Avere Systems, the leader in network-attached storage (NAS) optimization, today announced the appointment of Dave Stephenson as vice president of engineering. Stephenson’s vast experience in storage and file systems gives additional executive fire power to Avere’s industry proven and tested team under the leadership of President and CEO Ron Bianchini. In his new role, Stephenson will be responsible for leading all of the engineering efforts for the company.
“One of the critical attributes of driving growth in a technology company is the value placed on ongoing research and development,” said Bianchini. “The addition of Dave to our team reinforces this tenant and will enable the company to further build upon our innovative edge-core storage architecture and continue to deliver products that give customers the agility and performance they require from their storage infrastructure. We’re excited to have Dave on board.”
Stephenson brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge in both data storage and in building engineering organizations that can scale with company growth. He spent the last three years at HP as director of research and development for the company’s Networked Attached Storage Group with responsibility for the development and integration of scale-out NAS solutions based on acquired technology (IBRIX). Prior to HP, Stephenson spent ten years as vice president of engineering at Panasas. In addition to HP and Panasas, he also spent time in his career at Transarc and IBM. Stephenson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Avere Systems brings to the market NAS Optimization solutions designed specifically to scale performance and capacity separately and take advantage of new storage media using real-time tiering. Avere’s FXT Series Edge filers allow organizations to achieve unlimited application performance scaling, free applications from the confines of the data center by eliminating latency and cut storage costs by more than half. Learn more at http://www.averesystems.com and you can follow the company on @AvereSystems.
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