CAMPBELL, Calif., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TidalScale, the leader in software-scaled computing, today announced it has appointed Gary Smerdon as President and Chief Executive Officer. TidalScale Founder Dr. Ike Nassi will assume the roles of Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer.
"TidalScale is radically changing the computing landscape through its innovative technology that enables the dynamic and seamless scaling of compute power and performance," said Dr. Ike Nassi. "Gary brings to TidalScale solid industry experience and proven success in creating innovative go-to-market strategies and driving rapid growth. We are extremely pleased to have him join the team and help take our business to the next phase of growth and beyond."
Smerdon brings more than 30 years of technology industry experience and has served in a number of executive and general management roles; leading teams across sales, marketing, engineering, and operations. At Fusion-io, Smerdon led the development of the company's strategy and product roadmap as well as driving the $1.3 billion acquisition of Fusion-io by SanDisk. Prior to Fusion-io, Smerdon was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Accelerated Solutions Division at LSI. Smerdon founded this internal startup and grew the business to over $100M in two years. Prior to this, Smerdon established LSI's Corporate Strategy Office responsible for creating the corporate strategy blueprint which established the company as a leader in Flash based solutions.
Additionally, Smerdon has held executive positions at Greenfield Networks (acquired by Cisco), Tarari (acquired by LSI), Marvell, and AMD. Gary's Board experience as a director or advisor includes: Greenfield Networks, SandForce (acquired by LSI), Teranetics (acquired by PLX), and 3Leaf Systems.
Smerdon holds three patents and is a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
"The TidalScale team has a reputation and track record of developing and deploying game changing innovations and I am excited to become a part of it," said Gary Smerdon. "Organizations around the globe face a vast array of data analysis problems that are both an opportunity and a challenge. The software-scaled computing technology created by TidalScale enables customers to easily expand the amount of data they are able to digest, analyze and utilize. The computing industry has reached an inflection point and TidalScale is strongly positioned for the opportunity ahead."
About TidalScale, Inc.
TidalScale is working to simplify access to affordable large computing systems. TidalScale provides a layer of software that sits underneath an operating system, such as Linux, allowing customers to deploy a software-scaled computer to match the size of their data problems using multiple commodity servers.
More information can be found at http://www.tidalscale.com.
Chuck Piercey, Product Management, TidalScale, Inc. +1-650-492-6108
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