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NetApp Executive Joins Storage Startup Parascale as CEO

Storage industry veteran Sajai Krishnan will take the top office at Parascale, a startup company developing cloud storage solutions for rich-media content in traffic-intense applications. As Parascale's new CEO, Krishnan will steer the company's launch into software to power highly scalable cloud storage solutions.

Krishnan comes to Parascale from NetApp, where he served five years. He was most recently the general manager of the company's StoreVault business unit that focuses on network storage appliances for mid-market businesses. Krishnan also served as the general manager of NetApp's Storage Management Software business, overseeing the company's core management products.

Before his tenure at NetApp, Krishnan served as vice president at Booz Allen & Hamilton and as a partner within the company's Communications, Media Technology (CMT) practice. While there he served as a business consultant to clients in the wireless, software, telecommunication, cable, networking and systems arenas. Krishnan previously worked at Sun Microsystems as a member of the company's technical staff.

Krishnan has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania as well as a master's degree in computer science from Rice University. He earned a bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.



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