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Nirvanix CEO Sees 'Box Killer'

SAN DIEGO -- Some people may take offense to being told that their head is in the clouds,” but not Nirvanix CEO Patrick Harr. With his company serving as the premier “Cloud Storage” platform provider, Harr is turning the phrase that suggests one is unrealistic or full of impractical ideas on its head and making it his personal mantra for a new way of thinking about data storage.

When many first regarded Cloud Storage as being an unrealistic and impractical idea, Harr and his team of storage and networking veterans set out to build a global cluster of storage nodes that intelligently stores, delivers and processes requests across a highly scalable online storage platform. The success of the Nirvanix Storage Delivery Network now allows businesses to quickly and easily integrate media storage and delivery into applications, sustain exponential and often unpredictable storage needs, and conveniently monitor and control storage and bandwidth usage for multiple applications under one account. It is also ushering in another idea that many would have thought unrealistic – the end of companies being forced, with no other option into building and managing their own data centers for data storage.

“The box is dead,” eulogizes Harr. “There are too many hurdles to overcome, too much expense in purchasing and managing massive amounts of hardware, and too much complexity for companies to continue purchasing data storage appliances from the box vendors in order to build and support their own network infrastructures. By providing the Storage Delivery Network, we are able to let businesses do what they do best – develop their own businesses.”

Nirvanix Inc.