Tintri, a producer of VM-aware storage appliances, has appointed Ken Klein to its board of directors. Klein joins Dr. Forest Baskett and Peter Sonsini of NEA, Chris Schaepe of Lightspeed Venture Partners and Dr. Kieran Harty, Tintri’s founder and CEO, on the company’s board. Klein is president of Wind River Systems, a provider of embedded and mobile software that was acquired by Intel Corporation in 2009. Prior to Wind River, he served as COO and board member for Mercury Interactive for 12 years.
Tintri, Inc., the leading producer of VM-aware storage appliances, today announced the appointment of Ken Klein to its Board of Directors. Klein joins Dr. Forest Baskett and Peter Sonsini of NEA, Chris Schaepe of Lightspeed Venture Partners and Dr. Kieran Harty, Tintri’s founder and CEO, on the company’s board, effective immediately. As a member of Tintri board, Klein will support customer and partner initiatives and help solidify the company’s position as a leader in the flash storage space.
“Tintri has produced a truly innovative product that leverages two of the most significant IT advances of the past decade: flash and virtualization,” said Ken Klein, Tintri Board Member. “IT departments across the board are rethinking their storage architectures to better support the modern IT environment, and Tintri has positioned itself perfectly to emerge as a leader in the next-generation storage market. The company’s growth in its first year on the market was impressive, but I believe they’ve only scratched the surface in terms of long-term potential.”
Klein is President of Wind River Systems, a leading provider of embedded and mobile software that was acquired by Intel Corporation in 2009. Prior to Wind River, Klein served as Chief Operating Officer and board member for Mercury Interactive for 12 years. While there, he built the company from a pre-revenue startup into an industry leader with a peak market capitalization of $15B, 2,150 employees, operations in 35 countries and membership in the NASDAQ 100 and S&P 500. Klein also currently serves on the boards of both G2tech and Meltwater Group.
“Ken Klein brings a wealth of experience to our company as we look to further expand our market footprint,” said Dr. Kieran Harty, Tintri CEO. “He has been associated with a number of successful startups over the years, and his counsel will be invaluable as we continue to evolve our product and strategy for 2012 and beyond.”
On January 5, Tintri announced results for 2011, its first year on the market. The company experienced 100% quarter-over-quarter growth as it expanded globally and added over 40 new customers.
About Tintri, Inc. Tintri’s vision is simple: everything in the data center should be virtualized. Tintri VMstore, the first VM-aware storage appliance designed from the ground up for virtual machines, eliminates complexity, troubleshooting and performance challenges associated with traditional shared storage and virtualization. VMstore delivers 99% of I/O from Flash and provides provide a cost-effective storage solution for VDI, databases, development and test servers and other VMware vSphere workloads. Funded by NEA Ventures and Lightspeed Partners, Tintri is based in Mountain View, CA and was co-founded by Dr. Kieran Harty, former head of R&D at VMware.