Baratz Joins BlueArc Board

BlueArc announced the addition of Alan Baratz to its board of directors

August 29, 2007

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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 company’s 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.

“I am excited to work with BlueArc and offer my guidance to the company as they look to further penetrate the fast-growing unified network storage market,” said Alan Baratz. “Enterprise customers aiming to consolidate infrastructures, simplify management through storage virtualization, and accelerate time to revenue, are looking for differentiated solutions to real-world problems. I look forward to teaming with BlueArc as they continue to broaden their products and solutions to help solve customer problems and execute their growth plan.”

BlueArc Corp.

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