SOURCE: BlueArc

BlueArc

February 17, 2009 09:00 ET

BlueArc Names Bridget Warwick Vice President of Marketing

Network Storage Veteran Joins Team to Accelerate Product Development, Extend Company Partnerships and Revenue Growth

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - BlueArc® Corporation, the leader in scalable, high-performance unified network storage, today announced the appointment of Bridget Warwick as Vice President of Marketing. Warwick brings more than a decade of experience in the storage market, including a diversified history of management positions across marketing, engineering and business operations, to BlueArc.

Warwick joins the company from her most recent position at NetApp, where she was the vice president of business operations, responsible for the storage systems division's worldwide technical marketing and product operations. During her time at NetApp, Warwick helped the company establish deep product integration with partners, including Microsoft, and was a chief proponent of the company's growth in the Windows file services and applications market.

"Bridget brings to BlueArc a unique and highly valuable mix of technical expertise, industry experience and relationships," said Mike Gustafson, president and CEO of BlueArc. "She will be focused on continuing the company's market momentum, extending our product leadership and helping to drive further expansion of our partner ecosystem."

Warwick's hire follows the company's recently completed fiscal year, which saw record revenues, product margins, and new customer deployments -- including significant growth in direct sales, its third party reseller channels, and sell though with its OEM relationship with Hitachi Data Systems. The company's Titan 3000 network storage system was also recently recognized by InfoWorld as "Best NAS" in the Technology of the Year 2009 awards. BlueArc was also recently named a 2009 Best Channel Vendor by Business Solutions magazine.

"BlueArc has an outstanding storage platform, at the center of which is an unparalleled file system. The company has seen significant momentum in an extremely competitive storage market -- seeing growth in practically every measure," said Bridget Warwick, vice president of marketing for BlueArc. "Significant opportunities remain as we work to increase our addressable market, and expand through direct growth, partnerships, and continued innovations focused on delivering real-world business benefits for customers."

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 http://www.bluearc.com/.

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    BlueArc Corporation
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