BOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - VeloBit, a provider of high-performance SSD caching software, today announced the appointment of Greg Hughes as a member of the Board of Directors. As a member of the Board of Directors, Greg Hughes will provide strategic guidance to the company's CEO and executive team.
Mr. Hughes has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive and consultant in the technology industry. Previously, he was a senior executive at Symantec, most recently serving as Group President, Enterprise Products where he had overall responsibility for the $4 billion enterprise software business. He joined Symantec through the company's acquisition of VERITAS Software, where he was Executive Vice President, Global Services. Mr. Hughes joined VERITAS after a 10-year career at McKinsey & Company, where he served as Partner and founded and led the Software Practice. He also serves as a director of LogMeIn. Mr. Hughes has an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"The SSD caching software market has rapidly emerged as an important market, and VeloBit has the leading solution and a strong management team," said Greg Hughes, new member of the VeloBit Board of Directors. "VeloBit is commercializing profound advances in caching and line-speed data compression, and is redefining the price/performance expectations for SSD. The company is poised to blaze a trail in the SSD market and I look forward to helping guide it to success."
"In less than a year since its inception, VeloBit has been proven as the SSD caching industry's performance leader through numerous competitive tests," said Duncan McCallum, CEO of VeloBit. "The addition of Greg Hughes as a member of the Board of Directors adds depth and strategic insight to the company's leadership. Greg's willingness to join the VeloBit leadership is a testament to the strength of our organization and the power of the solution our engineers have built."
VeloBit provides plug & play SSD caching software that dramatically accelerates applications at a remarkably low cost. VeloBit uses Solid State Disk (SSD) to create a transparent application acceleration layer that boosts performance by 10x. The software installs seamlessly in 60 seconds and automatically tunes for fastest application speed. VeloBit deploys and operates transparently to existing applications, storage, or data management.
For more information, please visit www.velobit.com.