Nexsan Also Evolves Customer Facing Operations to Support Accelerating Hybrid Storage Deployments

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 2, 2012 — / — Nexsan®, a leading independent provider of data storage systems, today announced that storage industry veteran Michael Peterson has been added as Advisor to the Nexsan Board of Directors. In his role Michael will be providing direction on corporate strategy and positioning to the Board and Nexsan’s CEO, Philip Black.

A luminary of the storage industry who founded the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA), Mr. Peterson is a prominent network storage and system I/O industry spokesperson and thought leader with 38 years of experience in the storage, software, and systems industries. As CEO of Strategic Research Corporation, he is widely known as the senior market and business development consultant in the storage and datacenter infrastructure industry, influencing a broad range of storage companies from startups to industry stalwarts. Mr. Peterson actively sits on Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors and continues to volunteer in support of SNIA.

In support of a growing number of Hybrid Storage system installations globally, Nexsan is also evolving its sales, marketing, and operations infrastructure to address the needs of end-users and channel partners. Michael McGuire, former Chief Commercial Officer for Nexsan, has announced his departure for a senior position at one of the world’s largest computer companies. Nexsan and industry veteran Walter Palhetas has been appointed Executive Vice President of AAP, Marketing, and Operations, and will report to Philip Black. Also reporting to Mr. Black is Executive Vice President of EMEA Andy Hill.

“We wish Michael McGuire the best in his new opportunity and thank him for his significant contributions over the past several years,” said Philip Black, CEO, Nexsan, “I also welcome Michael Peterson as an invaluable addition to the company. He has been a driving force in the storage industry and will be a true asset to our organization.”

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About Nexsan
Nexsan® is a leading provider of innovative data storage systems with over 10,000 customers worldwide. Nexsan’s pioneering hybrid storage systems combine solid-state technologies, spinning disk storage and advanced software to deliver radical new levels of performance and capacity at lower cost. The company’s advanced technologies enable organizations to optimize traditional, virtual and cloud computing environments for increased productivity and business agility. With more than 28,000 systems deployed since 1999, the company delivers its data storage systems through a worldwide network of cloud service providers and solution providers. Nexsan is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. For more information, visit

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