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December 11, 2008
Promotion supports Atrato's growth initiatives
WESTMINSTER, Colo., Dec. 10 -- Atrato, Inc., a leading provider of high-volume on-demand storage for the high performance computing, digital entertainment and Web sectors, announced today the appointment of Dr. Sam Siewert as its new chief technology officer (CTO). Dr. Siewert joined Atrato in 2005 and previously held the position of principal software architect. As the CTO, he will help shape Atrato's technical direction and strategy.
"Dr. Siewert has been instrumental in the development of our Velocity product line and was at the forefront of technology innovations to our ground-breaking self-healing, high performance design," said Steve Visconti, president and CEO of Atrato. "Dr. Siewert has a proven reputation in the industry and is a natural fit to set the direction of the company's future development efforts. In the role, he will use his extensive experience to guide new technology advancements and ensure Atrato maintains its leadership position in high performance, high density storage."
"I'm excited to continue the trend Atrato has set for more intelligent storage systems," stated Dr. Siewert. "In a very short period, we have accomplished a number of industry firsts with our self-healing, high performance and power efficient capabilities, and raised the bar on levels of intelligence built into our storage systems. This is only the beginning. Atrato's parallel design will provide a platform for future advancements to propel new capabilities in data access storage."
Dr. Siewert brings more than 20 years of firmware, software and systems experience. Prior to joining Atrato, he held management and technical positions with Emulex Corporation, Lucent Technologies, University of Colorado/NASA-JPL, Ball Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas Space Systems. His in-depth experience researching semi-autonomous deep space systems led to the development of the DATA-CHASER payload experiment that flew with the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1997. Dr. Siewert has helped deliver numerous mission critical embedded software systems including Spitzer space telescope MIPS instrumentation flight software, NASA Johnson Shuttle mission control ascent/entry guidance software, and the STS-85 Hitchhiker Payload operations system. In addition, he has authored several patents and inventions related to ASIC debug and CPU scheduling.
Dr. Siewert received his Masters and PH.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. He currently teaches on Real-Time Embedded Systems and Real-Time Digital Media and Robotics at the university. He is a well-respected, published author on technology innovation.
About Atrato, Inc.
Based in Westminster, Colo., Atrato, Inc. (www.Atrato.com) is revolutionizing the data access and storage markets by challenging the traditional thinking on how to rapidly access stored data. Atrato's system provides unparalleled performance, linear scalability, and significantly reduced operational costs in a self-maintaining architecture for the HPC, entertainment, IPTV, VOD, and Web 2.0 markets.
Source: Atrato, Inc.
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