SOURCE: BlueArc

October 15, 2007 08:00 ET

Infinera's Duston Williams Joins BlueArc Board of Directors

Company's Chief Financial Officer Adds Financial Expertise and Technology Experience to BlueArc's Board

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - BlueArc® Corp., a market leader in scalable, high-performance network storage, today announced that Duston Williams has joined its board of directors. Williams serves as chief financial officer of Infinera, a leading provider of digital optical networking systems for telecommunications carriers worldwide. Williams joins BlueArc's board with more than 20 years of senior financial management experience for private and public companies in technology sectors including networking, storage and disk drives. He will serve as an independent director.

Williams joined Infinera as their CFO in June of 2006, and led Infinera through their Initial Public Offering (IPO). Prior to Infinera, Williams most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Maxtor Corp., an information storage solutions company. He has also held the position of chief financial officer at Aruba Networks Inc., a network infrastructure company, and Rhapsody Networks Inc., a maker of storage fabric switches acquired by Brocade Communications Systems in 2002. Williams spent 14 years at Western Digital, including four years as chief financial officer with the data storage and hard drive provider.

"BlueArc is at an exciting point in the company's history, poised to take advantage of new market trends and opportunities in the network storage industry," said Williams. "I'm honored to join the BlueArc board, and look forward to helping advise senior management as they continue to execute on a strategy of serving customer needs and delivering solutions with unique value."

"Duston is a fantastic addition to our board, bringing a record of strategic financial guidance to some of the Valley's most innovative and successful technology companies," said Mike Gustafson, president and chief executive officer of BlueArc. "Duston's direction and leadership will be extremely beneficial and welcome within the company."

Williams holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bentley College and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

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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