VC-Backed Infinio Names Two to Advisory Board

Infinio said Wednesday that it has named Darren Thomas and Mike Tuchen to its advisory board. Recently, Thomas served as general manager and vice president of Dell‘s enterprise storage and networking divisions while Tuchen was CEO of Rapid7. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Infinio, which is backed by Highland Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, is a provider of storage performance solutions.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Infinio, inventor of downloadable storage performance, today announced that industry experts Darren Thomas and Mike Tuchen are the first members of the company’s advisory board.
Thomas’s depth of storage experience includes his recent position as general manager and vice president of Dell’s multi-billion dollar enterprise storage and networking divisions, where he oversaw five acquisitions, including EqualLogic and Compellent. Prior to Dell, he built Compaq’s storage business to a market leadership position. A strong supporter of industry standards, Thomas was instrumental in founding the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
Tuchen was most recently CEO of Rapid7, known for its self-service, downloadable software business model and rapid revenue growth selling to IT professionals. Earlier in his career he held progressively responsible positions at Sun Microsystems and Microsoft, and he is a sought-after advisor to companies including Paradigm4, ThousandEyes, and BitSight Technologies.
“We’re honored to have the advisory support of these industry experts behind Infinio, and look forward to their input and counsel as we continue to grow,” said Arun Agarwal, Infinio co-founder and CEO. “Darren and Mike have been where we are going, and their experience will be an important asset to us.”
Infinio is developing software to address the most expensive bottleneck in virtual environments: storage performance. Unlike other products that require SSDs or flash cards to accelerate NAS performance, Infinio offers a true software-only solution for maintaining storage performance as virtualized environments scale.
About Infinio
Infinio Systems, Inc. is building solutions that improve the NAS data storage performance of virtualized environments. Based in Cambridge, Mass., the company enjoys strong financial backing from tier-one venture capitalists including Highland Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Infinio is an Elite-level member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner program. More information is available at