Formation Data Systems CEO to Speak on Entrepreneurship Panel “From Idea to Acquisition” at Dell World 2015

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Company to showcase its FormationOne™ Dynamic Storage Platform in the Dell Solutions Exhibit Area

Formation Data Systems, a disruptive company revolutionizing the enterprise storage market, today announced that its CEO, Mark Lewis, will join other industry leaders to speak on the panel “From Idea to Acquisition” on October 21 at Dell World 2015 in Austin, Texas. At the conference, Formation will showcase the company’s hyper-scale FormationOne dynamic storage platform in the Dell Ventures Exhibit Area within the Solutions Showcase.

Invited to be a guest speaker on the panel, Lewis draws upon a deep understanding of the startup development, investment and acquisition process. He also brings expertise driving strategy and business growth within large enterprise organizations. As CTO at EMC, Lewis led more than thirty major acquisitions for the company, including its acquisition of VMware. In addition, as the co-founder and CEO of Formation, Lewis has taken the company from an idea to a leading provider of hyper-scale software-defined storage solutions, securing investment from Dell Ventures and other leading venture capital firms along the way..

Formation will also exhibit within the Dell Solutions Showcase at Dell World 2015, offering demonstrations of its flagship FormationOne storage platform to attendees. The FormationOne platform launched this past August and combines the agility, flexibility and simplicity of public cloud with the control and security of private datacenter storage, while at the same time doing something that gives back to communities in need. FormationOne offers the ideal combination of private cloud control and public cloud scale to transform enterprise infrastructure and solve the challenges faced by businesses today.

In conjunction with OxFam America, the company will also continue its successful “See-a-Demo-Get-a-Goat” campaign while at Dell World, which since August 2015 has seen over 40 technology enthusiasts donate a goat to families in impoverished countries to help fight hunger and poverty.

What: Formation Data Systems CEO to speak about entrepreneurship at Dell World 2015, also showcasing the company’s revolutionary platform and donating goats to impoverished families in need when attendees see a demo.

Formation Exhibit
When: October 20-22, 2015
Where: Dell Solution Showcase Exhibit Area Booth 3030

Panel Session
When: October 21, 2015
Time: 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
Where: Expo theatre within the Dell World Live communications hub in the Solutions Showcase for both live and virtual audiences. Tune into Dell World Live to see live streaming


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About Formation Data Systems
Formation Data Systems' mission is to help IT organizations realize the transformative benefits of modern storage technology. Formation has developed the revolutionary FormationOne™ Dynamic Storage Platform that combines the agility, flexibility and simplicity of public cloud web-scale approaches with the control, security and customization capabilities of private datacenter storage. FormationOne has been built for Enterprise IT, SaaS application providers, and service providers, seeking ways to transform the agility and economics of their storage and data management environment. The platform is currently available, go to or call 1-844-4MATION (844-462-8466) for more information.

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