Nexenta to Host CEO Panel at VMworld 2015 around the Latest Trends, Challenges, and Success Stories on Open Source and Software-Defined Data Center Technologies

C-Level Executives from Aberdeen, Canonical, ClusterHQ, LoadDynamix, Northern Backup, ScaleMatrix, VMware and Wipro to join Chris Mellor at The Register for the Panel Discussion

SAN FRANCISCO and SANTA CLARA, CA - August 26, 2015Nexenta (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) solutions, today announced that Tarkan Maner, Nexenta Chairman and CEO, will be speaking at VMworld 2015, on Monday, August 31st at 4:30pm at Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3014.

The panel discussion will focus on the future trends and real-life real-world challenges and solutions around Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS). They will discuss unique vertical perspectives around how Software-Defined Storage and Infrastructures are changing the data center as we know it, and what you will need to do to prepare. Join Tarkan as he moderates a panel featuring Nexenta customers and partners like Aberdeen, Canonical, ClusterHQ, LoadDynamix, Northern Backup, ScaleMatrix, The Register, Wipro and VMware; each of whom have designed, created and had experience with OpenSDS solutions.

In this session you’ll learn about:

  • Real-world challenges and solutions for Big Data and hybrid-cloud deployments, and the interconnections among them
  • Myths and beliefs regarding software-defined solutions vs. what leading enterprises are actually doing and experiencing
  • How trends in storage technology over the next three years will transform your data center and how you can capitalize on them for competitive advantage

Open Software-Defined Storage – Nexenta Customers & Partners Tell Their Story

Monday, August 31st, 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Attend a panel discussion with Nexenta partners and customers to explore the real world problems of hybrid-cloud deployments and how OpenSDS offers a whole new approach.  Audience members will have a chance to win three Apple Watches.

Moderator: Tarkan Maner, Chairman & CEO, Nexenta
Panelists include:

  • Moshe Ovadya, President & CEO, Aberdeen
  • Christian (Kiko) Reis, VP of Hyperscale Computing, Canonical
  • Luke Marsden, CTO & Founder, ClusterHQ
  • Tim Van Ash, VP of Products, LoadDynamix
  • Brent Thumlert, Systems Architect, Northern Backup
  • Chris Orlando, CMO & Co-Founder, ScaleMatrix
  • Chris Mellor, Storage Reporter, The Register
  • Michael Haag, Product Marketing Manager, VMware
  • Anuj Bhalla, VP, Wipro

Tweet this: Join us at #VMworld for our exciting panel with @Nexenta to find out how #SDS is revolutionizing the #datacenter.

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. 

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