The promotion of three long-time leaders in Nasuni’s engineering organization reflects their more than four decades of experience developing enterprise storage systems; In 2015 enterprises worldwide increased their use of the company’s cloud NAS by more than 111 percent while slashing costs

NATICK, Mass. – March 31, 2016 — / — Nasuni®, the industry’s leading provider of Cloud NAS to the distributed enterprise, today announced the promotion of three long-time leaders within its engineering organization. The appointments reflect each recipient’s singular impact on the company and its ongoing success. In 2015, the terabytes of file data under management on Nasuni’s cloud NAS increased by 111 percent while the company and its partners achieved record growth with new and existing customers.

The promotions included:
David Shaw

  • David Shaw to Chief Science Officer: The primary architect of Nasuni’s cloud NAS, Shaw is an acknowledged expert on the security of file systems who holds numerous patents for distributed data storage and other disciplines. As chief science officer he will oversee Nasuni’s efforts to develop new security innovations while complementing the efforts of the office of the CTO. Shaw joined Nasuni in 2009 after holding development positions at Hitachi Data Systems and Archivas. Earlier in his career, he served as a streaming architect at Akamai, where he designed and implemented the live streaming system used for video and audio events. For nearly 15 years, he has also been a core developer in the GnuPG Project, an effort to create a free and portable implementation of the OpenPGP standard. Shaw began his career in cinematography after graduating from the School of Visual Arts and holds a master’s in computer science from The John Hopkins University.


  • Russell Neufeld to Chief Technology Officer: As CTO, Neufeld will oversee Nasuni’s ongoing and future development operations and its technical integration with public cloud service providers. A veteran developer, Neufeld joined Nasuni in 2009 after serving as a principal software engineer at Hitachi Data Systems, a role that built on an already mature concentration on enterprise storage that began when he joined Archivas in 2003. Neufeld started his development career at IBM, where he worked on compilers before his interest in Java led him to Natural Intelligence and, later, Microsoft. He subsequently joined Abuzz, an early social networking company that was acquired by The New York Times, where Neufeld developed some of the first scalable, customer-focused Web applications. This experience proved pivotal for his role in designing and implementing the Nasuni Operations Center, a global lock server with back-end services that makes Nasuni’s cloud NAS exceptionally intuitive for IT and end-users. Neufeld has a degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan.


  • Matt McDonald to Vice President of Engineering: As vice president of engineering, McDonald will oversee future innovations for the Nasuni Filer and Nasuni Mobile, while managing development and release schedules. McDonald joined Nasuni in 2010 and played a key role building the backbone of the company’s global file system, UniFS. In the 15 years that span his focus on enterprise storage, he amassed a number of patents on distributed object storage. McDonald began his career at Data General’s CLARiiON group prior to its acquisition by EMC. Later he worked at EMC Centera, one of the first large-scale distributed object storage systems. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and will receive his Masters in Business from Babson College in May.

“At Nasuni we’re empowering industries to break free of an antiquated purchasing cycle that fails to solve the challenges posed by unrelenting, exponential file growth,” said Andres Rodriguez, founder, president and CEO of Nasuni. “With Nasuni, the enterprise can radically lower costs while eliminating the worries once associated with back-up, disaster recovery, and file sync and share. “It’s a revolutionary storage solution, and I’m very proud to be promoting so many members of the team who transformed our vision into a reality. Matt, Russell and David have consistently delivered technical innovations that continue to dramatically increase the volume of file data our customers entrust to Nasuni.  I know I speak for everyone at the company in applauding these star performers.”


About Nasuni
Nasuni is an enterprise storage company that provides distributed organizations with a powerful Cloud NAS system. By combining on-premises hardware and software with cloud storage, Nasuni delivers a secure data storage solution that provides high performance for users, simplified and centralized management for IT, and an easily scalable, complete storage service for the global enterprise. Nasuni is privately held and based in Natick, Mass. For more information, visit

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