Nirvanix, the premier “Cloud Storage” platform provider, today announced the appointment of Jim Zierick as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Zierick is tapped to apply his extensive industry knowledge and business acumen to aggressively grow and expand Nirvanix’s position as the Cloud Storage market leader.


Zierick has more than 25 years of success in building and growing technology companies while in executive operations and sales roles. He comes to Nirvanix from a post as CEO of Aspyra Inc., a leading provider of clinical and diagnostic information solutions for the healthcare industry, where he still serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He previously served as CEO of LogicalApps, a provider of embedded controls software for enterprise applications prior to its sale to Oracle

Prior to joining LogicalApps, Zierick was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Peregrine Systems, where he led a 350 person sales, alliance, customer support and professional services organization, and was responsible for generating $200 million of new license, support and service revenue before the sale of the company to Hewlett Packard. Before working with Peregrine, Zierick was a partner with McKinsey & Company, where he helped lead the company’s Southern California technology and operational effectiveness practices, leveraging his wide-ranging experience with major technology companies. Zierick holds an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and an A.B. and a B.E. from Dartmouth College and the Thayer School of Engineering.

“The sky’s the limit as far as cloud storage is concerned and I am eager to continue Nirvanix’s leadership in this marketplace as companies facing today’s economic realities look for alternatives to building and maintaining in-house storage resources,” said Zierick. “It is a real pleasure to join a company with such a compelling value proposition and impressive future.”

Zierick succeeds Patrick Harr who is leaving to pursue a new opportunity.

“It has been a privilege to have launched Nirvanix and position the Storage Delivery Network as a viable way for companies to manage and grow their businesses rather than worry about the complexities of their storage infrastructure,” said Harr. “There is no question that cloud storage is a significant opportunity and Nirvanix is well-suited to continue its success in this market.”

“Patrick is a strong visionary in cloud storage. He identified this new market opportunity ahead of the curve and launched Nirvanix at the forefront of this growing industry,” said Dave Ryan, managing director of Mission Ventures. “Patrick founded Nirvanix, successfully raised more than $18 million, created and launched the global Nirvanix SDN and CloudNAS services, and secured lighthouse enterprise and service customer wins. As a result, the company is well-positioned to build on its recognized role as a leader in cloud storage. We thank Patrick and wish him success in his new endeavor.”

About The Storage Delivery Network

Nirvanix has built a global cluster of storage nodes collectively referred to as the Storage Delivery Network (SDN), powered by the Nirvanix Internet Media File System (IMFS). The SDN intelligently stores, delivers and processes storage requests in the best network location, providing the best user experience in the marketplace. With the ability to store multiple file copies in multiple geographic nodes, the SDN enables unparalleled data availability for developers, businesses and enterprises.

By using the Nirvanix SDN versus alternatives such as adding network storage systems or using first generation online storage platforms, businesses benefit from better flexibility and control for their operations.

About Nirvanix

Nirvanix is the premier global “Cloud Storage” platform provider. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nirvanix is privately held and has raised more than $18 million in funding from world-class investors including Intel Capital. Nirvanix customers include Fortune 50, media and entertainment and leading Web 2.0 customers. For more information about the company and its services, visit

Nirvanix, Storage Delivery Network, and SDN are trademarks of Nirvanix. All others are trademarks or trade names of their respective owners.

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