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CEO Evan Powell to discuss company’s explosive growth, its commitment to product innovation and opportunities for expansion at leading private company and venture capital summit

San Francisco, CA—May 11, 2012— Nexenta® Systems, a world leader in OpenStorage solutions, today announced that CEO Evan Powell will discuss the company’s strategic plans to further accelerate its unmatched market growth through breakthrough product initiatives in storage, cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Powell’s presentation is part of the “Stars of Tomorrow” track for the Think Equity LLC “Think Tomorrow – Today Summit 2012” taking place May 15-16, 2012 in Palo Alto, Calif.

Who: Evan Powell, CEO, Nexenta Systems

What: Think Equity LLC “Think Tomorrow – Today Summit 2012”

When: May 15, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. PT

Where: Ballroom A, Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley
2050 University Avenue, East Palo Alto, California 94303

Details: As part of the “Stars of Tomorrow” track, CEO Evan Powell will detail Nexenta System’s unique OpenStorage model and flagship product NexentaStor that employs ZFS technology, the world’s best enterprise class file system, and works with any industry-standard hardware. Powell will address the company’s latest innovations including Cloud Archive that integrates with the leading public cloud systems, and NexentaVSA for View, designed to drastically simplify and reduce the cost of VDI deployments. Powell will provide insight into the company’s 400% growth in 2011 and how it intends to continue the momentum that has made it the fastest growing enterprise storage company.

About Powell

Evan Powell is an entrepreneur with broad experience in building software and service companies. Most recently, Powell was founding CEO and then vice president of marketing and business development at Clarus Systems, the leading provider of IP Communications management software to Global 2000 enterprises. Prior to founding Clarus Systems, Powell was an early employee at ThinkLink, where he was director of business development. ThinkLink was one of the earliest providers of consumer VoIP and messaging services.

Prior to ThinkLink, Powell helped build Working Assets, one of the pioneers in socially responsible business. During Powell's tenure, the company quickly grew into one of the largest telecom service resellers in the United States.


About Nexenta Systems

Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.

More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based NexentaStor, can be found at www.nexenta.com or call (877) 862-7770. Partners selling NexentaStor-based hardware/software appliances can be found at www.nexenta.com/partners.


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Merrill Freund or Lauren Connelly



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