San Diego, Calif. May 8, 2012 – Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use, and affordable network backup solutions, today announced storage industry luminary Neal Ater has joined the company’s advisory board.
Initial members of the Industry Advisory Board include Phil Roussey, Larry Kubo, and Narender Oruganti.
Ater was most recently CEO and president of data protection and archiving software provider Atempo, following the company’s merger with Storactive, where he was president and CEO. Ater’s deep roots in backup also extend to his position as senior vice president of Veritas’ Data Protection Group, where he headed engineering and product management for backup product lines including NetBackup and Backup Exec. He was senior vice president of engineering at Seagate Software, and his more than 25 years of experience includes executive and advisory roles for a number of network storage and systems vendors, including the board of directors of deduplication specialist Data Domain.
“Neal joining our Industry Advisory Board brings additional depth of experience in data protection and deduplication products and technologies,” says Bill Evans, CEO of Arkeia Software. “His strategic guidance complements the storage and business pedigrees of other members of our advisory board, and will be especially valuable as our partners and customers increasingly deploy Arkeia solutions for reducing backup data volumes and as a cost-effective approach to off-site and cloud storage.”
“Arkeia Software impressed me for its worldwide market of loyal mid-sized users and IT solution providers, and its highly differentiated, patented Progressive Deduplication™ technology,” said Ater. “With increasing demand for Arkeia backup and restore solutions, the company is at an important stage of growing intelligently, while staying focused on its strengths of performance, manageability, and affordability.”
Arkeia’s Industry Advisory Board also includes Phil Roussey, Larry Kubo, and Narender Oruganti. The board counsels the executive team at Arkeia Software in the areas of corporate development, market trends, product definition, and operations.
About Arkeia Software
Arkeia delivers data backup and recovery solutions to protect more than 100,000 networks in 70 countries. The Arkeia Network Backup Suite is designed for mid-sized organizations that require fast, easy-to-use, and affordable data protection. The company’s appliances, virtual appliances, and software back up critical data to disk, tape, and cloud storage. Arkeia protects all major virtual platforms including VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, and more than 200 physical platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, Netware, Solaris, AIX, BSD, and HP-UX. The company’s patented source-side Progressive Deduplication™ technology helps users realize better performance at a lower cost by reducing data volumes. Arkeia’s deduplication is crucial to accelerating replication of on-premise backups to private or public clouds. Products are sold through resellers and managed service providers worldwide. The company was founded in1996 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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