Nexenta Holds Annual Executive Summit on Open Source and Software-Defined Everything

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Keynote at Nexenta OpenSDx Summit 2014

Speakers Include CEOs and Key Executives at Citrix, Cloudscaling, CERN, Dell, Ernst & Young, HP, Mirantis, SanDisk, Softbank, Supermicro, Teradici, University of California System, VCE, VMware, Western Digital, and Wipro

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 18, 2014 – Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced that the company will host its annual invitation-only Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, one of the technology industry’s leading executive forums, on Thursday, August 28th, at St. Regis Hotel, in San Francisco, CA. The Summit will feature a full day of thought-provoking discussions where attendees will hear from today’s industry leaders on emerging Open Source and Software-Defined Data Center technologies – and take part in executive networking opportunities.

“We are super excited to host one of the most innovative executive events in the industry, including many leading technology thought leaders and sought-after speakers in the industry. We are honored to bring two of the most innovative political leaders, committed to IT innovation, education, and economic growth via public and private partnerships; University of California system President, Janet Napolitano, and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,” said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO at Nexenta. “Our Summit also rides on the heels of VMworld 2014, where we are announcing some of the most disruptive new solutions around Open Source-driven Software-Defined Data Center technologies.”

In addition to Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Napolitano, several top hi-tech leaders and innovators will be speaking at the event, including:

  • Mark Templeton, CEO at Citrix Systems
  • Randi Bias, Founder and CEO at Cloudscaling
  • Marius Haas, President and COO at Dell Enterprise Solutions Group
  • Gunther Dissertori, Distinguished Professor at ETH Zurich/CERN
  • Maria Pinelli, Global Vice Chair at Ernst & Young
  • Tom Bradicich, VP, Engineering at HP
  • Boris Renski, Founder at Mirantis
  • Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman at Nexenta
  • Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO at SanDisk
  • Andrew Schwabecher, Head of Cloud Computing at Softbank
  • Charles Liang, CEO at Supermicro
  • Dan Cordingley, CEO at Teradici
  • Praveen Akkiraju, CEO at VCE
  • Pat Gelsinger, CEO at VMware
  • Steve Milligan, President and CEO at Western Digital
  • Andrey Zhulenev, Partner at Wipro

Nexenta’s OpenSDx Summit is open to all press. To request a media pass and receive media requirements, please email

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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 the "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
Nexenta Systems