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Kaminario

April 21, 2015 11:00 ET

Kaminario Appoints Storage Veteran Jim Dawson to Board of Directors

Former SanDisk and 3PAR Executive Brings Decades of Storage Experience to Kaminario, Tasked With Ushering In the Next Generation of Data Storage

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - Kaminario, the leading all-flash array storage provider for midrange enterprises, today announced that Jim Dawson, a veteran of the storage industry, has been appointed to the company's board of directors. Kaminario tapped Dawson for his extensive experience in the storage industry, in particular with flash arrays, to bolster the company on its mission to develop the simplest, most cost-effective and scalable flash storage offering demanded by modern data centers.

"The flash storage industry can be a small world, and I've had the privilege of watching and admiring Kaminario from a unique perspective inside this ecosystem," said Dawson. "Businesses are in the midst of a transformative change in how they structure their data centers and Kaminario's K2 boasts the perfect blend of simplicity, cost effectiveness and scalability. Kaminario is poised to lead the charge to all-flash arrays as the primary storage system in today's data center."

Dawson is a partner at Menlo Ventures where he focuses on defining and executing successful sales strategies in the enterprise technology space. Prior to Menlo Ventures, Dawson was chief sales officer and executive vice president at Fusion-io, the all-flash company purchased by SanDisk last year. Prior to SanDisk, Dawson was vice president of worldwide sales at 3PAR (now part of HP). He was also a vice president at Data General Corporation responsible for the Clariion storage business internationally.

"When Kaminario was founded, we set out to take on a modern challenge faced by modern businesses: how to deliver an easy and cost-effective enterprise storage offering that can scale effortlessly to support rapid business growth," said Dani Golan, CEO of Kaminario. "Jim, with his decades of experience in the storage world, has seen this challenge arise and evolve. His deep industry knowledge will help drive Kaminario's product, sales and customer growth as we continue our push to deliver the most straightforward, cost-effective and scalable storage solution on the market. He's a fantastic addition to our board and his expertise will be invaluable to Kaminario."

Dawson's appointment comes in the midst of significant Kaminario momentum. The company closed out 2014 with record bookings and company growth, achieving more than 100% quarter-over-quarter growth in bookings in Q4 2014. In February, Kaminario unveiled its ACCELERATE Partner Program, which offers Kaminario partners product discounts, volume rebates and marketing development funds, as well as comprehensive training and certification programs.

About Kaminario
Kaminario is the leading provider of enterprise-class all-flash storage, delivering unparalleled cost efficiency, with an average price of $2/GB and the industry's only guaranteed effective capacity. Built from the ground up to take advantage of the most modern flash SSD capabilities, Kaminario K2 is the only product to feature a true scale-out and scale-up architecture that allows organizations to grow capacity and performance based on their needs. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in Yoqneam, Israel, Silicon Valley and New York City, and backed by Sequoia, Pitango, Globespan, Tenaya, Silicon Valley Bank and others.

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