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Nexenta Executive Joins Industry Executives to Discuss Software-Defined Storage and Open Source Business Models at OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (#softwaredefinedstorage) (SDS), today announced that Chief Product Officer, Thomas Cornely will speak on September 16th at OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014 in Mountain View, CA. Thomas will join several industry executives on an Open Source Business Models panel to discuss the growing presence of open source software, its ability to support a variety of Cloud infrastructures, and how to achieve profitability in this rapidly evolving space.

Details are as follows:



Open Source Business Models: Open Core, Service + Support, or: a Third Option


Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11:50 am Pacific Time

Hosted by:

OpenStack SV


Mark Collier, COO, OpenStack Foundation


Jonathan Donaldson | GM,Software Defined Infrastructure, Intel

Alex Freedland | Chairman and co-Founder, Mirantis

Thomas Cornely | Chief Product Officer, Nexenta Systems

Brian Gentile | VP and GM, Tibco Jaspersoft

Abstract: When it’s free/libre/gratis, who gets to keep the money? Open source software is now the norm, not a niche. Its broad adoption as a defacto standard has exposed enormous unexploited inefficiencies. The breadth of OpenStack adoption will create new forms of monetization, even if you don’t know what they are. Giving up on finding “the next Red Hat” or the “next Cloudera” might mean you’re looking in the rear view mirror.

“A growing number of organizations view OpenStack as the leading platform for private, public and hybrid cloud environments,” said Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer of Nexenta, “Nexenta continues to develop Software Defined Storage solutions that integrate with this open source alternative, and end users choose Nexenta and OpenStack to avoid vendor lock-in, deliver flexible, modular and lower cost benefits for their infrastructures.”

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage, delivering easy-to-use, secure and ultra-low cost storage software solutions. Nexenta solutions are hardware-, protocol-, 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 Living to Mobility; from the Internet of Things to Big Data; from OpenStack and CloudStack to Do-It-Yourself Cloud deployments. Founded around 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 www.nexenta.com, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

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