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Nexenta and Other Industry Leaders Initiate Worldwide Event Series around Software Defined Storage and Infrastructure

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced the full line up of leading industry speakers for its OpenSDx Summit EMEA (@OpenSDx) on April 9 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Amsterdam Centraal Station in Amsterdam.

Formerly known as Open Storage Summit, OpenSDx Summit EMEA is in its fourth year and is Europe’s leading event focused entirely on the Software Defined Storage market.

In 2014, Software Defined solutions are edging on to the C-suite agenda, and OpenSDx is a unique nexus where key influencers and operators in the Software Defined marketplace get educated, share intelligence, and learn how to take best advantage of the SDx market opportunity.

Other leading SDx vendors, such as 2Source4, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HGST, Proact, SanDisk, VMware and others, will be in attendance to tell their stories, share product direction and SDx influence, and discuss topics from adoption strategies, to end user pitfalls, to the open source vs. legacy systems debate and much more.

The full speaker line up is:

  • Danny Smith, Chief Technology Officer, Framestore
  • Dave Lewney, Head of Storage and Messaging, University of Sussex, London, UK
  • Donna Taylor, Research Director, European Storage, IDC
  • Michael Letschin, Director Product Management of Solutions, Nexenta
  • Fabrice Dubosc, Technical Manager, Feeder, France
  • Simon Robinson, Vice President, 451 Research
  • Stefan van de Hurk, IT Manager, Armada Music Publishing, Amsterdam
  • Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO, Nexenta, Santa Clara
  • Tom Flaherty, Sales Director, Northern Europe, Arista Networks, Amsterdam
  • Tony Parkinson, VP, EMEA Enterprise, Dell, London, UK

“The calibre of speaker we announce today confirms how influential our OpenSDx Summit EMEA has become and we’re excited to welcome so many well known industry leaders, and companies to our event,” said Jill Orhun, VP, Marketing at Nexenta. “The SDx market is evolving and end users see that there is a new reality coming, with a whole host of new opportunities; as the global SDS leader, we have a unique opportunity to support cross pollination of perspectives around this growing trend.”

Event Details:



OpenSDx Summit EMEA


April 9, 2014, 09:00 – 17:30 CET


DoubleTree Hotel Amsterdam Centraal Station, Oosterdoksstraat 4


Click here to register for the event. Registration includes entrance to all presentations, lunch and cocktail hour.


About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software for enterprises. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, workload-, and app-agnostic, providing innovation freedom and speed for organizations to realize "true" benefits of Software Defined Infrastructure-centric Cloud Computing. Nexenta enables workloads from rich media-driven Social Media to Mobility; from Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack to Do-It-Yourself deployments. Founded on an "open source” platform and industry-disruptive vision, Nexenta delivers its award- and patent-winning software-only unified storage management solutions with a global partner network. For more information, visit, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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