SolidFire Announces Mark Glasgow as Vice President of Sales

Technology Veteran Joins SolidFire to Help Build and Grow Its Customer Base

BOULDER, Colo., November 16, 2011

SolidFire, a provider of all-solid-state (SSD) primary storage systems for cloud service providers, today announced that Mark Glasgow has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales. Glasgow joined SolidFire from Xiotech, where he was the worldwide vice president of sales for the past six years. This executive announcement follows the recent $25 million Series B funding that SolidFire received earlier this month.

Glasgow has 20 years of sales and sales management experience within the data storage and enterprise computing markets, and has broad experience selling into large carrier-class customers, as well those deploying both public and private cloud environments.

Under Glasgow's sales leadership, Xiotech refocused sales efforts towards performance-centric solutions, driving a totally new storage platform to a compound annual growth of nearly 80 percent and delivering more than 5,000 units of the new platform to the market within a four-year period. Glasgow also established several strategic initiatives and expanded selling relationships with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft. Prior to Xiotech, he served as the vice president of sales at Talk2 Technology (acquired by PumaTech), TenFold Corporation (acquired by DevonWay) and WireCache.

"SolidFire is solving real storage challenges for cloud providers today. I have been watching the company for a while and I was impressed with the technology, the storage expertise of the team, and the number of cloud providers already in its Early Access Program," said Glasgow. "I have already had the opportunity to sit in on a number of SolidFire customer calls, and interest is incredibly high. When you get to hear feedback that is so positive this early in the game, it makes you proud to be part of the team that is delivering this product to market."

"We began our Early Access Program this summer and the customer feedback has been extremely positive. With momentum and customer interest moving in the right direction, we wanted to add an experienced executive to build and lead our sales team, and we found that in Mark," said Dave Wright, SolidFire founder and CEO. "Our pipeline is growing, and Mark's appointment will help us continue to respond to customer interest with a sales team that can support our growth. We are pleased to have him here at SolidFire; I know that his industry expertise and relationships are going to be extremely important for us in the coming months."

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