Sam Greenblatt, the CTO of the Enterprise division at computing giant Dell, has left the company and joined the advisory board of Nexenta Systems, a storage startup based in Santa Clara, Calif.
Nexenta is in the software-defined storage business, a new storage technology aimed at corporate users where many of the complex functions that usually require complicated hardware are handled by software running on simple off-the-shelf hardware. The company is backed by several venture capital firms including Menlo Ventures, Dell Ventures and SanDisk Ventures, the investment arm of the chip company SanDisk. The company has raised at least $50 million, but hasn’t disclosed the amount of its most recent investment round.
Greenblatt also recently joined Moor Insights and Strategy, the Austin-based boutique research firm headed up by Patrick Moorhead, the former head of marketing at the chipmaker AMD, as its technologist in residence.
At Dell Greenblatt had been a key lieutenant to Marius Haas, Dell’s chief commercial officer and head of its enterprise operation. A Dell spokesman said that Greenblatt is acting as a consultant on an interim basis while the company searches for a new enterprise CTO.
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.