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PernixData Appoints Storage Industry Veteran Mike Munoz as Chief Revenue Officer

177 Days ago

Company Expands Executive Team to Grow Global Presence and Continue on Rapid Growth Trajectory Through 2016 and Beyond

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2016) - PernixData announced today that Mike Muñoz has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. As the newest member of the executive leadership team, Mike will lead PernixData's sales efforts, expanding the company's global presence with the goal of placing PernixData FVP™ and Architect™ software in every datacenter worldwide.

"We are thrilled to welcome an accomplished veteran like Mike, who will have an enormous impact on our goal of making PernixData a de facto standard in every virtualized datacenter," said Poojan Kumar, CEO and co-founder of PernixData. "Mike has the sales acumen to build a velocity business, much in the same way VMware did in its early years. With over 500,000 VMware customers ready to be Pernix'd, his sales leadership will help us capitalize on a huge market opportunity ahead."

Mike has more than 25 years of experience and insight building and leading sales teams at some of the world's most respected enterprise storage companies, including Nimble Storage, Data Domain and NetApp. Most recently, he was the vice president of worldwide sales at Nimble Storage, where he grew the company from a private company with $0 in revenues to a public company worth nearly $2.5 billion. Prior to Nimble Storage, Muñoz was divisional vice president of sales at Data Domain. As the leader of the company's most successful sales division, he played a key role in Data Domain's 2008 IPO as well as its $2 billion acquisition by EMC in 2009. Muñoz has also held sales leadership positions at Z-Force and BlueArc.

"PernixData's innovative technology presents an exciting opportunity to build the company's direct and indirect sales programs, enable the partner community, and take the company to the next level," said Muñoz. "I look forward to leading these initiatives while working with some of the brightest minds in the industry to aggressively address the explosive demand in the market for storage optimization."

Continued Momentum
In the first full year of shipping FVP software, PernixData set a sales record amongst enterprise infrastructure software companies. The company's latest product, Architect, is on pace to do even better.

Interesting PernixData metrics include:

  • Approximately one new Architect customer has been added every day since first shipping the product.
  • Over 650 paying FVP and Architect customers to date, with over 40 in the Global 2000.
  • PernixData software is deployed on over 700 physical hosts in a single customer account.
  • Over 1,000 deployments of FVP Freedom, PernixData's free storage acceleration platform.
  • An estimated 350,000 VMs optimized with PernixData software.
  • Almost 200 employees located in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, India, Netherlands, United States, and United Kingdom.
  • 165 PernixPros (i.e. technology / community evangelists).
  • 650 PernixPrimes (i.e. individuals who have completed technical reseller accreditation).

About PernixData®
PernixData software brings scale-out performance and management to any storage environment, maximizing the responsiveness of virtualized applications while minimizing infrastructure costs.

Based in San Jose, California, PernixData was founded by virtualization and storage experts and backed by industry luminaries in the software space. For more information, please visit www.pernixdata.com and follow us on Twitter @PernixData.

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