Storage Industry Veteran Stephen Sicola Joins Symbolic IO’s Board of Directors

 
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Advisor with 40-Plus Years of Storage Technology Experience Bolsters Company’s Leadership Team

Holmdel, NJ (May 2, 2017) – Symbolic IO™, the developer of the industry’s first computational-defined storage solution, IRIS™ (Intensified RAM Intelligent Server), today announced that storage industry veteran Stephen Sicola joined the company as an advisor and board member, serving in this capacity since January 2017.  With four decades of experience in developing hardware and software solutions, Sicola has been involved in many industry-first innovations that have transformed the storage industry. He has worked for and advised leading companies such as Seagate Technology, Compaq (now HPE), and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Symbolic IO offers a new computing platform based on patented computational-defined storage algorithms. It’s IRIS product line accelerates all functions related to both the processing and the storing of data to operate seamlessly in the memory channel, ensuring the highest possible performance.

“The architecture of IRIS combines compute, storage, backup and security in one box, delivering unprecedented speed, performance, and scalability,” explained Sicola. “IRIS is an enterprise’s dream machine. It fundamentally changes and simplifies how enterprises can deploy complex computing environments, while significantly reducing OPEX and CAPEX requirements.”

“Steve Sicola is a superlative engineer and seasoned storage executive. His entire professional career has been spent designing and delivering original, innovative storage and computing products and solutions. He brings deep strategic and technical expertise to our Board,” said Brian Ignomirello, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Symbolic IO. “We are thrilled to have Steve as part of the Symbolic IO team. His contributions and guidance come at a great time as Symbolic IO embarks on a new phase of growth and development by delivering our IRIS products to market.”

Currently, Sicola is an advisor for multiple companies and has a consulting practice as well. Prior to this, Sicola was technical advisor to the CEO at Seagate Technology, CTO of X-IO Technologies, the VP and GM of Seagate’s Advanced Storage Architecture group, CTO of Compaq StorageWorks, and a Corporate Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation.  A technical visionary and architect, Sicola was instrumental in bringing an array of hardware, software and systems to market, including array controllers, backplane controllers, modular arrays, an autonomic storage device, and SANs.

About Symbolic IO

Symbolic IO is the first computational-defined storage solution solely focused on advanced computational algorithmic compute engine, which materializes and dematerializes data – effectively becoming the fastest, most dense, portable and secure, media and hardware agnostic – storage solution.

The company was founded in 2012 by Brian Ignomirello, the former CTO of Hewlett Packard’s storage team, to transform the current enterprise storage industry from focusing on hardware, cards, chips and processors to embracing the way that big data works today and addressing the challenges facing companies with legacy systems.

Based in the Bell Works facility located in Holmdel, NJ, Symbolic IO and its IRIS™ product line is uniquely-suited to transform enterprise compute and storage for media, government, healthcare, finance, military and other industries, by allowing traditional storage activities that relied on drives, chips and processors to be media-agnostic and data driven, which results in faster access, more security and decrease in overhead costs. For more information, visit www.symbolicio.com.

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