SOURCE: Neterion, Inc.

January 30, 2008 08:00 ET

Neterion Appoints Veteran Ravi Chalaka as Vice President of Marketing

Senior Executive to Lead Fast Growing Global Adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and I/O Virtualization in Enterprise Data Centers for Server and Storage Applications

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Neterion, Inc., the industry leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) adapters for server and storage environments, announced today that Ravi Chalaka has been appointed Vice President of Marketing. Chalaka brings over twenty years of corporate and start-up company technology marketing expertise to Neterion from his past assignments at NetApp, Adaptec and MaXXan Systems.

Chalaka is an established marketing leader and strategist in developing technologies and products for enterprise IT applications as well as identifying major market trends. His broad range of experience has included product management, product marketing, channel marketing and strategic planning.

During his tenure at NetApp, Chalaka was instrumental in transforming NetApp's go-to-market strategy from promoting individual products to marketing enterprise infrastructure and application solutions. His efforts in marketing NetApp's SAN solutions contributed to a 70% growth rate for the company in established Fibre Channel SAN and new iSCSI SAN markets. While at Adaptec, Chalaka managed the company's flagship SCSI and RAID products that contributed to over $400M in annual revenue and spearheaded the company's entry into the external storage subsystem market.

"Ravi comes to Neterion with a successful and proven track record and was the ideal candidate for leading our marketing team," said Dave Zabrowski, President and CEO of Neterion. "He will drive our global marketing strategy for the adoption of 10 GbE and I/O virtualization for the most demanding server and storage networking applications in enterprise data centers."

Before joining Neterion, Chalaka served as NetApp's Senior Director of Marketing for the Enterprise Data Center Solutions Group. Prior to NetApp, he served as Vice President of Marketing at MaXXan Systems in San Jose that developed Intelligent SAN switches and storage gateway systems.

Chalaka holds an MBA in Marketing from Youngstown State University in Ohio and an MBA in Management. He received his undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Madras, India.

About Neterion

Neterion is the leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters that provide high speed solutions for customers' server and storage systems. Xframe® V-NIC™ is the industry's highest performing line of 10 GbE adapters, allowing IT managers to virtualize many more applications per physical server, drastically decreasing costs when deploying virtualized servers. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California with an additional office in Ottawa, Canada. More information on Neterion, Inc., can be found at

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