SOURCE: Solid Data Systems, Inc.

November 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Solid Data Appoints Mark Hayashida as Chief Technology Officer

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Solid Data Systems, Inc., the leading global provider of DRAM-based enterprise and carrier-class solid-state disk (SSD) storage systems, today announced the promotion of SSD solutions expert Mark Hayashida from Director of Systems Architecture to the position of Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Mr. Hayashida will head the growing Professional Services Organization, integral to the company's strategic initiative to bring greater awareness and knowledge of SSD architecture and benefits to market.

A veteran of Solid Data for nine years, Hayashida oversees all pre-sales engineering, and is responsible for ensuring effective customer architecture solutions. His computer industry experience includes Technologist and related positions for online companies, where he was responsible for setting and executing strategic architectural direction and deployment.

"Mark is the industry's leading architect in the use of SSDs and has designed innovative architectures for leading Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, Charles Schwab and Southern Company," said Wade Tuma, CEO of Solid Data. "Mark has the expertise to quickly evaluate and optimize systems to take cost effective advantage of the benefits of SSD technology. Mark is the author of many of our technical whitepapers and brings great depth and knowledge to the team."

Hayashida's appointment follows the growing industry trend of replacing large RAID arrays with SSD arrays in core, high transaction rate applications. With the ever-increasing transaction rates in applications for e-commerce and online transaction processing such as Internet banking, online insurance, real-time billing and electronic trading, enterprises find SSDs provide cost-effective, terabyte-scale storage for fast access and data manipulation of large databases. SSD-based architectures also provide greater power efficiency for today's "green" world, due to the fact that SSD arrays themselves use substantially less power than traditional RAID arrays, as well as allow for substantial server consolidation.

About Solid Data Systems, Inc.

Solid Data Systems, Inc., founded in 1993, is the leading global provider of DRAM-based enterprise and carrier-class solid-state disk storage systems. Solid Data SSD-based architectures increase peak transaction and application performance, use less power, require fewer servers and lower total cost. Solid Data has the largest install base of trusted Fiber channel- and SCSI-connected SSDs with proven MTBFs of up to 2 million hours. Available products include the SD2000, SD3000/SD3000X2, and StorageSPIRE -- offering up to 1TB of high performance SSD storage in a single managed array. Solid Data is the only vendor to offer NEBS-certified SSD products for critical telecommunications applications. Solid Data customers are among the world's largest technology resellers, systems integrators, financial services companies, telecommunications providers and government agencies.

Solid Data is a Microsoft Certified Partner, whose products are sold through partnerships with Hewlett Packard, IBM and SUN. The company's 24x7x4 Service and Support is globally available from major platform and service providers, including Anacomp, Hewlett Packard, IBM and SGI. For more information about the company and its products, please visit www.soliddata.com or contact us at info@soliddata.com or at +1 (408) 845-5797.

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