Former Oracle executive will lead engineering team building user-centric,
revolutionary storage product
NASHUA, N.H. – May 12, 2014 – DataGravity, an early-stage company with a mission to turn data into information, today announced that it has hired Steve Noyes as the vice president of engineering. Noyes joins DataGravity from Oracle, where he was a vice president of engineering and helped the company advance its virtualization strategies for the small and medium-sized business (SMB) and larger enterprise markets. His background in creating user-friendly software for SMBs and his ability to build an integrated engineering team make Noyes a strategic addition to the DataGravity team, which is aiming to change how enterprises extract value and information from their massive stores of data.
With a total of more than 30 years experience in engineering, Noyes joined Oracle in 2009 after the company purchased Virtual Iron Software, a Linux-based virtualization product. Noyes had been the vice president of engineering at Virtual Iron Software and was one of the first employees, joining the company at its inception in 2003. In the six years before the Oracle acquisition, Noyes built a strong engineering team and created a Java-based management system that was highly competitive with VMware vSphere. Once at Oracle, he grew his engineering team and helped to strengthen and grow Oracle’s virtualization program with impactful products built by a large, global team.
“Steve is a seasoned engineering executive who brings a wealth of expertise in a range of technology areas, including virtualization, distributed systems, file systems, networking and clusters,” said Paula Long, co-founder and CEO of DataGravity. “His experience in delivering products that benefit the end user will help DataGravity as we scale to address the needs of companies struggling to extract information from their structured and unstructured data.”
Prior to his time with Oracle and Virtual Iron, Noyes held executive roles on the engineering teams for Equipe Communications and Avid Technology Incorporated. At DataGravity, Noyes will lead and scale the engineering team and play a key role in bringing the company out of stealth mode and introducing a unique storage product to market.
“The engineering group at DataGravity is committed to making storage more than a simple repository of files and data. We’re not just creating another storage product,” said Steve Noyes, vice president of engineering at DataGravity. “It’s gratifying working with and building a team that shares the same vision — that we’re here to build something that will wow our customers and change the way data storage is perceived. I look forward to working together to change the storage status quo by marrying intelligence with enterprise-grade storage arrays.”
Noyes earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute before beginning his career at technology companies throughout Massachusetts. To learn more about Steve Noyes joining DataGravity, read his blog post “Why I Joined DataGravity.”
DataGravity is an emerging company with a mission to turn data into information. The company is changing the status quo of how enterprises extract value and information from their stored data without the need for complex software packages. DataGravity is headquartered in Nashua, N.H. and is privately funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter and follow us on LinkedIn.
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