Published on : 05, Jun 2013

Former SanDisk General Manager to Lead the Storage Startup

Campbell, Calif., June 5, 2013CloudByte, the first company to guarantee quality of service (QoS) to every application from a shared storage platform, announced today the appointment of Greg Goelz as chief executive officer. The former SanDisk Corporation executive brings more than 25 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive, with a successful track record in building worldwide teams and strategic partnerships, as well as growing revenues for data storage companies.

At SanDisk, Goelz was general manager of the Enterprise Storage Solutions (ESS) business unit. He joined SanDisk via the Pliant Technology acquisition and was instrumental in the sale and successful integration of Pliant’s enterprise solid state technology. While at SanDisk, he also led the acquisition and integration of FlashSoft and Schooner Information Technology into ESS. Goelz has held executive-level global sales and marketing positions at both startups and Fortune 500 companies such as SGI, Iomega, and Conner Peripherals.

Srivibhavan Balaram, CloudByte founder and initial CEO, has successfully led CloudByte since its inception in June 2011. Going forward, he will lead the company’s Asia Pacific (APJ) and European business operations as chief operations officer.

“We are thrilled to have Greg on board to accelerate CloudByte’s adoption in the cloud service provider market,” said Balaram. “With an award-winning software-defined storage solution and patent-pending storage QoS technology, CloudByte has been gaining rapid traction in the market and Greg will be busy building and cultivating these new partner and customer relationships. A hands-on industry executive, he brings to CloudByte his experience in growing emerging tech companies, with a focus on the enterprise storage market. We welcome Greg and we look forward to working with him.”

“CloudByte is at the forefront of storage technology innovation in the cloud service provider (CSP) market, enabling service providers to economically host performance-sensitive enterprise applications and offer new services,” said Goelz.. “This is an exciting opportunity and I am very impressed with CloudByte’s storage technology, its focus on the CSP market and the storage expertise of the team. Being software-defined and software-only, CloudByte gives customers the flexibility they need in their storage environments. I am here to build on the early successes the company has achieved, leveraging my industry relationships to help CloudByte grow.”