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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Deliver Keynote Address at Nexenta OpenSDx Summit

Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced that Hillary Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York, will deliver the keynote address at Nexenta's OpenSDx Summit on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in San Francisco.

Coinciding with the last day of VMworld 2014, Nexenta’s OpenSDx Summit is an invitation-only event that convenes more than 400 CEOs, CIOs, investors and VIPs. Nexenta hosts this annual event to discuss the importance and advancement of software-defined technologies, and the impact that they have on organizations around the world as they embrace the Software-Defined Data Center. OpenSDx Summit will include industry expert panels and thought-provoking conversations around Big Data, the Internet of Things, mobility, social media, and other topics.

"We are thrilled to have Secretary Clinton deliver the keynote address at OpenSDx Summit," said Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO of Nexenta. "Now more than ever, the public and private sectors need to collaborate to provide technology that can drive innovation in the global economy. OpenSDx Summit will address the key technological and business issues that will become the backbone for doing business for the next five-ten years."

After nearly four decades of public service as an advocate for children and families, First Lady, Senator, and U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton now helps lead the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. She is also the author of the new book, Hard Choices, which chronicles her efforts to restore America’s leadership after eight years in which it was badly eroded. From repairing our fraying alliances to negotiating a cease-fire in Gaza that defended Israel’s security and headed off another war in the Middle East, to mobilizing an international coalition to impose crippling sanctions against Iran, to standing up to China and helping reassert the United States as a Pacific power, thanks to Hillary’s leadership, people were finally able to say: America’s back. She championed human rights, internet freedom, religious freedom, and rights and opportunities for women and girls, LGBT people, and young people around the world, as she has her entire career. She also went to bat for American workers and companies around the world to boost exports, create jobs back home, and level the playing field against unfair competition from China and elsewhere. At the Clinton Foundation, Hillary continues her work on behalf of women and girls, in support of early childhood development, and to help young people get the skills they need to find good jobs and participate in the global economy. She remains committed to making the American Dream an American reality.

For more information on Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, contact Nexenta.

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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