Datera Hires Veritas Technologies Engineering Executive to Accelerate Growth

Sharad Srivastava Brings More Than 20 Years Experience Leading Teams and Growing Storage and Distributed Systems to the Fast-Growth Innovative Company

Sunnyvale, CA – August 4, 2016

Datera, the hyperscale data company, today announced that Sharad Srivastava has joined the company as vice president of engineering to lead Datera’s product development teams, executing key initiatives during a period of exceptional growth. Srivastava comes to Datera from information management company Veritas Technologies, where he had a successful track record leading numerous key storage development and product initiatives as vice president of engineering. His new role at Datera is the natural progression of a distinguished twenty-year career, encompassing engineering execution, technical leadership and strategy development. In his new role, Srivastava will direct overall corporate engineering, including strategic planning, product design and development, and quality assurance.

“Sharad is a very successful engineering leader and industry veteran with a keen focus on execution and product quality,”
said Marc Fleischmann, co-founder and CEO of Datera. “We are building game-changing scalable data infrastructure
solutions to meet the challenging demands of today’s and tomorrow’s enterprise and service provider clouds and
real-time data lakes. Sharad’s successful track record reflects his own brand of energetic discipline and spirit, and will
help Datera deliver transformational products for cloud era datacenters.”

Prior to Srivastava’s time at Veritas Technologies, he worked at Symantec and Veritas Software where he started, led and delivered enterprise-class high availability solutions (Veritas Cluster Server). He managed governance of unstructured data (Data Insight) and the industry-leading Veritas Storage Stack (file system and volume manager), which is used for enterprise-class database and analytics workloads. In addition, he conceived, led and launched a number of highly successful new initiatives related to virtualization, VMware clouds, OpenStack clouds and lately also container clouds. Srivastava has a M.S. in Computer Science from Oregon State University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

“The cloud infrastructure market has immense growth potential as more and more businesses adopt this new infrastructure model,” said Srivastava. “I’m excited to join Datera, a company that is transforming cloud infrastructure through a software-defined, scalable elastic data platform, which puts it in the pole position in a global hyper-growth market.”

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About Datera

Founded by the authors and maintainers of the Linux I/O storage stack, Datera brings webscale operations and economics to private and public clouds. Datera’s products are used in production by large enterprises and service providers worldwide. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and is backed by Khosla Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Silicon Valley luminaries Andy Bechtolsheim and Pradeep Sindhu. For more information, For more information, visit or follow @DateraInc on Twitter.

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