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Keynote Speaker Line-up for Nexenta OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 Announced

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 11 April 2012 - Nexenta Systems, the world’s leading provider of OpenStorage solutions for the enterprise, today revealed its full line up of keynote speakers who will be presenting at the OpenStorage User Summit, running from May 22-24, 2012, at the Mercure Hotel, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Nexenta OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 will feature world-class industry leaders in the OpenStorage industry who will participate in panels, present case studies, and provide technical vendor presentations. Focusing on OpenStorage, industry keynote speakers will cover cloud, virtual desktop infrastructure, data corruption, and the storage technologies that are accelerating innovation and how they are poised to replace costly legacy storage technologies.

The full speaker line-up includes:

    • Evan Powell, CEO, Nexenta Systems;

    • Simon Phipps, Open Source Evangelist and Technology Writer;

    • Randy Bias, Co-Founder and CTO, Cloudscaling;

    • Douglas Gourlay, VP of Marketing, Arista Networks;

    • Marc Groetelaars, Director, Northern EMEA Partner Organisation, VMware;

    • Daniel Tschudi, Sr. Manager of Cloud Business Strategy Development, Seagate;

    • Funs Kessen, Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis, (customer story);

    • Daniel Jakobsson, IT Infrastructure Manager, Ballou Hosting Intelligence (customer story).


Evan Powell, CEO, Nexenta Systems: “At last year’s event, attendees had the opportunity to speak directly with well-known industry leaders, as well as customers and partners from all over Europe. The Nexenta OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 is all about technical education and skills training; networking; and relationship-building activities. OSS also will provide the latest updates on Nexenta’s OpenStorage computing vision, roadmap, and product portfolio, including NexentaVSA for View.”

Christopher George, Founder and CTO of DDR Drive: “The OpenStorage Summit EMEA is a ‘must’ attend event. The attendees’ passion and high quality discourse make it a unique gathering for those keen on discerning the future of open storage today.”

During the two days immediately preceding the Summit (22nd - 23rd May), Nexenta will be offering numerous training classes, including an introduction to its VDI solution-NexentaVSA for View

To register and see the full Nexenta OpenStorage Summit EMEA 2012 agenda, please visit: http://www.openstoragesummit.org or follow us on Twitter at @nexentaoss.

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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.