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GRIDSTORE Names John Ferraro Vice President of Sales

Storage Industry Veteran to Spearhead Sales as Company Addresses Challenges Facing Virtual Machine Storage

GRIDSTORE, a provider of optimized storage for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O , today announced that 20-year IT industry veteran John Ferraro has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Reporting directly to CEO George Symons, Ferraro will be responsible for overseeing the planning, strategy and execution of GRIDSTORE'S global sales and channel initiatives. John will play a key role in helping lead the company through its next phase of growth and continued leadership in delivering the industry's foremost optimized storage solutions for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that address today's storage challenges.

"I am delighted to welcome John to the executive team as we execute on the next phase of rapid growth and product innovation as the leading provider of self-optimized storage that accelerates vital application and VM performance,"  said George Symons, CEO of GRIDSTORE. "John brings GRIDSTORE a rare blend of sales and management expertise across today's most transformative technologies in storage, virtualization, and cloud."

Prior to joining GRIDSTORE, John Ferraro held chief executive and sales management roles at a number of the industry's most innovative and successful software solutions companies. Most recently, Ferraro held the position of Vice President, Worldwide Sales, at Moka 5, where he led the worldwide field and channel sales organization. Prior to Moka 5, he served as CEO of InMage Systems, where he was responsible for leading the company during its growth of over 300% in five years. Ferraro also served as CEO of SeeCommerce, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Securant Technologies and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for LEGATO Systems. John Ferraro earned a B.S in Accounting from the University of Colorado.

"I am excited to join GRIDSTORE - a true innovator that is transforming the way storage is addressing real-world customer requirements, especially for VM storage requirements," said John Ferraro, vice president of sales, GRIDSTORE. "IT professionals will no longer accept the traditional one size fits all storage mentality. They are demanding, and rightly so, custom-fit solutions that will enable them to scale capacity, and address the I/O constraints that are impacting their critical applications and virtual machine infrastructures. I look forward to leading the sales and channel teams as we help our customers realize the unique advantages of our solutions that will help them achieve their IT goals and maintain their competitive advantage."

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ABOUT GRIDSTORE

GRIDSTORETM, the leader in optimized storage for Windows Servers and Hyper-V that accelerates application I/O. All traditional storage suffers from the I/O blender that severely impacts application performance in virtual environments. GRIDSTORE uses patented Server-Side Virtual ControllerTM Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender and accelerate applications with self-optimizing storage accelerators. GRIDSTORE also offers the industry's first end-to software-defined storage software-defined storage-end storage Quality of Service (TrueQoSTM) that guarantees performance for your most important applications. GRIDSTORE is a simple, Pay-as-you-Scale building block approach to storage that grows more powerful with massively parallel performance. GRIDSTORE is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com

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