NovaStor secures former CA VP of Engineering to head global development of the NovaBACKUP product line

AGOURA HILLS, CA – February 20, 2015 — / — NovaStor, an international provider of award-winning backup solutions, announced recently that Rod Christensen will be joining their leadership team in the role of Chief Technology Officer. Christensen, a respected veteran within backup industry will also take on the responsibility as NovaStor’s global Vice President of Engineering.

Christensen has more than 25 years experience developing elegant solutions to complex data storage management problems. Prior to NovaStor, Rod served as Vice President of Software Development at CA, where he oversaw the 250 person team for sustaining engineering for all CA Enterprise software as well as overseeing development on the CA ARCServe Replication and High Availability and Erwin Data Modeler products. Before CA, Christensen was also co-founder and CTO of Yosemite Technologies (acquired by Barracuda Networks) where he managed the architectural, technical, product and design processes for the popular TapeWare product line.

“There are so many great things happening at NovaStor right now and the opportunity to acquire such a resource as Rod could not have come at a better point in time. Rod is a class act all the way through and there is no doubt regarding his capabilities and the value he brings to a growing company like NovaStor,” said Stefan Utzinger, CEO at NovaStor. “Rod is tailor-made for this position and he will definitely play a fundamental role in the determining and delivering of NovaStor’s future product direction.”

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to become part of a dynamic growing business such as NovaStor. Being self-funded and still managing to release quality code while demonstrating rapid growth in a very competitive space speaks volumes about its potential,” said Christensen. “NovaStor is already equipped with outstanding award-winning technology, a strong management team and solid commitment to their vision. It’s motivating to join NovaStor this close to the tipping point knowing that my contributions can make the difference to drive this company to greatness while continuing to deliver “Backup for the Rest of Us.”

About NovaStor
NovaStor® ( is “Backup for the Rest of Us.” An international provider of powerful, affordable, all inclusive data-protection solutions for physical and virtual environments located on both sides of the cloud. NovaStor’s NovaBACKUP® Business Essentials is undisputedly rated the #1 single server solution for any small business serious about protecting their critical data and is optimized for Network Attached Storage (NAS) environments. NovaStor’s Enterprise network backup solution NovaBACKUP DataCenter brings F500 references, scalability, reliability and speed to medium-large heterogeneous environments; a single pane of glass designed to reduce administrative effort and lower TCO. NovaStor delivers uniqueness to the backup market by delivering simple pricing models that are “all inclusive” as well as 360 degree support which includes Setup Assistance – an industry first where NovaStor technical experts perform installations to relieve clients from the complexities of backup so they can focus on their business. NovaStor is management-owned with several thousand partners, and millions of seats distributed. With global headquarters located in Zug, Switzerland and offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (Agoura Hills), NovaStor is also represented in numerous other countries through partnerships.

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