SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Avi Networks, the leader in next-generation application delivery and services, today announced that Dan Warmenhoven, former chairman and CEO of NetApp, has joined the company’s board of directors. Dan’s experience and expertise working with IT leaders will be important in guiding Avi Networks’ global expansion and continued innovation in delivering load balancing and applications services that support modern application architectures across data centers and private or hybrid cloud environments.
“Dan built NetApp from a small aggressive startup to a Fortune 500 giant and created the NAS market in the process. His guidance will be invaluable because Avi is on a similar journey to transform the ADC and load balancing market with our groundbreaking solutions.”
“Avi Networks is taking an innovative approach to application delivery and services by redefining the role of load balancing services for modern applications. There is an incredible opportunity for the company to establish a dominant position in the marketplace by continuing to address evolving customer requirements for intelligent traffic management and elastic scaling across multiple cloud environments,” said Warmenhoven. “I’m excited to join the board of directors at Avi Networks and work closely with Amit Pandey and his team to guide the company on its rapid ascent.”
“Dan brings extraordinary insights to Avi Networks and has a deep understanding of how to bring disruptive technologies to market,” said Amit Pandey, CEO of Avi Networks. “Dan built NetApp from a small aggressive startup to a Fortune 500 giant and created the NAS market in the process. His guidance will be invaluable because Avi is on a similar journey to transform the ADC and load balancing market with our groundbreaking solutions.”
Warmenhoven led NetApp as chief executive officer from 1994 to 2009 and executive chairman from 2009 to 2014, steering the company through its first rounds of venture capital funding and a public offering in 1995, as the company quickly grew to more than $1 billion in annual revenue. He has served on the board of directors of Aruba, a mobile network access solution provider that was acquired by HP, and currently serves on the boards of cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks and Bechtel, a leader in global engineering, construction and project management.
Avi Networks uses software-defined principles to bring public cloud-like simplicity and flexibility to application services including load balancing, autoscaling, application visibility and analytics with complete REST API-driven automation. It is ideally suited for modern applications and data centers incorporating new approaches such as containers, OpenStack and software-defined networks.
About Avi Networks
Avi Networks delivers public-cloud-like agility for application services beyond load balancing including deep application analytics, predictive autoscaling, and security in the data center or public cloud. The Avi Vantage Platform delivers elastic, software-defined application services on commodity x86 servers, VMs or containers. The platform provides application services as a dynamic pool of resources that matches the automation needs of private or public cloud initiatives. Global 2000 technology, media, and financial services companies use Avi Networks to accelerate application delivery, enable self-service for application owners and lower their TCO. Learn more at www.avinetworks.com or @avinetworks.