SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
(@Nexenta), the global leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS)
(#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced the appointment of
Phil Underwood as Chief Operating Officer.
Phil joins Nexenta following seven years at Wyse Technology, where he
held the same position. During his tenure at Wyse, Phil functioned as a
pivotal part of the executive management team, reporting directly to the
CEO. Phil joined Wyse in 2006 to help improve execution and streamline
the company's operational model. In 2012, Dell acquired Wyse. Prior to
his years at Wyse, Phil held executive positions at IPLocks, MARGI
Systems Inc., and ITT. Phil brings nearly 30 years of experience in the
IT industry around improving operations, growing market share and
strategic business development with a strong financial and operational
management background. Phil also led several strategic programs around
customer, partner and M&A transactions.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Phil Underwood joining Nexenta, as
we continue extend our leadership in this fast growing market. Phil’s
proven success record in leading operations, financial discipline and
overall execution will help us grow our business even faster in every
dimension of our strategy and roadmap," according to Tarkan Maner, CEO
of Nexenta. "This is an important position at Nexenta at an important
juncture in our growth, and I can't underestimate how excited we are to
be working with Phil again."
"I’m excited to join the team at Nexenta, and to help expand the
company's leadership in the SDS market," said Mr. Underwood. "As drivers
around social media, mobility, big data, and virtualization-centric
cloud computing increase the demand on storage, Nexenta's advanced
software solution managing complex storage environments on commodity
hardware puts the company in this dynamic, high-growth space."
Nexenta is the inventor and global leader in Software-Defined Storage.
Nexenta delivers secure, high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and
virtualization-optimized storage software solutions on any hardware
platform realizing the “true” Software Defined Data Center to enable the
biggest challenges in IT today; from rich media-driven Social Media to
Big Data; from Internet of Things to Mobility via the Cloud. Built upon
an “open platform” and running on a broad choice of industry-standard
hardware, Nexenta eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, secure
and scalable unified storage management at significantly lower total
cost than legacy systems. Nexenta’s global partners include @Cisco,
@Dell, @VMware, and other leading IT vendors.
Tim Smith, 1-415-350-3019