Tarkan Maner (@tarkanmaner) Joins Nexenta (@nexenta) as Chairman and CEO

  Tarkan Maner (@tarkanmaner) Joins Nexenta (@nexenta) as Chairman and CEO

 Nexenta to Disrupt the $6B Software Defined Data Center (#SDDC) Market with
                             Innovative Solutions

VMworld 2013 US

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- August 28, 2013

Nexenta, the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage
(#SoftwareDefinedStorage) solutions, today announced the appointment of Tarkan
Maner as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. An accomplished entrepreneur,
executive leader, investor, advisor and philanthropist, Maner brings over 20
years of experience working with disruptive and revolutionary technology
solutions that lead to better living in a better world. Maner succeeds Mark
Lockareff who has served as Nexenta’s interim CEO since February 2013.

“I am honored and delighted to join the Nexenta family, the leading
market-disrupting software-defined storage company with a super passionate
team, loyal customers and inspired partners. I look forward to working with
our extended global team to bring the most innovative solutions and unmatched
quality experience and success to our customers and partners all around the
world,” said Maner.

“Today Nexenta takes a major step forward building upon our leadership of a
category we pioneered: software–defined storage. Tarkan Maner is the right
leader to take Nexenta and software-defined storage to the next level. He is
one of the most proven, dynamic, and visionary leaders in building companies
delivering critical technology for enterprises, service providers and
governments world-wide. His recent success in transforming Wyse into a market
leading company bodes well as we look to accelerate the growth of our business
under his leadership,” said Evan Powell (@epowell101), Co-founder and Chief
Strategy Officer at Nexenta. "Mark Lockareff (@lockareff) did a wonderful job
for Nexenta during his time as interim CEO, from closing our Series D round of
financing to overseeing continued product innovations, as well as
strengthening our key alliances with VMware, Dell and Cisco. We thank him for
his distinguished service and welcome him to our Board of Advisors."

Maner brings to Nexenta an impressive resume of experience with leading
technology companies, as a global executive operator as well as an investor
and advisor. His operational and investment areas of focus include
infrastructure software, social media, mobility, virtualization, converged
infrastructures, contextual intelligence and cloud computing. He had leading
executive roles at Dell, Wyse, CA, IBM, Quest, and Sterling Software. He is
the founding chairman of TechAmerica’s cloud computing commission. He has been
serving on the boards of the Bay Area Council, World Economic Forum's
Cyber-Security Alliance, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and Silicon
Valley Leadership Group, a coalition of senior executives to improve the
quality of life for all citizens of the region and the world through its
advocacy around public and private policy issues, from the mecca of innovation
and progress; Silicon Valley. He is involved in leading, advising and
fund-raising for several global not-for-profit organizations and programs
around economic development, poverty elimination, entrepreneurship, education
and social justice including; Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship, Strategic Growth
and Innovation Programs, Americas Society/Council of Americas (AS/COA), MIT’s
Collaborative Infrastructure Initiatives, Network for Teaching
Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Project Skolkovo (Russia), and eLearning Africa. He
has been an advisor to several IT start-up companies and boards. He is the
winner of the 2012 and the lead judge of the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur
of the Year Award Programs in California and a frequent speaker, commentator
and author on current business, economic and social issues in the media and
academic circles. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey
with a B.S. degree in Engineering Management. He received an MBA degree at
Midwestern State University in Texas. He also attended Advanced Management
Program at Harvard Business School.

Nexenta invites everyone at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco to visit the Nexenta
booth #2337 where the company will be showcasing its recently launched Nexenta
VSA for VMware Horizon View^TM, software-defined storage for VMware Horizon
View which includes application-defined storage acceleration. (Nexenta VSA for
VMware Horizon View will also be featured in VMware’s tech session #EUC5708).
Nexenta will be present at various events at VMworld 2013, including at
#plusultravmworld2013 event at St. Regis Hotel’s Yerba Buena Terrace across
from the Moscone Center on Wednesday, 8/28/13 at 5 pm.

Connect with Nexenta via Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn

About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Software-Defined Storage. Its flagship
software platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable,
cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon an “open
platform” and running on a broad choice of industry-standard hardware,
NexentaStor 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 @Dell, @Cisco, @VMware, and other
leading IT leaders.

More information about Nexenta, and free trials of Nexenta solutions, can be
found at www.nexenta.com. Partners selling NexentaStor-based storage solutions
can be found at: http://www.nexenta.com/corp/store/resellers-search.

Contact:

Media contacts:
Nexenta Systems
Kort van Bronkhorst
Sr. Director Corporate Marketing
Tel: +1-408-644-0986
or
Touchdown PR
Emily Gallagher / Laura White
Tel: +44-1252-717040
nexenta@touchdownpr.com
 
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