FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sistina Software Adds Oracle Veteran to Executive Team as Vice President of Services
Brad Ferguson to lead Data Storage Professional Services Division
MINNEAPOLIS - (April 18, 2002) - Sistina Software, a developer of software
that dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of data storage systems,
today announced the addition of Oracle Corporation (NasdaqNM: ORCL) veteran
Brad Ferguson as Vice President of Services.
Mr. Ferguson brings more than 23 years of computer application and IT
management experience to Sistina. As Regional Vice President of
Telecommunication and Utilities at Oracle, Mr. Ferguson successfully led the
central region through the turbulent phase in the Telecommunications
industry, achieving records for revenue and margin. Mr. Ferguson now leads
Sistina's consulting and training organization, which provides customers and
partners with architecture, design, configuration, implementation, and
tuning support for applications in High Performance Computing, Edge serving,
embedded NAS storage, and Oracle 9i Real Application Clusters (RAC) parallel
database applications utilizing Sistina's Global File System (GFS).Ô
"Brad Ferguson is exactly the type of person Sistina needs to lead the
delivery of professional services to Sistina's customers. Having worked
alongside Brad while at Oracle, I know him as an excellent leader,
performance-driven manager, and proven team builder," said Frank Crusing,
President and CEO of Sistina. "Brad's responsibility to deliver reliable,
affordable, and simplified management solutions to enterprise customers that
utilize Sistina's GFS in production environments is crucial for our
customers and our company," Crusing added.
"Sistina's Global File System software represents a breakthrough in
clustering technology," said Mr. Ferguson. "Databases, such as Oracle 9i
RAC only address server clusters. Sistina's GFS uniquely completes the
equation by enabling easily managed, low-cost sharable storage clusters. I'
m excited to be leading the team that will help customers and partners
achieve optimum performance and realize the full value of applications such
as these through training and consulting services."
Sistina's GFS is the leading enterprise-class clustered file system for
Linux. Running on economical, yet powerful, commodity hardware, Sistina's
GFS greatly reduces the total cost of data storage and simplifies system
management. For more information, visit Sistina on-line at www.sistina.com.
About Sistina Software
Sistina develops software that uniquely enables organizations to build and
economically manage low-cost, sharable storage systems. For organizations
requiring the capacity to store, manage and access increasing quantities of
data, Sistina provides an affordable solution. Sistina's approach is based
on advanced and award-winning cluster file technology that includes Sistina'
s Global File SystemT (GFS) and Logical Volume Manager (LVM). Sistina's
technology is ideally suited for environments such as parallel database
serving, high performance computing, embedded NAS storage, and edge serving.
Founded in 1997, Sistina is headquartered in Minneapolis and has offices in
California, Germany, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit