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Virsto Appoints Vice President of Sales to Keep Pace With Company GrowthStorage Hypervisor Provider Strengthens Executive Team With Addition of Kaycee Lai (December 06, 2011)
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/11 -- Virsto® Software, an innovative provider of VM-centric storage hypervisor software, today announced it has appointed Kaycee Lai as Vice President of Sales. In this role, Lai will be responsible for global sales, direct and indirect strategy and operations, and will implement sales processes to scale with Virsto's accelerating customer acquisition.
"Virsto developed the first and only multi-hypervisor storage virtualization software solution built for virtual machines, delivering a truly differentiated solution for provisioning and managing storage in virtualized and cloud environments," said Mark Davis, CEO at Virsto. "We've experienced phenomenal growth as a company and we are looking forward to accelerating our growth in the VMware market with Kaycee on board. His proven leadership abilities, sales expertise and background in storage & virtualization makes him a great fit for this role."
Prior to Virsto, Lai was VP of Sales at Delphix, a pioneer in database virtualization. Previously, Kaycee worked for EMC and ran all of Avamar sales for Asia Pacific and Japan, where he built the business from infancy to the fastest growing product line at EMC in the region. After his success with Avamar, his leadership responsibilities increased to include EMC's entire backup, recovery, and archive portfolio. As general manager for a $120 million business unit, Lai managed a staff of over 100 people in 10 countries, with 36 percent year-over-year growth.
"Organizations are struggling to deliver agile, efficient IT services to their business partners. Server virtualization has delivered increased agility and better resource utilization which has delivered positive impact for many companies. The unintended downstream effects that virtualization has had on storage are now a critical impediment to client virtualization as well as private & hybrid cloud deployments. I believe Virsto has the ideal solution to transform existing hypervisors into storage hypervisors, and change the economics of storage in virtualized environments. I am thrilled to be a part of it," said Lai.
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Virsto Software delivers no-compromise storage virtualization software for virtual machines: efficient, affordable, agile. Virsto offers the industry's first VM-centric storage hypervisor that delivers unlimited high-performance, thin-provisioned snapshots and clones to dramatically improve storage utilization, reduce cost and simplify VM storage provisioning. Founded in 2007, Virsto is backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms. For more information, visit www.virsto.com.
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