Academic, Industry Leaders to Help Guide Company’s Technical Innovation

SAN DIEGO, April 18, 2012 –/– Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use and affordable network backup solutions, announced today that it has formed a Technical Advisory Board to assist the company in continuing to innovate its data protection products for network, virtualized, and emergent cloud-computing environments. The board is comprised of academic and industry leaders who will provide their valuable insight directly to Arkeia Software’s management team. This move closely follows the formalization of an Industry Advisory Board in January.

Initial members of the Technical Advisory Board include Dr. Waqar Hasan and Dr. Todd McComb.

“In our constant desire to provide Arkeia customers with leading data protection solutions, we have found leveraging the collective intelligence and experience of people from a variety of backgrounds invaluable,” says Bill Evans, CEO at Arkeia Software. “By forming a Technical Advisory Board with members like Todd and Waqar, we gain important technical insights essential in delivering true innovation in the protection of both physical and virtual infrastructures, today and into the future.”

About Waqar Hasan
Waqar Hasan has more than 20 years experience in the data and Internet categories, delivering leading-edge products delivered as software or operated as a service. Hasan is CEO and founder of InsightsOne, a leading startup delivering cloud-based services for big data. During his five-year tenure at Yahoo! as Vice President of Data Systems, Hasan led and managed the company’s data platform that served all lines of business, including Audience properties, Search, and Brand advertising. Analyzing data from 500 million consumers, these remain among the largest-scale systems in the world, affect nearly all of Yahoo!’s revenue streams, and have substantially increased both monetization and consumer engagement.

Hasan founded DB Wizards (acquired by Adeosoft), ran the optimizer team at Informix (now IBM), worked on data research at HP Labs and IBM Almaden, and has consulted for companies such as Microsoft, Visa, Reed-Elsevier and Deloitte. Hasan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and his B.S. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

About Todd McComb Todd McComb’s academic focus has been on non-linear modeling including non-equilibrium thermodynamics and chemically-reactive fluid dynamics. While most of this work was performed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, McComb worked briefly on world climate models at Los Alamos Laboratory. McComb was awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation and Department of Defense, among others. McComb previously assisted with the preparation of patents for Arkeia Software.

Among his wide interests, McComb works extensively in the fields of music and community leadership, and consults in the areas of mediation and diversity. He edits and operates one of the oldest websites on the Internet,, the online home of the Medieval Music & Arts Foundation. McComb graduated with a BS in mathematics Summa Cum Laude, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

About Arkeia Software
Arkeia delivers data backup and recovery solutions to protect more than 100,000 networks in 70 countries. The Arkeia Network Backup Suite is designed for mid-sized organizations that require fast, easy-to-use, and affordable data protection. The company’s appliances, virtual appliances, and software back up critical data to disk, tape, and cloud storage. Arkeia protects all major virtual platforms including VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer, and more than 200 physical platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, Netware, Solaris, AIX, BSD, and HP-UX. The company’s patented source-side Progressive Deduplication(TM) technology helps users realize better performance at a lower cost by reducing data volumes. Arkeia’s deduplication is crucial to accelerating replication of on-premise backups to private or public clouds. Products are sold through resellers and managed service providers worldwide. The company was founded in1996 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

Arkeia and Arkeia Network Backup are trademarks or registered trademarks of Arkeia Software, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

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