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Storage Notes for the Next Generation Data Center

Laying The Groundwork

Over the past year SolidFire has been putting the pieces in place to build not only the next great storage company, but the first storage company focused on performance storage for large-scale cloud infrastructure. Our rallying point to achieve this objective is a laser focus on helping our customers ‘Advance the way the world uses the cloud.’ To have any chance at making this vision a reality requires us to lay down the groundwork today

Looking back years from now, the foundational underpinnings of our success will not be limited to one part of the organization. They are company-wide, spanning engineering, operations, marketing, alliances, sales, finance and human resources. Across each of these teams we have made some significant moves in the past year to prepare for what lies ahead.

Before we charge ahead into 2013 I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on 2012 and some of the company and industry milestones that have put us in the position we are today.

2012 has been an incredible year for SolidFire. Reading through this list makes me tremendously proud of what our team has accomplished over the last 12 months. No question we still have a lot of work to do, but I could not be more excited about the team we have assembled, the product and culture we have built, and the opportunity in front of us as we move into 2013.

Happy holidays and we look forward to connecting again in the New Year.

-Dave Wright, Founder & CEO

Dave Wright

About Dave Wright

Dave Wright, SolidFire CEO and founder, left Stanford in 1998 to help start GameSpy Industries, a leader in online videogame media, technology, and software. GameSpy merged with IGN Entertainment in 2004 and Dave served as Chief Architect for IGN and led technology integration with FIM / MySpace after IGN was acquired by NewsCorp in 2005. In 2007 Dave founded Jungle Disk, a pioneer and early leader in cloud-based storage and backup solutions for consumers and businesses. Jungle Disk was acquired by leading cloud provider Rackspace in 2008 and Dave worked closely with the Rackspace Cloud division to build a cloud platform supporting tens of thousands of customers. In December 2009 Dave left Rackspace to start SolidFire.

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