3/23/2005 - Data Continuity pioneer, InMage Systems Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California, inaugurated its product development center. InMage’s Hyderabad operations are an integral part of the current design team and will be jointly responsible for developing existing and future products. The center will also provide customer support for the rapidly growing Data Continuity market in the region.
“There is a huge worldwide data continuity opportunity, especially to handle the needs of medium sized businesses. Innovation to solve customer problems has been the focus of InMage’s technology from inception. Iam very excited at our ever increasing acceptance Hyderabad center becoming a valuable part of the InMage family”. Said Kumar Malavalli, Chairman and CEO of InMage Systems.
Data Continuity, simply put, covers all important aspects of business continuity that refer to the protection and management of data. With patent-pending technology, InMage is the first to provide an affordable data continuity vision that covers the gamut of remote replication, continuous backup and continuous data protection, recovery management and information tiering. InMage’s first product DR-ScoutTM provides a unique “hybrid” approach for the remote replication and disaster recovery of structured and unstructured data and has been deployed by several leading enterprise class customers.
“The India development center is a key part of our world class integrated global engineering team and will share full responsibilities for developing and deploying cutting edge data continuity products. The India team already has several decades of experience in the storage domain, and is looking to add further engineering talent in a highly selective fashion” Said, VP Engineering & CTO Rajeev Atluri.
“We went with the InMage solution due to their outstanding technology and business background and a compelling roadmap”, said Matt Kesner, CTO of the premier legal firm Fenwick & West, based in Palo Alto, California. “I look forward to using the next generation features that come out of their new Hyderabad development center”, he added.
InMage was co-founded by storage visionary and co-founder and former CTO of Brocade communications, Kumar Malavalli and other industry veterans that include President & COO Anup Tirumala, VP Engineering & CTO Rajeev Atluri and VP Business Development & Sales Srihari Kumar. InMage’s design team in Santa Clara is comprised of architecture experts that are at the forefront of next generation data continuity software.
About InMage DR-Scout
InMage DR-Scout is the first offering in a family of solutions aimed at providing appliance-enabled software for mid-tier businesses implementing multi-site disaster recovery and branch office consolidation. The DR-Scout product family roadmap allows seamless upgrades to features such as continuous backup (continuous data protection), business event recovery and information tiering. All these features are designed to give customers the freedom to create and optimize the best data continuity solution for their particular environment.
InMage was co-founded in late 2001 by acknowledged storage visionary Kumar Malavalli Co-Founder Brocade Communications and other industry veterans. InMage aims to redefine the traditional day to day IT operations view of data protection and elevate it to the level of seamless alignment with business objectives. InMage's mission is to be the leader in innovative data continuity products. Based on patent-pending technology, InMage's flagship product for data continuity, addresses the needs of companies that depend on the integrity of their backup and replication operations for business continuity. Website – www.inmage.net
Biography – Kumar Malavalli, Chairman & CEO, InMage Systems
Kumar Malavalli is co-founder of Brocade Communications of which he was CTO for many years. He earned degrees in both Electrical Engineering and in Physics at the National Institute of Engineering in Mysore, India. He worked for ITT Communications, Amdahl, Canstar, and HP before arriving in Silicon Valley from Canada in 1995, the year in which Brocade was founded. He is currently Chairman and CEO of InMage Systems, which he co-founded in 2001.
Kumar is one of the principal architects of Fibre Channel technology, in which he holds patents. He became Chairman of the ANSI T11 Technical Committee, which established universal standards for Fibre Channel. He was also on the Board of Directors of both the SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) and FCIA (Fiber Channel Industry Association).
In February 2003 Kumar was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) Hall of Fame for his contributions to technology. Other awards include the prestigious INCITS (International Committee of Information Technology Standards) for extraordinary leadership and guidance as the Chair of INCITS T11 in the development of 17 standards in the area of Storage Area Networks.
Mr. Malavalli currently invests in and mentors numerous storage networking startups in both Silicon Valley and in India. He also contributes substantially towards his own global vision, which encompasses telemedicine and education. Acting through the American India Foundation (AIF), he has personally sponsored Digital Equalizer Centers at schools in remote villages in India, in the effort to bridge the digital gap that exists between rural and urban areas. These learning centers are equipped with networked PC's and servers that bring basic educational content in Physics, Chemistry, Math, English and Social Sciences electronically to the schools.
Kumar is a member of the Board of Directors of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Silicon Valley Chapter, and is a Trustee of the American India Foundation (AIF).
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