Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Nirvanix Shuffles CEOs
San Diego-based Nirvanix, which operates an online, storage-as-a-service which competes against Amazon's S3 storage service, has shuffled its CEOs, the firm said today, replacing CEO Patrick Harr with Jim Zierick. Nirvanix said that Harr is leaving to "pursue a new opportunity." Zierick was most recently CEO of Asprya, and also served as CEO of LogicalApps. Zierick has also previously been at Peregrine Systems and McKinsey & Company. The firm said that Zierick remains on the board of directors of Aspyra. Nirvanix is venture backed by European Founders Fund, Intel Capital, Mission Ventures, Valhalla Partners, and Windward Ventures. The firm's storage services are accessible via an application programming interface (API), and allow companies to offload management of their data storage rather than having to buy and manage their own data storage.