SOURCE: Solarflare


February 22, 2010 08:00 ET

Solarflare Communications Names Sean Keohane as Vice President of Sales

Responsible for the Western United States, Former Aquantia Executive Brings Over 26 Years' Experience in Networking Technology Sales

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - Solarflare Communications, the pioneer in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), today appointed Sean Keohane as vice president of sales for the Western United States. Keohane will be responsible for key strategic and business development relationships with major networking OEM manufacturers.

Prior to Solarflare, Keohane was vice president of worldwide sales at Aquantia, where he was responsible for winning designs with OEM market leaders. A key addition to Solarflare's executive team, Keohane will focus on building distribution channels and fostering relationships with leading switch and server vendors.

"Sean has solid leadership skills and deep knowledge of our market," said Russell Stern, Solarflare CEO. "As Solarflare expands its portfolio from providing 10 Gigabit Ethernet silicon to delivering a family of high-performance 10Gb Ethernet server adapters, Keohane will be a key player. His customer-focused approach is a perfect match for the Solarflare team and we're excited to have him join the company."

Keohane has also held executive management positions with National Semiconductor, Allied Telesyn, Accton Technology Corporation, and Irvine-based SMC Networks. He holds a master's of business administration and a bachelor's degree in business management, both from San Jose State University.

"I'm excited to be joining the Solarflare team," said Keohane. "Backed by a seasoned management team and venture capital firms like Oak Investment Partners, Solarflare is committed to developing the highest-performing, lowest-latency 10GbE products. I look forward to expanding our relationships with networking customers to help push Solarflare to its next level of growth."

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About Solarflare Communications, Inc.
Solarflare Communications is the leading provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) server adapters and silicon. Solarflare's robust and power-efficient solutions are cost effective and easy to deploy. Ready for primetime, Solarflare 10GbE products make possible next-generation applications such as low-latency networking (with OpenOnload™) for market data applications, cloud computing, server virtualization, and network convergence. Solarflare 10GbE adapters have proven their performance in testing conducted by Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) Research with Cisco switches and IBM servers. Solarflare silicon can be found in switches, adapters and test equipment shipping from Dell, SMC Networks and others. The company has announced partnerships with Accton, Arista Networks, Citrix, Cloudsoft, CommScope, Delta Networks, Panduit, SR Labs and VMware. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, has an R&D site in Cambridge, UK and sales offices in Taiwan and China.

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