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Data Center Industry Visionary Pankaj Patel Joins SwiftStack’s Board of Directors

Former Cisco Chief Development Officer Brings Over 25 Years of Strategic Engineering Leadership to Hybrid Cloud Innovator


SAN FRANCISCO – May 16, 2017 – SwiftStack, a company that powers hybrid cloud storage for enterprises, today announced an expansion of its board of directors to address the growing market demand for its hybrid cloud technology. Patel will be focused on advising SwiftStack in the areas of technology strategy, partner go-to-market, and scaling the company.

“In the era of cloud computing, servers, networks and storage are simultaneously undergoing a complete rearchitecture,” said Patel. "Hybrid cloud presents an opportunity for customers to achieve new capabilities, and SwiftStack is in a unique position to solve the challenge of data management in the cloud. I look forward to working with the team to accelerate these market changes, and to delivering capabilities that ease the transition to the next phase of cloud infrastructure."

Patel is a renowned technology executive with more than 25 years of experience developing highly scalable products and services by building and leading large, high-performance global engineering organizations, setting clear vision, directing strategy and delivering against goals. Patel previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at worldwide technology leader Cisco Systems, Inc. Patel also serves on the board of directors for E8 Security, Versa Networks and Presidio Inc.

“SwiftStack technology adapts to business needs across regions without limits, supporting the transition to cloud and avoiding cloud lock-in,” said Don Jaworski, CEO of SwiftStack. “Beyond his knowledge of SwiftStack’s largest partner Cisco, Pankaj’s insights as a board member will directly influence our larger strategy and vision for the data center comprised of private and public infrastructure. We look forward to and welcome the invaluable experience that Pankaj will bring to SwiftStack and our strategic vision for the company.“


About SwiftStack

SwiftStack innovations power hybrid cloud storage for enterprises. Enabling freedom to move workloads between private data centers and public clouds like Amazon or Google, SwiftStack software delivers universal access to petabytes of unstructured data in a single namespace. Corporate data remains under the management control of internal IT, served by infrastructure that starts small and seamlessly scales dramatically within and across geographic regions. The result, pay-as-you-grow consumption of IT-managed resources on-premises and in the cloud. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or please visit

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SwiftStack, Inc.

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