Published on : 21, May 2015
CloudByte sees growing momentum for its container-based, secure multi-tenant storage solutions with guaranteed quality of service (QoS) for Enterprises and Cloud Service Provider markets.
CUPERTINO, Calif., May 20, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — CloudByte, a leading provider of enterprise storage for virtual environments, today appointed Dave Martin and Bridget Warwick to the company’s advisory board as it prepares to accelerate the next phase of growth, align with the rapidly changing storage landscape, and respond to the strong interest in Strategic Partnerships.
“I am delighted to welcome industry veterans Dave and Bridget,” said Felix Xavier, CEO and Founder of CloudByte. “They bring deep industry expertise and experience that CloudByte will leverage as we expand our channels and market visibility.”
CloudByte is seeing significant growth in Enterprise & Cloud deployments for business critical applications. Customers can download a full-featured 25 TB freemium license that includes HA, of the ElastiStor SDS platform that runs on any x86 commodity hardware and delivers secure, multi-tenant storage with per-tenant guaranteed QoS. Based on the business requirements, customers can choose to run ElastiStor on all disk, all flash or hybrid systems.
Over the course of Martin’s extensive career in the IT industry, he served as a CEO of five companies and as a strategic advisor to 16 IT CEOs. He provided strategic advisory services to CEOs from companies such as StorageTek, Teradata, NetApp, Pyramid Technology (Siemens), and BlueArc (HDS). Martin was EVP of IT Systems and Board Member at National Semiconductor and helped drive the company from $99M to $2.7B in revenue. As the CEO of HDS (NAS), he helped propel the company from $0 to $1.2B in revenue. Martin has been a Board Member and/or observer at 15 companies and has been active with Industry Associations and non-profits including the Computer and Communications Industry Association and Corporation for Open Systems. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Computer History Museum (CHM) and is Co-Chairman of the new CHM strategic initiative for the Center for Entrepreneurial Company Building which became the world authority on how IT companies are built and the resulting significant positive impacts on Technology, The Economy and Society. Martin also has a strong background in IT investing as a past CEO-in-Residence at Warburg Pincus, Founder and Managing Director of 280 Capital Partners and fundraising for 30 IT companies. On top of that, he had direct involvement in 40 M&A transactions as a buyer, seller or strategic advisor.
After a foundation in the world of IT infrastructure, Bridget Warwick has spent the last 18 years on the vendor side of the storage industry where she has built teams, products and partnerships that take a solutions-focused approach to storage. She brings leadership experience that spans engineering, product management, business development and marketing via executive roles at NetApp, BlueArc (acquired by HDS), Nexenta, StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), and Avalanche Technology. She is currently Vice President of Marketing at HGST, a Western Digital Company.
CloudByte is a leading provider of enterprise storage for the virtual environment. Its patented software defined storage architecture enables organizations to solve the storage level IO contentions in the virtual environment by providing granular storage performance guarantees for each application. Established in 2011 and managed by technology executives from companies such as NetApp, EMC, LSI, and Novell, CloudByte is headquartered in the Silicon Valley and has a development center in India. CloudByte is venture-backed by Fidelity Worldwide Investment, Nexus Venture Partners, and Kae Capital.
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