Nexenta CEO to Present on Next Generation Open Software-Defined Storage at University of Colorado; Joint Collaboration with Colorado Technology Foundation

Santa Clara, Calif.—May 5, 2015—Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman, will be presenting on the next generation of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) in partnership with University of Colorado, Denver’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Colorado Technology Foundation (CTF). 

Tarkan Maner’s presentation, entitled “The Evolution of the Data Center: The Next Generation of Software-Defined Storage,” will be presented in the Student Commons Building on the University of Colorado’s Denver campus. He will offer his perspective on the direction of the Big Data and storage industries, highlighting the progression toward a ‘software-defined everything’ world. 

Maner is a global executive, investor and advisor in the information technology industry. His operational and investment areas of focus include social media, mobility, Internet of everything, big data, cloud computing, and where software-defined infrastructure trends now redefine the enterprises from the data center to the end users.

The Colorado Technology Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Colorado Technology Association that bridges companies to STEM education, technology and workforce programs in Colorado. CTF exists to make it easy for companies to meaningfully engage in the community to create the future workforce they need.

This event is open to the public and the campus community. Additional details on the event can be found below.

Event Details

What: University of Colorado, Denver’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Presents “The Evolution of the Data Center: The Next Generation Software-Defined Storage” 
Where: Student Commons Building, Room 2500 A, 1201 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204
When: 5 p.m. MDT, May 5 
Who: Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman, Nexenta
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About Nexenta
Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 1,000+ partners, 30+ patents, and more than 1,000 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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