Nexenta’s Head of Channels & Marketing Named by CRN as 2016 Channel Chief

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Don Lopes, Vice President, Marketing & Channels at Nexenta, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

As the VP Marketing & Channels for Nexenta, Don Lopes serves the channel in a multitude of ways. Don drives Nexenta’s go-to-market strategy, which is entirely channel driven, by heading up the Nexenta Partner Program, providing Value Added Distributors, Value Added Resellers, System Integrators, and Service Providers with the most innovative software-defined storage solutions to enable the transition to a software-defined enterprise. Don combines excellent sales support and marketing skills to ensure Nexenta’s channel partners have everything they need in order to make their businesses successful and continue to grow strong partnerships.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO at The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

“I am beyond grateful to be honored by CRN with this prestigious award,” said Don Lopes, Vice President, Marketing & Channels at Nexenta. “CRN strives to cultivate the channel and initiate important relationships across the IT industry, and this win reflects Nexenta’s continuous commitment to both our customers and partners in the same regard.”

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The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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About Nexenta

Nexenta is the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) with 6,000+ customers, 400+ partners, 46,000+ community members, 40+ patents, and 1,400+ petabytes of storage capacity under management. Nexenta has redefined the storage industry via its unique dual leadership in Open Source community collaboration and Software-Defined Storage innovation. Nexenta OpenSDS solutions are "100% Software." Nexenta supports any app-, cloud-, protocol-, and hardware-platform; providing organizations with the "Total Freedom" to fight against predatory vendor lock-in. Nexenta provides organizations with the benefits of Software-Defined Everything-centric Cloud Computing – from data centers to end users; from the infrastructure to apps. Nexenta enables the widest variety of legacy, Windows, web, virtual, and cloud-native apps; supporting any rich media-driven Mobile and Social Living, Internet of Things, Big Data-driven Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) and/or Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Cloud deployment – from Private and Public to Hybrid Clouds. Founded around an "Open Source” platform and industry-disrupting vision, Nexenta delivers its award-winning "software-only unified storage management" solutions with 24x7 consulting, service, support, and a global partner network, including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Docker, HP, Micron, Openstack, Quanta, SanDisk, Seagate, Supermicro, VMware, Western Digital, Wipro, and many others. Nexenta: 100% Software. Total Freedom. All Love.

For more information, visit, www.nexenta.comTwitter, FacebookLinkedIn, and YouTube. Also, download the newly published Nexenta Special Edition Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC) for Dummies eBook.

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About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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Contacts

Media Contact:
Nexenta Systems
Allison Darin, 831-359-8208
pr@nexenta.com
or
The Channel Company Contact:
The Channel Company
Melanie Turpin, 508-416-1189
mturpin@thechannelco.com

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Nexenta’s Head of Channels & Marketing Named by CRN as 2016 Channel Chief

Contacts

Media Contact:
Nexenta Systems
Allison Darin, 831-359-8208
pr@nexenta.com
or
The Channel Company Contact:
The Channel Company
Melanie Turpin, 508-416-1189
mturpin@thechannelco.com