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San Diego, February 27, 2012 – Nirvanix today announced the appointment of Dave Barr as Vice President of Cloud Storage Engineering, effective immediately. Barr joins Nirvanix from HP (NYSE: HPQ), where he was responsible for managing the entire HP-LeftHand Engineering Organization – over 130 employees worldwide. Products developed by Barr's organization were key to increasing LeftHand revenues by approximately 2,000% in less than 4 years. At Nirvanix Barr is responsible for leading the expansion of the company's global cloud storage engineering team and delivering the next generation of enterprise-grade cloud storage services. Barr will report to Randy Hollis, Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Nirvanix.
"It's clear that cloud storage services are disrupting the enterprise storage market, as evidenced by Nirvanix's multi-petabyte cloud storage wins and triple digit growth in 2011," said Scott Genereux, President & CEO of Nirvanix. "With the addition of Dave Barr, Nirvanix continues to expand its capabilities in both product development and management talent and is positioned to continue posting material market share gains."
"When it comes to storage, the time has come for companies to move away from the physical box to the virtual cloud," said Dave Barr, Vice President of Engineering, Nirvanix. "What impressed me about Nirvanix is that unlike primitive cloud storage offerings, Nirvanix delivers a purpose-built cloud storage service architected specifically for companies with business-critical enterprise data. The company has significant momentum and I look forward to introducing additional innovations to their cloud services portfolio to further accelerate growth."
HP acquired LeftHand in Oct. 2008, where Barr was Director of Engineering. Prior to LeftHand, Barr was Director of Engineering at Spectra Logic, where he was responsible for all aspects of development on leading-edge robotic tape libraries and disk-based backup products. Prior to that he held senior engineering positions at Phoenix Technologies, NCR and Marconi Instruments.
Nirvanix is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services designed specifically for customers with expectations of extreme security, reliability and redundancy. Under its CloudComplete™ portfolio, Nirvanix is the only company that offers fully managed public, hybrid and private cloud storage services with usage-based pricing. The company's battle-hardened, proven second generation technology is utilized by leading IT OEMs and is fully integrated with third-party backup and archiving software products and appliances, enabling One Click to the Cloud™. Nirvanix has global customers accessing its Cloud Storage Network™, from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.
For more information about the company and its services, visit www.nirvanix.com.