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Solix Technologies, Inc. Appoints John Ottman as Executive Chairman
Senior Industry Executive to Lead Solix Cloud and High Growth Initiatives
Santa Clara, CA – March 27, 2012 – Solix Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data management solutions (EDM), today announced that John Ottman has been appointed executive chairman and will lead the company’s cloud initiative. As Solix enters a new phase of growth and leadership, the appointment brings strong global management and enterprise software industry experience to Solix. Mr. Ottman will also serve as chairman of the company's board of directors.
“We are pleased to welcome John as he brings a distinguished record of achievement and a proven blend of global sales and technology leadership to Solix,” said Sai Gundavelli, founder and CEO of Solix. “With John stepping in as executive chairman, we are well-positioned to expand globally and innovate as we move our solution set to the cloud.”
John Ottman brings over 25 years of industry experience to Solix. Most recently Mr. Ottman was president and CEO of Application Security, Inc., where he led the company to a leadership position in the market for database security, risk and compliance. Mr. Ottman also held key senior management roles at Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) and IBM (NYSE: IBM), as well as at high growth startups Corio, Inc. and Princeton Softech, Inc. In his 10 years at Oracle, Mr. Ottman served in various field executive positions including Group Vice President, Industrial Sector. In 1999 as executive vice president at cloud industry pioneer Corio, he led the company from startup phase to industry leadership resulting in an IPO and the acquisition of Corio by IBM in 2004. Mr. Ottman then joined IBM to manage the integration of Corio’s cloud offerings and lead worldwide sales for IBM Applications on Demand. Later Mr. Ottman joined Princeton Softech, Inc., as President, Global Operations. Princeton Softech, Inc., a high growth company and leading provider of enterprise data management software, was also acquired by IBM in 2007. Upon the acquisition Mr. Ottman rejoined IBM to run worldwide sales for the new IBM Optim product line.
Mr. Ottman is also author of the book “Save the Database, Save the World!” He holds a B.A. from Denison University.
“I am excited to join the team at Solix,” said John Ottman, executive chairman of Solix Technologies, Inc.. “Data growth is the number one cost driver for IT, and database archiving and application retirement are ideal applications for the cloud.”
Solix Cloud is a comprehensive data growth solution which provides database archiving, application retirement and an Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) framework. Through Solix Cloud Database Archiving and Solix Cloud Application Retirement small, medium and large enterprises are better able to manage data growth and the risks of storing vital information. Solix Cloud is secure, high performance and reduces the cost of archiving enterprise data.
About Solix Technologies
Solix Technologies, Inc., is a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management solutions for public and private clouds. Solix data growth solutions help businesses improve application performance, reduce storage costs and meet compliance and data privacy requirements by achieving Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) goals. The Solix Cloud provides a pay-as-you-go model for database archiving and application retirement. The Solix Enterprise Data Management Suite (EDMS) software enables organizations to implement Database Archiving, Test Data Management (Data Subsetting), Data Masking and Application Retirement across all enterprise data. Solix Technologies is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and operates worldwide through an established network of value added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators.
Solix EDMS and Solix Cloud are trademarks of Solix Technologies, Inc. All other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owner.