Press Release


Newark, Calif. – July 15, 2014 –  Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that storage, virtualization and data management veteran Narayan Venkat has joined the company as its chief marketing officer.

Venkat has more than 20 years of marketing and product management experience at companies across the enterprise technology industry.  He joins Tegile from Violin Memory, where he served as vice president of products and marketing, helping the company position flash storage as the most disruptive data center technology since virtualization.  Prior to Violin, he was vice president of the cloud infrastructure business unit at VMware, where he successfully ran product management and marketing for several of the company’s next-generation storage and data management initiatives in vSphere.

Previous leadership experience includes serving as vice president and business line director for LSI Corporation’s Engenio Storage Group, an $800 million storage systems product suite; vice president of marketing and product management at ONStor, responsible for its enterprise NAS systems; director of product management for NetApp; and various senior-level positions at Narus, Intel, KLA Tencor, and Barclays Capital.

“Narayan not only has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of virtualization and flash storage technologies but he has a real passion for them as well,” said Rohit Kshetrapal, CEO of Tegile. “I believe that these are attributes shared by all of us here at Tegile and what sets us apart for the competition.  We are driven to provide users with a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage systems that balance performance, capacity, features and price for a variety of business applications.  I look forward to Narayan’s help in further delivering that message.”

Venkat has an MBA with a focus on marketing and finance from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and an MS in electrical engineering from Utah State University.

About Tegile Systems

Tegile Systems is a leading provider of intelligent flash storage arrays. Our mission is to accelerate the transformation of enterprise IT by changing the performance and economics of enterprise storage. Our flash storage arrays, with patented IntelliFlash™ architecture, deliver high I/O and low latency for business applications such as databases, server virtualization and virtual desktops. Our customers achieve business acceleration and unmatched storage capacity reduction.

Tegile is backed by premier venture capital firms August Capital and Meritech and strategic investors HGST and SanDisk. Follow us on Twitter @tegile or visit us at


Dan Miller
JPR Communications
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