scale 24x7 - around the globe - All Love - service and support with a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, Lenovo, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta:  100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.

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