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June 21, 2016 08:00 ET

Datera Hires Pure Storage Exec and Industry Veteran Gurpreet Singh as President to Meet the Mounting Demand for Scalable Cloud Infrastructure

Following Its Launch and a $40 Million Funding Announcement, Singh's Expertise Driving Hypergrowth in the Storage Industry Positions Datera for Continued Expansion

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 21, 2016) - Datera, the hyperscale data company, today announced that Gurpreet Singh has joined the fast-growing company as president to help scale Datera's growth and go-to-market operations. Singh comes to Datera from all-flash enterprise storage company Pure Storage, where he led as vice president of product management. The new role with Datera is the latest in a 20-year career of strategic planning and development in middleware and cloud infrastructure. Singh's addition to the Datera team adds to a series of major milestones the company has met since it was founded in 2013, including emerging from stealth in April; announcing $40 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, Samsung Ventures, and Silicon Valley luminaries Andy Bechtolsheim and Pradeep Singh; deploying two PB of storage capacity to customers, including a Fortune 50 financial institution, a major cable provider and multiple leading cloud service providers; and becoming a Docker certified Ecosystem Technology Partner.

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According to Wikibon, the market for true private cloud (both on-premises and hosted together) is expected to grow from $7 billion in 2015 to $201 billion in 2026 (36% CAGR) and account for 31% of infrastructure spend. Datera is a pioneer in helping enterprises build large-scale, fully-automated private clouds with Amazon Web Services (AWS)-like flexible block storage. Where AWS, Google Compute Engine (GCE) and Microsoft Azure have developed internal platforms that handle storage for containers, Datera provides similar benefits to companies without the major internal infrastructure investment of AWS, Google or Microsoft.

Blog post: Letter From the CEO: Introducing Our New President, Gurpreet Singh

"Gurpreet is a proven leader and industry veteran who will help us with the right internal and go-to-market operations we need to scale," said Marc Fleischmann, co-founder and CEO of Datera. "We are building the next great infrastructure company, and Datera is uniquely positioned to address key pain points for enterprise and service provider datacenter customers. With Gurpreet, we will continue to build the products our customers need to operate in the cloud era."

Blog post: Joining Datera and the Future of Cloud Architecture

In the four years Singh worked at Pure Storage, the company went from near zero revenue to more than $440 million in annual revenues. At Datera, he anticipates an even more dramatic increase. Singh has more than 20 years of broad cross-functional leadership experience in the technology industry from strategic business planning, development and management to product development, management and marketing. He holds a MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and an MSEE from UCLA.

"With some of the sharpest technical minds in the industry, and a phenomenal software-defined, scale-out elastic data platform, Datera is perfectly poised to address the needs of the cloud era," said Singh. "AWS, Azure and GCE have opened people's eyes to what is possible, and I'm excited to be part of the team that is already making this new way of operating a reality with our customers. Once you experience the benefits of this approach, it's hard to believe you did it any other way."

To learn more about Elastic Data Fabric and Datera itself, visit www.datera.io.

About Datera
Founded by the authors and maintainers of the Linux I/O storage stack, Datera brings hyperscale operations and economics to private and public clouds. Datera's products are used in production by large enterprises and service providers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and is backed by Khosla Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Silicon Valley luminaries Andy Bechtolsheim and Pradeep Sindhu. For more information, visit http://datera.io or follow @DateraInc on Twitter.

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