Cohesity Announces Appointment of Former NetApp CEO Daniel Warmenhoven to Its Board of Directors
Visionary Industry Executive to Provide Strategic Insight to Advance Hyperconverged Secondary Storage
Santa Clara, Calif. — Dec. 7, 2015 — Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced the appointment of former NetApp executive chairman and CEO Daniel Warmenhoven to its board of directors. As a renowned technology and storage industry executive with a history of driving growth and customer innovation, Warmenhoven brings a wealth of strategic market guidance to Cohesity’s leadership team. As a new board member with deep understanding of the storage industry, Warmenhoven will leverage his technical knowledge and experience to accelerate the company’s growth and success in the secondary storage market.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dan to Cohesity’s board of directors,” said Mohit Aron, CEO and founder of Cohesity. “Dan brings a unique perspective on the storage market, with unparalleled depth of insight based on his years of experience leading one of the top companies in the industry. His strategic guidance will serve Cohesity well as we continue to drive disruption and transformation in the storage market.”
“It’s an exciting time to be in the storage business, with innovation thriving and new industry leaders like Cohesity emerging,” said Warmenhoven. “Cohesity is well positioned to transform traditional secondary storage of silos of backup, development, and file services with a cloud-scale architecture that consolidates data in one platform to be dramatically simpler while enabling powerful integration with public clouds. I look forward to helping the company grow and thrive for many years to come.”
About Daniel Warmenhoven
Warmenhoven brings decades of storage industry experience to the Cohesity board. He served as the CEO of NetApp, the Fortune 500 storage and data management company, from 1994 to 2009, and as executive chairman from 2009 to 2014. Under Warmenhoven’s leadership, NetApp grew to become a multibillion-dollar company and a recognized market leader in networked storage, a concept the company pioneered. Warmenhoven led the company’s initial public offering in November 1995.
Warmenhoven has also received the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce, was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Networking” by Network World in 2006, and won the prestigious National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2004. He is a director of Bechtel Group, Inc. and Palo Alto Networks. In June 2007, Warmenhoven received an honorary degree from Santa Clara University for his dedication to global business and technology leadership, and in 2001 BusinessWeek named him one of its “Top 25 Managers” for the year.
Warmenhoven holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, with honors, from Princeton University.
Cohesity delivers the industry’s first platform for secondary storage consolidation. Cohesity enables companies of all sizes to bring order to their data chaos by converging storage workloads, including file services, data protection, DevOps, and in-place analytics, onto an infinitely scalable, intelligent data platform. With Cohesity, customers can manage and protect data seamlessly, use it efficiently, and learn from it instantly. Cohesity is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, California with a global presence across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC. For more information, visit www.cohesity.com.