Nexenta Partners with Silicon Valley Education Foundation to Support Cloud-based Technology Innovation for K-12 Education at 11th Annual Pioneers and Purpose Event

Santa Clara, Calif.--October 28, 2015— Nexenta (@Nexenta) the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced the company’s participation and sponsorship in Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s (SVEF) 11th annual Pioneers & Purpose Event.

Pioneers & Purpose brings together the best and brightest of Silicon Valley in celebration of public education. Since 2005, Pioneers & Purpose has been the signature event of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Honoring education leaders in the region, Pioneers & Purpose has raised over $8 million for STEM—science, technology, engineering and math—education, making a tremendous impact for public school children and teachers across Silicon Valley.

This year’s event will honor John Doerr, Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, as the 2015 Pioneer Business Leader for his outstanding accomplishments in the worlds of business and philanthropy. John’s passion is helping entrepreneurs create the “Next Big Thing” in mobile and social networks, greentech innovation, and education and economic development. Ventures sponsored by John have created more than 200,000 new jobs. John serves on the boards of Amyris, Google, and Zynga, as well as several private technology ventures.

“Education provides the platform for success and is crucial to the future of Silicon Valley and the advancement of the technology industry,” said Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman at Nexenta and SVEF board member. “Nexenta is a proud sponsor of the SVEF’s ongoing efforts to strengthen public education and STEM curriculum. We look forward to attending this event again this year in celebration of education.”

The Silicon Valley Education Foundation is the leading advocate for public education in Silicon Valley, California’s sixth largest school system with over 270,000 students and 13,000 teachers. SVEF’s goal is to make Silicon Valley the number one region in California for all students graduating from high school academically prepared for post-secondary success. Through advocacy, programs, and resources for innovation, SVEF will transform Silicon Valley into a model for enhancing public education. Leveraging partnerships and resources for public education, SVEF focuses on the critical need for improvements in STEM education so that all students can reach their full potential.

Additional details on this invitation-only event can be found below.

Tweet this: .@nexenta supports education via @svefoundation's Pioneers & Purpose Event, honoring @johndoerr: #OpenSDS

Event Details

What: Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s 11th Annual Pioneers & Purpose Celebration of Education
Where: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043
When: November 4, 2015

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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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