Nexenta CEO Joins Board of Directors at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – September 11, 2014– Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced that Nexenta Chairman and CEO Tarkan Maner has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG).

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group is a public policy business trade organization, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard. SVLG represents nearly 400 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. SVLG members collectively provide nearly one of every three private sector jobs in Silicon Valley and contribute more than $3 trillion to the worldwide economy.

"I truly believe that applying technological innovation to public and private partnerships has tremendous potential to improve the quality of life," said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta.  "I am passionate about making a difference in our community and am excited to join the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s innovative and widely-respected team."

"I’ve worked with Tarkan for more than a decade. He has been an instrumental voice in making a positive impact in Silicon Valley and beyond by promoting education, healthcare, transportation and environmental initiatives," said Carl Guardino, CEO of Silicon Valley Leadership Group. "We are proud to welcome Tarkan to the Board of Directors and look forward to his passion and contribution as we work toward a common goal of economic, academic and social vitality in Silicon Valley."

Tarkan was a recent guest on Carl Guardino's CEO Show, also with special guest, Santa Clara Major, Jamie Matthews. To listen to the August 5, 2014 edition of the CEO Show, visit:

Nexenta also recently held its annual OpenSDx Summit, a leading technology industry forum dedicated to open dialogue on today’s leading technology trends, including the support of more open public/private partnerships.

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About Nexenta
Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom and speed for organizations to realize "true" benefits of Software-Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables workloads 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. Founded around an "open source” platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network. For more information visit, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.



Allison Darin