Steve Querner Named SVP of Sales and Marketing for StorSimple

SANTA CLARA, CA, Oct. 31, 2011 –/– StorSimple, the leading provider of Cloud Integrated Enterprise Storage for Windows and VMware infrastructures, today announced that Steve Querner joined the company as senior vice president of sales and marketing. The appointment follows the company’s remarkable growth in vertical markets for mid-size and Fortune 100 companies. Querner, an industry veteran with over twenty five years of enterprise storage sales experience with IBM and EMC among others, will direct the sales and marketing team as it continues to establish and maintain positive customer relationships with enterprise organizations.

StorSimple has transformed from a gateway cloud appliance vendor to the leading provider of cloud integrated enterprise storage, capable of primary, backup, archival and disaster recovery. The ability to achieve the full benefit of the cloud while maintaining control of performance and security is in high demand among enterprises. The demand for enterprise class high-availability, scalability and cost efficiency among organizations facing stringent regulations or with multiple remote sites has resulted in an impressive level of customer growth for StorSimple.

“We are experiencing an influx of new enterprise customers, who consistently expand the use of our services following implementation,” said Ursheet Parikh, StorSimple CEO. “We required a new senior team member with extensive industry experience in sales and marketing to support this market growth and further our goal to create long-term partnerships. Steve is well known in the industry for establishing strong customer relationships, and we expect that he will be a valuable asset to our sales and marketing team.”

Querner most recently served as North American Storage Sales Leader at IBM. Querner joined IBM through its acquisition of XIV in 2007 and led the sales team of the fastest growing segment within the IBM storage division. Prior to IBM, Querner was vice president, worldwide sales at Onstor, Inc., a venture backed NAS start-up, where he was responsible for managing worldwide sales organization. In addition, he has held prominent positions at Cisco Systems and EMC.

“I am excited to be joining a company that is recognized as the leader in enabling customers to realize the business, financial and operational benefits of utilizing the cloud,” said Querner.

About StorSimple
Learn about who StorSimple is:

StorSimple is the leader in Cloud Integrated Enterprise Storage for Windows and VMware infrastructures. StorSimple has uniquely achieved the most stringent “Certified for Windows Server 2008” level of certification as well as VMware Ready status. StorSimple is the Microsoft BizSpark Partner of the Year 2011 and was named a Best of VMworld 2011 Finalist. StorSimple securely and transparently integrates the cloud into on-premises applications and offers a single appliance that delivers high-performance tiered storage, live archiving, cloud based data protection and disaster recovery, reducing cost by up to 80 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage. StorSimple is based in Silicon Valley and is funded by Ignition Partners, Index Ventures, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures.

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