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ParaScale Announces Appointment of Veritas Founding Engineer John Colgrove to its Board of Advisors

Parascale cloud storage technology automatically and transparently migrates and replicates files among servers to balance network storage load and optimize performance. CUPERTINO, CA – February 12, 2009 — ParaScale, Inc., a startup company developing cloud storage solutions for deep content archives and rich-media content in traffic-intense applications, announced today the appointment of John Colgrove to ParaScale’s Board of Advisors.  Most recently, Mr. Colgrove was a Symantec Fellow and served as vice president of technology strategy for the company’s Data Center Management Group (DCMG).  Today, he serves as a strategic advisor to select technology companies. 

Mr. Colgrove worked at Veritas/Symantec for more than 19 years and was a founding engineer of the original Veritas products, VxVM and VxFS. During this time, he made significant contributions to the many releases of the storage foundation products, the original versions of the NFS and database editions and the Volume Replicator products.  Mr. Colgrove also built the performance lab at Veritas and has always been keenly interested driving the performance and scalability of products. He holds more than 50 patents related to storage and storage software.

“Cloud storage is a new class of file storage that can deliver tremendous horizontal scale-out of storage capacity and performance,” said Mr. Colgrove.  “ParaScale will soon release the first software only cloud storage solution that can be downloaded from the web and applied to a standard Linux platform.  ParaScale’s software offers a smart, cost-effective approach to a highly-efficient, redundant and scalable clustered NAS platform.  I am very excited to serve as an advisor on this breakthrough technology.”

“John is a fantastic addition to the first-class team of industry leaders and technology visionaries assembled on our advisory board,” said Cameron Bahar, CTO and founder of ParaScale, Inc.  “Their guidance is instrumental as we trail-blaze advancements in the next transformational wave in how IT services, applications and systems are utilized.” 

About ParaScale, Inc.
ParaScale is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is focused on addressing the exploding bulk storage requirements for unstructured data including digital content and archival data. By combining ParaScale software and buyer-selected standard servers, service providers can build different types of public clouds and offer a variety of cloud storage services, while enterprises can start small and build their own private or internal corporate clouds within their own network. For more information visit, www.parascale.com.

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