Industry Pioneer Spearheads Array Networks’ Vision To Streamline Web Infrastructure
READING, United Kingdom, (27 November 2001) – Array Networks today introduced industry pioneer Donald Massaro as the company’s new president and chief executive officer and announced the company has changed its name from ClickArray Networks to Array Networks. With a 30-year tenure as a visionary Silicon Valley executive, Massaro is known for his pioneering leadership at companies including Shugart Associates, Xerox Corporation, Metaphor Computer Systems and Silicon Gaming.
As president and CEO of Shugart Associates, maker of the first low-cost floppy disk drives, Massaro catapulted the company to 0 million in revenues in less than four years. Massaro honed his strategic skills as president of Xerox’s Office Products Division, bringing to market multiple products and systems based on the advanced computer technologies developed at the famed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
“Array Networks enticed me with the opportunity to grow the company into one of the Internet’s 800-pound gorillas,” said Massaro. “We are streamlining the Web’s infrastructure with an
all-in-one platform that integrates essential, high-performance networking functions which formerly required a rack full of devices and produced a nightmare of shifting bottlenecks. Simplifying the Web’s underlying networks promises savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars to small and medium-sized businesses and hundreds of millions of dollars to enterprises and service providers whose businesses now rely on the Internet but are continually plagued by its growing complexity.”
Array Networks’ founder and former chief executive officer Lawrence Lu will continue to lead the company’s development team in his new position as chief technology officer and vice president of engineering.
“Combining Don’s proven business leadership with Lawrence’s technical prowess is a winning formula,” said David Liddle, Ph.D., General Partner of U.S. Venture Partners, a lead
investor in Array Networks. “I know Don from our ventures at Metaphor and Xerox and I am confident that his incredible talent, experience and management skills will help Array Networks revolutionise Web traffic management and establish the company as the industry’s foremost provider of fully integrated Web traffic management appliances.”
Changing its name to Array Networks reflects the company’s vision to deliver all-in-one solutions that reduce the complexity and risk of Web traffic management. In a related announcement, Array Networks introduced its new “Power tools for the Web,” opening its Array appliance platform for third-party applications and unveiling an integrated suite of
service-on-demand Web traffic management products.
Array Networks currently has more than 110 employees, opened offices in Europe and Asia Pacific, and raised .1 million in first round funding, co-led by H&Q Asia Pacific and U.S. Venture Partners. Comdisco Ventures and individual investors also participated in the round. The company launched its Array product family in Q3 2001. To accommodate its rapid growth, the company recently relocated its corporate headquarters to Campbell, California.
About Donald Massaro
Prior to joining Array Networks, Donald Massaro held senior-level management positions at some of the nation's leading technology companies including Shugart Associates, Xerox, Metaphor and Silicon Gaming. As co-founder, president and CEO of Shugart Associates, he oversaw the sale of the disk maker to Xerox, where he became the company’s youngest corporate executive. At Xerox, Massaro launched Ethernet technology that was instrumental in establishing Xerox systems as the industry standard, setting the pace in local office communications networks. He grew Xerox’s Office Product Division from approximately 0 million to 0 million in revenues. As co-founder, president and CEO of Metaphor Computer Systems, Massaro successfully headed development of client/server-based data analysis systems for the consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical industries. Metaphor was later acquired by IBM. As director, president and CEO of Silicon Gaming, Massaro was responsible for development of an advanced multimedia gaming platform with software-based games.
Massaro graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California at Berkeley.
About Array Networks
Array Networks is the developer of the industry’s first fully integrated Web traffic management appliance. The company offers a comprehensive, all-in-one suite of "Power tools for the Web" that dramatically reduces the complexity and risk of Web traffic management. Based on an open, scalable architecture, the Array product family provides significant ROI benefits by combining accelerated Layer 4-7 server load balancing with high-performance caching, built-in SSL acceleration, content rewrite for transparent interaction with content delivery networks, Web security, global server load balancing, and seamless clustering. Headquartered in Campbell, California with sales offices in Germany, Great Britain, France, Japan, and the U.S., Array Networks engineers and manufactures its Array products in the Silicon Valley and sells through direct and value-added channels.
For more information, visit http://www.arraynetworks.net or call (408) 574-2420.
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