SOURCE: ScaleArc


April 12, 2016 09:00 ET

ScaleArc Appoints Ram Gupta to Its Board of Directors

Gupta's Breadth of Strategy and Operational Experience to Benefit ScaleArc During Its Next Stage of Growth

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - April 12, 2016) - ScaleArc, the leading provider of database load balancing software, today announced that Ram Gupta is joining its Board of Directors. Gupta, a respected Silicon Valley software executive, will draw on his 25 years of strategy and execution expertise to advise ScaleArc.

Gupta's diverse experience ranges from chip design to application software development. He's been an early pioneer in healthcare transactions on the Internet at WebMD, he helped create the first online application software at PeopleSoft, and he led the first cloud-based application integration at Cast Iron Systems. Gupta currently serves as an independent director to a select set of public and private software companies.

Among his many distinctive achievements, Gupta has:

  • served as the president and CEO of Cast Iron Systems, acquired by IBM
  • managed a $1.6 B business and more than 6000 people as executive vice president at PeopleSoft, where he drove strategy, development, marketing, customer support, alliances, and mergers and acquisitions
  • served as a senior vice president and general manager at WebMD, as it grew from a $5-million-annual-revenue start-up to a public company with a market cap in excess of $2 billion
  • led teams at Silicon Graphics, IBM, and Tata Consultancy Services
  • been awarded several patents in the U.S.
  • won the Smithsonian Computer World "Search for Heroes" Award for the year 2000

"Ram's deep knowledge across the software industry, spanning high-growth start-ups and billion-dollar businesses, makes him an ideal advisor for ScaleArc," said ScaleArc CEO Justin Barney. "His insights and guidance are already contributing to our strategy and operations, and we're honored to have him advising us as we enter our next phase of growth."

"ScaleArc, with its database load balancing software, is uniquely positioned to help companies achieve zero downtime for applications," said Gupta. "I look forward to working closely with the team to make zero downtime the 'new normal' for digital enterprises."

About ScaleArc

Recently named a Gartner Cool Vendor, ScaleArc is the leading provider of database load balancing software. ScaleArc's software enables zero downtime for applications in a database environment and supports SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle databases. The software drops in transparently between applications and databases, acting as an abstraction layer to improve application uptime and performance, whether on premise or in the cloud. Learn more about ScaleArc, its customers, and partners at

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