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Big Switch CEO to Speak at Nexenta OpenSDx Summit 2014

Douglas Murray Joins Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Top Executives From Citrix, Dell, Mirantis and VMware

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/27/14 -- Big Switch Networks, the Software Defined Networking pioneer, today announced that CEO Douglas Murray will be presenting at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, one of the technology industry's leading executive forums. The OpenSDx Summit will take place on Thursday, August 28th at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. Doug will speak on the panel, "Data Center and the Future -- What is Next" to an audience comprised of leaders from various fields including political, educational, scientific, and technology.

The Summit will feature a full day of thought-provoking discussions where attendees will hear from industry leaders on emerging technologies, as well as take part in executive networking opportunities.

"I am thrilled to be participating in the OpenSDx Summit as we discuss the future of the Data Center," said Douglas Murray, CEO at Big Switch Networks. "Technology is having a material impact on our day-to-day lives and the modern world is increasingly software defined. The software defined Data Center of the future will accelerate technology adoption and foster collaboration across industries and borders."

"We are honored to be joined by Douglas Murray at the OpenSDx Summit," said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta. "Our Summit is a tremendous platform for sharing disruptive ideas, solutions, success stories, and top-tier networking between leading tech insiders, investors, and analysts. This year's Summit themes are focused around innovation, Open Source, Software-Defined Data Center, and cloud services."

In addition to Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and University of California President, Janet Napolitano, several top hi-tech leaders and innovators will be speaking at the event, including:

  • Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware
  • Marius Haas, President and COO of Dell Enterprise Solutions Group
  • Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman of Nexenta
  • Boris Renski, Founder of Mirantis
  • JR Rivers, CEO of Cumulus
  • Andrew Schwabecher, Head of Cloud Computing at Softbank
  • Mark Templeton, CEO of Citrix Systems

Nexenta's OpenSDx Summit is open to all press. To request a media pass and receive media credentials and requirements, please email [email protected].

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About Big Switch Networks
Big Switch Networks is the market leader in bringing hyperscale data center networking technologies to a broader audience. The company is taking three key hyperscale technologies -- OEM/ODM bare metal and open Ethernet switch hardware, sophisticated SDN control software, and core-and-pod data center designs -- and leveraging them in fit-for-purpose products designed for use in enterprises, cloud providers, and service providers. The company's Big Tap Monitoring Fabric is an entry level solution to monitor existing networks, and the flagship Big Cloud Fabric is the industry's most advanced bare metal switching fabric intended for new data center pods such as private cloud, big data, and VDI. For additional information, email [email protected], follow @bigswitch, or visit

Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Tap, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light vSwitch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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