Nexenta CEO Tarkan Maner Joins Cloudscaling Board of Directors

Former CEO of Wyse and Head of Dell Cloud Client Computing Brings Depth of Technology Innovation and Business Growth Experience to the OpenStack Leader

LIGHTNING RELEASES: SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (5/20/2014)– Cloudscaling, the trusted leader in OpenStack-powered IaaS for private and hybrid clouds, today announced that Tarkan Maner has joined its Board of Directors.  Maner is an industry leader and cloud computing expert, having served as the VP of Cloud Client Computing for Dell Computers.  Maner is the CEO and Chairman of Nexenta and has also held various executive roles at notable companies such as Dell, Wyse, IBM, Computer Associates, Quest Software, and Sterling Software, offering a breadth of technology industry experience and knowledge.

“We are honored to have Tarkan Maner join our Board as we work to achieve a leadership position in the rapidly growing open source cloud computing market,” said Randy Bias, CEO of Cloudscaling.  “His extensive expertise in cloud computing and managing fast growing companies will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors as we continue our aggressive growth. We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefiting from his insight and guidance.”

Maner is the founding chairman of TechAmerica’s cloud computing commission. He has also served on the boards of the Bay Area Council, World Economic Forum’s Cyber-Security Alliance, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Maner was the winner of the 2012 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in California, and the recipient of 2012 TechAmerica Community Service Innovator Award.  He graduated from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey with a B.S. degree in Engineering Management, and received an MBA degree at Midwestern State University in Texas.

“The future of the enterprise stack is all about openness, agility, portability and speed in a multi-cloud world at lowest possible TCO,” said Maner. “Cloudscaling is building the next generation of enterprise infrastructure that will support the next generation of cloud applications, and I’m proud to be part of the team that will make that vision a reality.”

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Cloudscaling is the trusted leader in OpenStack-powered IaaS for private and hybrid clouds. Our core product, Open Cloud System (OCS), is the most advanced OpenStack-powered cloud infrastructure software available. OCS is designed to meet the requirements of next generation cloud-based applications, delivering the agility, performance, and economic benefits of leading public cloud providers, but deployable in the customer’s data center and under IT’s control. Cloudscaling is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Trinity Ventures, Juniper Networks and Seagate Technologies.


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