USA: WHIPTAIL, the data storage industry innovator powering faster and more energy-efficient computing for today’s global businesses via flash storage, announced that Cristóbal Conde has been named chairman of its board of directors.
“Having Cris on our board has been a boon for our young company, and as we mature, having him as chairman will continue to pay dividends for WHIPTAIL,” said CEO Dan Crain. “His experience and advice has been invaluable to our continued growth.”
Conde is a senior advisor with TPG Capital and Providence Equity Partners, serves on the boards of Digital Reasoning Systems and MassMutual Financial Group and is a trustee for the College of Mount Saint Vincent. He comes from a background in data centers and is considered a pioneer in guiding financial and energy companies to solutions for complex business problems from his days as president and CEO of SunGard.
“From power to performance to footprint, the modern data center is feeling more pressure than ever,” said Conde. “That pressure is accelerating the usage of memory-based storage and WHIPTAIL’s all-flash arrays are designed from the ground up to eliminate all three pain points. It’s an elegant solution to a growing problem.”
In addition to Conde, WHIPTAIL’s board of directors includes Richard Fade of Ignition Partners, Avi Falks and Raymond Wong from Spring Mountain Capital and Will Porteous from RRE Ventures.