(Gawkwire) – Infineta Systems, a provider of Hyper-scale WAN optimization systems, announced today that it has appointed Ashok Krishnamurthi to its Board of Directors. Krishnamurthi is a highly respected networking executive recognized for his lasting contributions in helping to build Juniper Networks from early stage startup to the market force that it is today.

“Infineta is well positioned to capitalize on today’s megatrends in data center networks that underpin top priorities for CIOs such as disaster recovery, virtualization, and the movement of Big Data to deliver tangible customer value,” said Krishnamurthi. “Companies can no longer continue on the path of procuring more and more bandwidth while trying to play catch-up with the surrounding data and traffic growth brought upon by these massive shifts toward more powerful and efficient data center infrastructures. I am thrilled to join the Infineta team at this critical juncture.”

“Having successfully launched our first product and with customers behind us, we are rapidly growing an all-star team to ambitiously deliver to all large enterprises and service providers the most powerful WAN optimization solution for critical inter-data center initiatives,” said Raj Kanaya, co-founder and CEO of Infineta Systems. “We are excited to welcome Ashok to our Board and to our team. His long established track record both as a successful entrepreneur and top executive with deep experience with critical infrastructure solutions and major enterprises will serve as important assets as we embark on our period of growth.”

Ashok Krishnamurthi is a co-founder of Xsigo Systems and serves as Executive Chairman. Mr. Krishnamurthi has over 20 years of experience in management and engineering. Prior to Xsigo, he held the positions of Vice President and General Manager of the Infrastructure Product Line at Juniper Networks. Mr. Krishnamurthi has also held engineering and management positions at Sun Microsystems, Philips, Xerox PARC, and AT&T Bell Labs. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, and a BS from Manipal, India.

About Infineta Systems

Based in San Jose, California, Infineta Systems is a privately-held provider of Hyper-scale WAN optimization systems. The company’s patent-pending Velocity Dedupe Engine™ delivers unprecedented levels of throughput, scalability and bandwidth capacity to support critical machine-scale workflows across the data center interconnect. Its flagship product, the Infineta Data Mobility Switch, accelerates multi-gigabit BCDR (business continuity/disaster recovery), cross-site virtualization, and Big Data traffic. The company is backed by Rembrandt Venture Partners, Alloy Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.infineta.com.

Infineta, Infineta Systems, Data Mobility Switch, and Velocity Dedupe Engine are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infineta Systems, Inc., in the U.S. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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