Cloud Storage service provider Nirvanix has announced three new appointments to its management team.

Stephen Foskett joins the company as Director of Consulting, Arvind Gidwani as Director of Solutions Services and Brian Schwarzentruber as Solutions Architect.

Jim Zierick, President & CEO of Nirvanix, said the new additions will be focused on educating the market in general on how to leverage the benefits of Cloud Storage while meeting or exceeding their existing storage SLAs.

Foskett has 15 years of experience consulting with leading companies to optimize their storage strategies, as well as serving as a writer, speaker, and blogger in the storage industry.

A Microsoft File System Storage MVP, he will continue his public writing, speaking, and storage community activities. He previously managed enterprise IT strategy consulting services at Contoural, GlassHouse Technologies, and StorageNetworks.

Gidwani brings in-depth expertise in infrastructure areas including storage, networking, backup/recovery, disaster recovery, security and data center design, among others.

In his nearly two-decade career, he has held IT management and system architect positions at Drivecam Inc., Qualcomm, Cisco Systems and Applied Materials Inc.

Most recently he was at Stratoform Technologies where he worked with leading enterprise customers on IT strategy and the enabling of Cloud Computing for the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Schwarzentruber brings 20 years of experience in management at startup and public companies to Nirvanix. He most recently served Senior Engineer at Continuity Software Inc., implementing software and service solutions to a market that included enterprise and Fortune 500 accounts.

He served as a senior consultant in the strategy practice at GlassHouse Technologies, providing storage and backup technology optimization, reference architecture and remediation consultation to businesses seeking storage technology implementations to match their business requirements.

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