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Caringo Adds Cloud Storage Expert to Head Marketing Efforts
[April 27, 2011]

Caringo Adds Cloud Storage Expert to Head Marketing Efforts

AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--

In a move to expand the company's lead in the object storage and private cloud storage software space, Caringo, Inc., today announced it has appointed Adrian J. Herrera as Senior Director, Marketing. Herrera is an accomplished executive with experience in bringing innovative software and services to market.

He most recently headed marketing and was on the founding team at Nirvanix (News - Alert), one of the first cloud storage services. He was responsible for closing the company's initial customers and during his tenure the company grew from the pre-funding stage to over 700 customers. Prior to Nirvanix he served as Director of Business Development at a consumer cloud storage service, where he defined and executed the company's B2B web services strategy securing deals with AMD (News - Alert), Checkpoint, C-Span, Discovery and Sprint. Herrera was also one of the initial employees at Musicmatch, a digital audio player and music service, which was acquired by Yahoo. He helped both organizations define and execute their OEM and distribution strategy holding various positions in business development and product management. Prior to Musicmatch he was at Xing Technology, an early audio/video encoding and streaming company where he heled define and execute the company's MP3 strategy. Herrera has an MBA from San Diego State University specializing in Entrepreneurship and a BS in Information Systems from Chapman University.

"Our focus at Caringo has been to develop the world's most robust and reliable distributed object storage software. We hired Adrian to help us capitalize on our years of innovative work and to help push Caringo to the next level in the market," said Mark Goros, CEO at Caringo. "His track record in establishing markets for innovative technologies, and his work in the cloud storage space, impressed us and we look forward to working with him."

"I was extremely impressed with Caringo's progress and how CAStor® protects an organization's content from many forms of technological obsolescence," said Herrera. "The software solves very real and very challenging issues faced by organizations struggling with managing exponentially growing unstructured data over long periods of time. I look forward to working with the Caringo team to expand and establish new markets in the object storage and private cloud space."

About Caringo

Caringo, Inc. believes that file systems are a relic of the past. Today's digital content should be stored together with its metadata for secure, reusable, long term, multi-application use. Simplicity is the keyword at Caringo; for simplicity brings performance, flexibility and robustness while breaking the barriers of file system limitations. Storing content in CAStor empowers applications to access it either as an object or as a file - a standard file system view on a future-proof object based storage system. Caringo customers have a choice of commodity hardware to build a robust storage cluster that dramatically improves the scope and economics of their content storage system. Caringo makes content storage affordable, scalable, fast and easy.

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