SOURCE: iStor Networks, Inc.

January 16, 2008 06:00 ET

iStor Networks Appoints Industry Veteran Jim Wayda as Vice President, Software Engineering

Wayda to Lead Storage Innovator's Hot New Products With Enterprise Features at SMB Prices

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - iStor Networks, Inc.®,, a leading manufacturer of network storage solutions, today announced that Jim Wayda, longtime veteran in the data storage industry, has assumed the role of Vice President of Software Engineering.

Wayda has over 20 years experience in the design and delivery of high performance storage solutions. Prior to joining iStor Networks, Jim held positions as Chief Software Architect and Vice President of Software Engineering with Dot Hill Systems Corporation. There, he was responsible for the architecture of high performance Snapshot, Volume Copy, Data Replication and Disaster Recovery services. In this role, he managed the delivery of embedded and host-based storage subsystem software to OEM customers such as Sun Microsystems. Wayda was also responsible for the delivery of SVApath multi-path fail-over software to StorageTek.

"Jim's proven leadership and depth of expertise in developing and delivering storage solutions make him a strong asset for our team," said Kevin Daly, CEO, iStor. "Since its inception, iStor has focused on providing a solid foundation for storage solutions which provides our partners and end users a unique opportunity to take full advantage of the economic, performance and architectural advantages of iSCSI. Jim's industry expertise and broad OEM experience will be extremely important to us as we strive to maintain a high level of innovation among our products and as we continue to adapt to fit most effectively within a complex, and evolving storage ecosystem."

Jim's experience also includes senior level positions for the architecture of storage products for Digital Equipment Corporation, Distributed Logic Corporation, Plessey Peripheral Systems, and Transitional Technology.

"I'm excited and honored to be joining iStor as the company is well recognized in the industry as one of the leading iSCSI storage vendors," said Jim Wayda, Vice President of Software Engineering at iStor. "IT managers are faced with real challenges in managing their storage environments and I am looking forward to building the next generation of network and storage management capabilities for iStor's integraStor product family."

He currently has twelve patents pending in the areas of snapshot and data replication.

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