3ware Appoints Industry Linux 'Evangelist' to Drive Marketing of Innovative Storage Solutions

3ware Inc., a pre-IPO company founded to architect innovative storage solutions, has appointed Dave McAllister as director of software marketing. McAllister is an industry-recognized thought leader in Linux technology and has served on the Linux International board of directors and as a member of the advisory board to Linux.com. He comes from Maxspeed Corp., where he served as CTO, driving and defining Linux design for desktop and thin/client systems.

Prior to Maxspeed, he was director of strategic technologies for Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), acting as an 'evangelist' for Linux acceptance, and defining SGI's Linux and open source strategy for servers and desktops. Prior to SGI, McAllister served in engineering management and marketing management positions with companies including Ingres Corp. and Digital Equipment Corp. 3ware's unique approach meets the massive storage requirements created by the intensive demand for data and graphics for e-business and other applications on the Web. The company leverages gigabit Ethernet technology in new ways along with packet switching technology and proprietary algorithms to create scalable, reliable, high-speed storage solutions that address the fundamental issues of data storage, access, back-up, security and management without requiring customers to adopt new standards or deal with unfamiliar technologies. McAllister looks forward to helping 3ware gain industry recognition for its new storage architecture, which provides scalable storage solutions at radically new price points, enabling a new class of information-based applications. This technology will change the shape of storage as dramatically as Linux changed the shape of operating systems.