SOURCE: Nexsan

July 10, 2008 11:00 ET

Nexsan Appoints Dr. Geoff Barrall to Board of Directors

Storage Pioneer Expands Nexsan's Leadership in Long Term Disk Storage

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - Nexsan, a leading provider of energy-efficient disk storage systems, today announced that Dr. Geoff Barrall, a well-recognized pioneer in the storage industry, has joined the Nexsan Board of Directors.

Dr. Barrall currently serves as CEO of Data Robotics, maker of the world's first storage robot, a company he founded in 2005. Barrall has founded five companies, including BlueArc Corporation, a supplier of enterprise Network Attached Storage (NAS), as well as several IT and consulting services firms.

With more than a dozen storage-related patents to his credit, Dr. Barrall brings rich technology expertise and deep hands-on executive-level operational experience to Nexsan. In addition to his roles at Data Robotics and BlueArc, he served on the board of directors of Tacit Networks and was an executive consultant to the senior team at Brocade Communications. His storage experience also includes sitting on the boards of advisors of Data Domain and NeoPath.

"Geoff brings a tremendous amount of insight and industry experience to the Nexsan board," commented Philip Black, Nexsan's president and CEO. "Geoff is an innovative technologist and brings valuable management, sales and marketing expertise to our diverse team. These attributes will be tremendous assets to Nexsan as we continue to drive storage innovations in energy-efficient disk storage systems."

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About Nexsan Corporation

Nexsan Corporation is a leading provider of energy-efficient, long-term storage systems. Nexsan delivers secure storage appliances and modular, capacity-optimized disk-storage systems for a broad range of applications including fixed content storage and archiving, email, medical imaging, compliance and litigation support, disk-based backup, digital video security and rich media. Nexsan's solutions are the choice of small and medium-sized companies as well as large global enterprises and major governmental agencies around the world who are seeking cost-correct, high-density storage solutions. Founded in 1999 and based in Thousand, Oaks, Calif., Nexsan sells its products exclusively through a select global network of VARs, OEMs and system integrators. For more information, please see the company's website at

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