Active Storage Inc. has hired seasoned storage engineering expert Venkat Ramakrishnan as vice president of engineering. Ramakrishnan has a long history in the technology industry, having worked for such companies as Cisco, IBM, and most recently, Promise Technology Inc., where he has served as their director of engineering since 2009.
"At Active, we're building a team of exceptional individuals to solve some of the hardest problems faced by our media and entertainment customers. Venkat's deep system knowledge and experience with complex enterprise level software, high performance file systems and storage networks will serve him well at Active Storage as we push our industry's technology forward," said Steve Rizzone, CEO of Active Storage. "We're very glad to have him aboard."
In his most recent past position, Ramakrishnan was responsible for RAID system development, from the RAID stack through firmware and software, and managed engineering teams simultaneously in the U.S., China and India.
"The first thing that attracted me to Active Storage was their technology — but what really impressed me was their clear vision for the future of the industry. What they're doing with the mMedia Platform clearly articulates a strategic vision — with a very exciting roadmap ahead to meet the unique needs of the media and entertainment customer. I'm very excited to help be a part of that and am looking forward to the next challenge," said Ramakrishnan.