San Diego-based Nirvanix has hired on a storage veteran as VP of Sales, saying today that Joseph Lyons has joined the firm. Lyon joins the company from Brocade Communications, where he was Director of Services Sales for the Americas. He has also served at storage integrator Glasshouse Technologies, in addition to serving at Exario Networks, EB Networks/RPM Consulting, Inrange Global Consulting, and CNT Professional Services. Nirvanix is a developer of storage-as-a-service, allowing companies to store data on its servers via an application programming interface (API), instead of buying and managing their own data storage. The venture-backed firm competes against Amazon's S3 storage services.