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HDS Exec Joins Storewize

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Storwize Inc., the leading provider of real-time capacity optimization solutions for primary storage, today announced it has appointed Peter Smails its Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.

Smails joins Storwize after five years at Hitachi Data Systems, where he served most recently as Senior Director, Global Product Marketing. In his position, Smails was responsible for product marketing strategy of Hitachis $2.5B hardware, software, services, and solutions portfolio, and managed a team responsible for market sizing, product/solution strategy, messaging, pricing, go-to-market, competitive and market research, and alliances marketing.

Prior to HDS, Smails served as Vice President, Sales & Marketing for KOM Networks, managing sales, marketing and product management operations; Vice President, Product Management at OTG Software, managing a $50 million line of storage, content and messaging management products; various executive positions at Smart Storage, helping to build the $20 million company and leading its successful sale to OTG; and as a Product Line Manager for Lotus Development Corporation.

“I am looking forward to joining a company with an incredible vision and superior technology that has made significant progress in revolutionizing how people deal with an ever-growing volume of business-critical data,” said Smails. “Storwize offers me a tremendous opportunity to expand and implement the strategic vision of the company’s management team as we firmly position primary data capacity optimization solutions as a ‘must have’ business tool.”

Storwize Inc.