SOURCE: RackWare

RackWare

April 13, 2015 09:15 ET

Silicon Valley Business Journal Names Sash Sunkara to Women of Influence List

Sash Sunkara, Founder & CEO of RackWare, a Leading Provider of Cloud Management Software, Is Recognized for Accomplishments in Technology as Well as Contributions to the Community

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2015) - RackWare, the software provider that integrates data center and cloud resources into a scalable and intelligently managed computing environment, today announced that its founder and CEO, Sash Sunkara, has been named one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Sash will be honored at the Silicon Valley Business Journal Awards ceremony on May 7th at the Fairmont, San Jose.

Sash has been an influential member of the Silicon Valley tech ecosystem for many years, as a founder of 3Leaf Systems and RackWare and with successful stints in QLogic, Brocade and HP. She was one of the youngest vice presidents at Brocade, and has successfully led her current startup to a whopping 350% growth in sales in 2014. Sash also makes time for mentorship via the TiE Women Founders Forum and for volunteer work at schools in her community. She is a frequent speaker at multiple conferences on entrepreneurship as well as cloud computing. She will be speaking on the panel "Cloud Services for the Responsive Enterprise" at the Phorum 2015 Conference in Philadelphia on April 14th 2015.

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"I am delighted to receive this award and join the ranks of women of influence in Silicon Valley," said Sash Sunkara, founder and CEO of RackWare. "While career accomplishments are satisfying, my hope is that more women will join me in mentoring young people to find their place in Silicon Valley."

"Sash is a true example of an inspiring leader," said Steve Daly, President & CEO of LANDESK Software. "She steers her company with great precision but does not lose sight of mentoring her employees and the younger generation of entrepreneurs."

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About Sash Sunkara
Sash Sunkara is chief executive officer and co-founder of RackWare. She is a seasoned technology executive with deep expertise in solutions for data centers in both enterprise and hosting environments that leverage commodity server solutions, server virtualization, and leading edge storage architectures. Prior to founding RackWare in 2009, Sunkara was vice president of marketing for QLogic's Network Solutions Division with responsibility for the switch product lines. Previously, she was co-founder and chief business officer at 3Leaf Systems, a venture-backed server virtualization company where her role as chief business officer spanned marketing, business development, support, and operations. Earlier in her career, Sunkara served as vice president of program management at Brocade Communications where she was responsible for the execution of the company's overall roadmap, including both product and strategic initiatives. Sunkara started her career at HP developing networking switches and routers. Sunkara holds a BSEE degree from California State University, Sacramento, where she graduated with honors. Sash belongs to the TiE Women Founders Forum and is passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs. She is a frequent speaker at industry events such as TiE, InterOp and Phorum.

About RackWare
RackWare allows enterprises to use the public cloud as just another resource for their internal infrastructure -- for disaster recovery, as well as scaling purposes. With its unique ability to be platform and cloud agnostic, RackWare's flagship solution, the RackWare Management Module (RMM), allows workloads to be ported between any platform, virtual or physical, and any cloud. RackWare has moved thousands of workloads for hundreds of customers and has partnerships with large Service Providers and VARs. RackWare was founded in 2009 and is based in Milpitas, Calif. For more information, go to: www.rackwareinc.com.

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