|[February 01, 2012]
Marc Farley Joins StorSimple to Lead Customer Community Growth
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
StorSimple today announced that industry visionary Marc Farley has
joined the company. In the last year, StorSimple business grew
exponentially because of the fact that CIOs, from Enterprise companies
like BMC Software (News - Alert) to mid-sized customers like the Sundance Institute,
are rushing to extend their data centers and storage infrastructures to
the cloud. Given the benefit that cloud architectures can provide to
customers, StorSimple's focus is accelerating the growth of this
community. To help lead this effort, Marc Farley joins the company as
Senior Director of Community and Customer Programs.
"Throughout my career I've tried to identify the technologies and
companies with the potential to be change agents for the rest of the
industry," said Farley. "This included the opportunity with EqualLogic
with its Ethernet-based iSCSI storage followed by the groundbreaking
virtualized utility storage architecture at 3PAR."
Farley continued, "Many believe cloud integration with enterprise
storage will bring the next sweeping change to our industry. StorSimple
has developed extremely sophisticated and powerful technology to pursue
this opportunity. More importantly, the StorSimple team is committed to
building a customer-centric organization, and I'm extremely excited to
join them and put my shoulder to the wheel."
is the leading provider of cloud
integrated enterprise storage for Windows and VMware environments.
The company gains Marc's deep industry experience, which ranges from
authoring ealy seminal books on storage area networks (SANs), building
customer communities in similar positions with HP, 3PAR, Dell (News - Alert) and
EqualLogic, and being a passionate industry evangelist through such
vehicles as the Infosmack
podcast and various video channels.
"Our business is fueled by two trends," said Ursheet Parikh, StorSimple
co-founder and CEO. "The first is companies that want to build their own
'iCloud for the enterprise' and need the cloud data controller to do
that. The second is that for tier 2 and tier 3 primary data, enterprise
customers are more than willing to consolidate the different sorts of
storage that are used to manage data into a single solution. This is
cloud integrated enterprise storage, and we will grow the community
around this category. I'm tremendously excited that we have Marc Farley
on our team to lead this charge."
StorSimple recently was selected
as finalist for Storage magazine's Product of the Year award in the
storage systems category and was the only cloud integrated enterprise
storage appliance recognized. In addition, the company was recognized as
Cloud Computing Excellence Award winner. These are the latest of
numerous awards achieved on the basis of its innovative products and customer
To read more about this move, please go to Farley's
blog post and follow him on Twitter (News - Alert) @metafarley.
is the leader in cloud-integrated enterprise storage for Windows and
VMware environments. StorSimple securely and transparently integrates
cloud storage for on-premises applications and offers a single appliance
that delivers high-performance tiered local and cloud storage, live
archiving, cloud-based data protection and disaster recovery, reducing
cost by up to 80 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage.
StorSimple has uniquely achieved the most stringent "Certified for
Windows Server 2008" and VMware Ready certifications, and was named the
Microsoft (News - Alert) BizSpark Partner of the Year 2011 and a Best of VMworld 2011
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