SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions and the presenting sponsor of OpenStorage Summit 2013, (@openstorage) today announced the lineup of speakers to be featured during this event. OpenStorage Summit is being held in conjunction with Open Server Summit (@openserverevent) in Santa Clara, California, October 22-24, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Nexenta CEO Tarkan Maner (@TarkanManer) will deliver the opening keynote for the event on Wednesday, October 23 at 11:00 am. Mr. Maner will present his vision for storage at the heart of the software-defined data center. Maner recently joined Nexenta, having recently held executive roles at Dell, and Wyse Technology. Mr. Maner also serves on the boards of the Bay Area Council, World Economic Forum's Cyber-Security Alliance, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
“Software-Defined Storage is now at the forefront of the storage agenda," said Mr. Maner. "We are excited to be the leader in this market and welcome the opportunity to provide a forum where everyone involved in open source-based storage solutions can showcase their approach to revolutionizing the storage industry. Together we are changing the storage world."
OpenStorage Summit focuses on innovative developments in open source storage-related solutions. The event is open to anyone who is active in the open source and open storage communities, and whose core business is driven by storage-related open source software. Visit Nexenta at Booth 406 to see demonstrations in the latest Software-Defined Storage solutions.
A number of industry luminaries will present during the conference, including Matt Ahrens and George Wilson, leaders of the Open ZFS initiative; Joe Arnold, CEO of SwiftStack; Ben Cherian, VP of Strategic Development at InkTank; David Akerson at Intel Corporation; and industry analyst Ben Woo, Managing Director at Neuralytix, Inc. Nexenta executives Bridget Warwick, CMO and Evan Powell, CSO, will also present their thoughts on the traction that Software-Defined Storage is getting in the market.
The conference will also feature a number of moderated panel discussions and customer best practices. Nexenta customer Douglas Soltesz, CIO of Budd Van Lines (@buddvanlines) will discuss "Disaster Recovery on a Budget." Nexenta customer Brenn Oosterbaan, Mission Critical Engineer at Netherlands-based Schuberg Philis (@schuberg_philis) will present “Automating Storage System Monitoring and Management."
"Innovations in storage technology is at an all-time high," says Ben Woo, founder and managing director of Neuralytix, Inc. a leading market research and consulting firm. "The OpenStorage Summit provides a forum for users to understand how to optimally preserve, distribute and manage data. Understanding the interactions between data and storage, especially as it relates to data security, performance, scalability and addressability can return substantial enterprise value and competitive advantage."
Nexenta is the inventor and global leader in Software-Defined Storage. Nexenta delivers secure, high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage software solutions on any hardware platform, realizing the “true” Software Defined Data Center to enable the biggest challenges in IT today; from rich media-driven Social Media to Big Data; from Internet of Things to Mobility via the Cloud. Built upon an open platform and running on a broad choice of industry-standard hardware, Nexenta eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, secure and scalable unified storage management at significantly lower total cost than legacy systems. Nexenta’s global partners include @Cisco, @Dell, @VMware, and other leading IT vendors.