SOURCE: Terracotta

September 04, 2007 08:00 ET

Content Delivery Pioneer Peter Danzig Joins Terracotta's Advisory Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 4, 2007) - Terracotta, a leader in infrastructure software for enterprise Java high availability and scalability, today announced a new addition to its Advisory Board. Peter B. Danzig, Ph.D., recognized for his early research in cache technology, joins a group of industry luminaries that provide technical and strategic advice to Terracotta.

Danzig was an adjunct associate professor in computer science at the University of Southern California and has taught regularly at Stanford University. His research on Internet object caches resulted in the reference implementation for Internet web caches and the basis of the most successful commercial Content Delivery Networks and products, such as Akamai, Squid, the Cisco cache engine, and Network Appliance's NetCache.

"Terracotta's continued success is dependent on our rate of innovation and our ability to disrupt and simplify the complex approaches being used for Java application scalability and availability," said Amit Pandey, CEO of Terracotta. "Peter, through his involvement with Akamai, Network Appliance and NetCache, has lived through several highly successful technology and market disruptions and brings a wealth of knowledge to help guide Terracotta. We are pleased to welcome Peter to our advisory board."

Additional members of Terracotta's Advisory Board include:

Insik Rhee -- Rhee is currently a venture partner at Accel Partners. He previously co-founded KIVA Software Corporation, a pioneer of the application server market, and Loudcloud/Opsware, where he was Chief Tactician. Rhee was also the CTO of the E-Commerce Platform division at America Online, Inc.

Jeff Rothschild -- Rothschild co-founded VERITAS and helped establish the company as the leader in storage management software. He is currently vice president of Technology at Facebook.

Sam Pullara -- Pullara is currently the vice president of Technology Strategy at Yahoo!. Previously, Pullara founded Gauntlet Systems in 2005, an enterprise continuous integration system, which was acquired by Borland in 2006. He was also the first server engineer at WebLogic, Inc. in 1996 and has worked on all aspects of the WebLogic Application Server. Highlights of his work include in-memory clustered session replication, the personalization system, and a web service stack. Pullara has also been involved in Java standards work related to J2EE, EJB, JSP, Servlets, caching, SOAP, and XML processing. He is a technology leader and contributes to various open source Java components.

Frank Artale -- Artale is the senior vice president of Strategic Operations at XenSource. Artale was a founder and CEO of Consera Software, a management software company, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2004. Previously, Artale was Vice President of the Windows Solutions Group for VERITAS Software, where he oversaw overall product strategy of the Windows targeted solutions.

John Blair -- Blair serves as strategic technology advisor to major technology companies, including IBM, Oracle, Texas Instruments, and Lexar. Previously he was co-founder and chairman of Kenemea, acquired by Scivantage in 2006.

About Terracotta, Inc.

Terracotta is infrastructure software that provides affordable and scalable high availability for Java applications. Companies use Terracotta to offload work from databases and application servers and to reduce their development efforts. Founded in 2003, Terracotta, Inc. is a private firm headquartered in San Francisco. More information is available at Terracotta's open source community is available at

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