Inside Teradici is a series that provides insights and musings from the company’s leadership team. In this installment, we chat with Teradici board member, Tarkan Maner, Chairman & CEO of Nexenta Systems.
1. When did you get involved with Teradici and why?
I was the CEO of Wyse Technology from 2005 until 2012, when we were acquired by Dell. In 2006, Teradici and Wyse became technology partners and established joint GTM programs to disrupt the desktop computing market.
2. What is your favorite part about your job/role?
The people, without a doubt. Whether it’s my colleagues, partners or customers, I enjoy building personal relationships. These relationships have impacted my business decisions greatly and continue to expand my global network of connected individuals.
3. Which technology trend, either consumer or enterprise, do you find the most interesting or promising?
Social, Mobile, Virtual, Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud… and how all those trends lead into how Software-Defined Data Centers meet All-Flash Arrays, meet Containers! I see how these trends impact all of our daily lives and the evolution of data centers worldwide. It’s these principles that have enabled large data centers to provide the increased capacity of storage, cost performance and scalability needed today.
4. If you were on a desert island and could only bring one piece of technology with you, what would it be?
It would be an iPhone with free FaceTime so I could video conference with my wife and daughter.
5. If you could give your 25 year old self one piece of advice, what would it be?
I’d say a couple of things. Firstly, keep doubling down, keep working hard and you’ll be pleased with how things turn out. Secondly, as Liverpool fans sing every weekend, ‘you’ll never walk alone’, there are always people you can ask for guidance.
6. Teradici Cloud Access Software is all about making cloud solutions that were previously impossible, possible. Was there a moment in your career where you thought something was impossible that you made possible? How did you go about achieving it?
At Nexenta, just as it is at Teradici, people thought OpenSDS (Where Open Source meets Software-Defined Storage) disrupting a $200B data center market was impossible! And Team Nexenta made it a reality, working with partners like Teradici!
7. By the year 2020, what do you hope Teradici has accomplished?
My dream for Teradici is to disrupt the entire end user computing market with a super secure Cloud Platform leading Teradici to a successful IPO.