Nexenta Hosts Its Annual OpenSDx Customer Conference at OpenStack Summit 2016, in Austin, TX

New Scale-Out Open Software-Defined Software Portfolio and Partnerships Focus on Open Source Collaboration around Software-Defined Innovation on Standard Hardware Infrastructures for Big Data-centric Hybrid Clouds

Leading Sponsors Include ATTO, Mellanox, Pluribus, and Supermicro along with Canonical, Dell, Lenovo, Rancher, ScaleMatrix, Solinea, and University of Cambridge

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 20, 2016 – Nexenta (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that it will be bringing its industry disrupting portfolio of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions to The OpenStack Summit, April 25 – 29, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin. Nexenta will also be a startup sponsor of the event.

Exhibiting on booth B21, attendees will be able to gain a deeper understanding of how OpenSDS is changing the storage landscape by empowering companies to manage ever-more data-heavy workloads, while freeing them from the expensive shackles of vendor lock-in. Nexenta executives will be on-hand to discuss the company’s growing portfolio, including the latest updates and an interactive presentation of NexentaEdge, Nexenta’s high performance scale-out block and object storage solution.

Nexenta will also be participating in the ‘OpenStack Community Tech Trivia Booth Crawl’. Providing attendees with a chance to interact with leading vendors in a way that differs from traditional conference conversations. Each visitor will be issued with a ‘game card’ with the aim of receiving stamps from all participating companies. The event will take place Monday 25 April, 18:10 – 19:30 and, to enter, attendees must tweet a photo of their stamped game cards alongside the hashtag #OSTechTrivia. The winner will receive a full access pass to 2016 OpenStack Summit in Barcelona (October 25 – 28) and a four night stay in a hotel close to the venue.

To join Nexenta at the event, register here:

In addition, Nexenta will be hosting its OpenSDx Summit 2016. Headline sponsored by Supermicro along with Pluribus, Mellanox, and ATTO, the event will consist of dinner and drinks, and will continue the industry-wide dialogue on the next big things, ‘Open Source’ collaboration and ‘Software-Defined Everything’ (SDx) innovation. 

What:              Nexenta OpenSDx Summit 2016
When:             April 25, 2016, 18:30 – 21:30 (UTC)
Where:            Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Texas
Speakers:        Jane Siber (CEO, Canonical), Sheng Liang (Co-Founder and CEO, Rancher
                          Labs), Adrian Ionel (former CEO and Co-Founder, Mirantis), George Vahle (Director
                          of Business Development, ScaleMatrix), and Dr. Paul Calleja (Director of High
                          Performance Computing Service, University of Cambridge)

To register for your place at Nexenta’s OpenSDx Summit, visit

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About Nexenta
Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 42 patents, and more than 1,500 petabytes of storage under management. Nexenta uniquely integrates deep software-only “Open Source” collaboration with one of the largest and most vibrant Open Source communities (46,000 members) and a comprehensive vision around a commodity hardware-centric “Software-Defined Storage” innovation enabling ANY app, cloud platform and protocol. Nexenta is 100% Software-based; and 100% hardware-, protocol-, cloud platform-, and app-agnostic providing organizations with Total Freedom, protecting them against punitive “vendor-lock-in”, “vendor-bait-n-switch”, and “vendor-rip-n-replace” gimmicks. Nexenta provides enterprises with the "true" benefits of “true” Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta 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 along with enterprise-scale 24x7 - around the globe - All Love - service and support with a global partner network, including Canonical, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, IBM, Lenovo, Micron, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta:  100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.

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