August 28, 2007 08:00 ET

Alan Baratz Joins BlueArc Board of Directors

Cisco Senior VP Provides Significant Business, Storage Market Experience

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - BlueArc® Corp., a market leader in scalable, high-performance network storage, today announced the addition of Alan Baratz to its board of directors. Mr. Baratz is senior vice president of the Network Software and Systems Technology Group at Cisco, where he leads software strategy, innovation, development and delivery. His charter and global teams span software architecture, IP technology advancements, systems initiatives, engineering, testing, documentation, release and maintenance. Mr. Baratz brings significant entrepreneurial management experience to the company's board, and will serve as an independent director.

Prior to Cisco, Mr. Baratz most recently served as chief executive officer and president at NeoPath Networks, a provider of storage virtualization technology and network file management (NFM) solutions. Mr. Baratz has also held leadership positions at established market leaders, information technology startups and private equity firms. As the first president of the Software Products and Platforms (JavaSoft) division at Sun Microsystems, he led the growth and adoption of Java from its infancy to a robust platform supporting mission-critical applications in nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies. He also held executive positions at IBM, served as chief executive officer and president of Versata Inc. and Zaplet Inc., and worked as managing director at E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co.

"I am excited to work with BlueArc and offer my guidance to the company as they look to further penetrate the fast-growing unified network storage market," said Alan Baratz. "Enterprise customers aiming to consolidate infrastructures, simplify management through storage virtualization, and accelerate time to revenue, are looking for differentiated solutions to real-world problems. I look forward to teaming with BlueArc as they continue to broaden their products and solutions to help solve customer problems and execute their growth plan."

"Alan brings significant experience and insight to BlueArc from his years of leadership and strategic efforts at some of the most innovative companies in the storage and networking industry," said Mike Gustafson, president and CEO of BlueArc. "Alan will be an impactful addition to our board of directors and we are pleased to welcome him."

Mr. Baratz holds a doctorate and a master's degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of California Los Angeles.

About BlueArc

BlueArc is a leading provider of high performance unified network storage systems to enterprise markets, as well as data intensive markets, such as electronic discovery, entertainment, federal government, higher education, Internet services, oil and gas and life sciences. Our products support both network attached storage, or NAS, and storage area network, or SAN, services on a converged network storage platform.

We enable companies to expand the ways they explore, discover, research, create, process and innovate in data-intensive environments. Our products replace complex and performance-limited products with high performance, scalable and easy-to-use systems capable of handling the most data intensive applications and environments. Further, we believe that our energy efficient design and our products' ability to consolidate legacy storage infrastructures, dramatically increases storage utilization rates and reduces our customers' total cost of ownership. Information about BlueArc solutions and services can be found at

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