Nexenta to Bring Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage Focus to the Software-Defined Infrastructure Summit

SANTA CLARA, Calif – December 1, 2015 – Nexenta (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solutions, today announced that it will be speaking at the Software-Defined Infrastructure Summit, Santa Clara.  Held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, California (December 1-3), the summit will focus on infrastructure for Big Data and cloud computing and will bring together the industry leading experts and professionals who will showcase the latest innovation.

As the world continues to become more data-driven due to Big Data and cloud computing, the traditional infrastructure relied upon to support such demanding processes has been a constraint.   Unable to provide the necessary scalability and consistent performance, the industry needs data center technology to evolve in order to support today’s mass data activities.  Software-Defined technology is the next evolutionary step and summit attendees will discover first-hand how Nexenta, with its award winning OpenSDS solutions, is leading the way.

During the summit, Nexenta will be participating and leading the following panel discussions and seminars.

Title:                Future of Software-Defined Storage
When:             Tuesday, December 1, 16:00 – 17:00 PST
Moderator:     Ashish Nadkarni, Research Director, IDC
Panellists:       Rick Braddy, CEO, SoftNAS
Karthik Balachandran, Solutions Sales, CloudVelox
Vikram Gupta, Head/Product Management, Cloudian
Clod Barrera, Distinguished Engineer/Chief Technical Strategist, IBM
Anjaneya (Reddy) Chagam, Chief SDS Architect, Intel
Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer, Nexenta

Abstract:         The panel will discuss what the future has in store for SDS, including which
technologies will rise to prominence in 2016 and the challenges they expect to face.

Title:                Creating an Innovation Machine with SDI
When:               Thursday, December 3, 11:30 – 12:00 PST
Speaker:           Sam Greenblatt, Nexenta Advisory Board, Technologist in Residence, Nano Global
Abstract:         An obvious problem with today’s data center infrastructures is that change is both
difficult and dangerous.  It is difficult because it generally involves many low-level,
highly detailed structures and depends on both hardware and software.  It is
dangerous because legacy applications on which enterprises rely for their ordinary
daily activities may not run in the new infrastructure – and who knows exactly why?
SDI offers a much better basis for change.  It not only makes change simpler, but it
can also leave the original architecture readily available in case of problems.  All you
do is restore the original parameters in software or, even better, keep a copy of that
architecture in “virtual” form.  So you end up with an innovation machine – you can
innovate all you want in software while keeping the original base architecture for use
as needed or when changes have unexpected side effects.

Title:                Vision for the Software-Defined Data Center
When:               Thursday, December 3, 12:00 – 12:30 PST
Speaker:           Tarkan Maner, Chairman & CEO, Nexenta
Abstract:          Join Tarkan Maner as he discusses the future for the software-defined data center,
software-defined storage, and software-defined infrastructure.  Everything must
change in the era of Big Data, cloud computing, and the storage explosion – and
software-defined everything is clearly the solution.

Tweet this: Join @Nexenta at the @sdisummit to discover the latest innovation in Software-Defined tech! #OpenSDS #BigData #Cloud

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.

For more information, visit, www.nexenta.comTwitter(link is external)Facebook(link is external)LinkedIn(link is external), and YouTube(link is external). Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

Company Contact:
Allison Darin
Nexenta Systems