SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nirvanix, the leader in enterprise cloud storage, announced today the appointment of Debra Chrapaty, as its Chief Executive Officer, effective April 2013, at which time Dru Borden will remain a part of the Nirvanix leadership team as senior vice president of planning & development and remain as a board member. Chrapaty will also remain executive chairwoman of the board, an appointment that was made in November 2012 in conjunction with Khosla Ventures and Intel Capital becoming the lead investors of the company.
Chrapaty joins Nirvanix after a highly successful career at Zynga as CIO, where she oversaw their infrastructure design, technical and support operations as they developed games for millions of people. Before Zynga, Chrapaty was the senior vice president of Cisco’s Collaboration Software Group. At Cisco she oversaw the design and development of Cisco’s collaboration services. She has also worked at Microsoft as a Corporate Vice President and was President and COO of E*TRADE Technologies. She graduated with a degree in economics from Temple University and received her MBA in Information Technology from New York University.
“Being a technology visionary, services guru and innovative infrastructure architect make Debra the ideal leader to continue to build Nirvanix,” said Vinod Khosla, founding partner of Khosla Ventures. “Nirvanix continues to meet the challenge of storing large amounts of video and multi-media data in the cloud and is poised to offer a more expansive set of cloud services. Managing the complexity of cloud services is getting harder not easier, and Nirvanix has the opportunity to help businesses solve this technical challenge.”
"I am excited about the opportunity to lead the future direction at Nirvanix. I believe there is room for innovation in the enterprise storage market. Nirvanix is already ahead of the game and differentiating services and gaining traction against some of the storage goliaths. Having built and run some of the industry’s largest cloud environments, I know the importance of secure, available, cost efficient infrastructure and storage. Now we have the chance to build a truly differentiated cloud offering and pass that value on to our enterprise customers. That's exciting for me and, more important, for the industry,” Debra Chrapaty said.
David Weiden, Khosla Ventures and Nirvanix board member added, “I have worked with Debra for years, and she is the dream executive to lead Nirvanix. I want to thank Dru Borden for his leadership at Nirvanix and I am thrilled that we will all continue to work together. As senior vice president of strategic planning and development, he will lead strategy, business and product development.”
Nirvanix is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services. The company offers cloud storage solutions designed specifically for customers with security, reliability and redundancy requirements. Nirvanix Cloud Storage solutions are specifically built from the ground up to meet or exceed those enterprise requirements – for the largest media & entertainment companies, financial institutions and technology bellwethers – companies who would be losing millions of dollars for every hour of downtime. Nirvanix has global customers accessing its Cloud Storage Network, from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.