RDX Storage Alliance Names Karl Chen Executive Director - Storage Industry Veteran Advances RDX Community

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The RDX Storage Alliance™ appoints of Karl Chen as Executive Director of the RDX Storage Alliance. The RDX Storage Alliance is a non-profit association of storage industry leaders dedicated to supporting the community of storage customer and IT professionals responsible for implementation of data protection, retention, archive, and recovery strategies. Karl possesses more than 25 years of experience in IT Technology strategy and business management.

In my new role as Executive Director I'll have the opportunity to work with a great leadership team and partner companies to grow the RDX storage community

The RDX Storage Alliance™ today announced the appointment of Karl Chen as Executive Director of the RDX Storage Alliance. The RDX Storage Alliance is a non-profit association of storage industry leaders dedicated to supporting the community of storage customer and IT professionals responsible for implementation of data protection, retention, archive, and recovery strategies. Karl possesses more than 25 years of experience in IT Technology strategy and business management. He specializes in distributed systems, storage, enterprise software and virtualization. He has successfully built and contributed to selling two entrepreneurial businesses including LeftHand Networks, which was acquired by HP for $360M in November, 2008 and NuViewManageX, which was acquired in 1997.

"Having worked with Karl in the past, I know the strength of leadership and breadth of knowledge he will bring to the RDX Storage Alliance," said Steve Georgis, General Manager of the ProStor RDX business. "Karl's unique combination of IT Technology strategy, business management and entrepreneurial leadership are the key qualities we were seeking in an Executive Director. We are very fortunate he has agreed to lead this initiative," Mr. Georgis continued.

Mr. Chen's former roles include vice president of Business Development at LeftHand Networks, vice president of Marketing at BMC Software, vice president of Business Development and Marketing at NuView Inc., and senior management positions at Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq and Digital Equipment Corp.

"In my new role as Executive Director I'll have the opportunity to work with a great leadership team and partner companies to grow the RDX storage community," said Karl Chen, Executive Director, RDX Storage Alliance. "Today, large and small organizations face increasingly complex requirements for data protection, retention, archive, and recovery. The RDX Storage Alliance will provide engaging ways, for those responsible for managing data, to learn about effective solutions using RDX technology that will simplify data storage requirements and lower IT costs."

About The RDX Storage Alliance
RDX Storage Alliance is a vendor neutral independent non-profit organization comprised of industry leading storage and technology companies, and the RDX user community. The Alliance is dedicated to supporting a community of professionals responsible for the management of data protection, retention, archive, and recovery at their companies. RDX Storage Alliance supports its community of members through offering engaging content contributed by customers, partners and members, which present best practices, use cases and other information that demonstrates how companies can make data storage more efficient and reduce IT costs. .

RDX is a trademarks of The RDX Storage Alliance and ProStor Systems in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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