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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OpenDrives, Inc., the global provider of enterprise-scale, software-defined data storage and management solutions, today announced the appointment of Izhar Sharon as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Sharon brings 25 years of enterprise data storage expertise leading revenue growth and company scale for companies such as Infinidat, IBM and Dell EMC. His appointment builds on OpenDrives’ debuts of next-generation enterprise IT and cloud management solutions, and also follows a series of strategic hires from Quantum, Kyndryl, Unisys and DreamWorks Studios.

“OpenDrives’ open and agnostic approach to data management goes beyond impressive throughput rates and fast deployment,” said Izhar Sharon, CEO at OpenDrives. “The company has created a culture where performance means more than numbers or latency, it’s the collective success of its customers, partners and team. This culture, along with clearly differentiated open technology, is one of many reasons I am incredibly excited to guide OpenDrives in its next phase of company growth.”

Sharon’s experience spans the data storage industry’s global giants and emerging leaders, making him well-positioned to lead OpenDrives in capturing enterprise market share. As the President of Infinidat, Sharon built its Americas division with Infinidat’s valuation soaring from Series A to $1.6 billion. At IBM, Sharon grew the storage solutions team that helped generate nearly half a billion dollars in revenue in three years. A career at Dell EMC gave him foundational product development knowledge.

“Digital transformation and hybrid cloud require solutions, not just infrastructure,” added Sharon. “OpenDrives meets customers where they are, regardless of location or IT architecture, with a proven track record in delivering highly performant, flexible systems to power the most demanding workflows within media and entertainment that seamlessly translate to enterprise scale.”

OpenDrives welcomes Sharon on the heels of unveiling new enterprise IT solutions and software features, including S3 public cloud compatibility, inline caching, prefetching and data protection. The company’s container-native enterprise backup and recovery solution, most recently debuted in partnership with Zmanda, a BETSOL company, delivers a highly performant, cost-effective and scalable system.