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Open Server Summit Announces Leadoff Keynote by Tarkan Maner of Nexenta

Open Server Summit is pleased to report that Tarkan Maner, newly named Chairman/CEO of Nexenta, will lead off the keynote schedule by describing how Software-Defined Storage can help meet the demands of big data and cloud computing

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SANTA CLARA, CA – October 9, 2013 – Open Server Summit, a leading Silicon Valley conference for the server industry taking place October 22-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, is delighted to announce that Tarkan Maner of Nexenta will be its leadoff keynoter. His presentation, entitled “Trillions of Objects, More Petabytes Every Day”, will focus on the tremendous storage demands raised by big data, megawebsites, mobile access, cloud computing, and real-time analysis. He will explain how storage is the next frontier now that virtualization has increased server utilization and reduced demand for servers. Software-defined storage can help control costs, increase performance, simplify maintenance, and better serve the varied and fast-changing needs of data centers and applications.

Tarkan Maner is an accomplished entrepreneur, executive leader, investor, advisor, and philanthropist. He brings over 20 years of experience working with disruptive and revolutionary technology solutions that lead to better living in a better world. He was previously CEO at Wyse Technology, where he built the company into the global leader in cloud client computing before its acquisition by Dell in 2012. He has also been VP/GM of Dell Cloud Client Computing and a senior executive at CA, IBM, Sterling Commerce, and Sterling Software.

He has served on the boards of the Bay Area Council, World Economic Forum's Cyber-Security Alliance, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a coalition of senior Silicon Valley executives aimed at improving the quality of life for all citizens of the region and the world.

Maner’s keynote will occur on Wednesday, October 23 at 11 am in the Great America Ballroom. It will be open to all conference attendees. To register for the conference, go to

About the Open Server Summit

Open Server Summit (“OSS”), produced by Conference Concepts and formerly called Server Design Summit, celebrates its 5th anniversary October 23-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. OSS focuses on the design of next-generation servers with topics ranging from semiconductors and network interface cards through powerful high-end systems and overall infrastructure design and operation. The conference also covers data center efficiency, cloud storage, virtualization, ultra-low-power server clusters, DC power, PCIe flash caching, and liquid cooling. Industry visionaries will address the use of SSDs, ARM-based microservers, software-defined networking, and other efforts toward combining industry-standard hardware with open-source software.

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OpenStorage Summit focuses on innovation development s in open-source storage-related solutions. The Summit is open to anyone active in the open source and open storage community whose core business is driven by storage-related open source software.

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