LeftHand Networks Founder Joins Avere Systems Board

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avere Systems today announced that former LeftHand Networks founder Bill Chambers has joined its Board of Directors as an independent board member. Chambers has held key management positions in a number of high tech startups and Fortune 500 companies, including serving as vice president of the LeftHand Networks Division of the HP StorageWorks organization.  He was the founder, president and CEO of LeftHand Networks prior to its acquisition by HP, leading the company through three rounds of successful venture financing and development of the storage industry's first IP SAN solution.

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Previous leadership roles included being president and CEO of GE Fanuc Asia Pacific, a joint venture between General Electric Inc. and Fanuc Ltd. of Japan, and sales management positions at Texas Instruments.  Chambers also serves on the Board of Directors at SolidFire, a provider of all-solid-state (SSD) primary storage systems for cloud service providers.

"As a recognized leader in the storage industry, having Bill join our Board of Directors gives Avere access to a rich depth of knowledge on which to draw as we expand our market footprint," said Ron Bianchini, Avere Systems President and CEO.  "We look forward to his contributions towards our future growth."

About Avere Systems

Avere Systems brings to the market NAS Optimization solutions designed specifically to scale performance and capacity separately and take advantage of new storage media using real-time tiering. Avere's products allow organizations to achieve unlimited application performance scaling, free applications from the confines of the data center by eliminating latency and cut storage costs by more than half. Learn more at www.averesystems.com, and you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.

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