Paul Capetola November 21, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas – November 21, 2017 – InfiniteIO, the developer of the award-winning Network-based Storage Controllers, today announced that John Morris, the former CEO of Cleversafe has joined its Board of Directors as an independent director. Morris has been recognized throughout his career as a driver of business transformation and has held executive leadership positions at technology startups and Fortune 500 companies. Morris most recently was the Vice President and General Manager of IBM’s Object Storage Division. He was the CEO of Cleversafe prior to its acquisition by IBM, significantly growing the company’s market-leading position during his tenure.
Prior roles include serving as a member of the executive committee of Juniper Networks, as EVP of Worldwide Field Operations, where he helped add more than a billion dollars to Juniper’s top line. He also led Pay By Touch, a pioneering payments industry startup, in their implementation of its biometric solution in thousands of retail stores as its President and COO. Over more than twenty years at IBM, he held numerous executive general management roles including several with multi-billion-dollar revenue responsibilities and various executive roles while spending four years living in the Asia-Pacific region.
Morris also served as Chairman of the Field Council for Juniper, and as a member of the Global Marketing Council and Senior Leadership Group for IBM.
“We are honored to have John join our Board of Directors. His experience in company scaling will be invaluable as we transform the market by making cloud storage a transparent extension of existing workflows,”’ said Mark Cree, InfiniteIO president and CEO.
“InfiniteIO has a differentiated solution that solves a challenge facing all object storage vendors and public cloud providers as they attempt to expand their market presence. I look forward to working with Mark and the InfiniteIO team,” said John Morris.
InfiniteIO is changing the underpinnings of data storage by putting storage intelligence in the network. Our unique architecture responds to metadata requests faster than the most advanced all-flash storage arrays, significantly increasing the performance of existing storage. And when that metadata indicates files are no longer being accessed, they are migrated to low-cost cloud storage, all without sacrificing security or availability. Installing like a network switch, our products are totally transparent to existing systems and require zero workflow changes. For the first time, storage performance can be dramatically increased without a forklift storage array upgrade and traditional file-based workflows can take immediate advantage of low-cost cloud storage with no application changes, gateways, or complex new file systems. For more information please visit InfiniteIO.