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Exablox Appoints Former Fusion-io and Barracuda Vice President to Its Executive Team to Support Company Growth

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Jan 9, 2014 – Exablox®, the company reimagining storage, announces the appointment of former Fusion-io and Barracuda vice president of channel sales, Ezra Hookano, as the company’s new vice president of sales. Hookano brings more than 20 years of sales experience in the high tech industry to Exablox and will be responsible for worldwide sales and channel strategy. His appointment strengthens the company’s executive leadership as it scales to support continued growth behind its recent OneBlox® and OneSystem® product release.

Prior to joining Exablox, Hookano was the vice president of channel sales at Fusion-io where he helped drive the rapid revenue growth that led to a multi-billion dollar IPO. Prior to Fusion-io, Hookano spent nearly six years at Barracuda Networks as vice president of sales, North America, growing the company from inception to over $100 million in revenue. Earlier in his career he held executive sales positions in fast-growing, successful startups that were acquired by Symantec (Clyde Digital/Raxco), Intel (Dayna Communications) and SonicWALL (Phobos Corporation). During his career, he has grown sales teams from nothing to more than $200 million in revenue, developed award winning channel programs and was named one of the top 100 Channel Sales Executives by CRN magazine in 2006. Hookano received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Utah.

Supporting Quotes

“Today’s storage needs have created an explosive demand for innovative solutions that are powerful, scalable and easy to use, all while remaining cost-accessible. Exablox’s disruptive technology is poised to meet that need for organizations of all sizes. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the team in its early stages and help build the company into an industry leader.”

- Ezra Hookano, vice president of sales, Exablox

“At Exablox we pride ourselves on hiring the very best in the industry. Ezra brings the valuable insight and channel experience that will help scale Exablox’s presence in the market. His appointment clearly demonstrates our commitment to excellence both in our team and in how we serve our customers and partners.”

- Douglas Brockett, CEO, Exablox

About Exablox

Exablox is the company reimagining storage. Exablox solves businesses’ runaway storage costs and information management nightmares by providing a cloud-managed scale-out object-based solution that is affordable and easy to use. OneBlox is an inclusive storage offering that combines an elegant hardware architecture and integrated, enterprise-grade software, including inline deduplication, continuous data protection, and disaster recovery. Founded in 2010, Exablox is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. and backed by leading Silicon Valley venture firms. Visit Exablox online at www.exablox.com and join the conversation at www.twitter.com/exablox.

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Trainer Communications
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