SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Feb. 22, 2016 — Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Don Lopes, Vice President, Marketing & Channels at Nexenta, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
As the VP Marketing & Channels for Nexenta, Don Lopes serves the channel in a multitude of ways. Don drives Nexenta’s go-to-market strategy, which is entirely channel driven, by heading up the Nexenta Partner Program, providing Value Added Distributors, Value Added Resellers, System Integrators, and Service Providers with the most innovative software-defined storage solutions to enable the transition to a software-defined enterprise. Don combines excellent sales support and marketing skills to ensure Nexenta’s channel partners have everything they need in order to make their businesses successful and continue to grow strong partnerships.
"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO at The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”
“I am beyond grateful to be honored by CRN with this prestigious award,” said Don Lopes, Vice President, Marketing & Channels at Nexenta. “CRN strives to cultivate the channel and initiate important relationships across the IT industry, and this win reflects Nexenta’s continuous commitment to both our customers and partners in the same regard.”
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
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 Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HPE, Lenovo, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta: 100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.
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