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Nexenta CEO Tarkan Maner.
One of the overarching trends in IT in recent years has been the decoupling of hardware and control software, leading to 'software-defined' data centre infrastructure utilising commodity servers, networking and storage. The advantages, in broad terms, are lower capital and operational costs, plus higher levels of utilisation and enhanced flexibility.

A leader in the software-defined storage (SDS) sector is Nexenta, a startup founded in 2005 to exploit Sun's open-source OpenSolaris operating system, creating Nexenta OS as the basis for a ZFS-based software-only SDS platform.

I recently met with CEO Tarkan ...

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