Open Source Storage Appoints Jerome Conlon as Chief Marketing Officer

    Open Source Storage Appoints Jerome Conlon as Chief Marketing Officer

Future Lab partner and former executive at Internap Network Services, NBC,
Starbucks and Nike to lead brand innovation and development at OSS

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Open Source Storage (OSS),
the visionaries and creators of enterprise data storage solutions, announced
today that Jerome Conlon has been named Chief Marketing Officer. A renowned
brand strategist with over 30 years of experience and 20 on the 'hot seat' at
high profile brands, Conlon brings a track record of scaling companies from
hundreds of millions in sales to multibillions.

"We're excited to have such a well-respected brand innovator join the OSS
team," said Eren Niazi, CEO of Open Source Storage. "As a marketing executive,
consultant and author, Conlon has demonstrated exceptional leadership, and he
has been a great asset to OSS over the past few months. We're confident that
he can communicate the quality, value and performance advantages of open
source technology to the enterprise market."

As the founder and Principal Consultant at Brand Frameworks, Conlon has lent
his expertise in brand development and strategic marketing to companies from a
wide range of industries including high technology, financial services,
healthcare, digital entertainment, education and apparel. Recently, Conlon
became a partner at the innovation consultancy Future Lab where he is a member
of the BrandSpark Workshop team alongside Moses Ma and Langdon Morris. Their
clients include Fortune 100 brands, Global 2000 corporations, government
agencies and respected non-profit organizations.

Conlon has unleashed triple-digit growth at a number of major brands,
expanding their meaning, relevance and resonance to wider circles of
consumers. He was Global Director of Marketing Insights at Nike, Inc. from
1986 to 1996 when annuals sales grew from $860 million to $6.6 billion. In
addition, Conlon has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Internap Network
Services, Vice President of Brand Planning, Consumer Insights and New Products
for Starbucks Coffee Company, Senior VP of Marketing and Program Development
for NBC Entertainment, and he has been a professor of economics at Gonzaga

"Eren Niazi is one of the most talented technologists I have ever met, and he
has assembled a truly world class team at Open Source Storage," said Conlon.
"With solutions that cost 30% less than proprietary options, OSS is on track
to disrupt the entire enterprise data storage market and provide the IT
community with infrastructure that can support a world built on high
performance computing, big data applications and universal access to
information. I'm proud to join a team that will help secure the growth and
promise of our digital universe."

Conlon is the author of Overcoming Marketing Blindspots and co-author of
Soulful Branding, a joint project with Future Lab's Moses Ma and Langdon
Morris that is to be published in spring 2014. 

To learn more about Open Source Storage, visit

About Open Source Storage
Open Source Storage is a pioneer in open source datacenter solutions. The
company designs, installs and maintains enterprise datacenters built on open
source software and components to reduce the total costs of data ownership.
The company is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding service and
cutting edge storage products that offer the highest performance, scalability
and reliability. Founded in 2001 by Eren Niazi, a leader in the Open Source
movement, Open Source Storage has served organizations ranging from dynamic
startups to Fortune 500 companies and national government agencies.

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