SAN JOSE, Calif. -- BlueArc Corp., a market leader in scalable, high-performance network storage, today announced the addition of Alan Baratz to its board of directors. Mr. Baratz is senior vice president of the Network Software and Systems Technology Group at Cisco, where he leads software strategy, innovation, development and delivery. His charter and global teams span software architecture, IP technology advancements, systems initiatives, engineering, testing, documentation, release and maintenance. Mr. Baratz brings significant entrepreneurial management experience to the companys board, and will serve as an independent director.
Prior to Cisco, Mr. Baratz most recently served as chief executive officer and president at NeoPath Networks, a provider of storage virtualization technology and network file management (NFM) solutions. Mr. Baratz has also held leadership positions at established market leaders, information technology startups and private equity firms. As the first president of the Software Products and Platforms (JavaSoft) division at Sun Microsystems, he led the growth and adoption of Java from its infancy to a robust platform supporting mission-critical applications in nearly 80 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies. He also held executive positions at IBM, served as chief executive officer and president of Versata Inc. and Zaplet Inc, and worked as managing director at E.M. Warburg, Pincus & Co.