SOURCE: Coraid


July 12, 2011 06:00 ET

Coraid Announces Customer Advisory Council of Top Executives to Guide Development of Breakthrough Ethernet Storage Solutions

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Coraid® Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet SAN solutions with more than 1,400 customers worldwide, today announced the formation of its Customer Advisory Council. Members of the council represent top executives from industry-leading companies in a wide variety of markets including Shutterstock, Legg Mason Capital Management, Exegy, Inc., Pac-West Telecomm, Thought Equity Motion, Smartronix, and Northrop Grumman Corporation. The Customer Advisory Council will work closely with Coraid's executive team to forecast future data center requirements; identify emerging trends in the cloud, virtualization, and storage markets; and develop and refine product roadmaps.

Charter members of the Customer Advisory Council represent leaders in the security, government, equity management, automobile manufacturing, video licensing services and other fields.

  • Chris Fischer, director of web operations and IT, Shutterstock Images, the world's largest subscription-based stock photo agency.
  • James Hancock, director of infrastructure technology, Legg Mason Capital Management, a leading equity manager.
  • Bill Hildebrandt, director of IT and operations, Exegy Inc., a provider of hardware-accelerated market data systems for financial organizations.
  • Matt Krokosz, CTO, Pac-West Telecomm, a provider of wholesale advanced telecommunications services.
  • Mark Lemmons, CTO, Thought Equity Motion, a leading provider of video platform and footage licensing services.
  • David Streed, senior program manager, Smartronix, a global professional solutions provider.

"Coraid is deeply committed to customer success, and our Customer Advisory Council provides an ideal vehicle for executive-level networking, idea sharing and innovation," said Kevin Brown, CEO, Coraid. "Members bring a unique forward-thinking perspective to the council and extensive, high-level experience with the storage demands of some of the world's leading organizations. Their insight into the industry will help Coraid in building a world-class storage platform."

About Coraid

Coraid redefines storage economics with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive® storage solutions. EtherDrive delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and a 5-8x price-performance advantage over legacy storage. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud architectures, Coraid solutions have been deployed by more than 1,400 customers worldwide. For more information, visit or follow Coraid on Twitter at or LinkedIn at

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