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Pillar Boasts Progress

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- From green to virtualization, the storage industry saw many new trends emerge and blossom in 2007. Pillar Data Systems, a leading provider of enterprise network storage systems, was at the forefront of these trends, while maintaining its leadership in innovation and service for its growing worldwide customer base.

In 2007, Pillar brought several new executives on board, including Bob Maness, vice president of marketing; David Zimmer, vice president of worldwide channel sales; and Curtis Wittich, vice president of worldwide sales; and promoted Nancy Holleran to president. With its new management team in place, the company is executing on its plan to deliver innovative storage solutions, while lowering total cost of ownership for its customers. Due to its strong customer commitment, 2007 was also the year Pillar was able to showcase its 200th client - Virgin Games. The company closed 2007 with more than 300 worldwide customers.

    Additionally, Pillar achieved several significant milestones for 2007 including:

  • Significant revenue growth from the previous year;
  • An increase of its indirect channel business to nearly 70 percent of total revenues;
  • Continued investment in the award-winning Axiom platform, bringing new features/functionality to market;
  • First to market disk drive technologies as they became market available 750GB, 1TB SATA disk drives, 300GB FC drive;
  • Geographic expansion into three new regions of Europe (Southern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe) and Asia/Pacific with a May Japan launch;
  • Introduced a new set of professional services offerings, the Pillar Pulse suite of services;
  • Industry leadership in overall disk utilization (both written data and allocated space), increasing the overall efficiency and value of a storage subsystem;
  • Continued leadership in the unified storage platform market;
  • Introduced a new CEO blog, providing insightful, candid perspectives on the storage industry.

Delivering on the Efficiency Promise

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