July 23, 2014 1:41 PM ET

Technology Hardware, Storage and Peripherals

Company Overview of SolidFire, Inc.

Company Overview

SolidFire, Inc. provides primary storage systems for cloud service providers worldwide. It offers SF3010, a storage node that matches on-demand deployment and scalability needs of the cloud; SolidFire Element operating system that combines a scale-out all-solid-state architecture with various technologies and enables cloud service providers to guarantee sustained performance to various servers within a single storage system; eScanner tool, a stand-alone command line utility that scans a series of datasets and determines the capacity saved if that dataset is moved to a SolidFire storage system; and VMware Horizon View reference architecture and vCenter Web Client Plug-in solutions to provide ...

1620 Pearl Street

Suite 200

Boulder, CO 80302

United States

Founded in 2009





Key Executives for SolidFire, Inc.

Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 57
Director of Operations
Managing Director for Asia-Pacific
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

SolidFire, Inc. Key Developments

SolidFire Hires James Whitemore as First Chief Marketing Officer

SolidFire announced that James Whitemore will serve as the company's first chief marketing officer (CMO). In this role, James will lead SolidFire's worldwide marketing efforts, including corporate, product and field marketing as the company continues its aggressive growth trajectory. James will work collaboratively with SolidFire's executive leadership, engineering, and sales teams to develop and implement customer acquisition, expansion and retention strategies to drive sustained awareness of SolidFire's brand and revenue growth across its sales channels and markets worldwide. He most recently served as SVP of Sales and Marketing at West IP Communications where he led the company's Unified Communications-as-a-Services (UCaSS) business. Prior to his tenure at West IP Communications, James was EVP of Sales and Marketing at Smoothstone IP Communications.

SolidFire, Inc. Announces International Expansion into the Asia-Pacific Region with the Opening of Singapore Office; Announces Executive Changes

SolidFire, Inc. announced international expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with a new regional HQ in Singapore and the growth of its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team to support a growing number of international customers whose computing needs demand the most agile and predictable storage structure possible. SolidFire's global expansion follows a year of major company growth, including strategic partnerships with VMware, OpenStack and Citrix, along with customer wins that continue to demonstrate broad adoption and application of its all-flash arrays. Asia-Pacific expansion will be driven out of SolidFire's regional office in Singapore, led by Kris Day, Managing Director for Asia-Pacific. Kris Day joins SolidFire with more than 10 years of experience in the storage industry both in the U.K. and Asia-Pacific. Ian Cooper also recently joined the team. Based in the U.K., Ian serves as the EMEA Director of Partnerships and Channel, focusing on expanding SolidFire's presence across the EMEA region. In addition to international sales leadership, the company also continues to vigorously expand system engineering and technical support teams across all regions.

SolidFire Releases New Enterprise Features

SolidFire introduced Version 6 of its Element OS, named Carbon, and a new set of enterprise class features into its all-flash array. Building on tremendous success as the benchmark storage architecture for large-scale cloud service providers, SolidFire is rolling out new features that pave the way for enterprises striving to deliver a more agile, automated, and scalable storage infrastructure. New functionality will be generally available in second quarter of 2014.

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