Nexenta and Silicon Valley Education Foundation Partner to Support K-12 Education in Silicon Valley

Nexenta Extends its Market Leadership in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage in Education and Public Sector via Philanthropic Public-Private Partnerships

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 18, 2015 – Nexenta, (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it is a lead sponsor for the Silicon Valley Wine Auction on Saturday, June 20th at Levi’s ® Stadium. In partnership with the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, 100% of the proceeds from this premier VIP event will benefit K-12 education in Silicon Valley. 

The event will kick off at 2pm with the Grand Wine & Food Tasting featuring over 50 vintners and 150 wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains paired with epicurean delights as well as over 200 silent auction lots. At 5:30pm, the Wine Pairing Dinner featuring rare and exclusive wines from notable vintners of the Santa Cruz Mountains and silent and live auctions hosted by The Gavel Girl, DawnMarie Kotsonis and emceed by CBS’s Foodie Chap, Liam Mayclem. Live entertainment will also be provided by world-renowned artist Michael Israel whose work has been described as “Cirque du Soleil meets Picasso.” Paintings created at the dinner will be auctioned off and smaller works will be available during the silent auction at the Grand Tasting.

What:                      Silicon Valley Wine Auction
When:                     Saturday, June 20th – Tasting at 2pm, Dinner at 5:30pm PT
Where:                    Levi’s® Stadium

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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, 33 patents, and more than 1,100 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