Hifn has named storage pioneer John Matze as its Vice President and Chief Technical Officer.

Matze first joined the storage and networking company in 2007 as its Vice President of Business Development after the acquisition of Siafu Software, where he served as CEO.

At Siafu, Matze developed iSCSI storage solutions that offered security and enterprise-level functionality for small- to medium-sized businesses.

The technology was incorporated into Hifn’s product line to deliver storage solutions to its customers.

Matze previously served as Vice President and CTO at Overland Storage, Director of Software at Veritas Software and the principal architect at STAC Inc.

John Matze, VP and CTO Hifn

Matze the author of several storage patents is also credited as one of the original authors of the iSCSI protocol.

Over the past 15 years he has created a series of successful products including the award winning Overland Storage REO VTL appliances and the award winning STAC Replica Disaster Recovery for NetWare.

In 2003 he was named one of the "Top 25 Innovators" by Computer Reseller News, and is a frequent author and speaker at storage industry events.

Albert E. Sisto, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hifn, said Matze offered the ability to provide hands-on leadership in an ever-evolving industry.

"He also has a keen ability to take technologies and simplify them for broader deployment and acceptance," he said.

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