PALO ALTO, Calif. – July 15, 2015 – Pluribus Networks, the converged infrastructure company that advances software-defined networking (SDN) through the industry’s most programmable, open source-based operating system, Netvisor®, today announced several significant corporate milestones, further cementing its strong market position. These include hiring industry veteran Mark Harris as its new VP of Corporate Marketing; successful completion of the company’s first official financial audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC); the appointment of Jorge del Calvo of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as Pluribus’ legal counsel; and the expansion of the company’s sales team in major U.S cities.
“We have proven our converged technology and our customers are seeing its differentiated value immediately. Our recent round of funding has given us the ability to onboard talent, evolve our processes and expand our sales teams to take advantage of the growth opportunity ahead of us,” said Kumar Srikantan, President and CEO of Pluribus Networks. “We now have everything in place. I’m highly confident that with the combination of Mark’s skills, the expertise of Jorge del Calvo and our new sales team in place, we will enable a growing number of forward-looking organizations looking for modern approaches to infrastructure to meet their own business goals as well.”
Mr. Harris brings more than 25 years of experience driving data center innovation across a variety of areas including networking, storage, compute and security. Prior to joining Pluribus Networks, he served in a number of senior roles at Digital Equipment, Extreme Networks, Enterasys/Cabletron, Citrix/Netscaler, Avocent/Cyclades, Server Technologies, and most recently held the role of Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at Nlyte Software. “I’ve been involved in the networking industry for more than 25 years and have never seen this level of sustained excitement by vendors and end-users alike. Converged infrastructure and network virtualization is completely changing the fundamental rules that we all grew up on,” said Harris. “Pluribus Networks is in a fantastic position, with a client base of leading global companies and unique approach to infrastructure that rivals everything else on the market. I look forward to driving the company’s marketing efforts in order to achieve its ambitious goals.”
In addition to Harris joining Pluribus, the company announced the appointment of Jorge del Calvo of Pillsbury as Pluribus’ legal counsel. “I am excited to be working with Pluribus Networks, a company that is demonstrating a deep level of market understanding and technological innovation rarely seen but always rewarded in Silicon Valley,” said Mr. del Calvo, who represents public and private technology companies in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements and joint ventures, investment banks in equity, debt and other transactions, and venture and private equity funds in their formation and investments. He is well known throughout the technology sector and his clients include many of the Fortune 500.
“The commercialization of great technology requires the assistance of people like Jorge and those at PwC,” said George de Urioste, CFO at Pluribus Networks. “Most recently, Pluribus passed its first formal financial audit, conducted by PwC. Clearing this first financial audit represents an important milestone for the company and assures our ability to service global customers without any commercial encumbrances.”
Finally, to meet its increasing demand, Pluribus is expanding its channel and adding additional regional sales directors in all of the country’s primary cities. This expansion opens up a broader range of growth opportunities demonstrating to more prospective customers the value and benefits that Pluribus’ technology can deliver to them today.
About Pluribus Networks Pluribus Networks delivers software-defined networking as an open application platform for today’s data centers. The company’s flagship product, Netvisor®, is the industry’s first distributed network hypervisor operating system, converging compute, network, storage and virtualization with an open, programmable approach. Our customers realize tangible and immediate business benefits while protecting their existing network investments. For more information, visit www.pluribusnetworks.com or go to www.twitter.com/pluribusnet.
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